My teenagers are growing so fast I can hardly keep up with it. Our #2 son, “The Fruitarian,” was laughing at himself the other day, while trying to keep his shirt tucked in. He said, “tucked…” then raised his arms a little, “untucked.” At least a couple times a week he mentions needing new clothes, new shoes, or new swimwear.
On top of that, they are eating me out of house and home. I bought two large pizzas for dinner the other day, which I thought would be plenty for three children and one friend. It was naive, I know that now. Our daughter told us she only got one slice of pizza and she was still hungry. After questioning the boys, we discovered they had eaten about 5 slices each.
And they were still hungry too.
They’re like ravenous wolves. My primary purpose in life has become ensuring there is, at all times, enough food available for hungry teenagers. On the bright side, they are not that picky. Or, most of them are not that picky.
And so, when the boys and friends were at our house making big afternoon plans, I knew I was going to need to provide some snacks. Lots of snacks. Now, personally, I find opening a bag of pretzels or cheetos to be rather unfulfilling, but The Fruitarian and The Lizard (son #1) disagree. They are never as impressed with my snack creations as I am.
Someday they’ll appreciate me. After they move out, probably.
On the bright side, this snack was super-de-duper fast and easy to put together. Also, super-de-duper tasty. I’d love to tell you it was all eaten in 5 minutes because it was so delicious, but honestly, it’s because ravenous wolves will eat anything. And they’ll eat it very, very quickly.
- 3 cups pretzels
- ½ cup honey roasted peanuts
- 1 bag plain M&M’s
- 1 bag pretzel M&M’s
- about ⅓ lb. semi-sweet chocolate candy melts
- Spread pretzels, peanuts, and candy evenly on a quarter size sheet pan.
- Melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish, in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring between each.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over pretzel mix.
- Chill 10-15 minutes before serving.
If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:
Mustard Pretzels from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites from Two Peas & Their Pod
Soft Pretzels from Annie’s Eats