Monday, November 15, 2010

Candy Snaps

I found Hershey Hug’s at the store yesterday.  I went into a frenzy and bought a whole bunch because they can be hard to find.  I like to make something with them my kids named Candy Snaps.  A wonderful woman in our church gave me the idea.  She’s in heaven now but it was fun to think of her as I was making them. 

Here’s what you need:


Here’s what you do.  I’m not going to exaggerate and call it a “recipe”.

Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.  I do that because I hate washing sticky pans.  Lay out the square pretzels.  Unwrap the Hugs and put them on the pretzels. 


This part is a good job for little helpers.

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Put them in a low oven.  I did 200 degrees for about 5 minutes.  You might have to experiment a little.


They’ll get soft but keep their shape.  We have a very important rule in my family.  Nothing turns out very good if you don’t drink Diet Coke while waiting for things to come out of the oven.  I’m not a rule breaker.  Neither is my daughter.


Prepare the MnM’s by pouring them in a bowl.  I like to be festive and use the red and green ones.  You know cuz I am so jolly.


Press them on top of each Hug.  When you do, the Hug will scrunch down into a cute little circle.


It’s a good idea to put them in the fridge to harden for a bit.  That can be tricky if your fridge is as neat and organized as mine.


A cute, delicious result. 

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That’s my kind of “recipe”!

I was reminded tonight at small group that you can make something similar with rolos and a pecan on top.  Those are super yummy too!


Kristy said...

What a fun and cute post to read :) and a great idea- they look so yummy! I've made the rolo ones before, I'll have to try these!

sharilyn said...

such a cute idea!! though i'm not a white choc fan, i would like to try them with regular kisses! thanks for sharing!!! and they really are cute! ... now that i think about it, i don't think i've ever seen those square pretzels before...hmmmm. i'll have to look!

DWin said...

I can't wait to try this with my kids!!! It looks perfect for their little helping hands! Thanks for the idea!

Bonny said...

Drinking Diet Coke is the one and only rule that needs to be followed in most recipes.

These are also good w Rolos and a pecan half on top instead of the Hug & M&Ms.

Bonny said...

O SNAP I guess I missed your last line!

Shan in Japan said...

This looks like great fun! Of course, I can only get the M&Ms and Diet Coke here, so I guess I'll just skip the making part and have an un-snap snack:)

Peter and Nancy said...

I've used the circle pretzels (that you can only find at Christmas, for some reason) for this too -- such a cute little candy!

Kristi said...

Thanks for the recipe - tried it tonight and they turned out great!