Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mars and Hershey together... yum!

Nope.... I'm not referring to the two towns in Pennsylvania, either.  

I used to make "Poor Man's Turtles" often.  They were made of small pretzels, Rolos and a pecan half.  Yum-O!

Today, I decided to change it up a bit.  I know others have made this... but here's a quick little picture tutorial.  No "recipe" needed.
You need:
Small pretzels, Hershey's Caramel Kisses (or Rolos), and M&Ms.

Spray a cookie sheet with butter-flavor spray (to prevent much sticking if the chocolate/caramel melts onto it)

Now, for the longest part... unwrap all those daggone candies.  Kisses are easier than Rolos, IMHO.

Or, convince a sweets-fanatic six-year-old to come along to help.

Don't worry if you don't pay her.... she'll get rewarded for her good deeds.

Put one kiss per pretzel.  (What cute shoes!)

Ah... better... no feet.

Stick them in a preheated oven.

170 degrees for 5 minutes.

At four minutes, they were pretty shiny (but if you see the kiss second from the front on the left, you can see I attempted to squish it... it was still stubborn.)

Ah... success at five minutes!  (If you use Rolos, you may need a different temperature and time)

So, I squished M&Ms on half and pecan halves on half (I still am a pecan lover, even if the kids would prefer the M&Ms).

Close-up... yep, it's messy!

Still too squishy to eat or store, so I put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.


1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen them made quite like this....these are really cute. Thinking these would be cute and yummy to take on our Easter trip. Thanks for the fun idea. Oh yeah, my husband told me to wait on my order since Mother's Day is coming soon...guessing he has something in mind similar to what I was going to order.


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