Sunday, December 9, 2007

Pretzels and Hugs

This is my favorite simple snack item -

Buy a bag of Hershey's Hugs and a bag of small pretzels - but not the stick kind. Put a layer of wax paper on a cookie sheet, lay out the pretzels, and place a hug on each one. Put them in the oven on some ridiculously low temperature (I use 300?) and just watch them for a few minutes until the Hugs are starting to melt into the pretzel.

Remove from oven and throw in the fridge. Remove from paper after about 30 minutes in the fridge.

I've experimented with other Kisses, but these were the original recipe and have turned out the best. I'm not the biggest fan of white chocolate, but it seems to work out on these.


Allknowingjen said...

I've got a similar recipe that says to pull out of the oven just when the kisses start to melt and press an M&M into the melted chocolate. If you can find those round "O" pretzels they work great.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

Made these on Monday. Yummy and easy! Plus, unwrapping all the Hugs kept Pumpkin quite busy. We used the square pretzels, which were great, too.

Erin said...

This is a great recipe! I've done it with regular Kisses and M&Ms (1 peanut or 2 plain) as well. Last year I tried it with Rolos and a nut (any nut will do, I've used pecans or almonds) to squish the chocolate (Rolo) down. SOOO good. I didn't share many of those. Also, a regular Kiss with mint M&Ms is really good, too (if you like the mint chocolate combo -- which I do). Mmm. Excuse me, I need to go unwrap some Rolos.

Syl said...

um, just made these and am updating the recipe for a couple of things I remembered - after I made them.

Anonymous said...

A friend brought these to work last year and I was really looking forward to making these myself this year, because I thought they tasted great. I don't know if it's my oven or what, but the Hugs wouldn't melt down far enough to fill or stick to the pretzel ring (Rold's brand). I had so much trouble for an easy recipe, but after going through about 150 pretzels, I think I have the trick that works for me, so I will share it in case others have experienced this problem too.

I found that the lower temp is best (150 - 200) for about 4-5 minutes. (If you're doing solid chocolate instead of the striped Hugs, I think higher temp might be better). Make sure you are using fresh Hugs (I had some leftover from last year's after Xmas sales and they just didn't melt well), and the other key thing is when you pull them out of the oven, wiggle the pretzel O back and forth so it "grabs" the chocolate and spreads it out within the "O" better. Do this before you stick the M&M on. Also, because you have to work rather fast before the chocolate cools, I tend to do small batches of about 12.