I am thrilled to share this easy peasy snack perfect for St. Patrick’s day and “cooking” with young children. We started these at 7 pm and had the girls in bed by 7:15. Seriously. That’s how fast they are! I had seen the recipe on one of my favorite money saving blogs, hip2save.com and was so excited to try it. Lina had used Rolos, but I decided to use Hershey kisses since I think they are typically more toddler friendly. I am a total sucker for salty and sweet snacks.
Start by preheating your oven to 250 degrees. My 3 year old, Aniston helped me assemble them. We laid the pretzels in a clover shape on a piece of parchment paper that I had stretched over a cookie sheet.
We were able to fit 8 clovers on each cookie sheet. You could maybe get a couple more on there.
Then I had Aniston place a Hershey’s kiss in the middle of the clover. I made sure the kiss was touching each piece.
CAREFULLY slide them into the oven. I moved a little too quickly and had to reassemble some of them. Let them bake for about 2-3 minutes…. long enough for the chocolate to get soft but not melt completely.
While they were in the oven, I dumped some M&M’s on the counter and let Aniston get moving on sorting the green ones out. After a couple of minutes, gently press the upside-down M&M in the center of the chocolate.
Next, we slid the whole pan into the freezer for about 10 minutes. You can pull up the parchment papers a little on the ends for an easy removal. I transferred them to some plastic containers and they are ready to go for tomorrow.
TIP – I’m storing them in the refrigerator. If they get too warm, the chocolate will melt and they will start to fall apart.
Aniston was so proud! She can’t wait to pass these out on St. Patrick’s Day. The teacher in me is thinking this would be a really easy snack for my students!
Let me know how these go over with your students or kids!
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