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This Hershey Kiss Pretzels recipe is my go to Holiday treat and we love to make them year round. Give this sweet and salty treat a try!

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We pretty much look for any excuse to make these yummy pretzel kisses. In fact, my sister makes them every holiday and it is the one pretzel treat that all my kids look forward to.

The ideas are endless with this sweet treat. Enjoy these year round like we do by simply changing the color of M&M’s. Make these for birthday parties, Game day and even baby showers. Just use the M&M’s that match your theme.

This is one of our favorite dessert recipes. You may also love this Pretzel Toffee Recipe.

Are they Pretzel Kisses or Pretzel Hugs?

I call them pretzel kisses, but my husband insists that they are pretzel hugs. Sure we are using hugs, but aren’t hugs part of the Hershey Kisses family, right?

Make sure you leave a comment and let me know what you think. Meanwhile, no matter what you call them you are going to love this pretzel treat!

What you need:

photo of ingredients: pretzels, m&M's and hershey kisses
  • Pretzels
  • Milk Chocolate Hershey Kiss Hugs
  • M&M’s

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Change M&M’s – You can change the M&M’s for seasonal M&M’s. Make them for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and more.
  • Change M&M Flavors – You could even try using different types of M&M’s. I think peanut butter and hazelnut spread M&M’s would be yummy.
  • Pretzels – I like the square ones but you can use the regular pretzels too. We have even used mini pretzel twists for a easy variation.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Step 2 – Next, get a cookie sheet out place pretzels on a cookie sheet.
  • Step 3 – I always get the kids to help with this step. Unwrap all of the Hershey kisses and put one on top of each pretzel.  
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  • Step 4 – Finally, bake until the Hershey kisses begin to melt slightly. This only takes 3 or 4 minutes. They will start to glisten but still keep their shape. You don’t want them completely melted.
  • Step 5 – Immediately take the pan out of the oven and put one M&M on each pretzel kiss. Push down slightly so it will stick to the melted chocolate.
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  • Step 6 – Let cool and enjoy. I normally put them in the fridge to help speed along the hardening process.

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Baking Sheet – For an easy clean up, line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake Hershey Kiss – Bake the Hershey Kiss for just a few minutes. You do not want the kiss to melt.
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How to Store:

Put the treats inside an air tight container and store up to 7 days once they have reached room temperature.

However, if truth be told, we don’t normally have any left after a day or so. Everyone eats these pretty quickly because they are so delicious.

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Can I Make in Advance?

This is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time. We love to make homemade gifts for our friends and neighbors. We always make some of these to add to our dessert tray.

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Hershey Kiss pretzels

5 from 25 votes
The salty and sweet combination is delicious in this hershey kiss pretzel recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 56


  • 24 Pretzels I love the square pretzels, but regular ones will work too
  • 24 Hugs
  • 1 bag of M&Ms
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  • Preheat over to 200 degrees F.
  • On a baking sheet, lay out the pretzels in a single layer.
  • Remove all the Hugs wrappers and place a Hug on top of each pretzel.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 3-5 minutes until the Hugs are slightly melted but still keep most of their shape.
  • Remove from oven and immediately lightly press an m&m on each Hug pretzel.
  • Allow to cool completely until the chocolate solidifies harden. They will cool at room temperature but you can also place them in the refrigerator for 1 hour for the chocolate to harden.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 56kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 21mg, Potassium 1mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 13IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 16mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    Oh no! I’m not sure why they turn white but I’m glad that the pretzels still tasted great.

  2. Gayle says:

    My kisses turned white and spotty for some reason but they were still delicious. Just not beautiful. Great recipe

  3. Brandy says:

    5 stars
    So easy and so good. Perfect mixture os salty and sweet.

  4. Becca Tietje says:

    This is one of my favorites to make at Christmas time.