Christmas Baking Part 1

Admittedly, my domestic skills leave something to be desired…especially when it comes to navigating my way through a kitchen. I love the idea of cooking and baking, but that is generally as far as it goes – a really good idea. But that all changes at Christmas. At Christmas, my inner domestic goddess emerges from its dark abyss to enjoy her 15 minutes in the spotlight. From turning the house into a festive abode to concocting delicious holiday treats, Christmas is when my domestic muscles get a bit of a workout before they go back into hibernation until the next Christmas. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting some of my favourite recipes that I’ve discovered (and likely perfected ;)) over the years.

Rolo Pretzel Taste Sensations

This is a super easy recipe that I first discovered from my boyfriend’s mom several years ago. Literally, it takes about 10 minutes from start-to-finish to make these little sweet and salty treats.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Mini Pretzels – For aesthetic purposes, mini square pretzels are ideal (think a larger version of a Shreddie), however these are next to impossible to find. Seriously, I visited 7 different grocery stores in search of square pretzels only to come up empty handed. All is not lost though as the traditional mini twisty pretzels offer the exact same taste!
  • Rolos – I purchased a pack of 4 from Superstore for about $4
  • Toppings – I used a variety of toppings including Peanut MnMs, pecans and sprinkles
  • Parchment paper
  • Pan
  • An oven

Here’s How To Make ‘Em:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cover your pan with parchment paper
  3. Place as many pretzels as you have Rolos on the pan.
  4. Place a Rolo on top of each pretzel. 
  5. Pop them in the oven and bake for about 4-5 minutes. The idea is to get the Rolo nice and soft so you put other goodies on top. (Note: When you take the pan out of the oven, the Rolos will not appear melted because they keep their shape. But don’t be fooled, you don’t need any longer than 5 minutes to get them nice and soft.)
  6. Remove from oven and immediately add your toppings. I put half a pecan on some to make a Turtle-like creation, for others I smushed a Peanut MnM on top of the Rolo and for the remaining, I sandwiched the Rolo between another pretzel and dusted some red and green sprinkles on top.
  7. Let cool for about 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden again.

IDEA: Pop a pile of these tasty treats into a festive mug, wrap in some lovely cellophane and top with a bow for a quick and easy gift! 🙂

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