What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen: Delicious Holiday Foods: Pretzel M&M Almond Bark! If you have a microwave, you can make this sweet and salty confection in mere minutes. Have all the ingredients measured out ahead of time for best results. Make it fun! Let the kids and grandkids be involved. By the time you are finished, everyone will be singing “Jingle Bells”.
PRETZEL M&M ALMOND BARK
2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
3/4 cup pretzels, crushed
1/3 cup mini M&M candies
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Crush pretzel sticks into broken pieces and crumbs, reserving one tablespoon for topping. Place white chocolate chips in a glass microwave-safe bowl. Heat on 50% power for one minute. Remove, add vegetable oil, stir, and return to the microwave. Continue heating on 50% power for one minute longer. Stir until smooth. Repeat process, if necessary. Hint: The chips will not appear melted until you stir them. Do not over cook. When the white chocolate is melted and smooth, fold in the almonds, mini M&M candies, and pretzel pieces. Quickly spread the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Spread in an even layer. Dust the warm white chocolate with crushed pretzel crumbs. Chill one hour or until set. Break into bite-size pieces.