Halloween Pretzel Hugs

35 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Halloween Pretzel Hugs are a fun, easy-to-make treat for spooky fall parties! A kid friendly snack made with Hersey Kisses, pretzel squares, and candy corn.

Homemade Candy Recipes like Chocolate Covered Pretzels aren’t just for holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day. These Halloween candies can double as Turkey Day Treats too! 

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs in gift box


Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs are the easiest Halloween dessert recipe! You’ll love how quick and simple this candy is to make with just 3 ingredients and no mixing or measuring. The hardest steps in making Halloween Pretzel Hugs is unwrapping the chocolate kisses and trying not to eat them before they cool.

These Halloween Pretzel Hugs make cute party favors for Halloween parties at schools or bag them for bake-sales. This Pretzel Hug recipe makes 70 tasty and fun candies so you’ll have plenty to give away and enjoy yourself! Halloween Pretzel Hugs last for a long time on the counter, so make a double batch and have a fun snack all fall-long.

One of the best parts of Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs is that they are easy to change up for other holidays. If you aren’t a fan of candy corn, you can make these Halloween Pretzel Hugs with M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, or Soft Caramels. Swap out the extra candy with savory nuts for crunch or grab baking chips you have on hand, the possibilities are endless!


Halloween Pretzel Hugs are a fun activity to keep kids occupied during fall break. Let them do all the unwrapping and assembling, and all you have to do is the baking part if your kids are younger. Make it even more fun (and use up leftover Halloween candy) by letting them be creative with assorted bite-sized chocolate bars and candies.

Be sure to chill Halloween Pretzel Hugs before you enjoy them. It takes about 20 minutes in the refrigerator for the chocolate to set, and then you can keep them at room temperature for weeks. One small (but important) tip, don’t try to chill them faster in the freezer. Leftovers can be frozen after they are set but if you try to freeze hot melted chocolate it changes the texture.

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs pretzels and chocolate on baking sheet


  • Peanut Butter: Instead of Hershey Kisses and candy corn, use mini peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces for Peanut Butter Pretzel Hugs. 
  • Hershey Kisses: You can use any Hershey Kisses flavor you like! Try limited edition fall flavors, special dark chocolate, or cookies & creme. Almond Hershey Kisses would add a delicious crunch! 
  • Chocolate Covered: Make your treats even more Halloween themed and dip them in melted white chocolate. Dye the white chocolate purple and green, or add black sugar pearls (or mini chocolate chips) for spooky ghost eyes.
  • Gluten-Free: Chocolate kisses and candy corn are naturally gluten-free, so all you need to make this an allergy friendly gluten-free snack is to use gluten-free pretzel squares.
  • Pretzels: You can use mini pretzel twists or pretzel rings instead of pretzel squares for this recipe. Double the pretzels and make Halloween Pretzel Sandwiches. 



  • Serve: Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to set the chocolate. Once set, you can keep Halloween Pretzel Hugs at room temperature for up to 2 weeks in a plastic storage bag.
  • Store: Refrigerate Halloween Pretzel Hugs in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Enjoy cold or bring to room temperature before serving to soften the candy corn.
  • Freeze: Don’t freeze until after the chocolate has set. Freeze Halloween Pretzel Hugs in a freezer safe plastic bag for up to 6 months. Thaw for 30 minutes before eating so the candy corn is soft enough to bite into.

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs on baking sheet

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Halloween Pretzel Hugs

Halloween Pretzel Hugs are a fun, easy-to-make treat for spooky fall parties! A kid friendly snack made with Hersey Kisses, pretzel squares, and candy corn.
Yield 35 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Candy
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 70 square pretzel snaps
  • 70 Hershey's kisses
  • 70 candy corn candies


  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Line up the pretzels on the baking sheet.
  • Top with Hershey's kisses.
  • Place in a 250 degree oven for 2-3 minutes until chocolate is shiny but not losing its shape.
  • Remove carefully and press a candy corn candy into the center of each chocolate candy kiss.
  • Press gently to ensure the kiss maintains most of its shape.
  • Let cool completely in refrigerator for 20 minutes.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Sounds like a fun treat and, as you mentioned, very various holidays-friendly. At what temperature do you set your oven?

    1. They’re such a fun treat for the holiday! I’ve edited the recipe card to include the oven temp now. 250 degrees oven. Enjoy!