salty pumpkin spice pretzels

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert, Gluten Free, recipes

You may recall my chocolate peanut butter pretzels from last spring?

When I saw the Pumpkin Spice Kisses, I knew what I had to do…

…When Jason saw this photo, he yelled out “Kiss Army!” 😀

I used the same gluten free pretzel rings I always use.

Place a kiss on top of each one. Then book a manicure. 😉

Bake in 200 degree oven, 10 minutes…

Melty yummy. The point will still be there, but 10 minutes is really all you need – they are indeed soft, and will push down with the cashew, M&M, whatever your topper.

Take a cashew and push the point down into the pretzel.

If it is cool outside, place by an open window. Or in a refrigerator. :)

It only takes a few minutes to cool.

…and even less time to disappear.


Have you seen all the new Hershey’s Kisses flavors?

What is your favorite sweet & salty treat?

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather @ Side of Sneakers October 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

You’re a genius my friend. I love salty pretzels and sweet anything together :)


2 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm

this is one of my favorites… so yum :)


3 Liz @ LBBakes October 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm

This is amazing. Pumpkin spice are right up there in my favs next to hugs (who doesn’t love a hug?!) 😉


4 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm

this was my first time having them… SO good! yes, I love the hugs! :) I also want to try the caramel filled??? oh GOSH !


5 Brittney October 8, 2010 at 12:30 pm

That’s so cool!


6 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm



7 Pam October 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

So yummy and cute!


8 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Thanks Pam !! :)


9 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

what a fun idea! I love this. I’m not sure I’ve seen pretzel rings though.


10 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

the pretzel rings are sometimes hard to find, but we have one local grocery where they are fairly consistent… I’ve made these with the normal small pretzel knot before, and they just squish down around in all the holes… also yum. :)


11 echoingmetaphor October 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Damn I wish we had these in Canada! We only have the boring flavors of Kisses for some reason!


12 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

aw, sorry… that’s weird? I wish you did too.


13 Lisa October 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Man! Those look heavenly! What a cool idea for a treat.


14 Aimee October 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm

What a fun and easy idea! Genius!! :)


15 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

😀 and they’re so So SO good !


16 tropicaleats October 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm

i saw these on my reader and my jaw dropped!!!!!!!!!!!

these are so cute.. i think id rather have these than a cookie!


17 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

😀 the salty sweet is SOOOO GOOOD !


18 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty October 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

these are SO CUTE!! They sound yummy too… oh how I wish I could have kisses!!


19 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston October 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Absolutely incredible! I haven’t made treats like these since I’ve been GF. In high school we had a two period class where during the bell inbetween the two periods it was called Cheat and Eat. One person from the class was responsible for making a treat each day — yes, each day!! — and we’d eat it. If it was during a test you have 3 minutes to cheat lol.

Moving on.. I would always make pretzels treats with hershey kisses and M&M’s! And depending on the season I would use festive M&M’s!!

Love your variation with the GF pretzel ring and flavored hershey kiss!


20 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm

:) yes… so good… I don’t know if the pumpkin flavored kisses are actually gf, but they say the chocolate ones are…


21 Jessie (Bites and Pieces) October 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Aww, these are too cute! Gotta love the sweet and salty flavor combo. :)


22 Ashley October 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm

These are the cutest things EVERRRR!!!! :)


23 spabettie October 9, 2010 at 8:48 am

😀 so delicious, also!


24 EmbraceYourSkin October 9, 2010 at 4:55 am

Oh my god, I have never seen this flavor of kisses! Why am I not at the store right now buying them?


25 spabettie October 9, 2010 at 8:48 am

apparently they’ve been around for a couple years!! I just discovered them before I went on vacation. crazy.


26 Dorry October 9, 2010 at 4:58 am

I’ve been making the chocolate M&M pretzels for years! Another reason you are my blog soulmate. :) My favorite kisses to use were the peanut butter ones but I can never find them anymore. So then I’d use a peanut butter M&M which was really yummy. I tried caramel kisses once – total fail as the caramel got all melty and sticky. Also, I use the regular shaped braided pretzels around Valentine’s Day b/c once the chocolate melts through them, they look like little hearts. :)


27 spabettie October 9, 2010 at 8:46 am

YES !! the first photo?? those are peanut butter M&M !! :) I don’t think I KNEW there were peanut butter kisses??? tragedy.

…we will make these together someday! 😀


28 Jessica@tastyandtrim October 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

OMG I had no idea there were pumpkin spice kisses – I must get some! Those little pretzel bites look amazing. I love making them around the holidays with the m&ms in the middle. I need to try these out- thanks so much for the idea :)


29 spabettie October 9, 2010 at 9:32 am

I just found them this year also – they’re not new I hear? I love salty + sweet – next time I’d use salted cashews too. (these are my raw unsalted…) :)


30 simplyshaka October 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

OMG I must make those. I just learned about the pumpkin kisses this past week and yeeeeeah, thats going to be dangerous.


31 spabettie October 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm

they are REALLY tasty. and they are so good with the salty… :)


32 LiveForTheRun October 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

Nut-in wrong with this picture. That is too easy for everyone not to try!


33 spabettie October 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

you’re the nut. 😉


34 lisaou11 October 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

love those treats! not only are they cute, they taste good!


35 spabettie October 13, 2010 at 10:51 am

nom nom nom !


36 Anna @ Blissful Whimsy October 17, 2010 at 6:00 am

Where do you find these pretzels?


37 spabettie October 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I find them at Fred Meyer in the Portland area. Sometimes New Seasons.


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