Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs

These salty sweet candy corn pretzel treats are so simple to make!

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I have a lot of fun with pretzels and chocolate. What may be my favorite food combination EVER (except guacamole and chips… obviously), pretzels and chocolate have made quite the appearance on my blog this year.

The possibilities are endless! And for Halloween? A little candy corn action. Because I’m tad in love with those sugary little mallowcreme confections. The second they prematurely hit the shelves in September, I’m on it!

The idea of these is rather simple and they come together SO quickly. In fact, can we even call this a recipe? A “non-recipe recipe” if you will. Simply melt a Hershey’s Kisses Hug on a pretzel and top with a candy corn. Done. You could also get a little crazy and top with an M&M, Reese’s Pieces, or even a pecan. Or try Hershey’s Kisses in other varieties like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or caramel. These would also work wonderfully with the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses.

Whichever candy topper you chose and whichever Hershey’s Kisses flavor you’re using, be sure to have all of your ingredients ready to go when you begin because you’ll have to move fairly quickly. Once the hug is melted on the pretzel, press the candy corn immediately on top or else it won’t stick. When my candy corns were in place, I put the pretzel hugs in the refrigerator so that the chocolate would set quickly.

Let’s face it. I hardly have enough patience to sit through a commercial break, let alone wait for chocolate to harden on its own.

candy corn pretzel hugs

Bonus? They’re bite sized. Common, WHO doesn’t love a mini dessert?

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candy corn pretzel hugs

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: as many as you want
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

An easy Halloween treat! These salty sweet candy corn pretzel treats are so simple to make. This recipe makes however many you want.


Ingredients

  • circle or square-shaped pretzels
  • Hershey’s Kisses Hugs (or any flavor Kiss)
  • candy corn

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F (121°C).
  2. 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.
  3. While the Hugs are melting in the oven, get your candy corn ready because you will have to move quickly once the pretzels are out of the oven.
  4. Remove pretzel hugs from oven and gently press a candy corn down on each one. The Hug should flatten out when you press the candy corn on it. If it is not flattening out, place the pretzel hugs back in the oven for 30 more seconds.
  5. Let the pretzel hugs cool completely and let the chocolate set for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead Instructions: These are a great make ahead treat– make them 1-3 days before you need them and store covered in the refrigerator.

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  1. I made these last night for our family gathering today. They were a huge hit!! Will be making these for all holidays now 

  2. Iced Coffee Crafter says:

    Love this blog! Such a fun, bold way to share recipes. As a new blogger starting out, I really love reading yours. Thanks for the great baking ideas Sally!

  3. Can you microwave them instead of putting in oven?

  4. Connie Johnson says:

    My husband and I made these for an older adult get-together this evening. They were a HUGE hit! Now we’re brainstorming other snacks we can make with similar ingredients. Thank you!

    1. Connie, glad they were a hit at the party! The flavor possibilities are endless with these!

  5. Sally – I made these for a party and they were such a huge hit! I watched as people just grabbed handfuls as they walked by the bowl 🙂 I love making people happy with food! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Oh dear, I just tried making these with original Hershey Kisses, but they didn’t melt!? They taste ok, but don’t look anywhere near as lovely..

    1. Same here! I read on a different blog that they actually don’t melt on their own — pushing a candy onto the kiss is what makes it look “melted.” :/

  7. I make mine with rolos candies at Christmas and push a holiday colored M & M candy onto each one. They would look cute with the fall colored M&Ms for Halloween.

    1. Yes! They are great with rolos too – so many options! 🙂

    2. YES!! I use Rolo’s and a pecan half at Christmas for “Turtles”. There are so many different options for this quick and crowd friendly treat.

  8. I made these and stored in ball jar, after couple days when I went to eat them, bottoms weren’t crisp, kind of soggy, please help.

  9. I love the round pretzels! Can you let me know what brand you used and/or where to find them? I’ve tried searching online, but no luck!

    1. They are Utz brand! 🙂

  10. I made these this morning & followed your directions exactly. They turned out absolutely adorable & were so easy! The most tedious part is unwrapping the Hugs :). Thanks for a cute idea, Sally! I’m already envisioning red & green M & Ms for Christmas, candy hearts for Valentines Day, Red, White and Blue Sixlets for Fourth of July…. Limitless possibilities!
    PS I had to use square pretzels as I couldn’t find round. Still super cute. Where I live, the squares are called “waffle pretzels “.

  11. I made a comment on these way back in 2013 when my kids were still teens! We haven’t made them every year, but I’m making them again in the next day or so for both “kids” – youngest now a senior in college. There was some discussion of finding the round pretzels, but the “tiny twists” type made by Rold Gold and Snyder’s for instance work just fine. Also I notice this year Target has some very cute round-ish pretzels that look like spiderwebs so that’s my pick! These or the Halloween Bark also by Sally appeared at our house almost every year – I still have the candy eyes I use for the bark. Thank you!

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