We love Pretzel Bites! And these Flower Pretzel Bites are one of our very favorite forms of this sweet, salty and delicious treat. They are so pretty and unique. Flower Pretzel Bites are always a crowd pleaser at a party (and usually the first treat to disappear on the dessert table!) And if we haven’t convinced you to try them yet how about this … they are super easy to make and they store beautifully so they can be made days ahead of your party!
How to Make Flower Pretzel Bites
You will need:
For this version of Flower Pretzel Bites we used Blue, Yellow, Green White, Pink and Purple M&M’s. You can buy specific color M&M’s at Party City and online candy warehouse sites. We used the white from the Red White and Blue M&M mix and the Pink and Purple from the Valentine’s colored M&M’s. We always stock up on bags of these special “holiday” M&M’s so we can use these non-traditional M&M colors on projects throughout the year. (Two Sisters Tip: We’ve had great luck finding holiday M&M’s up to 50% off in grocery stores in the week after a holiday is over.)
We like to use the square Pretzel Snaps when making Pretzel Bites but you can also use the regular mini pretzels. First, place 8-9 Pretzel Snaps on a paper plate. Cover the pretzels with a Bright White Wilton Candy Melt. Place the paper plate in the microwave and heat 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 M&M’s into, but not so melted that the candy melt loses its’ shape. When the candy melts have a slight sheen to them – they are the melted the perfect amount. 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 snaps takes approximately 55 seconds to melt to the right consistency.
Flower Pretzel Bites are easy enough to assemble. Start by pressing an M&M down in the center of the melted candy melt.
Now create the flower petals with contrasting colored M&M’s – we used six M&M’s for the petals. And remember to place the “M” side down!
When choosing the color palette for your Flower Pretzel Bites we’ve found that repeating a single coordinating color in all of the versions really ties them together as a whole and enhances how they look on the plate. For this version, we used the pink centers with the different colored petals and then used green for the center with pink petals. Let your creativity and imagination be your guide! If you need some inspiration, here are a few links to some of our other Flower Pretzel Bites versions:
- Spring Flower Pretzel Bites
- Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites
- Frozen Pretzel Bites
- Harvest Flower Pretzel Bites
- Holiday Poinsettia Pretzel Bites
- Halloween Pretzel Bites
We are not sure we can pick our favorite color combination for Flower Pretzel Bites, please don’t make us! But we can definitively say that Flower Pretzel Bites are delicious. Crunchy, salty, sweet, chocolately … all in one bite. Let your imagination be your guide and make your family a batch of these fun treats tonight!
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