Flower Pretzel Bites

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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!

10 pastel-colored flowers made from M&Ms and pretzels on a white serving platter. A bowl of pretzel snaps and a bowl of M&Ms are next to the platter.

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.


3 bowls on counter top: white chocolate melting wafers, Easter M&Ms, and pretzel snaps

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.

Baking sheet with rows of square pretzels. Half of the pretzels are topped with white chocolate melting wafers.

Step three: Bake at 225° F for 2-3 minutes, until the chocolate softens. The chocolate should not be melted, only softened.

Pretzels topped with softened white chocolate

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.

Flower pretzel bites completed and in progress. The in progress bites have an M&M in the center of each but do not yet have their "petals"

Step five: Allow the chocolate to set up, then enjoy!

M&M Pretzel flower bites arranged in even rows on lined baking sheet


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.

Pastel-colored flowers made of M&Ms and pretzels on a white serving plate. Bowls of more M&Ms and pretzels are next to platter.

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

10 pastel-colored flowers made from M&Ms and pretzels displayed on a white serving plate with additional M&Ms sprinkled around the tabletop
4.59 from 34 votes

Flower Pretzel Bites

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Flower pretzel bites are perfect for Spring and Easter, and easy-to-make using just 3 simple ingredients.


  • 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.


Microwave method: Heat 8-10 pretzels at a time on a microwave-safe plate until white chocolate is soft, about 50-55 seconds.
Storage: Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg
10 pastel-colored flowers made from M&Ms and pretzels displayed on a white serving plate with additional M&Ms sprinkled around the tabletop

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  1. 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.

    1. 1 star

      Looks easy, but it is not. The M&Ms keep falling off of the pretzel (which is too small). Also, as you work with it, melted white chocolate gets on yiur fingers and transfers to the M&Ms which makes it look sloppy. I wouldn’t recommend making these. Not worth the aggravation.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for this cute idea, I’m going to make these for Easter for my grandkids 😊

  3. super simple, festive, cute, delicious-perfect combo of sweet, savory, crunchy and creamy. very versitile with mnm colors, chocolates for centers. standard treat in my home now.

  4. 4 stars
    The flowers look & taste great. The only issue I have is that the written directions on the website do not match the recipe print out. For example: The microwave time.

  5. 5 stars
    These are super cute and super easy to make. Made them today with my almost 5 year old and she loved it.

  6. 3 stars
    while this was really cute it was not very easy to assemble. had a hard time getting all to assemble correctly white chocolate and mm’s didn’t fit really well but made work.

  7. 3 stars
    I just made a couple to see how they came out. All was fine. But when I tasted it was just too sweet. Husband didn’t like. six M&M’s and the meltable is just too sweet. Just our opinion.

  8. ENJOYED making these simple and easy Easter treats for my grandson’s Easter party at school today! 😁😁😉

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