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!

Rolo Pretzels can be made in mere minutes making them great for the busy holidays!

Easy Rolo Pretzel Bites in a small white bowl

Why You Must Make

  • They only take minutes to make and there’s a variation for every palate.
  • This recipe had just THREE ingredients!
  • By switching out the M&M colors, they can be made for any holiday.
  • Or add a pecan half instead of the M&M for an Easy Pecan Turtle Recipe.
Easy Rolo Pretzel Bites on a sheet pan.

Ingredient Notes

  • Pretzels – Use Snaps, the square pretzel shape. Small pretzel knots will also work if you can’t find snaps.
  • Rolo Candies – These round chocolates filled with caramel are the perfect size to top the pretzels. You can also use Hershey’s Hugs or Kisses, Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Chocolate or Vanilla candy melts.
  • M&Ms – Red and Green candies make these perfect for Christmas. If you’d like turtle pretzel bites, add pecan halves instead.

How to Make

  1. It’s hard to even call this a recipe. First, place the pretzels on a sheet pan.
  2. Top them with the chocolate candy of choice. Rolos are my favorite.
  3. Bake in a low-temperature oven until the chocolate softens.
  4. Remove from the oven and carefully press an M&M into each Rolo.
Easy Rolo Pretzel Bites in a white ceramic bowl ready for gifting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Rolo Candy?

Rolos are roll-styled chocolate candies filled with caramel that are made by The Hershey Company.

How Do You Store Rolo Pretzel Bites?

Yes, these pretzel bites stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. 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, just make them a day ahead of time.
They can also be kept in the refrigerator to extend their lifespan.

Can These Rolo Pretzels Be Frozen?

Yes, freeze first these pretzel bites in a single layer on a sheet pan, then place them in an airtight container. They’ll last 2-3 months in the freezer.

What Other Candies Can Be Used to Make Pretzel Bites?

Besides Rolos, other small chocolate candies like Miniature Reeses Cups, Hershey’s Kisses, or Hershey’s Hugs can be used. PRO-Tip: Adding a pecan half instead of an M&M will make Rolo Turtles!

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Rolo Pretzel Bites | A super easy, sweet and salty, chocolate, caramel and pretzel treat!

Rolo Pretzel Bites

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Yield 70

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!

Ingredients

  • 70 pretzels, square, waffle shaped
  • 70 chocolate-covered caramel candies, Rolo Candies
  • 70 M & M's candies, holiday colors

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Place pretzels in a single layer on a half sheet pan. Top each pretzel with one Rolo candy.
  3. Bake for about 3 minutes or until you see the chocolate starting to melt.
  4. 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.

Notes

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.

Try Hershey's Hugs or Kisses or Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups instead of Rolos for another version.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

4 pretzels

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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