Easter Pretzels

Easter Pretzels

Only 3 ingredients to make these simple Easter Pretzels — they can double as a delicious treat and festive table decor.

Easter Pretzels

Pastel Spring colors are so fun and especially when they’re channeled into a tasty pop-able treat like these Easter pretzels!

These make for an inexpensive Easter treat for friends or neighbors, a cute edible table decor, and/or a delicious Spring treat to enjoy!

Easter Pretzels Ingredients

  • Pretzels. I typically use pretzel snaps since I find they hold in the chocolate better, but pretzel twists are often easier to find (at least, at my local grocery store!). Either will work great, but I don’t recommend getting butter flavored pretzels, they detract flavor-wise.
  • Chocolates. There are a few fun options for topping your Easter pretzels, below are the three we like to alternate between (see “quick tip” below):
    • Regular Chocolate Kisses
    • Hugs Candies
    • Rolos
  • M&Ms. Grab regular or pastel-colored M&Ms to top these Easter pretzels with. 

QUICK TIP

Top pretzels with just one type of chocolate, or a combination of 2-3. Plain chocolate kisses and Rolos do melt a little nicer than hugs — hugs will melt a bit messier, but they’re still so tasty!

Easter Pretzels quick tips

  • Line pans: Make sure to use parchment paper or a Silpat liner to prepare the pans before adding the pretzels. This will ensure the candies come up nicely once hardened.
  • Watch carefully: Watch the chocolates while they’re in the oven; if they bake too long, they’ll get too melty and will end up too hard (and can even get crumbly) once they’re cooled. 
  • Work quickly: Press the M&Ms in quickly before the chocolates harden too much.
  • Embrace the less-than-perfect appearance. The Hug candies can spread quite a bit once they’re baked and don’t necessarily spread evenly over the pretzel. While they won’t all look amazing, they’ll all taste fantastic! (Baking for shorter amounts of time or at a lower oven temperature won’t melt the chocolate enough to allow for the M&Ms to be pressed in thoroughly).

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Easter Pretzels

Only 3 ingredients to make these simple Easter Pretzels — they can double as a delicious treat and festive table decor.

Easter Pretzels

Only 3 ingredients to make these simple Easter Pretzels — they can double as a delicious treat and festive table decor.

Ingredients

  • 30 Snap or Twist pretzels
  • 30 unwrapped Hershey’s kisses, Hershey’s Hugs, or Rolos (or a combination of the 3!)
  • 30 pastel/Easter M&M candies

Instructions

  • PREP: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line one large, or two smaller, sheet pans with a silpat liner or parchment paper (don’t skip lining the pan!)

  • BAKE: Lay the pretzels out on the sheet pan. Place an unwrapped chocolate kiss, hug, or Rolo on top of each pretzel. Bake for 2-4 minutes (See Note 1) or until the chocolates are soft but not melted.

  • M&M: Immediately out of the oven, press an M&M on the top of each chocolate.

  • ALLOW TO SET UP: Let candies stand at room temperature for about 1 hour or until chocolate is hardened and candies can easily be picked up from the tray (place in the fridge to speed up the process; we actually like these best chilled and straight from the fridge!)

Recipe Notes

Note 1: If the chocolate is crumbling, it means the oven was too hot or the chocolate was baked too long. If M&Ms won’t press in nicely, the oven was too cool or chocolate wasn’t baked long enough. I would recommend baking one Easter pretzel at first to test since there is a lot of variance with ovens. Once you’ve tested it once you’ll know the timing easily for the rest in your particular oven! Do not use convection oven settings.

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