Found these cutie patooties on Pinterest. So simple to make and I love the salty sweet combo that happens every time pretzels and chocolate are mixed together! This recipe was new to my 2012 Christmas Baking Madness list and I foresee this one being a keeper returning again year after year at Christmas time! I initially used Hershey Kisses but it’s always disappointing that you are limited to only making roughly 48 of them because that is what normally comes in a normal size bag of kisses. So I had an idea, what if I tried this with the Wilton Candy Melts? There were exactly 100 candy melt disks in my regular size bag, so double the amount of Hershey Kisses! I thought they turned out great but clearly you do have less chocolate inside the pretzel rings than when you use a Hershey kiss. I still think they tasted great and so did the rest of the family. It’s a money saver using the Wilton disks so I will keep using them for this recipe. So in the directions below you will see pictures from when I made one batch with Hershey kisses and some pictures from when I made one batch using Wilton candy melts.
Printable Recipe: Pretzel Buttons
Round pretzel rings (had a hard time finding these until Rhonda told me she got hers from Meijer and it was a Meijer brand of pretzels)
Hershey Kisses (or Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts)
Heat oven to 350F. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Unwrap all the Hershey kisses (yuck, hate this part).
Place rows of pretzel rings onto the parchment paper. Place a Hershey kiss in the middle of the ring (or lay a Wilton Candy Melt disk inside the ring).
Bake for 3 minutes.
If using Wilton Candy Melts: use a plastic utensil to spread the chocolate out ensuring it touches the inner edge of the pretzel.
Lightly push one M&M in the center of the chocolate. Allow chocolate to set up fully. You can put it in the fridge to hurry this process.
If using Hershey Kisses, gently press an M&M into the point of the kiss (wiggle the M&M in place to help push the chocolate up to the entire inner edge of the pretzel). Allow chocolate to set up fully. You can put it in the fridge to hurry this process.
Store the Pretzel Buttons in an airtight container.