In our never ending quest to make a pretzel bit for every occasion, Nancy and I cobbled together these cute marshmallow pretzel bites. They are a little more involved then our Flower Pretzel Bites, but just as cute.
You will need:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Granulated Sugar
- Food Coloring
- Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
- Pretzel Snaps
- Plastic Sandwich bags
The first thing you need to do is make some colored sugar. This is the easiest process and we will never buy pre-made colored sugar again. Take 2 tablespoons of sugar and pour it into a plastic bag. Then add a drop of food coloring into the bag.
Mixed up the sugar in the bag and add more food coloring till you get the color you want.
The color in the bag is going to be darker than how the colored sugar will look on the marshmallow petals. If you think the color is too dark, just add some more sugar.
Take a bag of miniature marshmallows and cut them on the diagonal with a pair of kitchen scissors.
Once they are cut throw them into the bag of sugar and toss them about. It’s important to put them in the sugar as soon as you cut them.
The sugar will stick to just cut part of the marshmallow as shown in the picture above. We used 7 marshmallow petals for every Marshmallow Flower Pretzel Bite.
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 Bright White Candy Melt. 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 the marshmallow petals around the edge of the melted candy melt as shown in the picture above. We had room for 7 marshmallow petals. Finally, press an M&M into the center of the Marshmallow Flower Pretzel Bite.
We make four different colors of Marshmallow Flower Pretzel Bites. We used Easter 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.) But these pretzel bites would also be very pretty with centers using the colors from a regular bag of M&M’s.
These Marshmallow Flower Pretzel Bites should be made the same day that you are going to serve them and should be stored in an air-tight container until you are ready to put them out for your special event so that the marshmallows stay fresh.
Our Marshmallow Flower Pretzel Bites were fun to make and looked so pretty on our Mother’s Day Brunch table.
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