I love sweet and salty snacks, and these Hugs Pretzel Bites are not only super cute and easy to make, but they have the perfect balance of sweet and salty– yum! Beware, these are highly addictive.
So, you’ve likely seen a version of these before, whether Hugs pretzels, or regular candy kisses on pretzels and topped with m&ms in various colors- to match whatever the season might be. I’ve also seen them with pecan halves instead of m&ms and also Rolos instead of kisses (another good option with an added bonus of caramel.)
I don’t know who to credit with this fabulous idea because they are kind of everywhere if you give it a search online, I just know that I love them, and if you haven’t made them yet, you must! It literally takes 4 minutes….well, okay, it takes some extra time to unwrap all of those Hugs, but you can do that while you’re watching a show and so that doesn’t count, does it?
How to Make Hugs Pretzel Bites
First thing you need? Pretzels- I think that the little square ones work best because they fit so neatly in the middle.
Next? Unwrap your Hugs!
Then, have your M&Ms nearby and try not to eat them while you get things ready (:
Preheat the oven to 325. Line a cookie sheet with parchment. Place your unwrapped Hugs in the center of each pretzel and bake for no more than 4 minutes. At that point, the Hugs will be soft but not super melty or messy.
Once you’ve removed the cookie sheet from the oven, place an M&M into each of the Hugs, slightly pressing down to finish the look.
Once the Hugs Pretzel Bites have cooled completely, they are safe to stack. I love the look of the colorful m&ms against the chocolate stripes. Such a fun little dessert!
- M&Ms (plain)
- Pretzels- I like the mini square ones
- Hugs chocolate candies (You can substitute Chocolate Kisses or Rolos also)
- Preheat the oven to 325
- Line up pretzels on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Unwrap Hugs and place one in the center of each pretzel.
- Place in the oven for 4 minutes (or just under). Be careful not to overbake.
- Remove from the oven and place an M&M into the center of each of the soft Hugs.
- Allow to cool completely.