Candy Melt Pretzel Bites

I think this was the fastest recipe I’ve ever made. From start to finish, it took me about 10 minutes to make all of these. Super easy and quick treat — and kids will love them because of the colors! The only downfall was the huge amount of pretzels and M&Ms I ate while assembling them… yummy!

Chocolate Pretzel Bites
Recipe source: Love from the Oven
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1 bag of pretzel squares
1 bag of candy melts, Hershey Kisses, or Rolos (I used a variety pack of candy melts)
1 bag of M&Ms (I used white M&Ms that I had leftover from Christmas!)

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Lay out as many pretzels as you’d like to make. I filled the entire cookie sheet.
3. Place a candy melt (or Hershey Kiss, Rolo, etc) on top of each pretzel square.
4. Put the entire cookie sheet into the oven. The baking time will vary depending on what type of candy you choose to use, but the baking time will be QUICK! It took about 1-1/2 minutes for the candy melts on these to soften. Watch them in the oven as they heat up to insure that they don’t melt entirely or burn.
5. Remove from the oven and immediately place an M&M on top of each pretzel. Let all of the pretzel bites cool thoroughly before serving. Enjoy!

  • Lauren - July 25, 2011 - 9:27 am

    I make these every year at Christmastime. Also for Halloween, using Hershey Hugs and Red M and M’s make the treats look like creepy eyeballs!ReplyCancel

  • Christi @ Love From The Oven - July 25, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Those are gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deliciously Organic - August 1, 2011 - 3:40 pm

    These are so cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - August 2, 2011 - 8:41 pm

    Thanks, everyone! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michele - August 8, 2011 - 10:24 am

    I make “Turtles” in a similar fashion all the time. The pretzel squares with a Rolo on top, goes in the oven at 325 for 5 minutes. Then press half a pecan into the top to spread out the Rolo. They are a huge hit at holiday parties! Oh, and you may want to line with parchment paper instead of the foil.ReplyCancel

  • michelle reinke - August 8, 2011 - 10:39 am

    you can put pecan halve on top instead of the m&mReplyCancel

  • Juli - August 8, 2011 - 10:51 am

    If you use the rolos and put an Almond or Pecan or Walnut (we use walnuts) on top you have a yummy TURTLE!ReplyCancel

  • vonda - August 8, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    I do these with rolo’s and a pecan half on the top instead of m&m’s.ReplyCancel

  • Chris - August 8, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    I make these but leave the M&M off and put another pretzel on top of candy melt to make a sandwich.ReplyCancel

  • Dot Bahlmann - August 9, 2011 - 7:19 am

    I only used a 225 degree oven. Takes a little longer, but never have to worry about burning. Also use hershey hugs – but these take longer to melt than the kisses. I’ve been making these for years – everyone loves them.ReplyCancel

  • Annie - August 9, 2011 - 4:17 pm

    Thank you for all of the tips! I will definitely be making these again — and I have so many new ideas thanks to all the comments on this post. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey @ Why Just Eat - August 10, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    These are so cute!! They will be perfect to serve at my daughter’s 6th birthday party next month :)ReplyCancel

  • Christina - October 17, 2011 - 6:01 pm

    How did you get the chocolate to be colored like that if you used Hershey kisses? Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Annie - October 17, 2011 - 11:27 pm

      I stated in the post that I used a variety pack of candy melts. I also said that you COULD use Hershey Kisses or Rolos as well.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lou - December 10, 2011 - 9:24 pm

    I make these at Christmas using white Hersheys kisses and green and red M&M’s. Then the kids and I deliver little goodie boxes of these and other things to first responders. The kids wear Santa hat or reindeer ears and love doing this. We always have to make extra because we eat so many.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - December 16, 2011 - 12:37 am

    What chocolates did you use to get thReplyCancel

    • Annie - December 16, 2011 - 12:47 am

      Didn’t use chocolate — used colored Candy Melts, as stated in the postReplyCancel

  • Amanda - December 16, 2011 - 12:39 am

    ***what type of chocolates did you use to get all those bright colors?ReplyCancel

  • Judy Kappler - September 9, 2013 - 3:05 pm

    What makes the candy shine?ReplyCancel

  • Judy Kappler - September 9, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    What makes the candy shine lie on the ouctureReplyCancel

  • Judy Kappler - September 9, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    What makes the candy melts shine like in the picture?ReplyCancel

    • Annie - September 9, 2013 - 3:08 pm

      The melts look shiny because they were still soft/melted — and the were sitting in window light.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - September 27, 2013 - 5:24 pm

    can you make these and freeze for a week before using?ReplyCancel

    • Annie - September 27, 2013 - 8:58 pm

      Mary: I’m not sure. If I had to guess, I would say no because freezing the pretzels and keeping them tasting fresh might be tough.ReplyCancel

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