We love sweet and salty treats which I guess explains why we always seem to find a reason to make Pretzel Bites for parties and family get-togethers. These Patriotic Pretzel Bites are our take on a 4th of July themed version of these delicious pretzel and chocolate snacks using Mini M&M’s and Vanilla Candy Melts to create a yummy US Flag on each pretzel.
How to Make Patriotic Pretzel Bites
- Pretzel Snaps
- Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
- Red & Blue Mini M&M’s
I always use Pretzel Snaps for these Pretzel Bites. The square shape gives you a little more room to be creative with the candy topping while still remaining “bite” sized. And I used Mini M&M’s this time instead of the regular sized M&M’s. There are plenty of red and blue candies in a single bag of Mini M&M’s for a big batch of Patriotic Pretzel Bites.
Witon has Bright White Candy Melts now along with the traditional Ivory/White ones. The Bright White worked really well for this project but still have that nice vanilla/white chocolate taste. Place the Candy Melts on the Pretzel Snaps, bottom side up.
I melted the candy in the Microwave this time. You can use the oven (around 200 degrees for 4-5 minutes) or the microwave (it was 15 seconds in my microwave) to soften the candy melts.
First I pressed two blue Mini M&M’s into the softened white candy. I didn’t lay them flat but instead pushed them into the candy at kind of a 45 degree angle to create a row effect. Finally, I added the Red Mini M&M’s to create the red stripes on the flag. I repeated that pattern in the second row and then I added to final rows of red M&M’s.
We really liked how these turned out and they taste good too! These Mini M&M’s are really delicious, even better than regular M&M’s. I have no idea how that it possible but it is definitely true. This is also a good make ahead party item – both the pretzel and the M&M freeze up fine and still taste just as good after they are defrosted. Happy 4th of July everyone!
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