Candy Bar Pretzel Bites: This quick dessert is insanely easy and insanely delicious! Pretzels are stuffed with mini candy bars and dipped in chocolate to create an amazingly addicting snack!
Glitter gel pens.
Colored paper clips.
These pretzel bites. (And these. #ohmygoshamazing)
It doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s practical, or if I need it. If it’s cute, I want.
That’s why I have a real love/hate relationship with Pinterest. And Target. And Home Goods. And Papyrus (I WANT everything).
Pinterest makes me simultaneously feel like I could conquer the crafting world while also doubting my abilities that I could even glue rocks together. I mean, have you seen some of the DIY projects on Pinterest? Between the confusing crafting terminology like “Casting Resin” and my experience that most “DIY” projects make me want to cry (because apparently I am not a self-sufficient woman since I cannot do it on my own, and I have the hot glue gun blisters to prove it), I just don’t know whether practice makes perfect or if it’s time I delete my project board.
Now, I’m not completely devoid of artistic talent. I’ve made some pretty spectacular cinnamon candles in my day; however, when it comes to full on building things, I’m like Tim the Tool Man Taylor. Something is always–ALWAYS–going to go wrong.
But regardless of anyone’s baking/cooking/crafting abilities, these candy bar pretzel bites are a cinch to make.
And they’re festive.
Let your artistic ability (or lack thereof) shine bright. And far–and be a star. (Anyone else remember that pre-crazy Lindsay Lohan Disney movie where Tyra Banks becomes a Life Size Barbie? The song is so catchy. Like a T-Swift song.)
These addicting bites begin with mini candy bars (thank you leftover Halloween candy). If you use the bite-sized candy bars, you can just place them directly onto the pretzel squares. If you’re using the fun-sized, cut them in half, or until they fit nicely on the pretzels.
In a 250 degree oven, bake the pretzels for about 3 minutes, or until the candy begins to melt. Place the tops of the pretzels on each, and press down slightly. Pop them into the fridge while you melt the chocolate coating.
In a double broiler or in the microwave (although the struggle is real for me when it comes to not burning chocolate in the microwave), melt white chocolate and semi-sweet (or milk) chocolate in separate bowls.
Dip pretzels half way into the chocolate, or place into a piping bag and swirl over the top of each pretzel bite. Decorate with sprinkles, nuts, toffee bites, or whatever you have on hand!
Allow to cool in the fridge (about 10-15 minutes) and store in an airtight container.
Candy Bar Pretzel Bites are a perfect Christmas dessert! The sweet and salty combination is practically irresistible. Plus, these would make a cute edible Christmas gift!
- 60 pretzel squares
- 30 mini-sized candy bars or 15 fun-sized candy bars cut in half
- 3 oz white chocolate
- 3 oz semi-sweet or milk chocolate
- sprinkles, nuts, toffee bits, etc. to top
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. On a baking sheet with parchment paper, place down 30 pretzels.
- Place a candy bar on each pretzel (I used snickers, milky way, twix, and reeses).
- Pop them into the oven for about 3 minutes, or until the candy begins to melt.
- Take out of the oven and place a pretzel on each, pressing down slightly,
- Put them the fridge for a few minutes while you melt the chocolate.
- Over a double broiler, or in the microwave, melt the white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate in separate bowls.
- Once melted, dip the pretzel bites halfway into the chocolate, drizzle them with chocolate (with a piping bag), or do both. Top with sprinkles or any other toppings.
- Allow the chocolate to harden in the fridge, about 10-15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.