Candy Bar Pretzel Bites

Candy Bar Pretzel Bites are easy to make Christmas cookies. This recipe would be perfect for a cookie exchange!

Candy Bar Pretzel Bites RecipeThere are so many kinds of Christmas cookies to make and so little time! We love making ones that take a long time like frosted sugar cookie cut-out but we also love the quick, easy Christmas cookies like Pretzel Turtles and pretzels topped with Hershey’s Kisses. After seeing some mini candy bars at the store, I decided to make another easy Christmas cookie this year: Candy Bar Pretzel Bites. They are pretzels stuffed with mini candy bars and dipped in a vanilla candy coating.

Square PretzelsLine a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Top with as many rectangular pretzels as you have mini candy bars. I put down 30 pretzels.

Mini Candy BarsUnwrap the mini candy bars. My bag had a mix of about 30 Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Milky Way Dark and Twix. I didn’t use the Twix bars.

Christmas CookiesPut the mini candy bars on the pretzels and warm in the oven at 300 degrees for about 3 minutes. If you are only making a few of these at a time, you could soften them in the microwave for a few second.

Candy Bar Stuffed PretzelsTop with more pretzels and press down gently.

Vanilla CandiQuikAllow the chocolate to harden. Then, dip one side of the candy bar pretzel sandwich into melted white chocolate or vanilla candy coating. I used vanilla CandiQuik.

Easy Christmas CookiesReturn to the covered baking sheet and add red sprinkles.

Christmas DessertsCrunchy on the outside, soft on the inside!

Christmas Cookie RecipesPut them in a dish to enjoy or in a mason jar to give as a gift!

Candy Bar Pretzel Bites
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Mini candy bars
  • Pretzels (rectangle or mini)
  • Vanilla Candy Coating
  • Red Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Top with as many rectangular pretzels as you have mini candy bars. I put down 30 pretzels.
  2. Unwrap the mini candy bars and place them on the pretzels.
  3. Warm in the oven at 300 degrees for about 3 minutes.
  4. Top with more pretzels and press down gently.
  5. Allow the chocolate to harden.
  6. Dip one side of the candy bar pretzel sandwich into melted vanilla candy coating.
  7. Return to the covered baking sheet and add red sprinkles.

Here are a couple more recipes for easy Christmas cookies:

Easy Pretzel TurtlesEasy Pretzel Turtles

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz CrackersPeppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz Crackers

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Comments

  1. says

    My son picked these out on Pinterest as one of his Christmas cookie choices this year. I loved that he could practically make them himself. They turned out absolutely delicious and have been a big hit with everyone who’s tried them. I’m super excited to feature your fabulous recipe with one photo for a collage in my Operation Christmas Cookie post at http://everystarisdifferent.blogspot.com. Thank you so much for sharing such a fun kid friendly recipe!

  2. Jean says

    I had a problem with the melted white candy coating. Mine did not look as smooth as those in the picture. Basically, when I dipped the pretzel bites in it was very uneven in how it covered them. I was disappointed in how they looked because I was taking them to a party. They tasted good. What did I do wrong with the candy coating? I wanted them to look like yours.
    Jean

    • Tonia says

      Hi Jean,
      What kind of candy coating did you use? I used CandiQuik for this blog post, that could be part of the difference. The warmer the chocolate is the thinner it gets so you could try letting it cool and thicken a bit before dipping. If you are still having issues, you could re-dip them so that they have two coats of white chocolate. That is what I do when I make white chocolate covered strawberries. Merry Christmas!
      ~Tonia

  3. Connie Breeding says

    Hello Tonia, Simple & delicious. Thank you for such great a fabulous ideas. Making gifts is a great way to give a part of yourself in the gift. My past has been making chocolate goodies that are no bake. Peanut butter balls, Buckeyes, were the first I tried , my son being 3 years old at the time and I loved to bake and cook. That was my start and I’ve been baking , and people call me “Betty Crocker”.
    Connie in Florida.

  4. Sofia L. :) says

    Yum! I really wanna try this. But, can’t find pretzels here. Only pretzel sticks. I think I’ll try to make these with Ritz crackers instead. What do you think about that? 🙂
    There are so many fun ingredients that you use, that can’t be found in Norway. So, I’m having fun trying to find good substitutes. 😉

  5. ColleenB. says

    OH YUM!. These I just gotta make for a Christmas gathering coming up the first weekend in Dec.
    Can’t seem to find them kind of pretzels tho. Looked at WalMart…….nothing, unless they where out of them at the moment.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend
    ColleenB.

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