Loaded with pretzels, almonds and coconut, these bite size treats are hard to resist. Feeling creative? You could easily mix things up and incorporate some of your favorites for an extra-special anytime snack.
Preparation: 10 mins | Cooking: 2 mins
Cooling: 30 mins refrigerating | Servings: 40 candies
Double Boiler Method: Combine pretzel sticks, almonds and coconut in large bowl. Place morsels and shortening in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Do not cover. When most of the morsels are shiny, stir just until melted. (Prevent water from coming in contact with morsels.) Remove from heat. Pour melted morsels over pretzel mixture; toss until all ingredients are coated. Proceed as above.
Peanut Butter Crunchy Haystacks: Substitute 3/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter for the vegetable shortening. Proceed as above.
If you do not have on hand or a preference for pretzel sticks, almonds and/or coconut, try using granola, popcorn, toasted rice cereal, pecans, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pistachios and/or crumbled shredded wheat cereal instead.
Recipe and photo credit: Nestlé and meals.com.