As much of a sweet tooth I have, I have even bigger cravings for salty-sweet combos. The salty-sweet cravings are what lead me to dip my fries in my frosty and sprinkle M&M’s in my popcorn. And I remember when the commercially-made chocolate-covered pretzels came out–I was such a fan! But obviously, I try not to give in to these temptations too often.
I have been looking for an excuse to make something with M&M’s and pretzels ever since a few weeks ago when I was at work late, and I went to munch on the little snacks that my boss keeps at her desk. All she had were pretzels and M&M’s, separately. Of course, I ate them together and felt like, “eureka! has there even been a happier marriage of salty and sweet?!”
Which leads me to these adorable little Easter nests. I had some semi-sweet chocolate morsels in the freezer, so I melted them and then mixed in some pretzels that I broke into one-inch pieces. I then spooned the chocolate-covered pretzels out in little heaps and placed them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Next, I nestled in some M&M’s, and some jelly beans. The next morning, they were perfect and ready to be eaten! Easter-colored M&M’s are quite large, so the nests ended up being pretty large. This is truly an indulgent treat that is perfect to share for special occasions.
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