Speckled Easter Egg Pretzels are sweet, salty, crunchy, and adorable! Put them in treat bags, Easter baskets, or edible nests for spring.
This time of year comes around and everyone is excited for spring to arrive! After a long winter, we all need some spring flowers, warm sunshine, and chirping birds. These cheerful Easter egg pretzels are little pretzel rounds coated with pastel candy wafers and they are delicious to snack on!
Start by putting half white melting wafers and half colored melting wafers in small, microwave-safe bowls. The white melting wafers will subdue the colors making them pastel for spring.
Heat the bowls of melting wafers in the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir. Then continue heating them in the microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring each time, until smooth.
Dip pretzel rounds in the melted candy coating.
Place the Easter egg pretzels on a sheet of parchment paper. If the candy coating starts to harden, you can return it to the microwave to soften it again.
How do you make speckles on the Easter egg pretzels?
To make the Easter egg pretzels speckled, you’ll use a paint brush to spray a cocoa powder mixture on the eggs. You can use this same method and mixture to make speckles on cookies and cakes!
Start by mixing together cocoa powder and water to make a slurry.
Dip a clean, kitchen-only, small paint brush in the cocoa and water mixture.
Use your fingertip to pull back the bristles of the brush and then release the bristles allowing the cocoa and water mixture to speckle the colorful Easter egg pretzels. You may want to practice this a few times on a paper towel or piece of parchment paper until you get the hang of it.
Allow the cocoa speckled to try before storing the chocolate covered pretzels in an airtight container.
Put the Easter egg pretzels in edible chocolate nests! You can find my tutorial for how to make them here. Or put these colorful chocolate covered pretzels in treat bags to put in Easter baskets.
Looking for more Easter desserts? Try these next:
These Easter Basket Cookie Cups are almost too fun to eat! An Easter dessert recipe filled with buttercream frosting, chocolate bunnies, and chocolate eggs.
Easter Egg Ooey Gooey Bars have a strawberry cake mix crust with marshmallow cream and fruity pebbles treats on top. They are irresistible to kids of all ages!
Colorful Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats are so much fun! Make them for a unicorn party, Easter, or to celebrate spring.
Adorable Easter Bunny Strawberries with carrots too, of course! These dipped strawberries are perfect for an Easter dessert.