Sweeticles.

My high school students named these Sweeticles. I tend to call them Chocolate Pretzel Buttons, but the former does have a certain ring to it.

Finding these circular pretzels will probably be the biggest obstacle. I find them at the Amish Bulk Food store. Lay down some parchment paper to make life easier later.

Unwrapping these will be the second biggest obstacle. After that it gets really easy, I swear. I tend to steer clear of milk chocolate kisses….they don’t seem to melt the same way as hugs and dark chocolate.

Place your kisses on top of the rings. 225° for maybe six minutes.

Push your M&M (I prefer M side down) into the kiss. It will spread out into the pretzel ring.


People will swoon.

See how my garden grows.

This is the first year I’ve tried gardening. And it’s gone surprisingly well! Usually plants fall victim to my very-opposite-of-green thumb, but I’m proud! I did have an unfortunate cauliflower incident which has turned me off to the vegetable FOR LIFE. I won’t go into the disgusting details, but here’s some of the harvest so far….

Lots ‘o tomatoes and banana peppers.

Some frightening beets.

Speaking of things that are growing fast, my Baby Friend Forever is walking now. Sigh.

And this just made me smile.

Growing anything???