I've been an absentee blogger the last few days because as soon as classes ended I went into Christmas mode. My mother in law came down to visit Friday and spent the night and on Saturday I went home to visit my family. It was a nice visit and prelude to Christmas and now I'm back!
Apparently a few of my classmates have made these "sweet and salty buttons" (I made up the name because I'm not sure what they're actually called). These might just be the easiest treat in the world to make!! Start by putting a kiss on your pretzel - I used caramel kisses. Do this on a cookie sheet.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Put the cookie sheet in the oven for a few minutes, just until the kisses are soft. You will be able to tell because they will become very glossy.
Next pop a smartie or pecan half on top of the kiss. It might sound silly but it's best to do this one at a time. (I tried to save time by doing this two at a time - one in each hand - and they weren't as pretty looking). Pop the cookie sheet in the fridge to let the chocolate harden. Voila! That is your button.