Weight Watchers Candy

I made this recipe and shared it with my boyfriend. He thinks it taste like a Whatchamacallit candy bar. I liked it enough I made it again less than a week later to share with my sister. I love that the recipe is small enough that you don’t end up with a bunch of leftover and over eat  this treat.

Weight Watchers CandyWeight Watchers Candy from Pinterest
1 Hershey candy bar
1/4 c. reduced fat peanut butter
1 c. Fiber One cereal

Melt chocolate and peanut butter. Stir in cereal. Refrigerate until solid.

Notes:

  • I used Honey Clusters Fiber One cereal.
  • The recipe said it made eight pieces of candy at 1 WW point each. I made four pieces instead – making them 2 WW point each.
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Raspberry Bites

I saw this recipe on Pinterest. It was a little different than my Rolo Pretzels Bites. The recipe online used the square pretzel which is a great alternative when you can’t find the round ones. I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, the Kisses melted just as nicely as the Rolos. I think it is a great way to change the flavor of these simple treats by using whatever flavor of Kisses you most desire.

Raspberry BitesRaspberry Bites on Pinterest
round pretzels (or square if you can’t find the round ones)
raspberry flavored Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
M&Ms

Place baking mat on a cookie sheet.  Line mat with pretzels. Place a Hershey’s Kiss (point side up) in the center of each. Bake at 225 degrees for 4 minutes. Remove from oven and place M&M in the center of each. Chill in the refrigerator until harden.

Matchbook Treats

The first weekend of November, I was off work from the hotel to celebrate my mother’s 60th birthday with her. On our way to her favorite store, I saw a sign for a PEO fundraising craft fair. We decided to check it out. One of the cutest things we saw was decorative matchbooks. Inside was a tiny baggie with mini-M&Ms and the others has Ghirardelli Squares. I decided this was something I could recreate for holiday stocking stuffers. Here is how I did it.

Candy MatchbooksMatchbook Treats by Amber Bourek
Ghirardelli chocolates
Assorted cardstock
Stickers or other decorative items (glue stick or dots may be needed)
A stapler

Cut paper so it is large enough to wrap around chocolate. Staple chocolate in like a book of matches. Tuck flap under like a match book. Decorate.

Notes:

  • I wanted holiday paper and Hobby Lobby only had that on paper not cardstock. I had to glue it to the cardstock.
  • I used double-sided sticky dots to make my Matchbooks three dimensional. In some cases, I cut out pictures on the pages.
  • Be careful if you buy paper like The Grinch and only give it to a true Dr. Seuss fan. Otherwise, people will think you think they are a Grinch.

M&M Pretzels

Perhaps my salted chocolate caramel obsession started with these treats. If you ask me my favorite candy bar, I’ll probably tell you it is 100 Grand bar. But truth be told, I always have a dish of M&Ms in my house. Usually they are plain but on occasion, I have Pretzel M&Ms.

I’m sure you have seen this recipe made with almond bark and Hershey’s Kisses. But this one is the easiest and best tasting.

M&M PretzelsM&M Pretzels by Stephanie Bourek
Rolos candies
Round pretzels (you can only buy them Christmas time)
Plain M&Ms

Unwrap Rolo candies. Layout pretzels on a silicone mat (or foil lined) cookie sheet. Insert Rolos upside down into pretzels. Bake at 250 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and inset M&M candy. Put cookie sheet in fridge for 10 minutes to harden. Make as many as you desire.

Note:

  • Buy Rolos in the checkout line. This will help you avoid having to unwrap each individual candy.
  • My sister has substituted a pecan for the M&M. It makes more of a turtle candy.
  • I just saw in the Hy-Vee ad that they broke another pretzel to turn it into antlers for a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer looking treat. But they are easier to eat the old fashioned way (looking like wreaths.)

Candy Bar Cookies

At Halloween time, the management of our building came trick-or-treating to our office. The great part, they delivered us the treats. Surprisingly, no one in my office was really eating the Milky Way bars. I’m not sure why – chocolate and caramel are two of my favorites. They also make me think of my Great-grandma Kingston who always had Milky Ways in her fridge that smelled like perfume.

I asked Pam if I could take them home and create a recipe I thought everyone in the office might sample. The result was Candy Bar-Frosted Chippers from an old Pillsbury cookbook. It was the first time I ever made them but they were awesome! I posted a pic on FB and lots of people emailed me for the recipe. I hope you enjoy these yummy treats.

Candy Bar-Frosted Chipper 

1 (18-oz.) roll Pillsbury Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 (2.05 oz.) Milky Way, original candy bars
¼ c. butter
1 T. milk
1 c. powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape cookie dough into 20 (1 ¼ inch balls); please 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool for 15 minutes.

In a small pan, combine 2 chopped candy bars and butter. Cook over a low heat for 2-3 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add milk and powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle with remaining chopped candy bar.

Notes: I used a container of cookie chip cookie dough and made about 2 dozen cookies. It’s a great way to support a kid’s fundraiser and create a delicious treat.