These are addicting little bites of goodness. A little sweet, and little salty, and extremely easy! If you are a white chocolate fan, use foil-wrapped white chocolate pieces instead of milk chocolate. Make these for a game day party or any get-together, and you will be very popular.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place pretzels on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

  • Place an unwrapped chocolate piece onto each pretzel.

  • Heat the pretzels and chocolate candies in the preheated oven until the milk chocolate pieces become soft but hold their shape, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Watch carefully and don't let the chocolate melt to the point of dripping.

  • Remove the pretzels from the oven and allow to stand for 1 minute to allow candy to finish softening.

  • Push a colored candy-coated piece into the center of each chocolate kiss, pushing it down and flattening it. Set treats aside to cool to room temperature and fully set, about 30 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

85.3 calories; 1.7 g protein; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 1.2 mg cholesterol; 261.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
I give this recipe a 5-star by experience.... I have made these treats for years..... but let me give you a tip or 2 to make it easier: 1. Use chocolate WAFERS not Kisses. Wafers are chocolate discs sold in a bag specifically for making candy - no need to unwrap! You can buy them from craft stores like AC Moore (in many different colors!) or from grocery stores that sell bulk foods. 2. Spread out the pretzels a wafer balanced on top of each one on a cookie sheet so they are not touching - no need for aluminum foil. 3. I put mine in a 250 oven for 10 minutes.... a little longer & cooler than written here but it's really important to make the chocolate SOFT but NOT melted! 4. Press the M&M down enough to make the softened choc. wafter hug the pretzel... then let it cool COMPLETELY! (If it doesn't the chocolate will fall off when you move it.) I like to make several cookie trays full right before bed then leave them sit out on the counter overnight & put away in the am. They are wonderful holiday treats! I have made red & green ones at Christmas ones in school colors for a graduation party and at Easter: use pretzel snaps (looks like a basket weave) green wafers (like Easter grass) & egg-shaped M&M's on top. ALWAYS A HIT!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2015
I do these only I use Rollos instead of kisses and a pecan instead of m&m. They taste just like a turtle. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
I give this recipe a 5-star by experience.... I have made these treats for years..... but let me give you a tip or 2 to make it easier: 1. Use chocolate WAFERS not Kisses. Wafers are chocolate discs sold in a bag specifically for making candy - no need to unwrap! You can buy them from craft stores like AC Moore (in many different colors!) or from grocery stores that sell bulk foods. 2. Spread out the pretzels a wafer balanced on top of each one on a cookie sheet so they are not touching - no need for aluminum foil. 3. I put mine in a 250 oven for 10 minutes.... a little longer & cooler than written here but it's really important to make the chocolate SOFT but NOT melted! 4. Press the M&M down enough to make the softened choc. wafter hug the pretzel... then let it cool COMPLETELY! (If it doesn't the chocolate will fall off when you move it.) I like to make several cookie trays full right before bed then leave them sit out on the counter overnight & put away in the am. They are wonderful holiday treats! I have made red & green ones at Christmas ones in school colors for a graduation party and at Easter: use pretzel snaps (looks like a basket weave) green wafers (like Easter grass) & egg-shaped M&M's on top. ALWAYS A HIT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
I let my 5 year old make these I just helped with the oven. He was so proud of himself! I love these simple recipes that the kids think are so much fun and the end product is a tasty treat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2012
easy to make but mine took more like 4 minutes with checking every minute. I then pushed m&m's immediately as they start cooling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2013
Hershey kisses do not soften because they changed their chocolate ingredients. I used the Hershey creams and it worked much better. Also if you are lucky you can find butter pretzels that are in the shape of trees. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2015
I do these only I use Rollos instead of kisses and a pecan instead of m&m. They taste just like a turtle. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2012
I made these using square pretzels for my friends' 80's party - it was the ideal combination of brightly-colored M&Ms and geometric shapes to be 80s-esque and quick prep time. I should have taken a pic before I left my house because they were gobbled up too quickly after I got to the party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2013
I've made these a couple of times now and they are always a hit! Sweet and salty all in one bite - who wouldn't love that? Couple of tips... 1)These melt FAST! Don't walk away from the oven. Keep a close eye on them. Mine took about 1-1/2 minutes... I removed and you really need to let them sit for a minute before trying to place the M&M. 2)This recipe DOES NOT work with the "filled" kisses (cherry flavored caramel mint etc). I tried it it doesn't work. The filling just gushes out and makes a huge mess. ONLY use regular Hershey kisses or the PLAIN HUGS. 3) I recommend using Reynolds non-stick foil or a silicone baking mat. Removal is a breeze with both of these as long as you make sure they are set before removing. 4) To speed setting place cookie sheet in the frig for a few minutes but if you leave them refrigerated the chocolate will turn white. Thanks for sharing this fast easy creative recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2013
this recipe is so freaking good i cried when i ate it. i also made this for my cats funeral. i miss her. i love chocolate ice cream and disneyland.... have a fantastic day Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
Loved this recipe. Wouldn't change a thing. It was a big hit over Christmas! Read More
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