Dark Chocolate Mint Pretzel Kisses for St. Patrick’s Day

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  • I saw these Dark Chocolate Mint M&M’s the other day and immediately thought about the pretzel kisses.

    Dark Chocolate Mint Pretzel Kisses
    The Mint M&M’s are such lovely shades of green and they are perfect for St. Patty’s Day!
    They taste a lot like Junior Mints, but with a candy shell. In fact, they are basically exactly like the mints at Brio Tuscan Grill {my favorite mints ever}. If you’ve never had them, you’re missing out! They are like a wonderful after dinner mint. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Brio close, just get these M&M’s!
    The great thing about these pretzel kiss bites is that they are SO fast and easy to make {under 10 minutes} and it only takes 3 ingredients!
    Dark Chocolate Mint Pretzel Kisses
           makes 48
    48 Snyder’s Snaps square pretzels
    48 Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark
    48 Dark Chocolate Mint M&M’s
    Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place pretzel squares on baking sheet and top each one with a Hershey’s Kiss.
    Place in the oven and bake for 4 minutes {only!}. Remove pan from oven and immediately place an M&M on top of each kiss and gently press down. They will be quite melty and the perfect consistency for topping.
    Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate hardens back up just a little. Serve! How easy is that?
    I prefer dark chocolate {in the purple wrapper} to milk chocolate or sweet chocolate for something like this because it is not as sweet and I thik it is a great combination with the sweet mint M&M’s, but if you like things a little sweeter, go for the milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses.
    This would be a fun activity to do with older kids. Have them put the kisses on top of the pretzels, and with supervision, they could help put the M&M’s on top of the kisses!
    My FAVORITE thing about these treats is the salty with the sweet! There are a lot of combinations you could do with these. You could use different colored M&M’s, Rolos instead of Hershey’s Kisses, different Kisses {Caramel, Melt Away, Air Delights, Hugs}, nuts instead of M&M’s…..whatever you want!
    These would also be fun for Christmas, especially because they are mint! Make these for the mint-chocolate lover in your life! Need other green St. Patrick’s Day ideas? Check out my holiday page! Also, green is one of your team colors, this would be a really fun game day treat!
    • http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/ Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

      Oh my! What a great and easy recipe! I could eat a ton of these!!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Uh, yeah. They were gone PRETTY quick!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18036888423878262104 Debbie

      Those are awesome, my grandkids would love them for St Patricks Day!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks! I hope you give them a try!

    • http://www.carolinaheartstrings.com/ carolinaheartstrings

      Those are just perfect for St. Patrick’s day!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

      You come up with some of the most creative treats! I am sure these would disappear quickly, love the flavor blend. Another winner-keep them coming.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02372290856586991757 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

      Dark kisses? And mint M&Ms? You rock!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03878590580060169276 Not Your Ordinary Agent

      these are one of my fave treats to make! yum!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04871821199110969105 Jocelyn

      Yum!!!! Maybe I just missed them because I was at Target the other day too! Just means another Target run:-)

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Target is a dangerous place for me to go….I.Want.Everything.They.Have! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13681696697828601308 Kris Adair

      Those look so good! Maurene loves pretzels so I bet she would love to help me with these.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07117815040970044666 Unknown

      We made these for my sons’ teachers for St. Patrick’s Day; so easy and so yummy. Thanks Cookin Cowgirl!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06633471771130649129 Faith @ Artistic31Mama

      I’m hosting a ladies game night this month at my house with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. These would make such a cute snack! Thanks for sharing! You’re blog is really great!

      I’m visiting from “Mop it Up Mondays” and following via pinterest and GFC. Have a great week!