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Pretzels with white chocolate and green candies pressed on top.

Leprechaun Hugs (Pretzel Hugs)

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Hershey’s Hugs
  • M&Ms
  • Shaped pretzels


1. Preheat oven to 200°F.

2. Unwrap hugs and place in a bowl.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out pretzels on top of the prepared baking sheet. Stand a Hug up on the center of each square.

4. Bake for 3-6 minutes, until the Hugs are soft enough to press the M&Ms down into the tops, but not so soft that they’re melted all over the place.

5. Remove from the oven and press one M&M down into the center of each Hug.

6. Let the tray cool to the touch, and then pop it into the refrigerator for a few minutes until the chocolate is set. Enjoy straight out of the fridge or at room temperature.


Use round, square, or twisted pretzels, not pretzel sticks or rods.

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