Okay…seriously…if you need a fun, easy and delicious dessert to bring to your 4th of July picnic, look no further than these Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites.
How to make Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites
You will need:
- Pretzel Snaps
- Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
- Red White and Blue Holiday Blend M&M Candies
For the Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites we used the special Red White and Blue Holiday Blend bag of M&M’s. The Holiday M&M’s usually start being available in stores around Memorial Day. You can also get a bag of white M&M’s at party stores like Party City and online on Amazon.
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 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. In the picture above you can see that the white candy melts have a sheen to them – this is what they look like when 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 take 50 seconds to melt to the right consistency.
The Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites are very easy 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!
These Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites are so pretty and they taste even better.
We created coordinated colored versions of the Patriotic Pretzel Bites – Red with a White center, and White with a Red Center and Blue with a White Center.
We’ve made Flower Pretzel Bites in a lot of color combinations but this Red White and Blue version of one of our favorites!
These Patriotic Pretzel Bites are a great snack for 4th of July or Memorial. Pretzel Bites are always a big hit at any party we give. They are both unique and delicious and your guests will be gobbling them up off the plate on your dessert table!