Sweet Tooth Friday: Rolo Pretzel Bites

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on November 17, 2011

Christmas is just days away. Well, weeks really, but it feels like days. Thanksgiving is practically over before it even begins, and then – zoom – we zip right to Christmas. It’s such a fun time of the year. But it’s also overwhelming. All of the travel. All of the stress of finding the perfect gift. The constant baking and eating. And eating.

And eating.

Wait. The baking and the eating is the fun part.

I love giving friends and family gifts of food. It comes straight from my heart. It’s something that I created with a specific person or people in mind. Something I crafted by hand.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes handmade gifts are the best gifts. Which is why, when I can, I always say thank you with food.

This recipe is so simple. It’s so easy. It’s so flippin’ delicious. Really, there’s no reason not to make it.

Rolo Pretzel Bites

In a rare afternoon of sleeping babies and no place to rush off to, the kiddo and I sat in the kitchen, chatting. Little hands were kept busy unwrapping and placing – ever so carefully – little chocolate gems filled with caramel atop crunchy pretzels. We were both happy, living in the moment. Together.

Rolo Pretzel Bites

But that’s not the best part. Oh no. The best part was creating the memory together. Perhaps a new holiday tradition, for just the two of us.

Rolo Pretzel Bites

That’s what the holidays are about aren’t they? Spending time. Creating memories. Giving thanks. Appreciating those in our lives. Sharing just a little bit of life’s sweetness with one another.

Rolo Pretzel Bites

Rolo Pretzel Bites

Ingredients

  • Pretzel twists
  • Rolos
  • Mint M&Ms
  • Natural almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Unwrap rolos. Attempt not to eat any.
  3. Place pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Add one rolo on top of each pretzel.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 4 minutes. The rolos will still look like rolos, they won't appear melted, but they are.
  5. Immediately press one mint M&M or almond in the center of each rolo, pressing slightly to flatten.
  6. Let the pretzels harden on the counter or pop the baking sheet into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy yourself and share with anyone who loves a sweet and salty snack made from the heart.
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Adapted from Glorious Treats.

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1 NanAppetit November 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Your Rolo pretzel bites look irresistable! If I make those, I will be uncontrollably popping them into my mouth. Of course I pinned them.

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2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

That is exactly how we ate them. It’s way too easy!

Thanks for the pin!

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3 Martha November 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm

mmm, yummy, those pretzel bites would surely hit the spot!

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4 Jocelyn November 18, 2011 at 12:13 am

Haha! It is almost impossible to unwrap rolos and NOT eat any! I usually have to buy 2 bags because little helpers (and myself) love a good rolo! And rolos with pretzels…even better:-)

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5 Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids November 18, 2011 at 4:12 am

I just love this post. This was perhaps my favorite part – “But that’s not the best part. Oh no. The best part was creating the memory together.” Perfect. Simply perfect.

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6 Aimee @ ShugarySweets November 18, 2011 at 6:03 am

Mmmm, one of my favorite treats. Thanks for hosting!

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7 Christina November 18, 2011 at 6:50 am

Your pretzel bites look great, love the sweet and salty combo! Thanks for hosting!

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8 Carrie @ My Favorite Finds November 18, 2011 at 7:50 am

I couldn’t make these…I’d eat them ALL! These are one of my favorite combinations-salty and sweet!

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9 Mindie November 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

Thanks for the linky. Your rolo treats look salty and sweet, a great combo. I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. If you like giveaways, stop on by, I have a nice Shabby Apple dress giveaway, plus a huge 66 giveaway event for Breaking Dawn.

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10 Tasha November 18, 2011 at 8:31 am

There is so much yum on this page, I don’t know where to start!

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11 Renee November 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

I made these last Christmas and people loved them!
I passed on a blog award to you here: http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/2011/11/fabulous-fall-fridays-mini-layered.html

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12 Ashton November 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Your rolo pretzel bites look great! Thanks for hosting again this week :)

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13 Lyuba November 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Thank you for hosting your fun party :)

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14 Robin November 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

My mom makes these, and they are so good! They look pretty with the colored m&m’s on them. She doesn’t add those:)

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15 Run DMT November 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm

My friend makes this for all our moms night in events and I can never eat them because she adds pecans to them. I’m allergic to pecans and walnuts. I can’t wait to tell her about the almond laternative! WOOHOO!

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16 jo@blog-diggidy November 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

nom nom nom…:)

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17 Raina November 19, 2011 at 8:41 am

Thanks again for hosting the link party! I saw these yummy treats in a Hershey’s booklet. They caught my eye right away, and I plan on making them soon. I have made similar ones with Hershey Kisses and they are really good. I bet these are delicious:)

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18 Kitchen Belleicious November 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

so so so so cute! I love this idea- perfect for kids at any time of the year especially the holidays!

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