Holiday Pretzel Treats

Salty pretzels combine with sweet chocolate for these fun treats that make a yummy gift few can resist. (In fact, you may want to make some extras for yourself!)

  • Bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels
  • Hershey’s Kiss or Hershey’s Hug
  • M&M’s candy 

  1. Heat the oven to 170F. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey’s Kiss or Hershey’s Hug.
  2. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M’s candy into the center of each Kiss.
  3. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.      Thanks Family Fun Magazine.
Ingredients: Chocolate
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Comments & Reviews

  • So colorful! And a favorite ~ chocolate and pretzels!

    Thank you for posting recipes. It’s fun to try new things and it helps to know that you have made the recipe and worked for you.

  • I have had these with a Rolo pressed on the pretzel, topped with a pecan half. Drizzles with white chocolate. They are made in the microwave.

    • That’s what we make, too. Or, sometimes, instead of the Rolo, we use a miniature Reese’s and press peanuts into the top intead of pecans. It’s really a versatile idea. I like it because my son has been helping with them since he was only 2 or 3, and so he can give some to grandpa and honestly say “I made it myself” which makes him feel very proud. And they’re really tasty, too!

  • wow soo cute and easy, I’m going to have to try this one.

  • We have been making these for at least 10 years at our house- the salty sweet combo is the best! All my coworkers ask for them each Christmas! Also good with mint m&m’s or kisses!

  • We make these every year. They are a favorite! A couple of things to note. One, you really don’t need the waffle shaped pretzels, mini pretzels work just as well and are often cheaper. Two, don’t leave the chocolate in too long or you’ll get a white film after it hardens. (Getting the chocolate out at the right time is always a little tricky for us. We have to test over and over again.) Three, DON’T do different type of hershey kisses together. The mint and the white melt quicker and will throw off the rest of the batch. Four, it usually takes a lot longer than 10 minutes to really set before you throw them in a bag. I usually carefully take them from my baking tray onto another cookie sheet after they’ve cooled and then I leave them overnight (sometimes in my cool garage) before I put them in a plastic bag. Otherwise, the candies usually leave a greasy film on the inside of the plastic and it doesn’t look quite as pretty. Those are my little tidbits. Enjoy making (and eating) these. They are terrific!

  • We make these almost every Christmas. Yum! I use Fred Meyer store brand waffle pretzels since they are cheaper than Snyders. Use Christmas clearance kisses and M&M’s to make Valentine (red and white) and St. Patricks (green and white) day versions. Chocolate usually keeps okay for a few months. Enjoy!

  • AWESOME! I always make chocolate covered pretzels each year and they are so VERY time consuming so I may try these this year!

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