Mini Easter Eggs are sweet, salty, adorable pretzel treats, perfect for treat bags, Easter baskets, or edible chocolate nests!
These delicious pretzel balls are a festive spring dessert that you can bring to your Easter celebration!
When the snow starts melting and spring rolls around, we love to make these mini Easter eggs coated with pastel candy wafers and speckled with chocolate!
What You’ll Find In This Post
Ingredients Needed and Substitutions
If you can get your hands on just a couple of basic ingredients, then you can easily make these cute mini Easter eggs that your kids will love!
- Pretzels: We used pretzels rounds for our mini Easter eggs because we wanted these treats to have a nice ’round’ center.
- Melting Wafers: To create a pastel-colored coating for our pretzel rounds, we used a mixture of both colorful and plain white melting wafers.
- Cocoa Powder Mixture: To achieve a speckled look on your eggs, first mix together cocoa powder and water in a bowl, then flick it over the eggs with a small brush.
How To Make Mini Easter Eggs
To make mini Easter eggs, simply melt your candy wafers, coat your pretzel rounds, then speckle the eggs!
- Melting: First, put the white and colored melting wafers in a small bowl and microwave. Stir and continue warming in the microwave for short intervals until smooth.
- Dipping: Then, dip your pretzel rounds in the melted wafers, placing them on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Speckling: Now, mix your cocoa powder and water in a small bowl. Then use a small, clean paintbrush to speckle your mini eggs.
Variations of Mini Easter Eggs
Although this recipe is Easter-themed, you can make chocolate-dipped pretzels any time of the year. Here are some fun variations to try!
While the vanilla candy melts flavor is delicious, you could try using dark or milk chocolate instead of melting wafers for a classic cocoa flavor!
If you’d like to add even more color, try adding sprinkles to your eggs! Simply choose whatever sprinkles you like, and add them right after dipping the pretzel rounds. This will make them adhere nicely to your mini Easter eggs.
Another option would be to try switching out the type of pretzels you use for different shapes and sizes! You could use pretzel twists, mini pretzels, or even pretzel rods.
How To Store Mini Easter Eggs
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Do not freeze or refrigerate to avoid condensation and staleness.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, mini Easter eggs are pretzel balls wrapped in a candy coating and speckled with cocoa powder!
Melting wafers are vanilla-flavored candy wafers that can be easily melted and molded for desserts and candy-making. They share many similarities with almond bark, both in application and flavor.
While we used pretzel rounds for this recipe, feel free to try using peanuts or even your favorite breakfast cereal as a substitute for the center of these speckled treats(Trix in particular, seems to fit the theme)!
Want more Easter recipes? Try these next:
Easter Basket Cookie Cups are filled with buttercream frosting, chocolate bunnies, and chocolate eggs. They’re almost too cute to eat!
These Easter Egg Ooey Gooey Bars are irresistible to kids of all ages. They have a strawberry cake mix crust with marshmallow cream and fruity pebbles treats on top!
Make Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats for a unicorn party, Easter, or to celebrate spring. Whatever the occasion, these colorful treats are so much fun!
Try these adorable Easter Bunny Strawberries with carrots too, of course! These little bunnies are a fantastic Easter dessert.
Easter Egg Pretzels
- 1 ¼ cups pretzel rounds
- 2 oz white melting wafers
- 2 oz colored melting wafers
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoon water
- Put the white and colored melting wafers in a small bowl and microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and then continue warming in the microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring each time, until smooth.
- Dip the pretzel rounds in the candy coating and place on a piece of parchment paper.
- Mix the cocoa power and water until combined. Dip a small, clean paint brush in the mixture and use your fingertip to spray the mixture over the coated pretzels.
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