Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}


These Pretzel M&M Hugs are the perfect little festive treats for Christmas parties or gifts. They take no time at all to make and couldn’t be easier plus they look so impressive!

An overhead shot of Christmas Pretzel M&M Hugs

Pretzel M&M Hugs

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. A close up of Christmas Pretzel M&M Hugs

What You Need To Make Them

  • Square Pretzel Bites
  • M&M’s
  • Hersey’s Hugs Chocolates

You only need 3 ingredients to make these pretty little pretzel bites! Another great thing about them 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 =).

Top Tip: Pop these pretzel bites into cellophane bags and tie them with a pretty ribbon as a foodie gift at parties.

Christmas Pretzel M&M Hugs lying on a baking sheet

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Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}

4.67 from 12 votes

These Pretzel M&M Hugs are the perfect little festive treats for Christmas parties or gifts. They take no time at all to make and couldn't be easier plus they look so impressive!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas pretzels
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 70 pretzels
Calories: 31 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted from g*rated
Nutrition Facts
Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Potassium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 3g
Calcium 1%
Iron 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Elesha: Cindy you can do it with Rollos December 6, 2018 at 4:49pm Reply

  • Amanda: Made these last night. I followed the recipe-EXACTLY and they were perfect! No problems here.
    Kids love them.
    Thank you :) November 30, 2018 at 7:33am Reply

  • Irene: I used chocolate kisses. Also put Christmas sprinkles along with the red/ green mnms. Are the supposed to be a bit hard when you bite into them? They taste delicious November 26, 2018 at 1:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They shouldn’t be any harder than the hugs chocolates normally are. Were they chilled because that can definitely make a difference? November 26, 2018 at 2:48pm Reply

  • Diana: I use butter snaps all of the time and it’s fine- great recipe June 19, 2018 at 3:28pm Reply

  • Vergie sears: I did try chocolate a mess, did not melt, Im thinking of trying mint ones for sure. January 28, 2018 at 5:17am Reply

  • Vergie sears: What temp, tried 200 degrees not hot enought 250 degrees not hot enough, no mention of what ddgree please enlighten mr. Have made these twice, they dont melt down enough. January 28, 2018 at 5:13am Reply

    • Shanna: I usually leave them at 300 and watch them carefully. It’s a gamble though, especially if your not right there though. Other than that, 200 for about 20 min in my area for us. December 3, 2018 at 11:42am Reply

  • Cindy: Made these last year and turned out great! Tried this year with the Caramel kisses and could not get them to melt or smoosh, kept cracking every time and wouldn’t hardly budge at all. Finally just gave up. I guess I’ll stay with hugs unless someone knows how to make the Caramel kisses melt correctly. I tried time ranges from 2 minutes to 6 minutes and none were successful.???? December 30, 2017 at 2:13pm Reply

  • Sue: Hi all! Mine are cooling right now. First time. I will have to say that 2 minutes in a convection oven was too long. I’ll have to adjust for that in the future. No worries though. They may not be as pretty but I’m sure they’ll taste just as good! December 25, 2017 at 5:43pm Reply

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