Rolo Pretzel Bites: These five-minute bites of joy are the snack equivalent of chocolate brownies: addicting, chocolate heaven, and insanely good.
With these and T Swift’s Blank Space. I know. #hatersgonnahatehatehate
I’m ususally more of an indie rock/folksy/old-school-rock-and-roll kind of girl, but I mean, have you seen the video? That long, black, lacy dress? I die.
I also die when it comes to these Rolo pretzel bites. It’s that sweet and salty combination–I’m telling ya, it’s killer. Seriously, pretzels and chocolate are a match made in heaven. I’ve yet to get behind that whole potato chip and chocolate business, but I am all for the chocolate covered pretzels.
And chocolate-caramel covered pretzels (thank you, Rolos).
The blessing stems from the fact an incredible dessert can be made almost effortlessly. Within five minutes, you’ve got yourself a fantastic treat that is suitable for any (and I mean any-i.e. work, jury duty, parties, celebratory post-workout snack) occasion.
The curse lies in the fact that they are so effortlessly simple. Because, let me tell you, it takes an insane amount of willpower to eat only one. In fact, if you’re not careful, the entire batch will be gone in seconds.
Don’t ask me how I know this.
However, I’m not a nut person. Entirely.
Back in yesteryears, nuts and I were not the best of friends. They were always the thing that belonged in trail mix, and the one thing I never pestered the heck out of my brother for when he (excitedly) got them in his stocking every year (now he’s vegan and it’s practically all he eats–I should’ve seen this one coming). It took me a long (and I mean long) while before I discovered the wonders of peanuts (honey roasted are INSANE–I was introduced back when airlines actually served free snacks–what is this business with them charging for EVERYTHING), almonds, and macadamia nuts.
But, I’ve yet to discover the wonder of pecans. I don’t have a legitimate reason for it, but I don’t know, they just look weird. And nutty.
Soooo, I opted for M&Ms and peanut M&Ms. Such a good decision. It was like a salty sweet snickers. Holy cow.
Yields 30 Pretzel Bites
2 minPrep Time
3 minCook Time
- 30 square pretzels
- 30 Rolos
- 30 M&Ms (or peanut M&Ms)
- Preheat oven to 250. On a pan lined with parchment paper, lay out all pretzels side by side.
- Place a rolo on each one. Bake for 3-4 minutes, or until rolos have begun to soften.
- Once out of the oven, place an M&M atop each one and allow to cool for a few minutes (I usually pop them into the fridge for a couple minutes to set).
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