Pretzel Hugs Recipe

Pretzel Hugs are so easy to make and look so pretty, too. Wrap them up in a pretty container for a great gift idea!

pretzel hugs

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.

Pretzel hugs can be made with any type of M&M’s to change up the color. I chose red and green since I am making them for Christmas.

Pretzel hugs also make great gift ideas. Wrap them up in a pretty container and add a bow on top and you’ve got yourself a beautiful and delicious gift!

Pretzel Hugs – The Recipe

What you need:

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.

What you do:

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!

What’s your favorite recipe that can also make a pretty gift idea?

Looking for more quick & easy desserts? I recommend trying these:
Pumpkin Muffins
Eclair Cake – No-bake and so delicious!
Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Pretzel Hugs


  • Square Pretzels (not butter flavored)
  • Hershey’s Hugs chocolates, unwrapped
  • Milk Chocolate M&M’s


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Align pretzels in a single layer on the paper, then top each pretzel with a Hershey’s Hug.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 4-5 minutes; just until the chocolate is shiny and soft, but not completely melted. Remove from oven and place an M&M on top of each melted chocolate. Press down to spread out the chocolate. 
  • Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes or so, until the chocolate has set. Put in air-tight containers. 
pin it for later
Pretzel Hugs

Thank you for sharing!
  • 3


Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

You may also like...


    1. Thank you!

  1. Adorable!! Love your new header, too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!

  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:


    1. Very! 😁

  3. I love these!!! So yummy!

    1. They are very good!!

  4. Wonderful. Will try these. Used to do something similar with mini pretzels and Rolos. Thanks for new ideas

    1. You’re very welcome! I hope you enjoy! I bet the Rolos and pretzels are good, too. I’ll have to try that!

  5. They look like they should be in a store window…beautiful.

    1. Thank you!

  6. Mmmmmm nice!

    1. Thank you! They’re very addictive!

  7. Those look so festive. I do something similar with the square pretzels and rolo candies, then i top them with a pecan half.

    1. That sounds delicious! I’m really going to have to try the pretzels and rolos. 😊

      1. They are really good too. they are like turtles.

  8. […] via Recipe – Pretzel Hugs […]

  9. Devinder Maan says:

    Michelle, these look amazing. I would love to try them next year. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them!

  10. Those are so festive! I’m going to make some and send it off to family back east. I’m sure they’ll travel well. Hopefully, I can find the Hershey hugs! We never seem to have them here and I think that’s just weird. – Can’t wait to make these! Thanks!

    1. Good luck finding them! I see them more around Christmas time than any other time of the year. I hope your family enjoys them!

  11. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    1. Thank you!

  12. Looks and sounds yummy!

    1. Thank you! They are very good! Addictive, too. 😁

      1. You’re welcome! I’m sure they are. πŸ˜ƒ They will be nice treats when my kids have visitors.πŸ˜‰

  13. Kids would go crazy for them. Michelle, I really like the new look of your blog. It’s just amazing.

    1. Yes they would! My daughter loves them! Thank you so much!

  14. Oooh what a great, creative idea! Love this!

    1. Thank you! They’re super easy, too!

  15. Very nice! I like it. Please check out my blog.

    1. Thank you!

  16. Sister Betty Jo... The Journey says:

    Good!! Job!! Michelle!! Looks Yummy!! Happy Bless New Year 2019 to you and your family. ((Hugs))

    1. Thank you! Wishing you a very blessed new year!! πŸ€—

  17. These are adorable, and look amazing for something that is so simple! It looks like something you’d find in a bakery over in the UK ☺️
    Beka |

    1. Thank you! I love that they are so easy and quick! β™₯️

  18. Oh My Gosh!!! These are just awesome!!!

    1. Thank you! They’re very easy, too!

  19. What a cool recipe! I like the striped kisses! I have used rolos in the past and these things vanish almost as soon as they are cool! I am loving your new blog look πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! These are very addicting for sure! I’m really going to have to try the rolos! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you!

  20. Now I am hungry…lol. I think I am going to make these. Probably won’t come out as good as yours, but I am going to try. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Lol! I’m sure they’ll be great! I hope you enjoy them!

  21. It look too πŸ˜‹ yummy

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  22. These are so sweet looking and simple to do, and as someone who messes up baking a lot, I love a simple recipe!

    1. I have the same problem, so I always look for something simple! πŸ™‚

  23. Hey, thanks for following my blog.
    Pretzels! They’re so shiny! My dear, this must have been a feast not just for the eye!
    I also like the word ‘Pretzel’ it sounds so cute – in Germany we say Brezel but usually mean the bigger saltier version;)
    All the best

    1. ”’Brezel’ is a neat word! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for reading!

  24. Fabulous recipe!!! All my favorites! Thanks

    1. Thank you! I love these, too. πŸ™‚

  25. Love this! Going to try this for the holidays. 😊

    1. Thank you! They are really easy to make, too. πŸ™‚

I love to hear from you!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.