Treats That Add Holiday Cheer!

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Santa
Santa

I look forward to Christmas and when the holiday season is here, I listen to Christmas music non-stop and become nostalgic about Christmas past!  As I've mentioned in previous posts, my entire immediate family will be at my parent's house on Christmas Day which means there will be a total of 8 adults and 3 kids under the age of 4 trying to share a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house  May sound chaotic, but I LOVE IT!

Along with family gatherings, comes planning! I love to help my mom plan the meals and treats so my family can fully enjoy the holidays!  As I prepare for my journey home next week, I begin thinking of quick treats I can make to take with me for the family to enjoy and I remember a family favorite that I wanted to share with the NutriFocus family!  I'm not sure what the official name of this treat is, but my family has named this treat "Scooby Snacks".

Scooby Snacks
Scooby Snacks

Scooby Snacks are made in under 10 minutes, inexpensive to make, and full of holiday cheer! The best part is you can adjust the colors of the M&M's to make this versatile treat fit any holiday or party theme!! :) My family carried Scooby Snacks to the beach last year for a perfect sweet & salty combo snack and they were a hit! I just sent a large rubbermaid container full of "scooby snacks" with Mike as he went on a hunting trip with friends, and the container was brought back empty with lots of compliments.

So if you are headed to a party and/or a family gathering and you've been asked to bring a dish, put away the mixer and put together a quick batch of Scooby Snacks!!

"Scooby Snacks"

Small Twist Pretzels

Bag of Holiday Colored M&M's

Bag of Whole Pecans (optional)

Bag of Rolo Candies

Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.  Place parchment paper on a large cookie sheet and place pretzels on the flat surface.  Unwrap the Rolo candies and place one Rolo in the middle of each pretzel.  Place pretzel & Rolo combination in the oven for approximately 5 minutes or just long enough for the Rolos to get soft, but not melt.  Once the cookie sheet has been removed from the oven, place one M&M candy or 1 Pecan in the center of the Rolo and press gently until M&M/pecan is secure and Rolo has been flattened!  Repeat until all pretzels are adorned with an M&M or pecan. Allow to cool then place in a decorated, holiday container!!  To speed the cooling process, I recommend putting the cookie sheet in the refrigerator!

Penguin
Penguin