Hershey Kiss Pretzel Treats

Yesterday, Jacob and I made Hershey Kiss pretzel treats.

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Jacob has five teachers at middle school, so it’s kind of hard to buy them all a gift for the holidays. But at the same time, I think it’s very important to let teachers know they’re appreciated. I think being a teacher is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, jobs there is.

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So, we decided to make Hershey Kiss pretzel treats and cookies for Jacob’s teachers along with a nice card.

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I have never made these before, but my stepmom has made them before, and they always come out so delicious. The saltiness of the pretzels with the sweetness of the chocolate is the perfect combination. We used red and green M&Ms for Christmas colors.

Hershey Kiss Pretzel Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Hershey kisses
  • pretzels (I used Synder’s regular snap pretzels.)
  • M&Ms

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Count how many Hershey kisses you have and lay that number of pretzels on a baking sheet lined with foil. (We had about 70 kisses and made them in two batches). Place a Hershey kiss in the middle of each pretzel.
  3. Cook about 3-5 minutes so that the chocolate is soft but doesn’t lose its shape. For us, it took about four and half minutes.
  4. As soon as you take the pretzels out of the oven, push an M&M into the middle of each Hershey Kiss. Put in the fridge until cool.
  5. Eat one to make sure they’re delicious.

Today we’re going to make cookies!

Back Strength

I brought my niece home with me from my brother’s house yesterday, and she spent the night with us so my brother and sister-in-law wouldn’t have to worry about picking her up. My sister-in-law went back to work today, and Paul can’t be alone with my niece because he pretty much can’t move. At all.

You gotta love baby morning hair:

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Hopefully, he’ll get something figured out soon or at least his back will start to feel a little better, but it’s pretty bad.

Seeing him in so much pain really made me think about how important it is to strengthen your back. Doing back exercises is a great way to strengthen your back to help prevent injury. Of course, not all back pain is 100% preventable, but strengthening your back can help to prevent future injuries.

My Aunt Pam pointed out to my brother that yoga can really help with back pain. I agree that yoga is great and even did a post on some of the benefits of yoga.

Besides yoga, strengthening your core is also a great way to help protect your lower back.

Today’s Workout

  • Elliptical – 5 minutes

Yes, that’s right, my workout was 5 minutes this morning. I brought my niece to the kid’s room at the gym and went to the fitness room across from the kid’s room so that I could hear her if she cried. Well, she wanted nothing to do with the kid’s room and cried and cried, so I just took her home.

Jaden used to do the same thing when I took him to the gym when he was a baby. It took him a while to get used to it, and then he loved going. And the girls in the kid’s room at my old gym were so sweet – they even threw Jaden a party on hs birthday.

We’re expecting a big snowstorm tonight, and I have a feeling that school might me canceled tomorrow. I hope not, because I have so many fun things for Jaden’s holiday party. I even found green and red tortillas chips that I thought the kids would love.

Have a great day!

Questions of the day:

  • Are you baking this weekend? All ready for Christmas?
  • Are you expecting snow? Love it or hate it?
  • Do you do back and core exercises?

13 Comments

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13 Responses to Hershey Kiss Pretzel Treats

  1. Ohhhh, those pretzel cookies look good!! That would be a fun one to make with my kids because it isn’t messy!!!

  2. I keep seeing these pretzel treats & have yet to look at the recipe, easy peasy! Thanks for sharing. Baking is done, still have 2 gifts to purchase, then I’m done! It’s flurrying here now :(

  3. JJ

    Try the pretzel treats with a Rolo instead of a Hershey’s kiss. They pretzel/caramel/chocolate combo is awesome plain or we put a pecan half on top, too.

  4. susie

    Those treats look yummy and a good recipe when you need something for a group of people. Hoping too that your brother gets well soon!

  5. amy

    I made these yesterday for work tomorrow. I baked mine at 300

  6. Karen

    I don’t think I did anything wrong with these. The white chocolate Hugs and Cookies & Cream melted beautifully in 6 min. The milk chocolate…I started at 170 degrees and after 10 min upped it to 200 then 325 and they still were not melty. The chocolate was chalky when you pressed your finger onto it, and that was after at least 20 min in the oven. Suggestions? I know the white chocolate melts more quickly, but this is way too long.

    • lauren

      For the plain kisses, try 180 degrees for 7 or 8 mins. Chocolate is tempermental…gotta get it out on time, or they will start to harden, then crumble.

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