Saturday, December 14th, 2013

quick & easy christmas treats for neighbors

Every year we make home made goodies for Christmas that we share with neighbors, friends and colleagues.  This year I wanted something festive, fun and easy enough that the kids could help.  For us, it is so important that the kids be involved – even if the final product doesn’t look that great!!

I found this great easy snack online ( that looks festive and takes 10 minutes to make.  Have fun with it!!

Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}
Yield: 70

Pretzel M&M Hugs {Christmas Style}


  • 70 square pretzels (do NOT use butter snaps)
  • 70 Hershey’s Hugs chocolates (from nearly 1 full 12 oz package), unwrapped
  • 70 Milk Chocolate M&M’s, I used the red and green Christmas package


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper. Align pretzels on cookie sheet in a single layer then top each pretzel with one Hershey’s Hug chocolate. Bake in preheated oven for 4 – 5 minutes, until the chocolate is shiny and soft (but NOT melting, the chocolates should still hold their shape).
  • Remove from oven and carefully place one M&M in the center of each soft Hug and press down on M&M to spread the chocolate. Place in refrigerator and allow to rest until chocolate has set, about 5 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe Source: adapted from g*rated