Spring flower pretzel bites are easy-to-make in 15 minutes using just 3 ingredients: snap pretzels, white chocolate melting wafers, and M&Ms.
They are similar to pretzel hugs, but in with a fun flower twist.
The pretty pastel pretzel flowers are great as a homemade Easter candy, Spring or Mother’s Day dessert, or to make with the kids just because.
If you were planning something like a garden-themed party they would be perfect as well!
Good luck having just one of these delicious Spring flower pretzel bites!
You will find that the classic salty-sweet flavor combo of chocolate and pretzels just can’t be beaten. So yummy! For more salty-sweet desserts try Ritz Cracker Thin Mints and Cookie Dough Dip paired with pretzels.
Pretzel Snaps: I grabbed a 1-lb family-size bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Snaps. The square-shaped pretzels are perfect for this recipe. They hold the weight of the chocolate well. Get them in the chip aisle of your grocery store or order a large canister of them on Amazon.
White Chocolate Melting Wafers: I highly recommend the Ghirardelli brand Melting Wafers, but you could also use Wilton Candy Melts. The Ghiradelli brand melting wafers are larger, easier to work with and taste better in my option. You can find them in the baking aisle of your grocery store or on Amazon.
Milk Chocolate M&Ms: Easter M&Ms will give you beautiful pastel-colored flowers, but you could really use any M&Ms–your M&M pretzel flowers would just be different colors than the ones pictured. You can find the Easter M&Ms on Amazon or in the grocery store during March and April. I recommend grabbing 2 bags so that you have plenty of each color to work with. You can always use the extra to make these easy 5-ingredient M&M cookies.
How to Make Pretzel Flowers
As you will see below, these Spring pretzel bites are very easy to make. Be sure to check out my How to Make Spring Pretzel Bites web story as well!
Step one: Place pretzels on a silicone- or parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
Step two: Top each pretzel with a white chocolate melting wafer.
Step three: Bake at 225° F for 2-3 minutes, until the chocolate softens. The chocolate should not be melted, only softened.
Step four: Remove from oven and press an M&M in the center of each. Then surround the center M&M with 6 more M&Ms to make the flower’s petals.
Tip: Place M&Ms with the “M” side down for best results.
Step five: Allow the chocolate to set up, then enjoy!
Store pretzel flower bites in an airtight container at room temperature. They will keep for at least 2 weeks.
Recipe tips & variations
Microwave method: If you want to make just a few pretzel flowers at a time you can heat them in your microwave. Just arrange 8-10 pretzels on a microwave-safe plate and microwave until chocolate is soft, about 45-50 seconds.
Separate M&Ms: You will want to work quickly to place the M&Ms on the melted chocolate once the pretzels come out of the oven, so it helps to separate your M&Ms by color ahead of time. This way you don’t have to dig around looking for a specific color.
Holiday flowers: Use other holiday M&M mixes to create flower pretzel bites for other holidays and times of the year. Try Christmas
Chocolate harden?: If the white chocolate hardens while you are still working on creating your pretzel flowers simply pop the baking sheet back in the oven for a minute or two to soften the chocolate melts up again. Be sure to remove the completed flowers first so they don’t melt.
More easy spring dessert ideas
- Strawberry Jello Pie – easy no-bake dessert!
- Birds Nest Cookies – 4 ingredeint no-bake cookies
- Lemon Lush Dessert
- Pistachio Pudding Icebox Cake – 4 ingredient no-bake recipe
- Banana Cream Cookie Cups
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies – just 3 ingredients!
- Candy Popcorn
Flower Pretzel Bites
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- 1 bag pretzel snaps
- 1 bag white chocolate melting wafers
- 2 bags milk chocolate Easter M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 225° F.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Place pretzels on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place a white chocolate melting wafer in the center of each pretzel.
- Bake for 2-3 minutes, until the chocolate softens.
- Remove from oven and immediately press an M&M in the center of each, with the "M" side down. Then surround the center M&M with 6 more to form the flower’s petals.
- Allow the chocolate to set, then enjoy.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by a third party and intended to serve as an estimate only. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.
I find Ghiardelli white chocolate too hard to work with and too sweet. I used milk chocolate…much easier to work with, a bit thicker and larger, and tasted amazing. Looked as good as white chocolate.
Patty batz says
What are pretzel bites. Thanks
Jaclyn Shimmel says
Pretzel bites are just what we call small pretzel-based treats like these flowers or these Christmas pretzel treats.
Thank you for this cute idea, I’m going to make these for Easter for my grandkids 😊