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Valentine’s Day Pretzel Hugs & Kisses

on February 22, 2015

Happy (super belated) Valentine’s Day!! I decided to make pretzel hugs and kisses for Valentine’s Day this year and I’ve made them before for Christmas so these treats work for any holiday that has color themed M&Ms πŸ™‚


Start with your ingredients – square pretzels (they’re called snaps), Hershey’s hugs and kisses, and M&Ms.


I actually bought the kisses after I made the hugs batch πŸ˜› Spread the pretzels on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place a hug or kiss on top.



Put them into a 200 degree oven for 4-6 minutes. The hugs get softer much quicker than the kisses – they take about 4-5 minutes. The kisses took about 6-7 minutes. Once they’re soft and shiny (but still holding their shape!) take them out of the oven and place and M&M on top.


I use a chopstick to press the M&M down but when the chocolate isn’t ready, you end up with something like this…


Whoops. It’s still edible and delicious of course, but not as pretty if you’re giving them away. You put it back into the oven and kinda save it or you can leave it and eat it yourself πŸ™‚ Once you get the hang of it, I do it assembly line style to get the whole tray done.



I stick them in the fridge for a few minutes to cool them down quickly. Then I transfer them to a cooling rack so I can reuse the cookie sheet to make more. Once they’re completely cooled, you can store them in a container to bring to work like I did!


The salty sweet combination is so addicting! And because they’re so little, it’s really hard to stop at just one… πŸ˜›



Happy baking!



One response to “Valentine’s Day Pretzel Hugs & Kisses

  1. These are the best little treats!

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