Patriotic Pretzel Bites are the perfect blend of sweet and salty. And what could be better than a 4th of July treat that looks like an American flag?

Closeup on a dozen Patriotic Pretzel Bites laying on a red and white striped surface.

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 this delicious pretzel and chocolate snack using Mini M&M’s and Vanilla Candy Melts to create a yummy United States Flag on each pretzel.

Ingredients You Will Need

All the ingredients you will need to make Patriotic Pretzel Bites including White Candy Melts, Pretzel Snaps and Red and Blue Mini M&M's.

How to Assemble

Close up on white plate sitting on a white table covered with pretzel snaps and white candy melts.

Step 1: Wilton has Bright White Candy Melts now along with the traditional Ivory/White ones.  The Bright White worked really well for this project while still having that nice vanilla/white chocolate taste.  Place the Candy Melts on the Pretzel Snaps, bottom side up.  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. 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.

Collage image showing how to make the American Flag Pretzel Bites using Red and Blue Mini M&M's.

Steps 2-5:  I used Mini M&M’s 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. 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.

Closeup of Patriotic Pretzel Bites tumbling out of a blue pail onto an American flag table cloth.

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Patriotic Pretzel Bites

Patriotic Pretzel Bites

Yield 36 pretzel bites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Patriotic Pretzel Bites are the perfect blend of sweet and salty. And what could be better than a 4th of July treat that looks like an American flag?

Ingredients

  • 36 Pretzel Snaps
  • 36 Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
  • 1 Bag of M&M Minis - Use the Red and Blue only

Instructions

  1. Line up 8-9 pretzel snaps on a paper plate.
  2. Place a white candy melt on the pretzel and microwave them for about 1 minute. You want the candy to be soft but not runny. (It will look shiny)
  3. Pressed two blue Mini M&M's into the softened white candy at a 45 degree angle to create a row effect.
  4. Add the Red Mini M&M's to create the red stripes on the flag. Repeat that pattern in the second row and then add a final row of red M&M's.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!