Sweet and Salty Hugs and Kisses Valentine’s Treats

Looking for a special treat for your special someone? Or Valentine’s Day treats for the kids to bring to school? I’ve got the ideal easy recipe for you! These Hugs and Kisses Valentine’s Treats have just 3 ingredients, take just minutes to prepare and they taste great.

Crunchy, salty pretzels combined with the sweet chocolatey goodness of Hershey’s Hugs is the ultimate treat. And they look cute too! There’s also something special about bite-sized treats that make them even more irresistible. Don’t you agree?

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This recipe makes 50 individual treats so I realize 50 Valentine’s Treats is a lot if you are making these for your special someone but if you are having a party or if you’ve got kids who need treats for school then this recipe definitely fits the bill. These treats are so easy to create you can get the kids involved in the process.

Or feel free to hand these treats out to anyone who needs a little ‘hug’ on Valentine’s Day. I am sure it will make them smile.

You can easily change up the heart sprinkle and make up a batch for any holiday. Use a green topping for St. Patrick’s Day, use a mini egg for Easter or if you can find candy initials make up a batch with the letter or your child’s name and serve at their birthday celebration.

scattered valentines treats

If you love easy treats as much as I do, try one of these other recipes: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, Easy Oreo Truffles, or these 3 Ingredient Sprinkle-Dipped Cherries. They are all super easy and super decadent.

Why You’ll Love These Valentines Treats

  • Just 3 ingredients
  • Come together in minutes
  • Make a big batch
  • Easily modifiable
  • No bowls or spoons to clean up

Equipment Needed

  • cookie or baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients Needed To Make Valentine’s Treats

Yield: 50 treats

  • 50 mini pretzels
  • 50 Hershey’s Hugs
  • Heart sprinkles
valentines treats ingredients

‌How To Make these yummy Valentine’s Treats

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place 50 pretzels on your prepared baking sheet.
pretzels laid out on baking sheet
  • Place one Hershey’s Hug on each pretzel. Unwrapped of course!
pretzels topped with hugs n kisses
  • Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t melt too much.
melted hersheys hugs n kisses on pretzels
  • While the Hershey’s Hugs are still warm from the oven, place 1 heart sprinkle in the middle of each one.
red and pink hearts on top of valentines treats
  • Let the Hugs sit for 30 minutes so the chocolate can harden before moving the pretzel treats to a storage container.
final platter of valentines treats

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure you get pretzel twists and not pretzel sticks so there is a place to put the Hershey Hug.
  • Don’t let the Hugs sit in the oven too long, you don’t want the chocolate to melt all over the baking tray. You just need the chocolate to be soft enough to add the decorative heart.
  • Make sure the chocolate is completely hardened before you move the treats to a storage container.
close up of valentines treats

Treat Variations

  • Substitute Hershey’s Kisses instead of Hugs or any bite-sized chocolate to place on top of the pretzel.
  • Add a dash of mint extract to the melted chocolate.
  • Top the Hershey’s Hugs with M&Ms, Skittles, Rolos, Reese’s Pieces, chopped mint candies or pieces of any of your favorite candy.
  • Sprinkle the melted chocolate with roasted nuts like pecans or seeds like pumpkin.
  • Place a mini marshmallow on top.
single valentines treats

FAQs

Can I make these Valentine’s Treats gluten-free?

Yes, you absolutely can make these treats gluten-free by using gluten-free pretzels. Make sure to read the ingredient lists of the other items you use to make sure they are gluten-free as well.

Can I make these treats non-dairy?

Yes, these treats can be non-dairy if you use non-dairy chocolate. If you can’t find non-dairy chocolate candies to place on top of the pretzel you can use a non-dairy chocolate bar and cut it into small chunks that will fit on top of the pretzel.

How should I store these Hugs and Kisses treats?

These Valentine’s treats can be stored in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for up to one week. You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Can I make these bite-sized pretzel treats ahead of time?

These treats will keep for up to one week so you can easily make them a few days before you want to serve them. Make sure to handle them carefully so they stay intact.

valentines treats on pink buffalo check napkin

These easy and delicious treats will become a household favorite for the sweet and salty combination! Get creative and make them for all the holidays or even just because… your sweet tooth will thank you for it! Plus, you can make them with any combination of ingredients that you want! Get creative and add your favorite toppings. Happy snacking!

hand holding up valentines treat

Valentine’s Treats

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 50

Ingredients
  

  • 50 mini pretzels
  • 50 Hershey's Hugs
  • Heart Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place 50 pretzels on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Place one Hershey's Hug on each pretzel.
  • Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • While the Hershey's Hug is still warm, place 1 heart sprinkle in the middle of each one.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes so the chocolate can harden.
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2 Comments

  1. Polly Toney says:

    Where did you get the heart sprinkles?

    1. southerncrush says:

      You can find the heart sprinkles here πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡https://amzn.to/3Y9572d

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