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Red and green candy topped Christmas Pretzel Hugs on a white background.

Christmas Pretzel Hugs

Salty pretzels topped with a Hershey's Hug candy and red and green M&M.
Course Christmas, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Assembly Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 75 pieces
Calories 31kcal


  • 75 square pretzels
  • 75 Hershey's Hugs
  • 75 milk chocolate M&M's red and green Christmas variety


  • Preheat oven to 200°F. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat baking mat. 
  • Place the pretzels on the baking sheet in a single layer. 
  • Unwrap the chocolate hugs and place 1 hug in the center of each pretzel. 
  • Bake for 4-5 minutes or until the chocolate is shiny and soft, but not melting (chocolates should still hold their shape). Remove from the oven and immediately press an M&M in the center of each melty hug, gently pressing down on the M&M to spread the chocolate.
  • Let chocolate set (can do so at room temp, in the fridge, or freezer). Store in an airtight container. 


Storing and Freezing: Store the treats in an airtight container or Ziplock bag at room temperature for 1-2 weeks. Since these Christmas hugs stay good for a week or so, you can definitely make them ahead of time.
Freeze the treats in a Ziplock bag once completely set. They'll last in the freezer for 2-3 months.


Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg