Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Treats from Mama Bear

On Thursdays, I take a group of six nursing students to the hospital for their clinical day. It's a fun but very hard and exhausting day keeping up with six students, their patients, all their charting, and all their care of said patients. My students have done a great job this semester and have improved so much! I decided I would make them some Halloween treats since they are poor, starving college students! They don't call me "Mama Bear" for nothing! I love to take care of my sweet students.
I don't even know what you call these treats. They are super easy to make, and the salty/sweet taste is so yummy! I made these for E's birthday party back in the summer but decided to give them a fall look for Halloween.
To make these chocolate/pretzel treats, you need: a bag of pretzels (I like the square, checkerboard kind), Hershey's Kisses, and Reese's Pieces or M&M's.

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Then lay out your pretzels in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. Place a kiss on top of each pretzel. Unwrapping the kisses is the longest, hardest part of making this treat. Stressful, I know.

Bake the pretzel/kiss combo at 275 for FOUR minutes. You want the kisses soft enough so you can press a Reese's Piece or M&M into the kiss. The Hugs (white chocolate striped kiss) melted a little faster than the milk chocolate kisses, so you could do these separately if you wanted and only bake them for three minutes. Make sure you press the Reese's Piece firmly into the kiss so it "bonds" to the pretzel. Don't these look YUMMY?! I may or may not have eaten a dozen couple in the process...

Then, place the whole tray into the fridge so the chocolate hardens.

Now, the fun part! Either keep them all for yourself (because you can’t bear giving away such a yummy sweet/salty treat) or package them up to give away. I placed mine in baggies and then into these little, tin buckets I found in the Target dollar section. A little orange tissue paper, and you're set!

My students were so excited about their homemade treats! They don't call me Mama Bear for nothin!

These treats can be changed up in all sorts of ways. I plan on making them again once the red and green M&M’s are out for Christmas. These are so easy and always a huge hit since you can satisfy a sweet and salty tooth with a dozen one bite!
Happy Halloween!

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Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Aw! What a great treat and what fun buckets!! Love it!

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

I LOVE those treats! Chocolate covered pretzels are my fave and these taste just like that. :)