December 13, 2009

a really fast + easy = candy recipe

I won’t lie to you. I do make a ridiculous amount of candy this time of year, some types more involved than others. The more complicated varieties come together when the elves are at school or in bed to avoid holidaycandymakingstress, a real condition. This however, is an easy recipe for delicious candy treats that even preschool elves can make by your side. Around here we call them reindeer noses. To make your own, you’ll need:

ring-shaped pretzels (can be hard to find…Meijer’s store brand has them or just use mini pretzels)
rolo candies

First, unwrap the rolos. Put the rolos on a baking sheet and throw them an inner tube/pretzel ringing each rolo. (If you are using a different shaped pretzel just place your rolo on top and call it a raft.) Place in a preheated 275 degrees oven for 4-5 minutes.

Remove from oven. Immediately press a m&m into the center of each melty rolo. Leave the candies on the baking sheet until they are cool and hardened.

That’s it…*really.* Place on a festive dish and enjoy!

*Linking some good advice here about embracing holiday baking shortcuts (and I’m totally with Jen on the 80% off gingerbread in the attic ; )

Filed Under: baking, kids


  1. Oh wow, that is so fast!!!! And they look so complicated! Thanks for sharing!
    Smiles, Anke ;)

    Anke Martin — December 13, 2009 @ 6:39 pm
  2. Oh my goodness, I may have to try these! Hope I can find the round pretzels. :)

    Donna — December 16, 2009 @ 12:18 pm
  3. How cute. What a fun holiday project to do with the grandkids!
    Thanks for sharing. I bet they'll be delicious too.

    Chris at MadCreekDesigns — December 17, 2009 @ 9:56 am
  4. Wow, that does looks really easy, and tasty!!

    Amanda — December 17, 2009 @ 3:13 pm
  5. Did I forget to warn you all…these candies are REALLY addictive. I don't recommend being in the house alone with a batch of them. ;)

    June Pfaff Daley — December 17, 2009 @ 3:30 pm
  6. That a great idea, it looks like a fun recipe.

    easy recipe — February 25, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

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