I loooove having Lucy bake with me, but sometimes she gets frustrated because she wants to do everything and I won’t let her. I found the perfect holiday baking activity to do with my sweet girl that allowed her to do almost everything herself! If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your toddler this week, these Hershey Kiss Pretzel Treats are for you!
Here are the ingredients. We experimented and tried some with regular M&Ms and some with peanut butter M&Ms. We love the peanut butter, but that’s just us! Oh, and you’ll need a husband to steal some of the candy, too.
And a cute little girl to eat the ingredients every step of the way!
First we lined a baking sheet with foil and laid out the pretzels. If I were doing this myself, I would have covered the entire cookie sheet with pretzels . . . but that would have taken forever for Lucy to do so we just did half.
Next, we unwrapped the Kisses and set one on top of each pretzel.
Emmy Roses had fun sitting in her chair watching us. I can’t wait until next year when she’ll be able to help!
After we put all the Kisses on the pretzels, they went into the oven on low heat for about seven minutes to soften up the chocolate. Lucy sat and watched the entire time.
*Before I pulled the pretzels out of the oven, Lucy got a very stern talking-to about not touching the cookie sheet. She did a great job and only almost touched it once.*
The next step is to place an M&M on top of each Kiss and smush it down. That’s a very technical baking term.
After all of the Kisses had been smushed, we put the tray into the refrigerator for an hour.
We let Lucy taste one before bed, and I think she was happy with her work!
The mess was minimal, but Lucy couldn’t resist licking her fingers every time she smushed down an M&M, so I didn’t serve these to anyone but us! This was an easy peasy way to let Lucy feel like she was actually baking in the kitchen. These treats are fun for kids and can be tailored to any holiday. They look super cute if you use the pink and red M&Ms at Valentine’s Day or the pastel ones at Easter. You could also use the white chocolate Hugs. The possibilities are endless!
Hershey Kiss Pretzel Treats
*1 bag of square pretzels
*1 bag of Hershey Kisses
*1 bag of M&Ms
Heat oven to 175 degrees.
Cover a baking sheet with foil and spread out one layer of pretzels.
Top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey Kiss.
Bake for 7 minutes to soften the Kisses.
Remove from oven and push an M&M into the top of each Hershey Kiss.
Refrigerate for at least an hour.