Dec 5, 2007

Hugs and Kisses

Because my list of things to do yesterday was longer than Jonah's Christmas wishlist (which is growing daily by the way, and I am pretty sure from talking to Santa that he is DONE shopping for my children), I decided to let the boys help me make candy. Swell use of time. :) Echo (aka Grant and now Geiko) and Jonah made what we would like to call "Pretzel Button Candies." Here's how it went- they were super easy and are a very fun preschool helper activity... Here are your ingredients:

Waffle Shaped Pretzels

Plain Holiday Colored M&Ms

Hershey Kisses and Hugs

You start by heating your oven to 170 degrees.

Then you place a Kiss or a Hug in the center of each pretzel.

Then you stuff a handful of M&Ms in your mouth.Next you make a mountain out of your Hershey Kiss wrappers. Do not even try to skip this step. Your candy will not turn out well. Take my word for it.Take Grant's (I mean Mr. Incredible's) word for it.The next crucial step is to go find Buzz Lightyear and make him King of the Hershey Kiss Mountain.

Now this is absolutely vital or your candy will come out hard and unapreciative. You must go get another Buzz Lightyear (Which one is "the real" Buzz Lightyear? I won't tell) and Zurg and act out every scene from Toy Story Two. I know that you will be tempted to cut corners here, but I am not lying to you. The Incredibles costume is pretty vital as well. So mommy if you are making these while the children are in school, you might want to set the tripod up. Once Buzz defeats Zurg, you put the pretzel kisses in the oven for about 4-6 minutes. It is better to do separate trays of the hugs and the kisses because the white chocolate will melt more quickly than the milk chocolate.

Once the chocolate is soft, remove from the oven and press an M&M into the center of each Kiss (or Hug) and then slide into the fridge for 10-20 minutes to set.

Serve... Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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