Want to make something fun for an upcoming Halloween party?  In charge of appetizers or dessert at your next family gathering?  Are you terrible in the kitchen and can’t decorate worth shit?  Well I got news for you, SAME HERE! (except for the party part, I’m spending Halloween low-key).

I am here to tell you how to make the easiest party treats in the history of party treats (don’t quote me on that).  I’m not sure if my mom found this recipe or if she made it up; either way, I give her full credit for making me fall in love with these treats.  They don’t really have a name, so I will dub them Chocolate Pretzel Party Poppers! (That was actually pretty good!)

What you will need:

-1 bag of regular pretzels

-1 bag of Hersey’s kisses

-1 bag of autumnal colored M&Ms

-1 cookie sheet


What you will do:

First, preheat your oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spread out a bunch of pretzels onto a cookie sheet. Unwrap just enough Hershey’s kisses so that you have one kiss for every pretzel on your cookie sheet.  Place each kiss on top of the middle of each pretzel.  Then put the cookie sheet into the oven for about 4-6 minutes until the chocolate is slightly melted.  Take the cookie sheet out and place an M&M on top of each kiss.  You’re going to want to push down on the kiss so that it squishes into the pretzel just a little.  Let them set for 1-2 minutes and then put them into the freezer until they are completely cooled!

 And there you go! It takes about half an hour to an hour to make a whole bunch of these for a party and only about 15 minutes if you’re making only 10-20 little bites.  The best part, though, about this particular treat is that you can customize them to any occasion and use them year round!  Next Christmas?  Red and green M&Ms.  St. Patrick’s Day?  Green M&Ms.  Valentine’s Day?  Red, pink and white M&Ms.  Go crazy with your Party Poppers!  We used to make them to give to our teachers as thank you gifts before we went on winter break when I was still in middle school, so they work well for gift bags as well!


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