Sometimes when cooking, something strange happens. Oddball flavors end up tasting really good together when you never in a million would have have expected them to. Kind of like peanut butter and chocolate I suppose, but look at how popular they are! I never would have thought that mint and caramel would be so tasty together. Mint and chocolate? Sure – they taste delicious as a team. When you have a chewy mint, a chewy caramel and chocolate candy slightly melted atop a salted pretzel…oh my.
Minty Sweet & Salty Pretzel Buttons
These are SO incredibly easy to make. They literally took us less than 10 minutes to put together. If you have everything you need and a small group of people that like to get together and bake, this is a fun recipe to bring to a party.
What you’ll need
~Bag of Easter Junior Mints (or regular would work too)
~Bag of Rolos
~Bag of Pretzel Twists
Line a large microwave safe plate or tray with parchment paper (so the caramel doesn’t stick). Place pretzel twists side by side, filling the whole plate.
Add an unwrapped Rolo on each pretzel. Put in microwave for about 15 seconds.
Microwave ovens vary, so you might have to adjust the time a bit. Basically what you are looking for the Rolos to still be whole and tall, but when you touch the top, they give just a bit.
When the Rolos are as described above, pull them out of the microwave. You’ll want to have your Easter/Spring junior mints ready ahead of time (the bag cut open, and the candy laid out on counter). When you have the Rolo just right on the “meltiness” factor, you don’t want to have it harden. When they come out of the microwave, quickly and gently, press one Junior Mint down on top of the Rolo until the Rolo makes a “nest” for the Junior Mint.
Let the kids help with this Easter Dessert!
If the kids want to “help”, this is a really easy Easter dessert recipe that kids will LOVE to help make and to help eat.
If you like this recipe, I would be thrilled if you would share. Thank you!