I'm not much of a baker. While I love desserts, I'm more about eating them than making them. So, I'm always on the lookout for snacks and desserts that are easy and fun. Here's one that has been a staple in the Pleiter household since the kids were tiny:
About the silly name--back when it was highly amusing to little minds, we used to make them with pretzel rings so that with a single M&M in the middle they did look like eyes. Now that we're older and more dignified (supposedly) we make them with square pretzels and four M&Ms. But the name simply refuses to go away....
1 package Christmas M&Ms
1 package vanilla almond bark
1 package pretzel "snaps"--or any shape that amuses you
1. Lay out pretzels on wax paper.
2. Working in small batches, melt one or two blocks at a time of the almond bark in the microwave until it is a pudding-like consistency.
3. Using a spoon, dab a glob of almond bark onto (or in the spaces of) each pretzel.
4. Arrange M&Ms on the almond bark and let cool.