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Easter M&M Pretzel Hugs

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They look so simple they must be easy to resist, but these Easter M&M Pretzel Hugs are so addicting you’ll want to love us and curse us at the same time.

Many mini pretzels lined on a baking sheet with barely melted hershey's hugs topped with easter colored m&ms. Easter Pretzel Hugs with m&ms!

Easter M&M Pretzel Hugs are such unsuspecting little devils. Years ago our friends brought some over with a sweet note expressing their love for our family. Not because we are anything special, but because they are and choose to make others feel of their love for them.

Cade and I had never had M&M pretzel hugs, but after our first bite something crazy happened, I wanted to send the kids to bed and hide in the closet with a good book to enjoy every last one, alone.

Don’t worry, I shared and Cade was grateful, haha. How is it that something so simple could be so good?

What are Pretzel Hugs

What are Easter Pretzel Hugs? Oh, let me tell you. It’s the easiest treat to make, even our two year old can do it. In fact, he did.

Pretzel hugs are merely pretzels, Hershey’s hugs candies and an M&M on top.

Many mini pretzels lined on a baking sheet with barely melted hershey's hugs topped with easter colored m&ms. Easter Pretzel Hugs with m&ms!

How to Make Pretzel Hugs with M&Ms

Our 2 year old was having the most grouchy day and as much as I adore him I was beyond exhausted. Boys are busy in a whole new way, but add on a bad attitude and it can really wear on you. I plopped him up on the counter and thought, chocolate will fix this.

And it did.

Because I’m a genius. All moms and dads are.

He unwrapped every hug and plopped it down on the pretzels. I was shocked he was doing such a good job and only 1/4 of them were ending up in his mouth. Which is pretty good.

Next, we turned the oven on very low and placed the entire cookie sheet of pretzels in the oven to melt the chocolate hugs. As soon as they looked shiny we pulled them out and pressed an M&M on top. Many more of those little ones ended up in his mouth, but by this point I was in such a hurry before the chocolate cooled I didn’t even care.

Poor kid had a really hard time being lifted off the counter and separated from the chocolate but it was necessary so they could cool and harden, man I love Easter M&M Pretzel Hugs!

Mini pretzels topped with a barely melted hershey's cookies n cream hugs and an easter m&m

Easter Pretzel Hugs

And that was it! We stored our Easter Pretzel Hugs in an airtight container and later wrapped them up to deliver them to different friends.

Actually, that’s not true. When all the kids were home I took our eldest with us and told her we were going to say a prayer, start to drive and stop at any house we felt inspired to stop at (all people we knew) and it ended up being a really special night for us as mother and daughter. If he hadn’t had a rough day I might not have bonded with our daughter in that way that night. Sure there would be other chances but I never want to be blind to the tender mercies of heaven.

Silpat Liners for Baking Sheets

Before you head off to make these Easter M&M Pretzel Hugs, can I just tell you what my two must have kitchen items are, and not just for this recipe, and you do need them for this recipe as the clean up and ease of pulling them off for storage will be better, but just in general. Our Baking Sheets and Silpat baking liners are the best purchase ever.

You don’t want to use dark baking pans as they cook differently than light colored baking pans. The dark surface will over cook almost every time whether or not you even realize it and it will only get worse with time.

Silpats will help you to have an even bake, wash quickly and make it so easy to pull things off of the pan. Bonus points, they are re-useable a gazillion times over so no more spending money on parchment paper.

Easter M&M Pretzel Hugs

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Easter Pretzel Hugs

3.08 from 14 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 100
They look so simple they must be easy to resist, but these Easter M&M Pretzel Hugs are so addicting you'll want to love us and curse us at the same time.


  • 1/2 bag Pretzels Mini
  • 1 bag Candy Hershey's Hugs, We used cookies n cream
  • 1 Bag Candy Easter M&Ms


  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  • Place pretzels on a Silpat lined baking sheet. Top each pretzel with an unwrapped "Hug" candy and bake for a couple of minutes or until the chocolate is shiny and beginning to soften.
  • Remove from oven and quickly top with an M&M on each one. Let cool and set completely before storing in an airtight container.


Should be stored in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Easter Pretzel Hugs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I’m sure these were great! I used cookies n cream eggs and it totally didn’t work. They just crumbled instead of melted. I should have stuck with hugs.

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    • Dang it! That is good to know actually. The chocolate must be just different enough. Sorry they didn’t turn out!

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  • I am going to try these with Cadbury eggs and maybe a rolo!

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    • Yum! Happy Easter! We would love to see pictures of the finished product!

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  • Easter Pretzel Hugs, would love to make but I have never heard of Hershey Hugs. Checked the grocery stores candy isles an can’t find?????????

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    • Hi Linda! Have you tried Walmart? I’ve never had a problem finding them there. You can also grab them on Amazon. If all else fails, you can just use regular Hershey’s Kisses. Enjoy!

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  • Is the oven temp in F or C? If C, what F would it be? Also, at the end of instructions it says cook completely. Should that be cool completely? I’d like to make these but need to get clarification of instructions. Thank you

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    • It is Fahrenheit. And thank you for letting me know about the “cool” being spelled wrong. That has been corrected.

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  • These are so cute and easy to make!! I’m making them with my boys tonight!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Yay! I love that! Enjoy! And thank you!

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  • Afraid the nutrition still looks incorrect! An entire Hershey Kiss hug has more calories,etc than this.

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    • You are absolutely right! Thank you! I’m looking into it now.

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  • Hmm, Did you make a mistake on the nutritional information? 11 calories per serving (5 pieces) seems low.  The fish oil capsule I take has 10 calories…..just sayin.

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    • Yikes, not sure where 5 came in but that was for 1. 🙂 Fixed it!

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