Holiday Pretzel Kiss Recipe: Holiday Treats with a Gluten Free Option!

Check out our Holiday Pretzel Kiss Recipe below. These look adorable at holiday parties! I love decorating my cookie trays and candy dishes with these Holiday Pretzel Kiss treats too! Simple to make and easy enough for the kids to join in the preparations and baking too!

 Holiday Pretzel Kiss Recipe Ingredients for Gluten Free or Regular option

Honestly, I don’t know a prettier recipe that is as convenient to make and prepare as the Holiday Pretzel Kiss.

3 ingredients required – Square shaped pretzels, Hershey Kisses, and Holiday colored M&M’s. Easy! You can pick up these ingredients at your local Walmart.

Here is a photo of the Square Pretzels I typically like to use as the Kiss creation sits beautifully on. These pretzels are NOT Gluten Free. So when we made our batch we made a tray of Gluten Free pretzels as well so my son and our other gluten free guests can still partake in the yummy desserts!


Gluten Free option: Supplement the square pretzels for any Gluten Free variety of pretzels. Obviously, pick a pretzel that can support a melted kiss. This traditionally shaped gluten free pretzel from Snyder’s supported our melted kisses perfectly. Hooray! 20131208-192634.jpg

Holiday Pretzel Kiss Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Place your pretzels on a cookie sheet. Top with a Hershey Kiss. Place in oven at 200 degrees for 4-5 minutes. Set a timer as you don’t want to overcook your Kisses. When you remove them from the oven they should just be softened but still retain their “Kiss shape”. Next, working quickly immediately,  place a single M&M on the tip of each kiss and gently press down. Let cool. These look the prettiest and are best served within 24-48 hours after you make them.




Note: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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