Leprechaun Buttons-Pretzel Candy Treats

Leprechaun Buttons-Pretzel Candy Treats
 Leapin’ Leprechauns!
All it takes is a little luck, pretzels and candies, chocolate Hugs or Kisses and M&Ms to make a gift for the Irish, Leprechaun Buttons-Pretzel Candy Treats!


Leprechaun Buttons-Pretzel Candy Treats

I used Raspberry Hugs leftover from a Valentine treat, but you can use any of the many varieties of Hugs or Kisses to make these fun and easy treats for St. Patrick’s Day. I like the striped Hugs candies, but chocolate Kisses work well too. From experience, the caramel filled candy Kisses are gooey, but taste good. They are nice on a plate, but hard to package in a bag.
Just a tip…I buy cheap candy, Christmas M&Ms after the big day and use the red M&Ms for Valentines and the green for St. Paddy’s!
On a parchment-lined cookie sheet spread out the square pretzels.  I used snaps.
Unwrapping the Hugs or Kisses is the most time-consuming part!  At this point, pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees.

Place a candy Hug or Kiss on top of each pretzel.

After placing your treats in the oven,you have 4-6 minutes, (depends on your oven) to dance a jig… white chocolate will melt faster. Make sure the chocolate Hug or Kiss is just soft to the touch.

 Pull them out of the oven and quickly press the candy M&M on top of the soft Hug or Kiss.
Chill in the fridge till nice and firm. Package, decorate and add a little tag that says:
These things I warmly wish to you,
Someone to love,
Some work to do,
A bit o’ sun
A bit o’ cheer
And a guardian angel always near!

Wishing you lots of luck and love!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Kathleen

    These are adorable! I think I may have to make these for my daughter’s class. Thanks for sharing,

  2. JulieChats

    Those are GREAT! And such a good thrifty idea to buy those m&ms after Christmas!

    Just stopping by from Today’s Creative! Signed up to follow you! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I’m always looking for a few more crafty followers! http://juliechats.blogspot.com

  3. kimberryorama

    Hey Nee…just bought the ingredients to make these little cuties. Thanks for sharing! xoxoxo

  4. MommyBrain

    Wow! These are fantastic … and so easy … a combination I simply cannot resist! I think I’ll make these for the St. Patty’s Play Date I am hosting next week! Thank you for this great idea!

  5. Erin Sutch

    Seriously, genius! I so love this idea, and I love how you can switch it up by using different chocolates and colors of M&Ms. I have to make some! 🙂


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