White Chocolate Pretzel Buttons

After researching and drooling for over a year, I finally took the plunge and got a digital SLR camera — a Canon 30D. I couldn’t resist when I saw it on Craigslist and found out it was in perfect condition. My little point-and-shoot has served me quite well these past couple of years, but I’m thrilled at what I’ll be able to do with this puppy. Being a pianist, I love the saying, “a Steinway does not a concert pianist make,” so I’m doing my best to do my homework and figure out how to get my photos the way I want them.

Now to your originally scheduled program . . .

You may have seen these little bites floating around during Christmas time. That’s the first time I noticed them, and I was drawn to their simplicity of ingredients, versatility (as long as there are M&M’s around you’ll have a treat for every season), and ease of preparation, since I didn’t have to dip the whole pretzel in chocolate and get the same effect. Whoever first thought of this was brilliant. I have no idea who that was, thus no one gets the credit for these.

These would be a great Valentine’s Day treat that your kids could help you with! My 2-year-old place almost all of the M&M’s on the ones we made. I was surprised she didn’t eat more than she did or stick her fingers in the chocolate. I’ll have my little sous chef trained yet!

You can use mini twists or these awesome Snyder’s Butter Snaps. They really taste like butter — especially in a side-by-side test with a regular pretzel. (Yes, I did.) They’re officially my new favorite pretzel.

My little morsels don’t resemble buttons as much because I accidentally bought peanut M&M’s instead of regular. I wasn’t about to drag my circus back to the store to switch them out, and honestly, I quite liked the addition of the peanut. Peanut butter M&M’s would be good, too. Not a fan of white chocolate? Use regular chocolate instead.

White Chocolate Prezel Buttons - www.PerrysPlate.com

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White Chocolate Pretzel Buttons

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized bag of square or mini twist pretzels
1 lb 4 oz (1 pkg) of almond bark or white melting chocolate
1 large bag of M&M's
wax paper

Directions:

Break almond bark into 2- or 3-inch chunks and place in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Cook on high for about 30 seconds. Stir and repeat, heating the chocolate in 30-second intervals and stirring in between until all the chocolate has melted.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of wax paper and lay the pretzels out in a single layer. Spoon about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate over each pretzel and top each with an M&M. Let them sit for about a half hour or until they're completely firm.

This made around 125, and I had some pretzels and a few M&M's leftover.

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5 Responses to “White Chocolate Pretzel Buttons”

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    McKell — February 10, 2010 @ 8:01 am

    Yummm…
    Thanks so much for the shout out :) Hopefully others like my stuff too! I still want to see what the hat looks like on your dear little one :)

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    AlyGatr — February 10, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    You are a mind reader!!! My neighbor has given me some of these for two years in a row at Christmas and I've been dying to know how to make them. And now…I know :)

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    Karly — February 11, 2010 @ 1:10 am

    Yay for the camera! How exciting!!

    I'll definitely check out that etsy shop! I've been searching for little infant hats as photo props. Good timing! :)

    And we do buttons every year…love them!

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    Gala — March 11, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

    Yeah I've seen these around but I like that you used white chocolate! Congrats on your new cam!

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    Emi — March 12, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

    It's realy beautiful!

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