I have been making these pretzel hugs for Christmas for the past few years. They are wonderful for gifting and super easy to make. They are pretty, too, unless your bag of pretzels are broken – like mine were. Since I was not presenting them to Gordon Ramsay I figured they would be okay.
To make these, you will need square pretzels (not buttered flavored!) I have seen star shaped pretzels in the past, but I couldn’t find them this year. I thought they would be cute for Christmas. You will also need Hershey’s Hugs and a bag of M&M’s. I used red and green because I was making them for Christmas. They are also pretty with the regular M&M’s.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. (I used wax paper because I was out of parchment paper and I refused to go back to the store for the 100th time.)
Align the pretzels on the paper in a single layer.
Place one hug on the top of each pretzel.
Bake in the preheated oven for 4-6 minutes. You want the chocolate to be shiny and soft, but not entirely melted!
Place an M&M on top of the slightly melted hug and press down gently; just enough to spread the chocolate a little bit.
Put them in the freezer to allow them to set, about 15 minutes or so. When they are set, put them in an air-tight container.
These are pretty wrapped in cellophane bags tied with a ribbon, or placed in cute little tins for gifting.
The sweet and salty combined makes these pretzel hugs highly addictive, so you’ve been warned!
A sweet and salty treat perfect for gift giving.
- Square Pretzels (not butter flavored)
- Hershey’s Hugs chocolates, unwrapped
- Milk Chocolate M&M’s