Christmas Pretzel Hugs

Take a salty waffle pretzel, add a sweet Hugs Chocolate Kiss and a M & M on top for the perfect Christmas snack. I made these with my 10-year-old granddaughter and we had so much fun. This could be a really fun snack to make with your little ones too.


Place parchment paper on a large

baking sheet or use a silicone mat.

Place about 70 waffle pretzels

on the parchment paper.

Unwrap the Hugs and pour

the M & M’s into a small bowl.

Place one Hugs on top of each pretzel.

Bake in a preheated 200 degree oven

for 4-6 minutes. Watch carefully after

4 minutes, mine took 6 minutes and

looked like this when they were ready.

Remove from the oven and immediately

drop one M & M in the middle of the

melted candy. Make sure the candy is

completely cool and set before

packaging them or stacking them.

Christmas Pretzel Hugs


  • 70 Hershey Hugs Kisses (or chocolate kisses)
  • 70 waffle salted pretzels 
  • 35 red M & M’s
  • 35 green M & M’s


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone mat.
  3. Place the pretzels on the parchment paper or mat.
  4. Unwrap the Hugs Kisses and place them into a small bowl. Place the M & M’s into another small bowl.
  5. Place one Hugs Kiss on top of each pretzel.
  6. Bake for 4-6 minutes watching carefully after 4 minutes. The chocolate should have melted enough that the tip is gone. Remove from the oven. 
  7. Place one M & M on top of one pretzel/chocolate and press lightly. If the chocolate is melted enough the M & M will sink slightly into the chocolate smoothly. If not, put it back into the oven in one minute intervals until melted. Immediately finish placing the M & M’s on top of the rest of the pretzels/chocolate.
  8. Allow the chocolate to completely cool and set before removing them from the baking sheet. I put mine in the refrigerator to set. Store in a covered container at room temperature.



  1. I remember when I first discovered Hugs in my teens. They are my favourite, and I prefer them more to Kisses (chocolate kind, I welcome real kisses anytime!). These look wonderful and straightforward to make. Will add them to the list. I’m for sure gonna tackle the pretzels.

    • They are at our house a lot so I have to keep them busy. Now that they are older, 7 & 10, they just help themselves to all my craft supplies and even make crafts by themselves. I try to get them both involve in cooking. My 10 year old loves to cook and bake, my 7 year old just wants to eat! Lol

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