Hello readers! Can you believe it's been one year since this whole crazy thing started? One year ago I was stuck at home in the snow and decided to finally start this blog - and I am so glad I did! I've had so much fun sharing favorite recipes from my personal recipe box as well as trying out new recipes and techniques. Whether the recipes were simple or a little more complicated, what they all had in common is they were OyuMG delicious!
Since this blog started with a St. Patrick's Day recipe, I thought it was only fitting that we celebrate its blogiversary with another holiday recipe: Pretzel Shamrocks! I found this recipe to be 1) stinkin' adorable and 2) super-duper easy to make. All you need is a baking sheet and and oven. No bowls, no spatulas - just a little assembly and you've got yourself some festive treats for office or classroom celebrations!
You may be familiar with the chocolate pretzel concept, where you top a Snaps pretzel with a Hershey's Kiss or Hugs, put it in the oven for just a few minutes to soften the chocolate and top with an M&M in a color that fits your theme. There are tons of variations out there (like using Rolos and pecans to make a Turtle-inspired treat) - and this treat is just one more variation on the theme.
This time, you take three pretzel twists and arrange them in a shamrock formation and top with a Hershey's kiss in the middle, where all three pretzels come together. Then carefully transfer the pan to the oven and bake at 300 for 3-4 minutes until the chocolate is softened. Take a pretzel stick and press into the Hershey's Kiss at the base of each shamrock and then place a single M&M on top, pressing down so the melted chocolate spreads a bit and sticks to all the pretzels. Let the pans cool and then transfer to the fridge to fully set the chocolate.
Then take them to the office or send with your kids to school - and you'll have a treat that will have everyone smiling and feeling the "luck o' the Irish"!
Thanks for a delicious first year - here's to many more!