I believe baking should be a source of joy during the holiday season, not a cause of stress because of complex recipes. If you agree with this statement, you will love today’s recipe.
Check out these adorable Pretzel Buttons. Brace yourself–the recipe only requires 3 ingredients! All of which you probably have in your pantry already: Waffle-shaped pretzels, Holiday M&M’s, and Hershey’s Hugs.
Simply preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
While the oven is preheating, prep your ingredients. Line a cookie sheet with rows of waffle-shaped pretzels. Top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hugs candy.
Once you put the cookie sheet in the oven for about 4-5 minutes, grab some helpers and have them ready with a handful of holiday M&Ms. Once the tips of the Hugs candies have softened and they start to glisten from the heat, pull the tray out. Working quickly and gently, press a M&M onto each melded Hug. If the candies are not soft enough, pop them back into the oven for a minute and then try one more time.
It may take a few tries depending on your oven temperature, but once you get into the groove, making these is a breeze. Let the candies cool, then store in a festive tin or even in the refrigerator. They are so easy to pop out for holiday gatherings or to nibble on after dinner. They are quite addicting though, beware!
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