Here’s a quick and simple recipe that’s one of my favorites around the holidays. You don’t need any baking skills to make these little treats. In fact the hardest part of the recipe is unwrapping all the Hershey Hugs!
The three ingredients you’ll need to make these snacks are pretzel rings, Hershey Hugs candies, and M&M’s. If you can’t find pretzels in the circular ring shape, the waffle type of pretzels will work for this recipe too. I’m able to find the ring shape at my local Meijer grocery store, and I have sometimes seen the ring shape pretzels in the Jays brand too.
Around Christmas time I always use the red and green M&M’s for this recipe, but this recipe works great for other holidays too (like these red and pink ones I made for Valentines Day).
Here’s how to do it:
PRETZEL RING CANDIES
- Pretzels Rings
- Hershey Hugs (unwrapped)
- M&M Candies
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Put the pretzel rings on the cookie sheet and put an unwrapped Hershey Hug in the middle of each pretzel ring.
Bake in the oven for 4 minutes. Remove from oven. The Hershey Hug should now be soft, but not totally collapsed and melted. Carefully place an M&M candy on each one, pressing down slightly.
Then put the whole cookie sheet in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes so the treats can harden up before handling them.
A little baggie of these treats tied with a ribbon makes a handy gift for a co-worker, teacher, or neighbor.
Be warned, however, they’re addicting . . . it’s impossible to eat just one!