When you need a last-minute treat or gift or a fun kitchen project with your kids, these super simple, sweet and salty Easy Rolo Pretzel Bites are the answer!
These Rolo Pretzels make fun holiday gifts when topped with red and green M&M’s or even an Easy Pecan Turtle Recipe by swapping the M&M for a pecan half!
Rolo Pretzel Bites
We’ve gotten through the lull between the holidays, and the de-decorating of the house is almost complete. If your kids are starting to go stir crazy in the house (I certainly am with this arctic front keeping me hibernating indoors!), it’s the perfect time to create some fun treats in the kitchen. These Rolo Pretzel Bites take only minutes to make, and there is a variation for every palate!
A 3-Ingredient Recipe
It’s hard to even call this a recipe. You place pretzels on a sheet pan, top them with the chocolate candy of choice, and bake in a low heat oven until the chocolate softens. My favorite combo is Rolos topped with holiday M&M’s, but subbing pecans for the M&M’s would create incredibly irresistible Turtle Pretzel Bites AKA Easy Pecan Turtle Recipe.
The chocolate candy options are endless. Try one of the many varieties of Hershey’s Hugs or Kisses, Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or simple chocolate or vanilla candy melts. The bonus of this recipe is that you can make a full sheet pan of pretzel bites or just a handful.
Can You Make These Pretzel Bites Ahead of Time?
Yes, these pretzel bites can be made up to a week ahead of time and kept in an airtight container. Occasionally the chocolate will bloom or get a white or gray coating due to the chocolate being heated. This is normal and harmless. To avoid this possibility, make just a day ahead of time.
Holiday Food Gift Ideas
These pretzel bites make fun holiday or hostess gifts. I first made these over a decade for my book club’s Christmas party. With time tight this year, I revisited the recipe.
I bagged up these cheery pretzel bites in cellophane bags and added pretty holiday ribbons and tags. Including peppermint bark snowflakes, made for a festive duo. What’s your favorite homemade hostess gift?
Are you having friends over to watch football today? Make a batch of these easy Rolo pretzel bites in the morning and you’ll have a fun game day treat by kickoff!
Here are some of my other favorite holiday gifts from the kitchen:
- Homemade Kahula
- Homemade Vanilla Extract
- Mini Pumpkin Breads
- Microwave Caramel Sauce
- Plus more Food Gift Recipes
More Easy Snack Recipes:
- White Grape Homemade Fruit Snacks from Rachel Cooks
- Cinnamon Apple Chips
- 5 Minute Reese’s Snack Mix from Oh, Sweet Basil
- Chocolate Snack Mix
- Snow Day Snack Mix from Mom on Timeout
- 70 pretzels, square, waffle shaped
- 70 chocolate-covered caramel candies, Rolo Candies
- 70 M & M's candies, holiday colors
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Place pretzels in a single layer on a half sheet pan. Top each pretzel with one Rolo candy.
Bake for about 3 minutes or until you see the chocolate starting to melt.
Remove from the oven and place one M&M on top of each Rolo, pressing very gently to make sure it adheres. Cool completely, then store or package for gifting.
These look best the day they are made. Chocolate may start to bloom, or get a whitish coating, over time due to the heating process. They will still taste delicious for days!
To hurry the setting process, you can put the sheet pan in the refrigerator until the chocolate solidifies.
Serving Size:4 pretzels
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g