Pretzel Hugs

These Pretzel Hugs are such a simple and fun treat that everyone will love!

I can’t believe that I have not posted these earlier ~ they are an all time favorite at my house and I make them quite often. They are just about the easiest treat you could possibly make, seeing as unwrapping the Hershey’s Hugs are the hardest part (and I have that down pat)!
My mom made these for the first time a bunch of years ago and they didn’t really interest me…until I tried them! They are 2 Pretzel Snaps (the square waffle pretzels) with a Hershey’s Hug sandwiched inside. Super easy and super addictive! Before I tried them I thought the salty sweet ratio was unbalanced, being as there are 2 pretzels for 1 Hug. I was wrong ~ they are PERFECT! I have tried to research where the original recipe came from to give them a little credit, but I was unable to find it online. I saw some that were similar, with one pretzel and an M&M, but not these perfect little sandwiches.
Here you are, and I know you will thank me later.
You will need:
2 bags of Hershey’s Hugs
1 “Pounder” bag of Pretzel Snaps
Big baking sheet
Waxed paper – for easy removal.

Preheat oven to 300
1. Unwrap Hugs
2. Line baking sheet with waxed paper – if you don’t have waxed, use parchment, but I strongly suggest you use paper just for ease. If you don’t have either, just use a non-stick
baking sheet.
3. Lay one pretzel down for every Hug and top each pretzel with a Hug.
4. Pop in the oven for 2 min, just until they are glossy and softish.
5. Remove from oven and let sit for 1 more minute, to continue the softening process.
**This is the only step you can make a mistake on – by laving them in the oven too long they will completely melt and run through the pretzel and all over your sheet and you won’t have a sandwich, just a mess.
6. Now top each hug with another pretzel pushing down gently, so it sticks together.
7. I pop the baking sheet in the fridge for 20-30 min. to cool them off.
You could most certainly let them dry at room temp, it will just take a little longer and trust me, you are going to want to eat these right away!!
Now I have tried to experiment a little with these using different kinds of Kisses, but the Hugs have turned out by far the best.

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April 3, 2009 4:59 am

I just stumbled across your blog, and may I say these look absolutely delicious! I might have to make some of these this weekend! Can’t wait to discover all the yummy treats on your blog!

April 4, 2009 1:07 am

These are cute, and I’m sure they’re pretty darn tasty! I’ll have to make these for my girls :-)

May 29, 2009 5:04 pm

Thanks! I'm making easy (& quick)treats for end of the year parties and this would be GREAT!

June 4, 2009 7:11 pm

Okay, Babygirl and I made these and the kids love 'em! As a matter of fact we're making another batch tonight!

March 25, 2010 6:55 pm

This is a great one! my mom recently did a very similar version but used Rolos instead. they were also fantastic as i'm sure these are.

October 20, 2012 1:50 am

I was just thinking a rolo on them sounds yummy!

September 4, 2010 2:49 pm

Why have I NOT noticed these before?!? I think these will have to be made today. And hidden- strictly for my eating only :)

December 5, 2010 8:58 pm

sweet! i have never seen these before but adore the faux turtles with a rolo and a pecan…yum

January 14, 2011 5:44 am

This is really lovely! I like the idea. This is awesome and I can't wait to try this one.
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October 7, 2011 7:01 am

I love how creative these pretzels are…i would never have thought to put marshmallows in there :)

October 22, 2011 8:22 pm

They aren’t marshmallows.

Hugs are by far my favorite Hershey’s candy. I even named my cat “Hugs” as a girl because her coloring was brown with white swirls. My family loves chocolate dipped pretzels, but these look so much easier! Can’t wait to try them!


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Sharon Honea
October 26, 2011 9:59 pm

Love These….. Will Make A Wonderful Christmas Present

October 26, 2011 11:59 pm

I make something similar at Christmas with my kids and they love them. Quick and easy turtles which a friend had forwarded to me from all recipes I believe. It’s the square pretzel and a roll. Bake that the same way and then as soon as they come out of the oven you press a pecan in the middle of the roll. YUMMY!

October 27, 2011 12:00 am

Darn spell check:) that was supposed to read rolo.

Lisa Hemstreet
October 30, 2011 4:35 am

Just made them with the Pumpkin Spice kisses for a Halloween party…DELISH!!!!

November 5, 2011 8:55 pm

My friends LOVED these! Everyday they asked if I brought some for them :) I was nice and shared… 😀

November 8, 2011 1:32 pm

I made these this past weekend for tailgating and they got RAVE reviews! I’m actually posting about them on my blog today. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

November 21, 2011 5:13 am

Made these tonight and I LOVE THEM!! A friend of mine has made them with the cookies and cream kisses and they are sooooo good!!! I highly suggest those as well as Hugs.

November 22, 2011 7:01 am

I have also made these using Rolo candies in place of the hugs.. Done the same way… Awesome..
Also you can omit the top pretzel square and put a pecan half on top works great too…. especially with the rolo filling…

I love the hugs idea as well I am going to put some in My Christmas gift boxes.

November 22, 2011 10:28 pm

Found these on Pinterest – thanks for the easy and fun recipe! Just finished making them with my daughter. We hope to share them this Thursday for a Thanksgiving snack…if they can make it in our house for the next 2 days!

November 23, 2011 3:01 am

my daughter found these and I am adding them to our list for Christmas.. will make a huge batch straight away, because I know they will be a hit. thank you ;o)

November 23, 2011 3:32 am

I just finished making these and am currently resisting the urge to dive into them face first…. Happy Thanksgiving… I am totally thankful for your post

November 23, 2011 10:42 am

I also found you on pinterest. These look so much easier to make than dipping the pretzels in chocolate. Need to try these instead.


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I Play Outside The Box
November 26, 2011 6:26 am

Made some of these to toss on a plate at Thanksgiving….they were a HIT! I know I’ll be making them again tomorrow, when 3 of my grands come to spend the day/night. Thanks for sharing!!

November 30, 2011 3:03 am

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December 1, 2011 12:02 am

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December 1, 2011 10:49 pm

These are awesome!!! Easy to make. Note to self wax paper is not a good thing in the oven.

December 2, 2011 7:52 am

I found you on Pinterest and tried this recipe, using the Candy Cane Kisses instead. I blogged about it today, and referred folks back to your blog to check out more of your recipes! Fabulous blog! XOXO

December 2, 2011 3:03 pm

Mmm these look delicious. I am going to make some of these with the kids this weekend.

December 2, 2011 9:51 pm

What temp should the oven be at? I’m thinking pretty low, but I don’t want to waste the hugs! :-)


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December 5, 2011 1:13 pm

THESE ARE AMAZING! I made them last night and they are already GONE. The perfect combination of sweet and salty. Mmmm… I am already going to make some more! Thank you for sharing. Of course the top button of my jeans will be holding on for dear life soon :)

December 9, 2011 1:02 pm

I saw a picture of these on Pinterest a while back and just did a test run of the recipe today for my annual neighbor Christmas gifts. All I have to say is O.M.G. I am in love! Thanks for sharing!

December 10, 2011 7:28 pm

These sound so wonderful… also try this~
Take a pretzel.
Put a Rollo candy on it.
Warm it in the oven for a few seconds.
Take it out and put a walnut or pecan (your choice) on it and smash it down a little bit.
Then cool in the fridge or freezer and … masterpiece :) So good!!

December 11, 2011 12:40 am

Found these on Pinterest. I made them for a girls’ get-together and EVERYONE loved them. They’re so easy but so yummy. Thanks for the recipe & idea!!

December 11, 2011 9:47 pm

I just made these and they are awesome! Thanks for the good directions and great recipe!


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December 13, 2011 4:01 pm

I used your recipe!! and I posted a link to your blog. Thanks so much

December 20, 2011 11:28 am

LET ME SAY! I found these on Pinterest! My class normally makes cookies for the firemen @ christmas but instead this year we made these and put green & red sprinkles on them! SUCH A HIT! <3 You're awesome !

December 20, 2011 10:24 pm

These are also great when made with peppermint kisses…and they turn out pretty too!

December 21, 2011 12:25 pm

Just made these using caramel-filled kisses… yummy!!

December 21, 2011 1:17 pm

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! thank you for giving me inspiration!!!
I made a batch with the Hugs, and then just made another batch with ROLOS–freaking amazing!!! try it!!! same steps as the Hugs, and oh-so-GOOD! 😀

December 21, 2011 9:31 pm

just finished making these holiday treats…thanks for the idea!


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February 2, 2012 9:50 pm

I just made these from your recipe and they are AWESOME!!!!…Thank you…

February 14, 2012 10:38 am

I’ve been a fan of chocolate covered pretzels for years! I saw this recipe yesterday on Pinterest so I just had to try it… it was super fast and easy to make and they taste great! Thanks for the nice little shortcut to (and money savings on) one of my favorite treats!

March 14, 2012 12:51 am

i love these i just made some with caramel kisses and the original ones they turned out really good


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June 6, 2012 8:09 am

Yummy! Can’t wait to make these.

September 8, 2012 11:49 pm

Yum! Great combo!