Valentine’s Hugs {Pretzel M&M’s!}

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Give everyone you love some Valentine’s hugs this year! And why not? Pretzel M&M’s are such sweet little chocolate candy bites and are so easy to make you’ll want to make them all the time!

Like chocolate covered strawberries or these Valentine’s blondies, this sweet treat is perfect for Valentines Day! But with just 4 ingredients it is so quick and simple to make.

Valentines Hugs on parchment paper with chocolate on the side

How to Make Pretzel M&Ms

You don’t need a lot of time (or talent!) to make Pretzel M&M’s. Just a dash of creativity makes this treat so much fun to make!

  1. Lay out pretzels evenly on a baking tray and place one unwrapped Hershey’s hug on top of each pretzel.
  2. Bake about 4 – 6 minutes or until the candy is melted enough to stick to the pretzel.
  3. Remove the candies from the oven and immediately top with M&M’s while the chocolate is still warm.

Let pretzel M&M’s cool completely before serving.

Valentines Hugs on a baking sheet


Even better, you can customize Hershey Hugs with different colored m&m’s for each holiday or special occasion!

  • Halloween – Try orange and brown candies (or sprinkles) melted into a Hershey kisses.
  • Christmas – Or red and green candies (or sprinkles) melted into white Hershey Kisses!
  • Easter – Try a combination of green, yellow, or pastel pinks and blue!
  • Celebrations – Pink and blue for a baby shower! Whatever your favorite team colors are, Pretzel Hershey Kiss candies are the perfect recipe to ‘show your colors!’

Why not layer them in a mason jar, tie with a ribbon and give to a friend? Hershey hugs are a thoughtful way to show someone you care.

Valentines Hugs in a pile

How to Store

Keep in an airtight container at room temperature. Hershey hugs can be fragile, so store them in a single layer if you can.

Sweet Treats for Valentines Day

Valentines Hugs on parchment paper with chocolate on the side
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Review Recipe

Valentine’s Hugs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 35 pretzels
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Pretzel M&M’s are such sweet little chocolate candy bites and are so easy to make you’ll want to make them all the time!


  • 35 Hershey's Hugs
  • 35 Pretzels Square or Small Pretzels
  • 35 M&M's in seasonal colors
  • Sprinkles if desired

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  • Preheat oven to 175°F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Lay out pretzels and top with unwrapped Hershey's Hugs.
  • Bake approximately 4-6 minutes or just until Hugs become soft and shiny (but not melted, they will continue to melt once removed from the oven). Remove from oven and immediately top with M&Ms.
  • Cool completely and serve... these are adorable put in a mason jar and tied with a ribbon as a gift!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1pretzel, Calories: 31, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 1mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 2IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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