Easy spring flower pretzel bites. Sweet & salty flower shaped M&M pretzel treats with candy melts. Cute Easter pretzel treat.
When I first saw these, I was thrilled. I love easy pretzel treats that are salty and sweet. Especially the easy part.
I’m not kidding about easy. Put some candy melts on some pretzels. Melt in oven. Press M&Ms on top of pretzels. And you’re done. Seriously.
It does take a little time to get the M&Ms all arranged. But it’s not hard.
If you like these, I have a couple other pretzel treats you might like. It has to be the right time of year to find the M&Ms, though. Fall Pretzel Kisses and Christmas Pretzel Kisses are both easy. And look great.
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You can find this concept running around a few different places.
I first found it at Two Sisters Crafting. But she calls for Ghiradelli. While I normally use their chocolate in baked goods (it uses real cocoa butter), the actual candy melts aren’t any better than Wilton. Plus they both are vanilla flavored. It’s not even chocolate flavor. So just stick with the Wilton and save some money.
She also recommended the microwave. I tested that. Just don’t. Trust me on this. It took 2 minutes to get the candy melts to begin to melt. And there was a still a hard little nugget of unmelted “chocolate” in the middle.
Princess Pinky Girl gave me some basic oven instructions. But I had to play with the heat a little bit.
Plus both only recommend one candy melt. I think candy melts have gotten smaller over the years, because I needed two. With just one there wasn’t enough chocolate around the edges to get the “petals” to stick.
I used Easter/pastel M&Ms for the spring look. I’m thinking of trying these out for different holidays…but not sure how Christmas “flowers” would look. What do you think?
And make sure you use the square pretzels. Normal shaped ones don’t allow enough bottom support for the petals on the top and bottom.
One thing to note: dry hands when arranging the M&Ms. I would get chocolate on fingers. Wash. And then not dry fully. Then the next flower pretzel bite would have M&Ms with a tiny bit of color that had been smeared off.
Flower Pretzel Bites Instructions
Spring Flower Pretzel Bites
- Wilton candy melts white
- Square pretzels
- Easter/Pastel M&M
- Preheat oven to 250°
- Sort Easter/pastel M&Ms according to color.
- Place parchment paper on cookie sheet. Arrange 10-15 pretzels on sheet (don't do too many or the chocolate will harden before you get the flower petals pressed on).
- Place two candy melts on top of each pretzel, staggered slightly.
- Place cookie sheet in oven for 2 to 3 minutes or until candy melt has melted. Remove from oven.
- Place one M&M in the center of the pretzel, pressing down and spreading chocolate.
- Place six M&Ms around the center for the petals of the flower. I suggest one color for center and different color for petals.
- Allow to set completely before moving.
Let Me Know How YOu Like Them
Comment below letting me know how you like them! I love the fact they’re super-easy.
Husband thought they needed a little more salt to the sweet ratio.
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