A new year and Valentine’s Day are bright and shiny holidays for many of us who have had torrential rain, snow, grey skies, and chilly temps. So what better time of year to indulge in a cozy dessert?

I love this easy-peasy pretzel Hershey Kisses!

For this month’s Valentine’s dessert theme, I am sharing a snack-size Valentine’s dessert. These Hershey pretzel Kisses are more like a treat, but they are the perfect bite-size yummy goodness of sweet and salty with an M &M on top.

These pretzel kisses take longer to prep than to bake.


  • Pretzel twists or squares
  • 1 bag Hersey Kisses
  • 1/3 cup M&M’s.

If you were lucky enough to snag a bag of the Valentine theme M&M’s you are good to go. Sometimes I have to use off-season M&M’s and sort the reds from the Christmas collection.



  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Assemble the pretzels on the baking sheet
  • Place an unwrapped (I know) Hershey Kiss on the center of the pretzel
  • Bake for 3-5 minutes. Aim for a soft kiss, but not a melty mess.
  • Remove and let set for a few minutes
  • Top with an M&M (or two) and cool completely before storing. Cool completely.

My family loves these bite-size, guilt-free snacks. These pretzel M&M kisses are what I call a controlled serving portion. Unlike a chocolate sheet cake where portion size is up for debate.

I love to make a batch of these for:

  • girl’s night/happy hour
  • football parties
  • ski day/road trip
  • College care package

Oh, and the best thing about this Valentine’s Day treat?

You can repeat it for every holiday with a new bag of M&M’s.

Thanks for stopping by today! I would love it if you will pin to your Pinterest boards!

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  1. So cute and yummy! I’ve made these with Rolos too and they’re always a hit!

  2. yummmmmmmy! This recipe covers my two favorite food groups… salt and chocolate. The recipe sounds like even I could make it. I will be dreaming of these tonite!

  3. This is genius, how fun and so easy to make. These look so good and my grands would love them. I will definitely make these.

  4. This is such a fun idea. My granddaughter would have so much fun doing this.

  5. Wendy McMonigle says:

    These look so yummy, and I love that they are bite-size. Maybe I could eat just one, LOL

  6. These are so yummy! The perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!

  7. Julie Briones says:

    So smart that you can change out the M&Ms for each holiday. Love pretzels and chocolate together!

  8. What a fun idea, Laura! I used to send our son little care packages of baked goods. I’ll have to make some of your pretzels and send them up for our grandson’s 3rd birthday! 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  9. I’ve made something similar for Christmas, but never thought of turning it into a Valentine’s Day treat, too! My family will love it! Thanks for sharing.

  10. These look like fun Valentine’s Day treats. Laura. I know my grandchildren would love to eat them.

  11. Laura, I love the combination of sweet and salty! So easy and delicious!

  12. Laura, these little morsels are so cute and so easy. What a great idea. Sweet and salty is always a yummy combination.

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