Here is a very easy Christmas treat. There is minimal baking and all you need is patience and a steady hand. The cookies use square pretzels, Hershey’s Hugs and Christmas M & M’s. I found the recipe on Pinterest from Jaclyn of Cooking Classy.
It makes 70 treats. We will be taking these to North Carolina for the Grandkids. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with special hugs from me. May you have a magical time with your loved ones.
CHRISTMAS PRETZEL HUGS
70 Square pretzels (Do not use Butter Snaps)
70 Hershey’s Hugs, unwrapped
70 milk chocolate M & M’s. (I used Christmas ones)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper. Align pretzels on cookie sheet in a single layer then top each pretzel with one Hershey’s Hug chocolate. Bake in preheated oven for 4 – 5 minutes, until the chocolate is shiny and soft (but NOT melting, the chocolates should still hold their shape).
- Remove from oven and carefully place one M&M in the center of each soft Hug and press down on M&M to spread the chocolate. Place in refrigerator and allow to rest until chocolate has set, about 5 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
- Printable recipe