Amy from Angry Chicken sent us this quick last minute gift idea
Here’s a fun and quick cooking project that you can make with and the kids and give away as gifts. Multi-tasking can begin early! And you can never be to young to appreciate the tasty combination of chocolate and salt. Yum!
You will need:
Small round or square pretzels
Rolos, Hershey Kisses, or a similar chocolate candy (something with caramel is extra good)
Labels and markers
Heat your oven to 400°f (200°c) and have the kids stack the pretzels and then Rolos on a cookie sheet. This may take awhile, let them have fun with it. It’s the easy non-hot part.
Pop them in the hot oven for 3 minutes. Different candies take different times, but you want the candy soft enough to be squishy.
Take them out on the oven and transfer to a plate so the kids don’t burn themselves on the tray and have them push the pecan half on top of the chocolate, squishing it down. The chocolate will be hot, so supervise closely. I have never had any burns, but if one goes in the mouth, that would be a big ouch.
Chill the candies in the fridge and when they are firm put into baggies, making decorative labels if you wish. Now give away as gifts (or keep!).
Feel free to try different candy combinations. I’m still trying to figure out a combo that would work with a gumdrop on top. Happy holidays, have fun and don’t forget to wash your hands first!