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    Default Hugs and More Snack

    My mom asked me to make a snack for the center of our tables this year at our Christmas get-together. It had to be something most people like and a finger-food. It had to be served in small bowls. She did not tell me if it had to be healthy or not, so I picked not-healthy. (Hey, she said most people have to like it.) She just wanted something people could snack on while waiting for everyone to arrive. Well, what I made went over so well that the people that arrived last didn't even get any. I was asked by many people there exactly how to make them and my phone rang all night once I was home from people asking me exactly how to make them. (I have a LARGE family.) So, since they went over so well with my family, I thought I would share how to make them with all of you. I am sure that someone else invented them and that they have a proper name, but I don't know what it is. We just called them HUGS AND MORE.

    I preheated the oven to 200 degrees. (Do not heat it above 225 or they will melt to fast on the outside.)

    I laid small pretzels on a metal ungreased cookie sheet. (The square ones that look like a waffle print work and taste the best.)

    On each of the pretzels I placed a Hershey Hug. (Unwrapped of course.)

    I stuck them in the oven and watched them closely. When they start to get shiny looking, you really have to watch them close. When they started to get misshaped, I took them out of the oven.

    As soon as I got them out of the oven, I placed a M&M on top of each one. (I used red and green ones for Christmas.)

    Then I stuck the cookie sheet in the freezer. Make sure it is level so that they stay in shape. (I heard the M&Ms making a cracking sound, so I decided I need to cool them faster then room temp.)

    If you leave them in the freezer too long, they will stick to the cookie sheet so hard that you will break the pretzels trying to get them off. Just let them sit out in room temp. to warm if this happens.

    I put them in bowls lined with pretty Christmas fabric and plastic wrap. Like I said, they were very popular.

    I hope you understand this. I have never written a recipe before and I am not a very good cook either. Just ask my husband. If I can make these, anybody can. They are that simple. ENJOY
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    Default Re: Hugs and More Snack

    Yum!! I LOVE chocolate and pretzels! I'll try this one soon! Thanks for sharing

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    One of my favs! They are so good! Thanks for posting the directions! Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie
    Yum!! I LOVE chocolate and pretzels! I'll try this one soon! Thanks for sharing
    Sweet and salty do go very well together. I LOVE finding a hard dipped ice cream store that has pretzel cones! As if ice cream is not good enough, licking it off a pretzel cone is pure heaven! The local shop that we had got torn down to put in a parking lot. The couple decided to retire at that point instead of opening a new shop elsewhere. Imagine my dismay! Now I don't know where to get my pretzel cone fix. The best I can do is sit at home dipping pretzels in my ice cream. It is just not the same though.

    I give a great big Your Welcome to everybody that said thank you. I know how much I love them, and I consider all of you my friends. I like to share things with my friends. I hope you all enjoy them as much as my family did!
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    Default Re: Hugs and More Snack

    you can also replace the hershey hug with a rolo...mmmmmm......choco-carmel yumminess!! thanks for sharing the recipe...mmmm....now I need to get pretzels and candy....
    Michele

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    Sounds yummy! I'll have to put this one on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shell.scraps
    you can also replace the hershey hug with a rolo...mmmmmm......choco-carmel yumminess!! thanks for sharing the recipe...mmmm....now I need to get pretzels and candy....
    Ymmmmm..... a Rolo sounds yummy!

    Yesterday I tried some that my husband's cousin made. (One of the many that asked how to make them when I took them to my husband's family Christmas dinner.) She used regular Hershey Kisses. They were good, but I liked the Hugs better. The Hugs offer more variety of flavor to them. I don't even really like Hugs, but stacked with all the other yummy things, they are GREAT!!!

    Now I have to go check the candy isle at the store and see what else I can find to try on them. Hmmmm.... I'm thinking something with peanuts would be really good. They would have to come with a warning label though. My niece is allergic. I would have to make here some separate ones though so she doesn't get mad at me.
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    I made these this afternoon to take to my brother-in-law's house.....they were a hit. None left. Thanks for the recipe.

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    I've had the rolo ones topped with a pecan but never thought of kisses or hugs! I love it! And I want some! I've been racking my brain hoping I hid a bag of hugs somewhere, no luck so far I think if you put a sheet of freezer paper or waxed paper under them before you bake them you wouldn't have problems with them sticking to the pan. The paper does fine in the oven and would peel right off the bottom of the pretzels and chocolate.

    Now to figure out where I can find me some hugs and pretzels!
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    These sound absolutely delicious. You can't buy Hersheys in the UK though so I'll have to go on a hunt for a replacement
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