I am married to a teacher. A lot of my friends are teachers. I think the one thing I can say with a great deal of certainty is that they get a lot of stuff with apples on it … too much stuff. I get it. What says teacher gift better than an apple? That’s why we think these Apple Pretzel Bites are brilliant. They take the fun of the “apple for the teacher” and turn it in a delicious bite sized snack that would fit perfectly into a fun tin. Attach a gift card and you have the perfect teacher gift!
How to Make Apple Pretzel Bites
You will need:
- Pretzel Snaps
- Hershey’s Kisses or Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts
- M&M Minis – Red and Green
You will need M&M Mini’s for to make our Apple Pretzel Bites for the Teacher, regular M&M’s are too big for this project. First step, pull out all the Red and Green Mini M&M’s. In the bag we used there were enough of each color to make 20-30 Apple Pretzel Bites.
We like to use the square Pretzel Snaps when making Pretzel Bites but you can also use the regular mini pretzels. First, place 7-8 Pretzel Snaps on a paper plate. Cover the pretzels with a Wilton Chocolate Melt (you can also use a Hershey’s Kiss.) Heat in a microwave oven for approximately 45-50 seconds. The exact timing will take a bit of trial and error. You want the candy melts to be melted enough to press the marshmallow petals into, but not so melted that the candy melt loses its’ shape. The exact time in the microwave will depend on how many pretzel/candy’s you do at one time, how powerful your microwave is, the type of pretzels you are using, etc. For us, 7-8 pretzels take 50 seconds to melt to the right consistency.
Once the candy melts are softened, place six red Mini M&M’s on the melted chocolate as shown in the picture above. Finally, add two green Mini M&M’s at the top of the apple to represent the apple stem/leaves.
They are so colorful and pretty. And Pretzel Bites taste great – crunch, salty and sweet in one single bite.
Apple Pretzel Bites would be a great Teacher Gift. They are very easy to make. If you put them in a jar or tin and then attach a gift card and you have something thoughtful, adorable and yummy in one simple teacher gift.
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