Home > Desserts > Easter Pretzels Easter Pretzels March 30, 2021 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Only three ingredients to make these simple Easter Pretzels — and they can double as a delicious treat and festive table décor. Easter Pretzels Pastel spring colors are so fun– especially when they’re channeled into a tasty pop-able treat like these Easter Pretzels! These make an inexpensive Easter treat for friends and neighbors, a cute edible table décor, and a delicious spring treat to enjoy! Easter Pretzel Ingredients Pretzels. I 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. BTW, pretzel snaps are mini pretzels that look something like a hashtag # and they support the chocolate better than standard pretzel shapes. 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&M’s®. Grab regular or pastel-colored M&M’s to top these Easter pretzels with. I’m using brand names so you can visualize the candies I’m referring to, but any brand will work with these treats. QUICK TIP Top pretzels with just one type of chocolate, or a combination of two or three. 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 Pretzel quick tips Line the 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. Spreading out that much will cause them to end up too hard (and can even get crumbly) once they’re cooled. Work quickly: Press the M&M’s in quickly before the chocolates harden too much. Embrace the less-than-perfect appearance. The Hugs 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 still 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&M’s to be pressed in thoroughly). More Easter Desserts Magic Bars with Easter M&M’s Easter Treats with free printable bag toppers Easter Cupcakes made to look like a bird’s nest Strawberry Shortcake Trifle with lemon cake bites Rice Krispie Treats with a white chocolate drizzle FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Easter Pretzels - Review this recipe Only three ingredients to make these simple Easter Pretzels -- and they can double as a delicious treat and festive table décor. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Easter Pretzels - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Only three ingredients to make these simple Easter Pretzels -- and they can double as a delicious treat and festive table décor. Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword Easter pretzels Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Setting Time 30 minutes Total Time 43 minutes Servings 30 treats Calories 64kcal Cost $4.12 Ingredients30 pretzels Snaps or Twists30 unwrapped chocolate candies Hershey's kisses, Hershey's Hugs, or Rolos (or a combination of the 3!)30 M&M candies pastel/Easter colors InstructionsPREP: 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's: 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!) Video Recipe NotesNote 1: If the chocolate is crumbling, it means the oven was too hot or the chocolate was baked too long. If the M&M's won't press in nicely, the oven was too cool or chocolate wasn't baked long enough. I would recommend baking one Easter pretzel first to test since there is a lot of variance with ovens. Once you've tested it, you'll know the timing easily for the rest in your particular oven! Do not use convection oven settings. Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2.2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1.2mg | Sodium: 87.7mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 5.3g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.