Ok. So I followed ALL directions. I preheated my oven to 200*. I used an oven thermometer because apparently our oven needs to be recalibrated.
You are supposed to put the pretzels with the Hershey Hugs in the oven for 2-4 minutes.
And several sources said to use Hugs because they supposedly melt easier than Kisses.
Apparently my Hugs didn't get the memo to MELT.
It was a sad-sad moment when my Hugs just smashed.
I thought maybe they would need more time.
No matter how long I left them in the oven (while checking diligently every few minutes), the chocolate never softened. I think I eventually burned the Hugs because the white chocolate turned yellow.
And for your laughing pleasure, this is what they were supposed to look like...
Hope this made you all feel more adept in the kitchen! But isn't it encouraging to know that everyone makes mistakes and that not everything works out Pinterest-perfect?
Here's to hoping your holiday baking was more successful (and less frustrating!) than mine!