Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}


I just love everything about these fun little treats. Their sweet and lightly salty deliciousness, their beauty and of course, their simplicity. Holiday treats don’t get any easier than this. Another great thing about these bite size treats is that everyone loves them, young and old alike. They are perfect for a party, to give as a gift or even to make just for yourself because you simply must have them =). And when they take about 15 minutes to make, how could you not want to make these? I just love the holidays. Especially when these show up =). Enjoy!

Christmas Pretzel Hugs | Cooking Classy

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Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}

4.67 from 9 votes

Yield: 70


  • 70 square pretzels (do NOT use butter snaps)
  • 70 Hershey's Hugs chocolates (from nearly 1 full 12 oz package), unwrapped
  • 70 Milk Chocolate M&M's , I used the red and green Christmas package


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Recipe Source: adapted from g*rated

….and a little food pop art. Love food, love art and I love Photoshop. Don’t know how to do hardly anything with it but it’s fun to learn all that it can do.


  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Gorgeous! I love that black and white shot! December 12, 2012 at 3:09pm Reply

  • Donna: Just wondering why not to use butter snaps? They’re the same shape I think. Just wondered – since I have the butter snaps!! ha ha December 12, 2012 at 10:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Donna – you are more than welcome to use the butter snaps if you like the flavor of them =) and yes they are the same shape which is why I bought them on accident the other day. I didn’t like their flavor but if you like them of course you could use them =). I hope you enjoy these! December 12, 2012 at 9:49pm Reply

  • Anonymous: These look great! Can’t wait to try them! What website are these from? I would like to print the recipe. Thank you! December 10, 2012 at 5:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I adapted the directions from the link above, just below the recipe. I’m sorry I don’t currently have a print feature but am moving over to a new site hopefully by the end of the month which will have one. I hope you enjoy these tasty treats! December 11, 2012 at 11:28pm Reply

  • Diana Lesire Brandmeyer: Love this idea. I’m going to try them with gluten free pretzel. Hope it works. :)
    Diana December 10, 2012 at 4:17pm Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: i adore pretzel hugs… i’ve even made them with candy corns before! You have to try peanut butter m&ms next time Jaclyn. OMG. Amazing. LOVE the pop art photos. I know nothing about photoshop lol. I use Lightroom. December 10, 2012 at 6:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Sally! So am I the odd woman out, the only one that uses photoshop =). Like Averie’s I love your photos too I’m going to have to look into lightroom. December 10, 2012 at 11:19am Reply

  • GunDiva: I am so trying these today! Thanks for the great idea! December 9, 2012 at 11:15am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I love that pic with the red M & M popping out. I have tried and tried to learn Photoshop but I am way more geared toward Lightroom. Or geared toward many of these – love this holiday fave! December 9, 2012 at 9:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie! I always wondered about lightroom and how it works and now I know, your results are always amazing! December 10, 2012 at 11:18am Reply

  • سالومه: hi
    thank you so much for your blog
    for the oven 200 degree F or C ?? December 9, 2012 at 6:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You are welcome, thanks for the thank you =). It is 200 degrees F. All of the recipes I post are in Fahrenheit in case you want to try another. I hope you have a chance to make these! December 10, 2012 at 11:24am Reply

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