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M&M Pretzel Hugs

close up overhead shot of a bowl of M&M Pretzel Hugs
These quick and easy M&M pretzel hugs are a fun, festive, sweet and salty treat. Perfect for parties or gifts. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Cool Time 8 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 84
Calories 31 kcal


  • 84 square mini pretzels
  • 84 Hershey’s hugs unwrapped
  • 84 M&M's red and green


  • Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  • Unwrap the Hershey's hugs and set aside.
  • Using a large baking sheet place a silicone baking mat on the sheet, place the pretzels on the mat in rows. You can put them all pretty in lines or just fit them all on there.
  • Place an unwrapped Hershey’s hug on the center of each pretzel.
  • Put the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until the chocolate is soft but not melted all flat.
  • Remove the baking pan and gently push the M&M's on top of each Hershey’s hug.
  • Let them cool for the chocolate to harden. You can also place them in the fridge or freezer if you’re in a hurry.


TIP: You can use any amount of the ingredients in equal numbers. You could make smaller or larger pretzel M&M batches easily. 
TIP: Unwrapping the candy is a great place for little hands to help out!
TIP: You can also use parchment paper. The mat doesn’t slide so it is preferable, though. 
TIP: Don’t melt the chocolates fully. They should still be standing and a bit shiny but not fully melted. You want them soft enough to push the M&M’S on them. You can always pop them back into the oven for a minute more if you need to.
TIP: You can put more than one M&M on each mini pretzel if you’d like.
TIP: Be sure to let the chocolate set fully before you package or store them, otherwise they’ll smudge and stick.


Sodium: 17mgCalcium: 10mgVitamin A: 2IUSugar: 3gFiber: 1gPotassium: 1mgCholesterol: 1mgCalories: 31kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 2gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 4gIron: 1mg