Wednesday, December 30, 2015
This is the time of year we are invited to parties or host our own. Christmas, then New Year’s, and not long after, the Super Bowl. The challenge for me, even for a simple get together for my family, is making it special and fun with unique goodies and food. Something other than the usual chips and dip or pizza. And with so many preparations, simple recipes are the best. Everyone seems to love the combination of sweet and salty, especially if chocolate is involved!
The past couple of years, I’ve made these incredibly easy pretzel bites to give away in Christmas containers to friends and relatives. They’ll also make an appearance on New Year’s when my son is home from his firefighting job and we sit down to watch the outdoor hockey Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadians in Boston. He’s anticipated it as much as football fans do the Super Bowl.
Simply take square pretzels and top with candy kisses. I used milk chocolate and peppermint in this photo. Put in a preheated 300 degree oven for three minutes, just until the chocolate is slightly melted. The peppermint melts faster than the milk chocolate. Remove from the oven and top each with an M & M. This also works great with Rolos. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes and they’re ready to serve!
What’s your favorite snack to serve at a party?