Food Fun Friday: Hugs Pretzel Sandwich


I saw this easy recipe for a kid's treat on Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, and decided to make it with my girls. I did make a few changes. One of my daughters is on a gluten free diet, so I used gluten free pretzels and added sprinkles to give them a little holiday flair. This is the perfect thing to make with kids. There are many opportunities for them to help and it's pretty hard to mess up.

You will need:
  • Small pretzels
  • Hershey's Hugs
  • Sprinkles (not shown below)

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

This is where the kids come in. I had my girls peel the wrappers off the Hugs. Can you believe not a single Hug was eaten when they were doing this. I don't think I could have shown that much restraint! I did give them a Hug afterward for doing such a great job.

Lay out some pretzels on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Place one Hug in the middle of each pretzel.

Pop them in the oven for 2 minutes. Really, just 2 minutes. Any longer and you will have a chocolatey, melty mess.

When you take them out of the oven, the Hugs will look mostly the same, but don't worry, they are softened. Have an adult do the next part. Place another pretzel on top and squish down. Next, add some fun sprinkles. I refrigerated these for 20 minutes so the hugs could harden. 

They were SO good! If you love the combo of sweet and salty, make these now!

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  1. These are so good. I had forgotten about them!! Yum! I should make these with my kids. Thanks for the idea! Please share this at Foodtastic Friday and Friends!

  2. Thanks for this idea! I picked up supplies at the grocery store today so that we could do it as an after-school project today. I was initially disappointed that my grocery store was out of hugs, but we tried candy cane kisses instead... yum!! Thanks again!

  3. mmmmm!! Looks delicious! I have a new saturday linky and would love to have you come by and share your fun ideas!

  4. What a fun and yummy project to get the kids involved! They did show a lot of restraint to not eat any while unwrapping... not sure I would have been able to do that! They turned out so cute and festive.

  5. This are so pretty! They would make a great gift for my neighbors!

  6. I like the idea of two pretzels, one never seems like enough ;)

  7. Ooh these sound DELICIOUS! Yum.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  8. Oh, what a fun idea!! They look yummy too! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!