For my next trick, I made pretzel hugs . This is really more of a construction project than a recipe because there isn't much baking involved. You buy some Snyder's Snaps Pretzels and some Hershey kisses. I bought the dark chocolate kisses and the milk chocolate with caramel kisses. Lay the pretzels in rows on a waxed paper or parchment covered baking sheet and top each pretzel with a kiss. Put them in a 300 degree oven for about 2 1/2 minutes. Do a test batch first. You don't want the kisses to melt but you want them 'squishy'.
Remove the pretzels from the oven and top with another pretzel. The instructions say to wait a minute but I don't know if that helps or not. I'm impatient and I put pretzels on top pretty quickly. The dark chocolate came out looking pretty. As you can see by the picture on the left, the caramel ones got a little sticky. Sticky but delicious! I liked both versions but the caramel was the best, in my opinion.
I thought the pretzel cookies would be an easy way for me to bring something but not spend too much time baking. As it turns out, opening all the kisses, lining up the pretzels and watching over them for two minutes makes this one a little tedious. But worth the effort.