Christmas Pretzel Hugs and a Merry Christmas

December 23rd, 2013

Pretzel Hugs 3

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.

Pretzel Hugs 1

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.

Mimi&Gampy Christmas Card

Card designed by The Green Kangaroo.  Photo by Azul Photography.


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

5 responses to “Christmas Pretzel Hugs and a Merry Christmas”

  1. Sam Hoffer says:

    Your Christmas card is fantastic Penny and your grandchildren are adorable. I know they will love these pretzel treats. Merry Christmas to you and David.

  2. Pam Thurow says:

    Great card and cute grandchildren! Merry Christmas!

  3. Karen (Back Road Journal) says:

    What a cute card and beautiful grandchildren. I know they will really enjoy these little treats. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

  4. CarlaHR says:

    Thank you for all your lovely recipes – quite a few of them are now family favourites. Wishing you a lively Christmas soent with your loved ones and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

  5. bellini says:

    I couldn’t let another day go by without wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas Penny. Eat lots and smile often.

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