Rolo and hug pretzels +free printable


One of my favorite things to make around Christmas is rolo and hug pretzels! I found this recipe on the back of the candy bag several years ago and have been making them ever since. They are the perfect dessert for your kids to help with! They can line up all the pretzels, unwrap the candies and stick them on top.

Pretzel hugs gift idea

These rolo pretzels and hug pretzels make great gifts for the holidays. The rolo ones are my favorite. Seriously so addicting! See my free printable at the bottom of this post.


pretzel hugs

rolo pretzels

These really are so simple to make. You basically just place the candies on top of the pretzels and warm them up in the oven for a bit.

christmas pretzels

Then stick a festive M&M on top and you’re done!

Rolo pretzels

You can also stack another pretzel on top and make a rolo sandwich. ;)

Rolo and hug pretzels +free printable


  • 50 rolos or hugs ( can do a combination of both as well)
  • 50 pretzels
  • 50 M&M’s


Heat oven to 325°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.

Place pretzels on baking sheet. Top each pretzel with one unwrapped rolo or hug.

Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with either M&M, pecan half or additional pretzel. Cool completely.

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 Free download

Click HERE to download the set of free tags below. Just right click on the image and save it to your computer. Then print on cardstock paper and cut out the tags. Then tie some bakers twine around a jar filled with Christmas hugs and you’ve got yourself a pretty cute and inexpensive gift!

Pretzel hugs gift idea

Happy baking! xo – Jamielyn

 So what’s your favorite holiday treat?

Looking for more holiday desserts? You’ll love these:

 Christmas crack toffee

Christmas Crack saltine toffee on I Heart Nap Time

Brownie strawberry Santa hats 

Brownie Strawberry Santa Hats

Meltaway cookies



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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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37 comments on “Rolo and hug pretzels +free printable”

  1. I love love love those Christmas hugs. You’re right, they’re the perfect treat to have the kids help.

  2. Can you believe I’ve never made either of these? They’d be so perfect for my neighbors!!

  3. You are killing me! Looks delish!

  4. So yummy! Funny thing, when I make these in my house with the rolos my kids call them reindeer poop!

  5. Simple and delicious – LOVE it! Thx, girl!! XO

  6. Luv these rolo pretzels. Where did you find the perfect glass jars w/green lids?

  7. Where did you find the adorable jar??

  8. Jamielyn,
    Great idea! Where did you find the small jars you used for Christmas hugs? Thanks!

  9. I love this yummy treat. I’m going to make these a new holiday tradition. Some of the pictures show white candy. Do the rolo candies also come in white chocolate?

  10. I love the hug pretzels! Btw, just a FYI. When you sign your last name to gifts or even Christmas cards, there should not be an apostrophe in it. The name is plural, not possessive. :)

  11. What a great idea! I can’t wait to make some treats with my Grandchildren.

  12. I can’t get the cute printable to work…

  13. I do love chocolate, caramel, and pretzels. Cute gift idea. Thanks so much. Pinned!

  14. I am having a problem printing your recipes.  Any suggestions?  I tried to print the recipe for Rolo & hug pretzels, but it came up blank.

  15. i really loved this decore

  16. i really loved this christmas dessrt

  17. So, I was so excited to do this for my family and friends but when I went to download the free printable it said it couldn’t be download because of errors. Is there any other way I can download it?

  18. How many jars (would you guess) would come from 50 Hugs?

    • It depends on the size of jar you have. :)

      I think you should be able to fill two eight ounce jars with 50 hugs – possibly more jars than that.

  19. How long will these keep if made in advance? 

    • These will definitely be good for a few days – or even a week or two – if kept cool. Not necessarily in the fridge, but also not in a warm kitchen. :)

  20. I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best DIY person to look up  to when I need it! THANK YOU GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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