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After this weekend, the Fall Bucket List is well underway. My friends and I gathered at my house on Saturday to watch some Kansas football, decorate pumpkins, and enjoy all things fabulously fall. Even though I was dying to get started on my pumpkin painting, I could not resist making one of my favorite treats first, pretzel buttons.
Adding pretzels to a dessert makes it wildly delicious. There is something about the crunch and salt from the pretzel that takes the sweet dessert over the edge. I used seasonal candies to add an autumn twist, and I found so many options that I made two versions. The first consisted of Snap Pretzels, Candy Corn M&Ms, and Hershey Hugs.
For the next batch, I used the same pretzels, Hershey Pumpkin Spice Kisses, and Fall-Colored M&Ms.
What I love most about pretzel buttons is how easy they are to make. After placing pretzels topped with hugs/kisses on a foil-lined baking sheet, they just need to go into a 200-degree oven for three minutes. Then just simply push the M&Ms on top and cool in the fridge. That’s it! For a more detailed description, check out my recipe for Raspberry Pretzel Buttons.
The hugs give the buttons a witchy feel with their striped design, but the best part is the Candy Corn M&Ms. This is the first time I have tried this addicting flavor, which is a good thing or I might be 300 pounds by now.
For those of you, like me, who can’t get enough pumpkin, the Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses are just what you need in your pretzel button. The perfect seasonal spice and salty crunch is a real treat.
My friend, Mel, brought her favorite seasonal staple, a mix of candy corn, pumpkins, and peanuts. Raise your hands if you like salty, sweet combinations.
Before dabbling in the desserts, we did enjoy a proper meal of Three Bean Chili and corn bread. The whole town had been buzzing about what warm dish they were going to serve when temperatures dropped on Saturday, and I admit the hearty chili was a good idea because it was freezing!
With our full bellies and some satisfied K-State fans, we got to work painting our pumpkins. I went with a chevron theme, which I found from My Sweet Savannah.
I love how they turned out, and I can’t wait to finish decorating my porch and cross it off my bucket list. One thing I can now eliminate off the list is the Heritage Hills Home Tour, which I attended on Sunday. It was amazing to see how homes, in Oklahoma, were constructed in the early 1900s and how people have updated them over the years.
If you want to see amazing Fall Porches, this is the place to go. Their landscaping and decorations were impeccable. From football to pumpkins, there is no doubt why this is my favorite time of the year.
How are you decorating for the season?