Over the past several weeks, we made dozens of cookies. Emma absolutely loves to help me make confections, it brings her such joy. However, most recipes we make require too many ingredients and specific instructions. For our last batch of “cookies”, I wanted something easy and I found just that when I discovered pretzel hugs.
It’s a great salty-sweet treat that you can make for any holiday or occasion, everyone loves to eat them, and best of all, it’s an easy and kid-friendly recipe.
-2 bags hugs kisses
-1 lb. small pretzels. We used pretzel snaps. For Valentine’s Day, try small heart-shaped pretzels!
-Wax or parchment paper
Step 1: Unwrap the hugs.
This was Emma’s favorite part. Especially when she realized she could eat some!
Step 2: On a wax or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, spread out a single layer of pretzels.
Kids love to help add a single hug to each pretzel, because they can’t mess it up!
Step 3: Place the cookie sheet into an oven preheated to 300 degrees for only 3 minutes so that the hugs don’t melt but just soften a bit.
Step 4: This is the only part I didn’t let Emma help with, obviously because the pan is hot. Just take another pretzel and top each hug carefully, making a sandwich.
If you’re the patient type, you can let the finished pretzel hugs cool on their own. Cool them in the fridge to speed up the process. I think we might bring the heart-shaped version in for Emma’s preschool class next month.