When I was working as a substitute teacher, I shared the recipe for Pretzel Ring Cookies with students whenever I had an opportunity. One Winter night a student who had been in my class came over to sit beside me at a basketball game. She leaned over to tell me that she and her mom loved this recipe. She then told me that her mom had said, "Finally, you learned something useful in school!" They made lots of these and used them as gifts that year. The student then moved on to sit with her friends.
For a substitute teacher, that was a wonderful moment.
Buy a bag of pretzel rings. These are available during November and December in GriggsDakota and I assume everywhere.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, then pretzel rings.
Unwrap miniature peanut butter cups, then remove the paper cup
and set a peanut butter cup into each ring.
Or unwrap Hershey Kisses
And set a Hershey Kiss into each ring.
Place the pan into a preheated oven set at 350 degrees fahrenheit.
And bake for two minutes.
When you remove the pan from the oven, tap it on the counter three times while holding the pan firmly on each end. This is a very important step as it forces the melted chocolate out to the pretzel. The pretzel acts as a fence and forms a nice little cookie. Decorating the tops of these is fun. You can add a peanut, sprinkle of candy cane or an M&M while still warm. Let stand until cool. This will take several hours or overnight. I speed the process by setting the pan in a cool area.
Pretzel Ring Cookies are always a popular treat in GriggsDakota.