Christmas Buttons

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Christmas Buttons

Hi Everybody! I get to share one of my all-time favorite Christmas treats with you today – Christmas buttons!!

Christmas treats! Kid-friendly process; crunchy, salty & sweet!!

These chocolate treats are ideal for busy moms, because they’re super easy to make! You only need three ingredients to make them, and the hardest part of the process is staying out of the goodies once they’re done. 🙂

This is a great kid-friendly project too, especially if your little people are a little older. Our mom always called us in to help with unwrapping the Hershey’s kisses and squishing the M&M’s onto the melted chocolate. As far as I know, the only trouble she ever had was keeping us from snitching the chocolate…

Have I convinced you yet? You need to make these! The recipe for the easiest (and yummiest!) Christmas treat ever is below!!!

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~ Christmas Buttons Recipe ~

What You’ll Need

What To Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 200oF.
  2. While the oven preheats, place a piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet and lay one layer of pretzels on it. Then unwrap the Hershey’s kisses and place one in the center of each pretzel.

NOTE: If you’re doing this project solo, I’d recommend only doing a half-cookie sheet at a time. Otherwise the melted chocolate can firm up before you’ve gotten all your M&Ms on.

  1. Place the cookie sheet in the oven for 3-4 minutes. The chocolate kisses should appear shiny when they’re soft enough.
  2. Once the chocolates are ready, remove the cookie sheet from the oven and gently press one M&M in the center of each kiss. Use the M&M to gently spread the chocolate around inside the pretzel round; you don’t want space between your chocolate and your pretzel!

NOTE: If the kisses aren’t squishing well, the chocolate probably needs more time in the oven. Popping the pan back in the oven for another minute should do the trick!

  1. Place entire pan in the freezer for 2-3 hours; the chocolates should be frozen through when you take them out.
  2. Move the buttons from the cookie sheet to an air-tight container, and freeze or refrigerate them until you’re ready to serve them!


Christmas treats! Kid-friendly process; crunchy, salty, and sweet!!

Other Helpful Thoughts:

  1. You might notice I used a few pretzel waffles in my pictures. That was a first for me, but they work just as well as the pretzel rounds. In fact, you don’t need parchment paper if you use the waffle variety!
  2. Try making the buttons with specialty Hershey’s kisses for a fun twist! I tried peppermint kisses this year, and they’re almost as irresistible as the originals, and I’d love to try the caramel kisses sometime too…
  3. These treats would be adorable with pretzel trees; I haven’t tried that, but it should work the same. Come back and let us know if they work for you!!
  4. It doesn’t really matter, but I like to keep the “m’s” on my M&Ms facing down. I think they look a little classier that way. 🙂
  5. I did run into one difficulty in making these this year – my local stores were either bought out of the ingredients when I got to them, or they were charging an arm and a leg if they did still have the supplies in stock. I’m definitely going to stock up in October or November next year, before the Christmas prices hit. 🙂
  6. Watch out when you test taste these! The crunchy, salty chocolate mix is really addicting. Snacking on two or three buttons can turn into eating five or six or half a batch if you’re not careful!
  7. Click here to pin this recipe for later!! 🙂

Christmas treats! Kid-friendly project; crunchy, salty, and sweet!!

Leave a Comment!

That’s all there is to it! Are there any other variations on these out there? How about other easy Christmas treat ideas? I’d love to hear about them! Take a minute to comment and let me know what you think!! 🙂

Sending Christmas Blessings!



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Gourmet Cookies

Just to let you know, these cookies are amazing. Probably not very healthy, but still amazing.

I needed to make a quick batch of cookies this morning, and I wanted to try something new. I took a quick look at Pinterest and it wasn’t very long before I had what I was looking for…

Averie Sunshine is a fellow blogger at, and she created a softbatch chocolate chip cookie by substituting some of the butter for cream cheese.  You can check her idea out here. I saw her cookies and I had to try it!

I used my recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies so I’d have some reference for comparison, and the result really was delectable. (Isn’t that a great word?) These cookies are super soft, a little thicker than the original cookie, and they’re really yummy. I love that I can taste a hint of the cream cheese in the cookie!

So here’s my recipe for Gourmet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I hope you try it and let me know what you think!


Gourmet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You’ll Need…

¼ cup butter

¼ cup cream cheese

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup peanut butter

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ Tablespoon vinegar

¾ cup flour (plus 1/3 cup flour)

1/3 cup chocolate chips (or more to taste!)

Note: Sorry for the weird measurement for the flour. I substituted 1/3 cup flour for 1 cup oatmeal, as I’m out of the latter.


What To Do…

  1. Preheat the oven for 350oF.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla.
  4. Mix together the soda and vinegar (WILL BUBBLE!). Add to the cookie dough.
  5. Blend in the flour with the mixer; then stir the chocolate chips in by hand.
  6. Drop tablespoon-sized scoops of cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes. (I found 12-13 minutes worked best with my oven.)



Have any other favorite tweaks to old recipes? I’d love to hear about them!

~ Erin