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This pretzel candy gives you the perfect sweet and salty bite. Salty pretzels, sweet white and milk chocolate swirl Hershey's hugs, topped off with everyone's favorite- an m&m. These are a great treat to make for parties and holidays, because they're so easy and yet everyone LOVES them!
These pretzel candies are my husband's favorite treat. The number of these we eat over the holidays is actually quite incredible. I made them for both Christmas and Valentine's Day this year, and he was over the moon.
These are the perfect bite of sweet and salty- and that's what makes them dangerously delicious! You could eat and eat and eat and eat some more because you'll never get sick of them. Because of that, they're the perfect snack for holiday parties! And to make it a little extra fun, you can pick out m&ms at the grocery store that are the same colors as the upcoming holiday, so you'll be festive no matter when you make them!
And if you're after a super easy and very crowd-pleasing snack, these are just the ticket. These are super simple to make and come together in just 20 minutes (which gets significantly faster if you can get one of your kiddos or your hubby to unwrap the Hugs wrappers), so there's really no going wrong with these!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is there are just 3 ingredients, and no mixing or prepping beforehand! Just unwrap the hugs, place them on pretzels on a baking sheet, bake them up, then put an m&m on and voila! Done! Definitely no need to overcomplicate these.
Hugs: These can be hard to find sometimes; I usually have the best luck around holidays, which is when I stock up so I have these on hand whenever I need them. I've tried to make these with regular Hershey's kisses, and they don't melt quite right and don't have the signature taste that everyone loves so much from this pretzel candy. Because of that- I say stick with the Hugs!
Pretzels: I prefer to use the square pretzels and place a Hug on top, but you can experiment with the types of pretzel you use! The other kind that I've had success with are the round pretzels. The Hugs then go into the pretzels and melt in neat little circles. Delish!
M&Ms: I use regular m&ms, but feel free to experiment here! On Valentine's Day this year, some of my readers used the giant Valentine's m&ms and loved it!
Storage: Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 weeks.
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- 1 bag Hershey's Hugs
- 1 bag square pretzels
- 1 bag m&ms
- Preheat oven to 250.
- Place pretzels in a single layer on a baking sheet. Unwrap the Hugs and place one Hug on each pretzel.
- Bake the pretzels and Hugs until Hugs are melted, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and immediately place one m&m on the middle of each Hug.
- Allow to cool completely, then place in an airtight container or EAT! 🙂
Did you make these pretzel hug bites? I want to know! Post it on social media, tag @battersandblessings, and add #battersandblessings so I can see your creation 🙂