I took these to a potluck party that had lots of kids and the kids couldn't get enough of them. They were gone in a flash! I could only find square pretzels and i put the hug on top before "baking". Then I pushed in the M&M's. The kids helped with that part and had a lot of fun. I also made some using regular chocolate kisses, only you have to bake them longer to get the chocolate to melt.
I was not able to find the pretzel rings, but i did find some pretzels that were in a tear-drop shape, which worked very well. They didn't necessarily look like owl eyes, but they did look like eyes and they tasted great!
I thought I had rated this before but I forgot to. I made these for our Halloween party and they were a big hit, and we've made them ever since for a quick snack. I also had to rummage through the Chex Mix because I couldn't find round pretzel rings. Thank you for the recipe :-) Total KEEPER!!
These were so cute! And, I suppose they were good, too, because I didn't even get a taste LOL Will make again, though, when I'm home alone so I can have one! Thanks for sharing!
I made this exactly as the recipe dictated. As with the others, I could not find a bag of pretzel rings, but, finally realized I had an alternate source for the rings: Chex Mix. I bought a large bag and was able to get enough pretzel rings from the bag to make at least 32 servings (I could have made more, but this was all I needed). I really liked using the Hugs (which also were hard to find), they make it more owl-like in the finished product. Great recipe, in looks, ease and taste.
WOW! THese were one of the hits from our Halloween party....a hit especially with the moms and dads! I used the Hugs and M&Ms..however..I couldnt find circle shaped pretzels and I used the suggestion of Peanut Butter PRetzel sandwiches by Snyders. Honestly..I think this makes them taste even better. I will use these for Christmas this year as oppossed to regular pretzels! Did I mention how cute they looked! They were neat!
I could not find round pretzels so I used regular pretzels and put the kisses in the top two holes. I used two different kisses, I uses hugs that were white and regular chocolate and I used the new kisses with peanut butter in them. The hug softened better than the peanut butter ones, but both worked. Also I was going to use recess pieses, but could only find the ones with peanuts in them at the store, so I used those. I don't think mine looked like owls eyes, but they still tasted good. Thanks for the recipe.
I actually changed every single ingredient, but 5 stars for the idea anyway. Delicious. I used Reese's pieces instead of M&M's, dark chocolate kisses instead of hugs just because they sounded better to me at the time, and I couldn't find round pretzels so I used peanuts butter pretzel sandwiches by Snyder's of Hanover (basically two little round pretzels with the checker board pattern within the circle, stuck together with a little bit of peanut butter). Worked great except when I went to put them in the fridge, I tipped the tray a little and they kind of melted into each other and otherwise got a little deformed when they slid across, so maybe I needed to let them cool a little more before putting them in the fridge or didn't need to let the chocolate melt so long. But I can still see where the name came from, especially if I had used the hugs (white chocolate = whites of the eyes). With the changes, mine came out tasting almost exactly like a HERSHEY'S Take 5 candy bar which I think actually made me happier than they would have without the peanut butter. Thanks a bunch!
I made these for a halloween party and they were a big hit. I used regular sized pretzels upside down (so that the two big loops were at the bottom). I choose reese's pieces instead of M&M's for more authentic owl colours (yellow, orange, and brown).
I guess I must have done this wrong, they just never looked like eyes to me. Tasted goo tho.