In our never-ending quest to make a pretzel bite for every occasion, we came up with these super cute pumpkin pretzel bites. They are easy to put together, will last forever, and, of course, are sweet, salty and delicious.
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How to Make Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
You will need:
- Pretzel Snaps
- Orange and Green M&M Minis
- Hershey’s Kisses, Wilton Dark Chocolate Candy Melts or Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers
You will need M&M Mini’s to make our Pumpkin Pretzel Bites. Regular sized M&M’s are too big for these pretzel bites. Every bag of M&M’s has a random combination of colors but in the single bag of M&M minis that we used there were enough orange and green candies to make about two dozen Pumpkin Pretzel Bites.
We like to use the square Pretzel Snaps when making Pretzel Bites but you can also use the round mini pretzels. First, place 7-8 Pretzel Snaps on a paper plate. Cover the pretzels with a Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers (you can also use a Hershey’s Kiss or a Wilton Dark Chocolate Candy Melt.) Heat in a microwave oven for approximately 30-45 seconds. The exact timing will take a bit of trial and error. You want the candy to be melted enough to press the M&M’s into, but not so melted that the candy melt loses its’ shape and the chocolate starts dripping off of the pretzel. 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 using the Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers, 7-8 pretzels took 40 seconds to melt to the right consistency.
Once the candy melts are softened, place seven orange Mini M&M’s on the melted chocolate as shown in the picture above. Finally, add one green Mini M&M’s at the top of the pumpkin to represent the pumpkin stem.
These Pumpkin Pretzel Bites are so adorable and colorful. And Pretzel Bites taste great – crunch, salty and sweet in one single bite.
These Pumpkin Pretzel Bites are a fun treat for Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving. They have such a delicious and unique sweet and salty taste. And they stay fresh for months if you keep store them in an airtight container (although who are we kidding, they’ll be eaten long before that). Happy Halloween everyone!
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