Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes


Alyssa Snead




  • 1 bag of Hershey’s hugs 
  • 1 bag of Valentine’s Day M & M’s
  • 1 bag of mini twists pretzels


  1. Preheat the oven to 225° F. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Arrange pretzel twists on the baking sheet.
  4. Open up the same amount of Hershey’s hugs as the pretzels.
  5. Put a hug on each pretzel twist.
  6. Put the baking sheet in the oven for 3- 3 1/2 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the oven and push an M & M on each point of the hugs.
  8. Allow to cool for the chocolate to harden back up, then enjoy!




  • Ghirardelli bittersweet baking chips
  • Strawberries
  • Any preferred topping such as sprinkles, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate drizzle, etc. 


  1. Wash and dry the strawberries.
  2. Prepare your workspace with a parchment-lined baking tray.
  3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Dip the strawberries in melted chocolate.
  5. Coat in desired toppings.
  6. Lay the strawberries on a prepared baking sheet 
  7. Allow them to rest or to refrigerate until the chocolate has set.
  8. Enjoy!

The Pretzel Hugs and Chocolate Strawberries were delicious! They were both very quick and easy to make. There are a few things I would suggest though. First, for the strawberries, if you don’t like dark chocolate I would recommend using milk chocolate baking chips instead of the bittersweet ones. Second, I would refrigerate the pretzel hugs so they set faster. Overall, these would be the perfect Valentine’s Day treats!