M&M Nativity Legend, Recipe and Printable!




If you haven't every heard of the M&M Nativity Legend... you are in for a real treat (literally)!  It's a very cute manger legend and I've got a printable sheet of them at the end of this post for you!  But first, a yummy recipe to go with it!

 

My *FAVORITE* M&M holiday treat is what I call "Peppermint Pretzel Melts". All you need is square pretzels, peppermint kisses (already available at both Target and Walmart) and holiday colored M&M's!


Start by lining a cookie sheet with wax paper, then fill the sheet completely with square pretzels. Top each pretzel with a peppermint Hershey Kiss. Heat your oven to about 170 degrees and WATCHING CLOSELY warm them for 5 to 6 minutes. You want to soften the Kiss, not melt it (or it turns into a big mess)! When it's soft (but is still holding it's "kiss" form), you can drop and slightly press an M&M on top. Chill for 5 to 10 minutes to set, wrap in a cello bag with ribbon, attach the M&M Nativity Story and you're done!

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* I am not the original author of this poem... I found several versions online and did not know who to credit.  I took the version I liked the best, modified it a bit more and that's the poem you see on my printable.  A reader has pointed out that Pam Ridenour is the original author of this poem, so I wanted to make sure to site her name in my post. :)

63 comments

  1. Aww that's a neat concept! I will now look at M&M's a little differently this Christmas season. Thanks for sharing this! :0)

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  2. I love your M & M Nativity and treat! What a cute concept! Can't wait to make it this year. Super follower here. Come visit me at www.iheartdigiscrapping.blogspot.com

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  3. We do a similar treat - but with a rolo instead of a kiss! I'll have to make some of both this year!

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  4. What a cute treat and a cute printable -- great to get the real meaning back into Christmas. Joni

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  5. Such a cute little happy! I love the legend and the treats look so festive!

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  6. I love the candy cane kisses, and I'm always looking for new, yummy ways to use them. Thanks for the recipe and the cute M&M story!

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  7. Oh my heck, I will be using this for neighbors this year. Don't tell them! What a darling idea, thanks for the printable.
    Brooke

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  8. Love it! I've given you an award. Check out this post: http://bisforboycreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-first-award.html
    Happy Tuesday!
    Erica

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  9. OMG! Those kisses are my absolute favorite! I LOVE the printable!Thanks so much!

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  11. Hi,

    Love the recipe. Thank you for the printable. Just an FYI the original M&M story (with yours having a few differences) was authored by Pam Ridenour.

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  12. I LOVE this! I think we are going to make these for the childrens friend's, AWANA teachers, Sunday School teachers and even their everyday teachers! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  13. Oooh I love this idea! What a great thing to share with others and spread the true meaning of Christmas :)

    I would love for you to link this up to my What's Cooking Wednesday!

    http://notsohomemade.blogspot.com/2010/11/jazzed-up-jambalaya-1117-whats-cooking.html

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  14. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  15. this is FABULOUS! I was totally going to make these treats this year for all our friends. {with hugs tho} but i bet the peppermint are delish!! anyway, i hadn't heard this cute poem though!! i'm def going to use it, thank you so much for sharing :)

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  16. I've had these, and they are SO yummy! Thanks for the reminder, I need to make some.. soon!

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  17. This is such a nice blog. I'm a new follower, following from a blog hop.
    http://abundanceyeah.blogspot.com/2010/11/anatomy-of-leftover-turkey-dirty-word.html

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  18. You just solved my what-should-I-get-the-neighbors-this-year problem.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzie @
    staycalmandsewsomething.blogspot.com

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  19. oooh! With the peppermint kisses? I am going to have to take these to Christmas Eve dinner! Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  20. I've made something similar with dark chocolate caramel kisses but peppermint.....yum! I'm trying this next time!

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  21. That is simply adorable!! Thanks for sharing. I had never heard it before!

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  22. These are SO cute and they look really easy to make! I'll definitely be making these at Christmas time!

    Thanks for the recipe! I found you through A Little Knick Knack!

    If you get a second, take a look at my craft blog: http://auds-and-ends.blogspot.com

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  23. I've never heard that before and I love it! (and we LOVE those pretzel treats!) Thanks so much for sharing ... that would make a perfect neighbor gift.

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  24. so cute. And they look yummy

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  25. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I linked to this post on my blog. :D

    http://somewhereincraftland.blogspot.com/2010/11/fun-holiday-treats-and-visiting.html

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  26. Oh my goodness, this is PERFECT for my children's sermons. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. I have heard the Nativity Legend before but yours is different and I LOVE IT. Its so precious and so are the treats. I am thrilled you linked this to my Craft Party. Have a Super Thankgiving. Jen

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  28. I LOVE your M&M story! It is the perfect thing to put into my candy loving neices stocking ( all while keeping the story of Christmas! :)

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  29. Come link up!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-3.html

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  30. Colette,
    I luv luv this idea.
    For the second time in a row you are featured at http://passionatrelyartistic.com.
    thank you for linking every week, I look forward to your projects.
    Congrats,
    Maggie

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  31. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this over at Crafts & Sutch today! Please stop by to take a peek and grab a SUTCH an Inspiration button! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. This is really cool! I will have to do this with my kids. Congrads on being the most viewed link last week at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com wednesday party. I am featuring this today. Grab my "featured" button.

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  33. Thanks so much for linking up to last week's What's Cooking Wednesday! Be sure to stop by this week and link up more great recipes :)

    http://notsohomemade.blogspot.com/2010/11/chicken-spaghetti-casserole-1124-whats.html

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  34. I LOVE THIS!!! What a great poem, and the recipe looks yummy delicious!!! Must try.

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  35. I can't wait to try these, I love the saying. I am one of your newest followers, love your blog.

    Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

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  36. I am so glad you linked your projects to the idea room. I love how easy these candies are to make and I LOVE the pictionary Christmas carol game.

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  37. Mmm wonderful looking treat! I love white chocolate pretzels and these are so feastive. I had never heard of the M&M Nativity Legend before now, but it is really sweet. I may try this myself and to share with my daughters who are particularly fond of M&Ms. Thanks, Cathy Kennedy from http://cathykennedystories.blogspot.com PS: I am now your newest follower!

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  38. I've never heard of the M&M nativity legend or seen this pretzel recipe. Love them both and thanks for sharing!

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  39. Completely AWESOME!! :) I saw this link on orgjunkie.com

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  40. Never heard of this before - what a neat gift idea! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  41. Thank you for sharing this, I had never heard it before!

    I used it for a stocking stuffer idea here...
    ... Joyful Stamper: Stocking Stuffer Blog Hop

    ...and happily linked you!!
    Love your blog!
    hugs & blessings!

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  42. One of my favorite holidays treats and they're so easy to make! YUMMY!

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  43. I just barely heard this "legend" on Friday, what a great idea, and cute way to display those m&ms. I'd love it if you came and linked up this recipe to my Holiday Recipe Link Party. Link up any others that are holiday related (or just delicious).


    http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/p/holiday-recipe-link-party.html

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  44. I added your Nativity printable (a picture of it & the cookies) to my blog and put a link to your page. Hopefully you'll get some new followers. I'm looking for your button to to add so I can find you again.

    http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com/2010/12/m-nativity-legend-recipe-and-printable.html

    Thanks for a great site - Tina "The Book Lady"
    http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com

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  45. These are adorable! You should add them to my Cookie Exchange Blog Hop!

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  46. I had never seen the "M&M Nativity" before. So now I'm going to borrow that from you and use it at church on Sunday! I think it is awesome! thanks for sharing!

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  47. linked to this today! thanks for sharing

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  48. This may be the simplest yet CUTEST Christmas dessert I've ever seen! And I just love the M&M story. Thank you SO much for linking these up to Homemade Christmas!

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  49. What a great story and yummy looking treats!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Would love you to link it up to my premier Food Fight Link party!
    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2010/12/food-fight-friday-vanilla-kipferl.html
    Happy Holidays
    Mari

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  50. Thank you for sharing this great festive treat - I made them last night for the teachers and aides for my children -they are so yummy.
    Happy Holidays ,
    Casey

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  51. I'm linking this post to my blog! They are so cute!

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  52. I had never heard this before. What a great legend to share at Christmas.

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  53. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Giving these to my young women tomorrow! Will be a frequent visitor to your blog! Thank you!

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  54. These look wonderful - I would love it if you linked them to my blog cookie exchange!

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  55. I did these for some Christmas presents. I used gramham crakers because my family doesn't really care for pretzels. They turned out great. I will also be making the printable poem you included as well. I have it saved on my computer already.
    -Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl
    http://olliebelle20.blogspot.com

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  56. Hi! Thanks for sharing this great idea last month. I made a few batches of them, blogged about it http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/2010/12/frugal-fast-and-festive-candy-cane.html and linked back to your post. :)

    Happy Holidays!

    Alison
    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  57. I just got some of these pretzel treats yesterday! So darling! :D

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  58. I shared your recipe and website with a recipe site I belong to. I will be making these today and can't wait. I also gave you credit for the recipe and picture.

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  59. Stopping by from Made By You Monday!

    So cute! I've received two bags of those treats this year so far, but not with the poem. I love it!

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  60. I simply love this post (and those cute treats too, would love to have a bite), especially the poem! It became my personal Christmas tradition to browse and find some short Christmas poems to read and sometimes include to my Christmas cards. This is really nice. Happy holidays!

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  61. wow its very nice blog post i really like it
    Christmas Eve

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