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Easter Pretzels 

These Easter Pretzels are a simple and easy dessert that will make your Easter dessert table especially festive! Made with pretzels, melting chocolate, and candies, these cute pretzels take the shape of flowers, bunnies, and egg nests! 

Close up of easter pretzel in a flower shape.

I adore making holiday-themed treats (like these Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats or Easy St Patrick’s Day Cookies), and the cute possibilities with Easter are endless! With flowers, bunnies, carrots, and bees popping up around the country in the springtime, the Easter-themed desserts are always adorable. 

These Easter Pretzels are no different! The adorable shapes you can make with just pretzels and M&Ms is astounding, and your guests and kids are going to love how cute and tasty these Easter pretzels are! 

This recipe is easily scalable, so make as many or as little pretzels as you need! They would be delicious served after a hearty Easter meal with some of my favorite Easter dishes like Spinach Pie, Spinach Salad, or Honey Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

What are Easter Pretzels?

Easter Pretzels are a simple, 20 minute dessert that can be made with square pretzels, white melting chocolate, and various candy. The supplies combine to form cute shapes in the form of Easter symbols, such as Flower Pretzels, Bunny Pretzels, and Egg Nest Pretzels! 

Why Make this Recipe

Easter pretzels in many shapes with flowers as decoration
  1. Simple: When life gets crazy, it’s nice to have a dessert that can be made with 5 simple ingredients from the snack aisle at your grocery store. Making these simple candies requires some dexterity for assembly, but they are very approachable. You can’t mess up this easy-to-make treat!
  2. Fun for Kids: These cute pretzel shapes are so much fun for kids to put together, and they are great for fine motor skills as well! Have your kids help with laying out the pretzels, assembling the melting chocolates, and designing the candy shapes.
  3. Sweet and Salty: There is nothing better than a sweet and salty combination! The salty pretzels combine with the sweet chocolate to make for a delicious and addicting snack. Try out these Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies for another sweet and salty treat! 

What Do I Need to Make this Recipe?

Ingredients 

Labeled ingredient shot
  1. Pretzels: I prefer the pretzel snaps, which are in a square shape, leaving room for a lot of decoration. You can always try your hand at standard shaped pretzels, though they do have less surface area. Avoid flavored pretzels for this recipe. 
  2. M&Ms: Use standard sized M&Ms. I highly recommend the Easter, pastel colored M&Ms for the cutest designs! 
  3. White Chocolate Candy Melts: Get the candy melts they come in small dollops, the size of quarters. If you don’t like white chocolate, you can also use dark chocolate or milk chocolate melting candies. Try these Tru Fru Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries for another white chocolate/chocolate combination snack! 
  4. Rolos: Rolos are a chocolate and caramel candy that have a flat top, perfect for nestling a candy egg into! You can also use a Hershey Kiss if preferred.
  5. Cadbury Mini Eggs: Cadbury Mini Eggs are chocolate candies in the shape of eggs. They are made with a rich and creamy chocolate center, and coated in a hard outer shell in pastel shades! Feel free to use off-brand Mini Eggs if you can’t find Cadbury brand.

Tools

  1. Baking Sheet: Used to melt the white chocolate so that the M&Ms can stick to the pretzel! 
  2. Parchment Paper: For easy clean up! 

How to Make this Recipe 

  1. Prep:  Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the pretzel snaps on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Place 1 candy melt or Rolo on top of each pretzel snap.
  2. Melt the Chocolate: Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 1-3 minutes, just enough for the candy to melt. This melted chocolate will act as a glue for the candy design!  
  3. Design: Press the M&Ms and Cadbury Eggs into the melted chocolates to form one of the three designs! Read the recipe card below for detailed instructions on how to make each shape. Make sure to let the pretzels dry completely before trying to move them from the baking sheet. 

Expert Tips

Close up of a bunny shaped easter pretzel
  • Separate your M&Ms by color before prepping your pretzels. This will make it SO much easier to quickly assemble the Easter Pretzels once they come out of the oven.
  • You will need to move rather quickly to ensure that your chocolate does not harden before you can press your candy into it. For that reason, I only bake about 12 pretzels at a time. 
  • Your pretzels will need to cool before you can serve them! Placing them on a plate in the fridge for 10 minutes should do the trick. 
  • Draw faces on your cute bunnies using an edible marker if desired! 
  • Feel free to make all 3 variations or to just pick one. 
  • For expert assembly, place the “M” side down so that you can’t see it in your creations! 

Why Is My Melting Chocolate Still Hard?

 There are two reasons your melting chocolate could still be hard: 

  1. You Didn’t Bake Long Enough: Try baking your chocolate for another two minutes, then test it again.
  2.  You Baked it Too Long: If your chocolate is still hard after two more minutes in the oven, you probably over-baked it the first time and burnt it! In that case, try again starting with 1 minute in the oven and working up from there. 

Recipe FAQs 

Plate of easter pretzels
How to Store Leftovers

It’s easy to store Easter Pretzel leftovers! Simply place them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. The pretzels may become less crunchy the longer the pretzels sit. 

What Other Easter Pretzel Shapes Can I Make? 

I have seen some other cute Easter Pretzels that you can try! Some ideas are:

– Turning standard pretzels into mini ducks
– Turning pretzel rods into orange carrots
– Turning a standard pretzel into a sheet
– Combining two standard pretzels to make butterflies 

The inspiration on Pinterest is endless, so go check out some other ideas, too! 

Can I Microwave my Pretzels Instead of Bake?

You sure can! Simply microwave at 50% power for about 30 seconds each until the candy is melted.

How to Enjoy Easter Pretzels 

These festive pretzels would be great on an Easter dessert table, wrapped up into plastic bags as gifts, or even in an Easter basket! 

Did you enjoy this Easter Pretzel recipe? If so, make sure to check out these other recipes I picked out just for you: 

Easter Pretzels in the shape of bunnies, flowers, and egg nests.

Easter Pretzels

These Easter Pretzels are a simple and easy dessert that will make your Easter dessert table especially festive! Made with pretzels, melting chocolate, and candies, these cute pretzels take the shape of flowers, bunnies, and egg nests!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 36 Candies
Calories: 56kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 36 Square Pretzels, Snaps
  • 10 oz Pastel Colored M&Ms
  • 24 White Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 12 Rolos
  • 12 Cadbury Mini Eggs

Instructions

Bunny Pretzels

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the pretzel snaps on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Place 1 candy melt on top of each pretzel snap.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 1 minute and 30 seconds, just enough for the white chocolate candy to melt.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and place one M&M at the bottom of the candy melt. Then place two M&Ms on their sides into the candy melt, forming a bunny shape.
  • Allow the Bunny Pretzels to rest for about 15 minutes until the chocolate hardens. If desired, use an edible marker to draw eyes and a mouth on the bunnies. Eat and enjoy!

Flower Pretzels

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the pretzel snaps on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Place 1 candy melt on top of each pretzel snap.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 1 minute and 30 seconds, just enough for the white chocolate candy to melt.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and place one M&M in the center of the candy melt. Then place 5-6 M&Ms around the center M&M, forming a flower shape. Make sure to use different colors for the petals of the flowers than for the center.
  • Allow the Flower Pretzels to rest for about 15 minutes until the chocolate hardens. Eat and enjoy!

Egg Nest Pretzels

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the pretzel snaps on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Place 1 Rolo candy on top of each pretzel snap.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 3 minutes, just enough for the Rolo candy to get soft.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and place one Cadbury Egg in the center of the Rolo, pressing down so that the edges grow around the egg, like a nest.
  • Allow the Egg Nest Pretzels to rest for about 15 minutes until the chocolate hardens. Eat and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe copyright The Domestic Spoon. For educational or personal use only. 
  • Pretzels: I prefer the pretzel snaps, which are in a square shape, leaving room for a lot of decoration. You can always try your hand at standard shaped pretzels, though they do have less surface area. Avoid flavored pretzels for this recipe. 
  • M&Ms: Use standard sized M&Ms. I highly recommend the Easter, pastel colored M&Ms for the cutest designs! 
  • White Chocolate Candy Melts: Get the candy melts they come in small dollops, the size of quarters. If you don’t like white chocolate, you can also use dark chocolate or milk chocolate melting candies. Try these Tru Fru Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries for another white chocolate/chocolate combination snack! 
  • Rolos: Rolos are a chocolate and caramel candy that have a flat top, perfect for nestling a candy egg into! You can also use a Hershey Kiss if preferred.
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs: Cadbury Mini Eggs are chocolate candies in the shape of eggs. They are made with a rich and creamy chocolate center, and coated in a hard outer shell in pastel shades! Feel free to use off-brand Mini Eggs if you can’t find Cadbury brand.
  • Separate your M&Ms by color before prepping your pretzels. This will make it SO much easier to quickly assemble the Easter Pretzels once they come out of the oven.
  • You will need to move rather quickly to ensure that your chocolate does not harden before you can press your candy into it. For that reason, I only bake about 12 pretzels at a time. 
  • Your pretzels will need to cool before you can serve them! Placing them on a plate in the fridge for 10 minutes should do the trick. 
  • Draw faces on your cute bunnies using an edible marker if desired! 
  • Feel free to make all 3 variations or to just pick one. 
  • For expert assembly, place the “M” side down so that you can’t see it in your creations!
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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