Pretzels and Hershey Kisses with a candy treat on top. Another sweet oldie, but goodie!
I LOVE those Hershey Kisses and pretzel treats! Everyone makes them for Christmas but I make them for all holidays. It is so easy to make these seasonal just with the colors of the M&Ms!
I've heard these Chocolate pretzel bites called other names too. You may have heard of them as an Elf's nose, a Hershey's hug, Pretzel M&M hugs, or as my kids call them, those chocolate pretzel M & M things.
Small candy treat.
M&M's are traditional.
Optional - almonds, pecan halves or walnuts
1. Unwrap the Hershey Kisses. If you are making lots, this takes longer than you think : ).
2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Place pretzels on a baking sheet. Parchment paper or a silicone mat will make the cleanup a little easier. I prefer using the regular small twist pretzels but other people prefer the waffle ones.
4. Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss on the center of the pretzels.
5. Bake for about 4 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Others I know do higher and faster but I tend to scorch my chocolate that way.
6. Gently place your topping treat on the Kiss and press it down into the Kiss. Or if using almonds (or walnuts) place on the kiss and press it down.
7. Cool slightly and let the chocolate set before you devour them.
Perfect neighbor or teacher gift for Christmas!
Make these a more adult treat by using dark chocolate and an almond. It feels healthier too!
Perfect snack for Easter!
I found these fun Kisses in pastel colors and these delicious M&Ms. These M&Ms have peanuts in them so they added another layer of flavor to these treats!
I even remember the first time I tried these. We were having dinner at a friend's house and her husband looked forward to these as a gift from his students. Not expensive. Not difficult. But, ohhhh soooo good!
And, so appreciated by others! What a nice and simple teacher gift? Or a little thoughtful girlfriend treat! Or, treat your kids or a group of their friends.
These are great treats to share. I like putting these into mason jars and sharing them. They are always appreciated.
I've seen and heard many ways to melt the chocolate. I prefer the low and slow method so I don't burn the chocolate kisses.
Pick out and use the seasonal or appropriate festive colors for your pretzel and Hershey kisses snack.
Or, wander the grocery store like I did and find seasonal candies. My kids loved the candy corn ones and the pumpkin ones.
I LOVED the almond ones.
A slightly healthier alternative. I hope!
Keep these in mind for other special times - They are perfect for Valentines Day too! Just use red M&Ms or any red chocolate candy on top.
Storage tips and how package to give away
I recommend you store these in an airtight container in a cool location. I don't keep them in the fridge but I know some people do.
My favorite ways to give these away are in a mason jar (you choose the size). People can always reuse a mason jar with a lid! You can also put them in a cellophane bag, letting kids decorate with fun seasonal stickers or a seasonal colored bow.
Hope you enjoy these yummy treats! These pretzel and Hershey kisses treats are simple, yummy, and quick. Plus, you can get your kids involved unwrapping those kisses.
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Pretzels and Hershey Kisses - Super Simple Snack!
A fun seasonal treat! Pastels for Easter, Fall colors for Halloween, and red & green for Christmas. Easy, quick and very appreciated as a teacher's gift, neighbor gift or just as a tasty treat!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 14 minutes
- Category: treat
Small candy treat.
M&M’s are the traditional candy treat. But you can use small candies (Fall pumpkins). And, don't forget to color coordinate the color with the holiday.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
Unwrap the Hershey Kisses.
Place pretzels on a cookie sheet. I prefer the regular small pretzels or the waffle ones.
Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss on the center of the pretzels.
Bake for about 4 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gently place your topping treat (candy) on the Kiss and press it gently down into the Kiss.
**Have the family help unwrap the Hershey Kisses - That's what takes the longest time in this recipe.
I usually use milk chocolate kisses. But, you can also find dark chocolate or a variety of other kisses.
Instead of using M&M's - a healthier twist would be using a nut - almonds, pecan halves and walnuts work.
I know some people love using Rolo chocolates! The additional caramel gives it a delightful extra texture and flavor.