Every food blogger needs to stay ahead of the curve and post recipes that our readers will need in the coming weeks or months. I’m sure if you’re a food lover like me, you’ve been seeing Valentine’s Day inspired recipes on Pinterest and other blogs for a few weeks or at least a month now. I’m a little behind with this recipe post in comparison to some other bloggers, but I can justify it by its ease.
I’ve seen recipes like this for years; and for every season. But, it wasn’t until John.e and I took my daughter to Hershey, Pennsylvania last summer, to visit Hershey Park, that I realized something rather important. I don’t care for Hershey chocolate in it’s natural state – meaning that I can’t unwrap a Hershey chocolate bar or peel the foil off of a Hershey Kiss and pop it into my mouth. I don’t like Hershey chocolate like that. (I’m a Cadbury fan.) But, Dear Reader, if the Hershey chocolate is baked into something, like a cookie, or combined with something, like these little pretzels, then game on! I can eat until I literally get sick. (Never happened!)
I love how easy and cute these are; you only need three ingredients and 4 minutes. There’s no need for a mixing bowl or dirtying up a bunch of dishes. A simple baking sheet is all you need. And if you’re smart, line that baking sheet with parchment paper, and you’ve just eliminated the clean up!
I hope you enjoy these little treats as much as I did, and have fun making them. Get the kids involved – there’s nothing better than having kids in the kitchen. I make sure every time my daughter visits, we spend some time together cooking and baking. Those are memories that will last a lifetime!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Reader!
Valentine's Hershey Pretzel Kisses
- 24 square pretzels
- 24 Hershey's Chocolate Kisses
- 24 pink and red Smarties or M&Ms
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Arrange the square pretzels evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Unwrap each Hershey Kiss and place one on in the centre of each pretzel.
Place the baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack for exactly 4 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven and immediately place a pink or red Smartie or M&M in the centre of the chocolate kiss. Slightly press the candy into the chocolate.
Allow the chocolate to cool completely before transferring to a bowl or a cellophane bag.