Pretzel Hugs.

Once you pop – you really won’t stop. These easy Pretzel Hugs are sweet, salty, and addictive.

Once you pop - you really won't stop. These easy Pretzel Hugs are sweet, salty, and addictive.

If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few months, you may have noticed that I am a tad obsessed with chocolate covered pretzels.  They were the first “recipe” I ever made many years ago. I got my love for chocolate covered pretzels from my mom. She loves them with dark chocolate – yum. Chocolate covered pretzels quickly became my go-to treat for nearly every holiday.

Decorated with sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips, or caramel, the unique possibilities and variations of chocolate covered pretzels are endless!  Let your creative juices flow. They’re easy, quick, and pack a HUGE sweet/salty punch.

Today I’m sharing my latest little pretzel treats, Pretzel Hugs.

Pretzel M&M Hugs sallysbakingaddiction.com

Are these not the cutest things you’ve ever seen? Not only are they adorable, they are so easy. Stick a hershey kisses hug on top of a square pretzel. Melt for 3 minutes. Press an M&M on top. EAT!

For Christmas, I use red and green M&Ms.

Pretzel M&M Hugs for Christmas sallysbakingaddiction.com

Melt, press, eat! Enjoy.

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Pretzel Hugs

Once you pop - you really won't stop. These easy Pretzel Hugs are sweet, salty, and addictive.

Yield: however many you want... dangerous

Ingredients:

  • circle or square-shaped pretzels
  • Hershey 's Kisses Hugs
  • M&Ms

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250F degrees.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Align pretzels on the sheet. Unwrap Hugs and place one on each pretzel. Stick in the oven until the hug begins to melt down. Mine takes about 4 minutes.

While the Hugs are melting in the oven, get your M&Ms ready because you will have to move quickly once they are out of the oven.

Remove pretzel hugs from oven and gently press an M&M down on each one. The Hug should flatten out when you press the M&M on it.  If it is not flattening out, place the pretzel hugs back in the oven for 30 more seconds.

Let the pretzel hugs cool completely and let the chocolate set for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator. These are a great make ahead treat: make them 1-3 days before you need them and store covered in the refrigerator.

from Food.com

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10 Responses to “Pretzel Hugs.”

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cookingposted March 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Sally, these are so cute! Lovely little recipe, and I bet these were so delicious. There’s nothing I love more than the combination of sweet & salty. Yummm!

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    Baking Serendipityposted March 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    This is one of my favorites :) The green makes them a perfect St. Patty’s Day treat!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted March 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    YUM! I could eat the whole batch of these. They are so pretty too!

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    myfangaliciousposted April 3, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I love how simple the recipes are here and how cute everything looks. Love your blog!

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    Kathyposted August 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Can you give us an idea of the size pretzels you use for dipping, like those with the pink and red sprinkles in the post? Thanks.

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    Areshaposted December 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Forgot to tell you about these! I made them on Halloween for myself (no way I was giving them to the superheroes and princesses outside). I used dark chocolate kisses and peanut butter m&m’s… they were beyond perfect. Possibly the most satisfying thing I’ve ever made in so little time!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 9th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Woohoo!! So glad to hear that Aresha. These are quite possible the easiest little treats and they are just so darn tasty. I can’t stop eating them when a bowl is right in front of me. I love your idea – I may have to try that. Because I simply adore chocolate and peanut butter (and pretzels!) together! Thank you for reporting back :)

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    Kiraposted September 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    LOVE these!! Would they be able to be mad in advance? I have a girly get together next saturday and kinda wanna get things done sooner than later…would they go stale?

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    • Sallyreplied on September 5th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Hey Kira! Nope, they won’t go stale. Keep in the refrigerator until then. Hope you and your friends enjoy. Girls nights are the best.

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