Apr 16

Sweet & Salty Chocolate Pretzel Bites for Easter

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

I'm always up for a good challenge, but when Walmart sent me a list of ingredients and asked me to use at least two in an Easter recipe, I have to admit I was a bit stumped. Among the ingredients were Duncan Hines Signature Lemon Supreme Cake Mix, Pillsbury Blue Raspberry Frosting, Nestlé Assorted Miniatures, Peeps Blue Raspberry, and various varieties of jelly beans.

Those ingredients pretty much scream cupcakes or maybe even that Peeps cake that I've been seeing everywhere over the past few weeks, but I really wanted to go a different route. In the end, I settled on these super simple sweet and salty chocolate pretzel bites. Dressed up with colorful pastel-hued jelly beans, they're a quick and easy treat that kids will adore!

Wonka Sweetarts Jelly Beans Flowers

I wish you could have seen my kids' eyes light up when they walked in the door yesterday afternoon, just as I was pulling these bite-size snacks out of the oven. Of course, my girls insisted on jumping in to help with the decorating. The fun didn't stop there, though -- as they were waiting for the chocolate to cool a bit, they decided that the jelly beans were perfect for making cute little spring flowers.

Chocolate Pretzel Bites Ingredients

Making these chocolate pretzel bites couldn't be easier. I used the Baby Ruth and Nestlé Crunch Bars from a bag of Nestlé Assorted Miniatures, along with some of the little square pretzels made by Snyder's of Hanover. The Baby Ruth bars are the perfect size as is, but the Nestlé Crunch Bars need cut in half to fit.

Salty Sweet Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Simply stack the chocolates on top of the pretzels and pop them into a 175-degree oven for about 10 minutes. The chocolate will hold its shape at this temperature but will be plenty ooey-gooey enough to press a jelly bean into the top. I thought a bit of sour would be the perfect complement to this salty-sweet treat, so we used the Wonka Sweetarts Jelly Beans for the garnish.

Spring Chocolate Pretzel Bites

My kids love these chocolate pretzel bites still slightly warm from the oven, but they're also a fun little dessert to tuck into lunches or to take to school as a class treat when completely cooled!

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Yield: 30 chocolate pretzel bites

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

  • 30 square pretzels
  • Nestlé Assorted Miniatures, Baby Ruth & Nestlé Crunch Bars
  • Wonka Sweetarts Jelly Beans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Place 30 square pretzels on a lined baking sheet. Top each pretzel with an unwrapped miniature Baby Ruth Bar or half of an unwrapped Nestlé Crunch Bar.
  3. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate is sufficiently softened.
  4. Top each chocolate pretzel bit with a Wonka Sweetarts Jelly Bean immediately.
  5. Cool before serving.

http://unsophisticook.com/chocolate-pretzel-bites/



Easter Peeps Bird Nests Recipe

If you're looking for another fun treat to make with your kids, I think they'll love making these adorable edible bird nests filled with Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Eggs and Peeps Chicks -- or peruse the many ideas on the Walmart.com Easter microsite!

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