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.

72 Responses

  1. Kaitlin

    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!
    Kaitlin

  2. Ingrid

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

  3. BEK

    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.

    1. Megan

      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!

  4. Michelle

    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!

  5. Tami

    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.

  6. Nancy

    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.

  7. 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!

  8. Melanie

    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)

  9. dana

    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

  10. I Play Outside The Box

    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!!

  11. Melissa

    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 🙂

  12. Lisa

    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!

  13. Breon

    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!!

  14. JB

    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!!

  15. 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 !

  16. Janna

    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! 😀

  17. nikki

    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!

  18. Ericalynn

    This are amazing! I went to the store looking for hugs but the store I went to didn’t have any. I bought the caramel filled kisses instead and let me tell you…. I do not regret it. They are heavenly. The kids love them too!

  19. alisa

    I love these. Going to make them and after I refrigerate them to firm them, I am going to dip them in chocolate…dark and/or white. Just for chocolate lovers…;) Thanks for sharing!!

  20. Nana

    These are really good done with rolos in place of the kisses also…..I use the pretzel, put a rolo on top….put them into the oven for just a couple of minutes…and them place a pecan half on top of the softened rolo and flatten just slightly to get the pecan to stick to the treat……YUMMY…..salty, caramel and chocolate……
    I’m gonna try the kisses next time….we haven’t done those, but they look and sound scrumptous….

  21. 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!

  22. 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

  23. Alexis

    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.

  24. Theresa

    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.

  25. Karen

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

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