The Crazy Suburban Mom: Why bake when you can melt...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Why bake when you can melt...

I can't bake but it's that time of year so I drag out my recipes and melt up some cookies.

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And no one misses the baking aspect; try it.

You lay out pretzels on a lined cookie sheet...

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Pop on a Rolo



And bake for 4 minutes at 300 degrees...

They look identical when you pull them out but they are a-foolin' ya. They are meltly and squishable! Squish a pecan (roasted and salted is best taste-wise) into the center and let cool. I put mine outside (It's a balmy 22 degrees today) because they don't seem to harden back up and, Oh!Oh! ....

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Oh!

My son doesn't like nuts so in his I squish either a Hershey's Kiss or a semi-sweet morsel, whatever I have.

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Danger Alert of the Most Unattractive Sort!   Hershey's kisses do not work in place of Rolo's; they melt into the most unattractive (think dog poo from a sick dog) mess in the oven.   Kisses can be used instead of the nut at then end, but not for the melty part.

11 Comments:

Babes Mami 12/18/10, 2:50 PM  

That's why I'm here! I will bake FOR you! (for a nominal fee of course)
www.etsy.com/shop/rockmami

These do look very tasty though..

Heather 12/18/10, 3:07 PM  

Genius! I LOVE this holiday treat. Thank you from Live with Flair! http://livewithflair.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-estuary.html

Amy 12/18/10, 3:12 PM  

Are you freaking kidding me??? How easy are these? And chocolate and pretzels? Seriously? SERIOUSLY? You are a goddess today.
http://amysreallife.wordpress.com

The Crazy Suburban Mom 12/18/10, 4:52 PM  

Babe! Got my order in :)

Heather and Amy, you have to try these, everyone loves them and they can't be easier. Plus I used to make chocolate covered pretzels for 'office' gifts and honestly, these are so much easier because I don't have to deal with melting chocolate which always gets messy no matter how hard I try to be neat

Tracy

Maureen 12/18/10, 9:19 PM  

A pecan one for me please. I can't believe how expensive they are this year! Whoa!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 12/18/10, 10:41 PM  

Maureen, for real! I couldn't believe how much they cost me this afternoon. ouch.

Lynette 12/19/10, 10:15 AM  

I just have to share this with you!
http://theysayimnuts.blogspot.com/2010/12/who-i-would-dance-with.html

and pop a tin of those yummies in the mail to me!

J Sedai 12/19/10, 5:38 PM  

I will have to add this to my baking list next year! those look YUMMY. and the kids like the non or little baking things that they can do almost on their own while I'm rotating cookies in the oven

Lin 12/19/10, 7:11 PM  

I tried those with candy-making dots and that was a disaster. They didn't melt like they were supposed to and they just burned. :( Fail.

Sandy 12/19/10, 11:00 PM  

These are DELICIOUS!!! I make them every year. Although I DO disagree when you say that it doesn't work with the kisses. I make them every year with a pretzel and a kiss, melt it a little as you do the rolo, and then push down an M&M in the center of the kiss. YUM! We use red M&Ms and call them reindeer noses :)

LongRoadAhead 12/25/10, 11:35 AM  

I made these last night with my kids. They were a huge hit. They even want to make some tomorrow to take over to their friends instead of the normal holiday sugar cookies.

We also tried with M&Ms and peanut butter cups. I posted pictures on my blog.

www.thelongroadahead.net

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