Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sweetheart Button Treats
There is nothing I love more than making sweet gifts for those I love. I don't always have the time I need, I don't always have the resources I need, but I try to make every little thing I can. Over the years, Valentine's Day has turned into a holiday of giving junk. The girls are older now and move quickly beyond the first fun moment of a stuffed animal. These creatures find their way into dusty corners and dark closets. They just don't hold their emotional value. Candy in stores are overpriced and often more novelty than tasty. I have enjoyed spending time creating goodies these past few years. I have made little crocheted cupcakes, truffles, and red-velvet cupcakes.
This year, I have put together some Sweetheart Button Treats. They look a little like hearts. Don't you think? Well, it's close enough for me. Enjoy these sweet, salty treats. The ingredients are simple.
Gather Rold Gold Tiny Twist Pretzels, Valentine M & Ms, and Hershey Hugs.
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees, Fahrenheit. Lay pretzels out on a parchment lined cookie sheet. I love pre-cut parchment best. I use Ultra Bake Parchment Sheets. You can find these by clicking on the picture.
Top each pretzel with a hug.
Place your treats in the oven for 5 minutes. Your hugs should be shiny, slightly melted and just soft. Place a pink M & M in the center of each hug and place your tray of treats in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. It is that simple.
I packaged my treats in sweet, Wilton Valentine treat bags. 30 Sweetheart Button Treats fill the bags just right.
I wish you all a very sweet, sweet day.
Click here to see the parties I have attended this week.