Sunday, February 8, 2009

Say "Happy Valentine's Day" with Hugs

Happy Early Valentine's Day to everyone! Just thought I'd share another easy recipe I've been making since October. I discovered the recipe for "Pretzel Hugs" on Becky Higgins' Recipe Blog. They're a great treat to make for all the different holidays - just change the color of M&M's you use. For Halloween I made them with orange, black and purple M&M's. For Christmas I made them with red and green M&M's, put them in clear goodie bags, tied them with pretty ribbon and gave them as gifts for my co-workers and Lexie's teachers.

After making them with a few different shaped pretzels and different sizes of M&M's we've perfected the recipe. All you need are these 3 ingredients:
(Unfortunately we couldn't find the mini M&M's for Valentine's Day so we had to settle for the regular sized ones this time.) Hope you enjoy this tasty treat - we love them!

1/2 a bag of pretzels (the square ones work best but you can also use the small knots)
1/2 a bag of mini M&M's
1 package Hershey "Hugs"

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place pretzels on baking sheet. Unwrap the Hugs and place one on each pretzel.
Bake for about 8 minutes (just keep an eye on them, when the Hugs start to melt they're done). Remove from oven & promptly place 3 mini M& M's or 2 regular M&M's on each pretzel, pressing into the melted chocolate.
Allow to cool before serving - this takes several hours. (Or put whole cookie sheet in fridge to speed up cooling.) Makes about 70.

* Lexie loves helping with this recipe. I let her do all the steps BEFORE they go in the oven, after that it's my turn. Of course her favorite part of helping is when it's time to eat the pretzel hugs!

1 comment:

Aunt J-ha said...

We're having a little valentines day party with preschoolers and I'm making these to share. They are so pretty and will taste great. Once again, thanks for sharing!