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Pretzel Hugs

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Pretzel hugs are the perfect easy treat for any holiday or gathering. With just 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes, you will have a super delicious treat ready to enjoy in no time. 

Pretzel Hugs

There is something about the combination of salty and sweet that I just can’t get enough of! If you are like me then you are going to want to quickly run to the store and grab pretzels, M & M’s, and Hugs to make these Pretzel Hugs. 

You will fall in love with these for so many reasons! First, they are easy. They use minimal ingredients. NOt only that, but Pretzel Hugs are super versatile for every occasion, and the flavors together are amazing, because everyone loves sweet and salty mixed together! 

Pretzel Hugs

If you love chocolate and pretzels be sure to try our Grinch Pretzels or our Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

What will I need to make Pretzel Hugs?

You will need the following supplies:

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Airtight container for storage 

Ingredients:

  • 35 Hershey’s Hugs Candy 
  • 35 M & M candies 
  • 35 square pretzels  

How to Make Valentine’s Day Pretzel Hugs

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. 
  • While the oven is heating, unwrap all of the Hershey hugs and set them aside. 
  • Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Next, arrange the desired amount of pretzels on the parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  • Top each square pretzel with one Hershey’s hug. Ensure the hug is in the center of the pretzel to avoid spill over. Once all of the hugs are in place, put the baking sheet in the oven for 3 minutes 30 seconds or until the hugs are slightly melted. 
  • Remove from the oven. Using a toothpick, gently jiggle the center of each hug to flood the chocolate on the pretzel. 
  • Then gently set in place one M & M in the center of each hug. Ensure you do not press down or the chocolate may run over the edge of the pretzel. Repeat this step until all the hugs have an M & M. 
  • Place on a cooling rack to cool at room temperature or you can also place them in the refrigerator or freezer for an expedited cooling. 
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  • Package in your favorite airtight jar or tin for a cute gift or serve immediately and enjoy!
Pretzel Hugs

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Oven times may vary. If your hug is not melted enough, heat for an additional 30 seconds. 
  • This recipe is so versatile. Swap out the color of M & M for whichever holiday or season is closest, or use a variety of colors. 
  • These are so simple to make and are perfect gifts for friends and neighbors. Wrap them up in a bag tied with a cute ribbon as an easy gift idea. 
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  • You can easily double or triple the batch of these. 
  • Be sure to not let the hugs fully melt in the oven. You want them to be soft enough to place the M&M on top, but not droopy. 
  • Be sure to give them plenty of time to set, if you store them too soon they will all stick together. 
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Storage

You will want to store your pretzel hugs at room temperature in an airtight container. 

Can You Freeze Pretzel Hugs?

If you want to save some for later, you can freeze them in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature when you are ready to enjoy. 

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What are some Pretzel Hug Variations?

There are all kinds of variations you can try of Pretzel Hugs. Use mini or round pretzels. For the Hugs, you can use any flavor or Hershey Kiss that you would like or even mini Peanut Butter Cups. Substitute your M&M’s for Pretzel M&Ms, Peanut M&M’s, Caramel M&M’s, or even Pecans.

Pretzel Hugs

Pretzel Hugs

Pretzel hugs are the perfect easy treat for any holiday or gathering. With just 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes, you will have a super delicious treat ready to enjoy in no time.

Ingredients

  • 35 Hershey’s Hugs Candy
  • 35 M & M candies
  • 35 square pretzels

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. 
  2. While the oven is heating, unwrap all of the Hershey hugs and set them aside. 
  3. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  4. Next, arrange the desired amount of pretzels on the parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  5. Top each square pretzel with one Hershey’s hug. Ensure the hug is in the center of the pretzel to avoid spillover. Once all of the hugs are in place, put the baking sheet in the oven for 3 minutes 30 seconds or until the hugs are slightly melted. 
  6. Remove from the oven. Using a toothpick, gently jiggle the center of each hug to flood the chocolate on the pretzel. 
  7. Then gently set in place one M & M in the center of each hug. Ensure you do not press down or the chocolate may run over the edge of the pretzel. Repeat this step until all the hugs have an M & M. 
  8. Place on a cooling rack to cool at room temperature or you can also place them in the refrigerator or freezer for expedited cooling. 
  9. Package in your favorite airtight jar or tin for a cute gift or serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

You will need the following supplies:
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Airtight container for storage

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 582Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 416mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 4gSugar: 54gProtein: 8g

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