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.
ENJOY!

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Pretzel hugs


Ingredients:

  • 2 bags of Hershey’s Hugs
  • 1 “Pounder” bag of Pretzel Snaps
  • Big baking sheet
  • Waxed paper or parchment – for easy removal.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. Unwrap Hugs
  3. 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
  4. baking sheet.
  5. Lay one pretzel down for every Hug and top each pretzel with a Hug.
  6. Pop in the oven for 2 min, just until they are glossy and softish.
  7. Remove from oven and let sit for 1 more minute, to continue the softening process.
  8. **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.
  9. Now top each hug with another pretzel pushing down gently, so it sticks together.
  10. I pop the baking sheet in the fridge for 20-30 min. to cool them off.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jennifer Hupp
December 9, 2019 4:46 pm

We use candy cane kisses!

Karen
July 25, 2014 7:37 pm

Just made these for a “big girl pj party” (we’re all 60+!) using the caramel filled kissed…to die for!!!!! YUM!

Theresa
December 12, 2013 11:36 pm

I just made these! They look Great.. I have a Christmas snack exchange where I have to make 8 dozen snacks and this turned out perfect for me. Thank you.

Alexis Hoekstra
November 9, 2013 2:23 am

Thanks for the quick reply and the info! My daughter is excited to cook up these yummy treats.

Alexis
November 7, 2013 1:54 am

Silly question I’m sure but do you too the pretzel with the melted hug with another pretzel with a melted hug on it (ex flipping it on top of its neighbor) or with a pretzel that hasn’t been in the oven. In the description you say the ratio is 2 hugs to 2 pretzels but then it isn’t clear to me when you just say take another pretzel. Probably thinking too hard about it but I would love my daughter make these and I want it to work out for her. Thanks.

Roberta Rader
November 6, 2013 1:50 pm

How can I print this recipe?

Diane
November 2, 2013 5:20 pm

I have made these for years with Rolos….salty creamy caramel goodness…mmmmmm.

Nana
October 25, 2013 3:01 pm

I make this using the butter flavor waffle pretzels and put Rolos in the middle. Give that a try! Chocolate and caramel! Delecious

August 13, 2013 11:33 am

I just made these with my kids and I have to say thank you so much for the idea! Not only can the kids help but they can do most of it themselves. I have a hard time finding things to make where I can let all 3 of my children join in without being in the way but they were eager to unwrap all the candies and take turns putting them on the pretzels. I think a few candies disappeared in the process though…lol

August 1, 2013 12:49 pm

Thank your mom for me, as these were delicious! I dedicated a post on my blog to these and linked back to your blog 🙂

http://www.domesticfemme.blogspot.com/2013/08/pretzel-hugs.html

Elizabeth
January 28, 2013 4:50 pm

I’ve found that these are better without the pretzel on top- the sandwiched hugs have a less prominent chocolate taste.

Tara
January 21, 2013 1:40 pm

all I can say is BRILLIANT!!

Amanda
December 21, 2012 9:07 pm

All of our local stores were sold out of hugs, so we used cookies & creme kisses instead. They worked just as good as hugs.

December 9, 2012 10:36 am

I didn’t have these particular ingredients. I did find mini pretzels and used both the cordial cherry kisses and the mint kisses and they were awesome.

December 3, 2012 10:24 pm

I just made a batch of these gems! I loved them, my husband loved them & can’t wait for my Christmas Bunco group to sample them. They are quick, tasty & look like I spend way more time on them. Give them a try!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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