Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just for Jen :)

So we saw my cousin and his wife over the holidays.  She gave me a hard time for not having pictures on my blog so she could compare her Italian pasta dish with mine.  Little does she know how hard it is to get dinner on the table with a teen and almost teen asking every 30 seconds when dinner is; picture taking is just not happening with that going on!!  So just for you, Jen, here's some pictures of the pretzel-chocolate treats that I blogged about and we made again for snacks tonight for New Year's Eve.

First, you need a totally awesome chef assistant.

Then you take the waffle pretzels and spread them on a cookie sheet, preferably a rimmed one so they don't slide off.  Top each pretzel with an unwrapped chocolate kiss.

Bake in the oven (250*) for about 5-7 minutes until the kisses are soft.

When they're soft, take them out and top each pretzel/kiss with an M&M.  Push the M&Ms down so they flatten the kisses a bit.  We used the red and green Christmas ones last time, today it was the regular colored ones.

Let them cool so the chocolate hardens, then you can enjoy!  Watch out because they can be quite addictive!

So Jen, just for you some lovely pictures of us creating the pretzel-chocolate treats.  Don't expect more pictures anytime soon. :)  It was pretty hard to remember to take pictures going along just making these.

Happy New Year, everyone!!


  1. Oh I'm so happy I gave you a hard time because this was SOOOO worth it LOL. I love it so much. The second I saw your comment on my FB wall I told JH, I bet Debbi did a blog post with pics. I clicked over and we both laughed when we saw that not only did you have a post with pics, but a post titled "Just For Jen" lol. That is so dang funny!

    When JH and I first checked out your blog, we said that Sara would be a perfect photography assistant the way she was running around with those cameras last Christmas! You need to put that little moose to work when she's asking when is dinner going to be ready lol.

    At my In Her Kitchen blog, I used to take pics of every step, but I totally gave that up at my new Fab Fatale blog. Wow, that was WAY too much work. Now I just take pics of the final dish, and sometimes I take a pic the next day of the leftovers when things are less hectic lol.

    I love the post! Thanks so much for sharing it. When I was walking through the candy shop at Williamsburg looking at their chocolate covered pretzels I thought, I should do a post on that lol. That made this even more fun to read!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics :) This was too fun!

    PS - We just got back in town and got your Christmas card. Loved the newsletter.

  2. Glad you liked it! I'll think about taking final dish pictures. That I may be able to do. :) We'll see! I do actually have another picture coming up tonight!