Want to make an EASY Pretzel White Chocolate M&M Recipe? Looking for a quick and easy treat for movie night, a birthday party or get together? Need a homemade food gift or something EASY to make for a bake sale?
If you need a last minute treat that is quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients…this Easy Pretzel White Chocolate M&M Recipe does it all! Best of all you don’t need any special tools or skills- just your oven!
This last minute treat idea is so quick and easy to make with just three ingredients! This Pretzel White Chocolate M&M Recipe is a perfect make ahead recipe for many occasions like a little girl baby shower, Easter basket stuffer, Mother’s day gift, birthday or spring celebration.
You can also make this in the evening before a work party, church potluck or a kids classroom party (which you usually find out about THE NIGHT BEFORE anyway :). You can change out the colors for other seasonal m&m’s to make a white chocolate covered pretzel for any reason or holiday season like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July or Halloween.
To turn these into homemade, edible food gifts grab some food grade cellophane bags and place the white chocolate covered pretzels inside. Close the bag with a twist tie and add some pretty, matching ribbon. Cut way excess cello and complete the whole look with a thoughtful gift tag!
This is one of my favorite recipes because it is so easy but so pretty! You can add these to a large bowl of popcorn or Chex Mix and enjoy these pretzel bites as a tasty treat ANYTIME! Make sure you use the Lattice Buttersnap Pretzels and not traditional mini pretzels or a pretzel rod…they just don’t make a good foundation for these cute little daisies!
This white chocolate covered pretzel candy recipe uses a few simple ingredients from the local grocery store. You can whip them up in just a few minutes by yourself of get the kids involved for a fun activity.
Easy Pretzel White Chocolate M&M Recipe
These cute daisy m&m pretzel treats can be made two ways. You can use Wilton Vanilla Candy Melts like we did OR you can dip your pretzels into white candy bark (or white chocolate chips) that have been melted in a bowl in the microwave. Our Wilton Candy Melts method is less messy but if all you have is white chocolate chips then by all means use them.
If you do use the white chocolate chips- you may want to add a teaspoon of vegetable oil into the melted chocolate so that it is more workable for dipping. We have detailed instructions for white chocolate chips and almond bark near the end of this post.
Makes: About 40 white chocolate covered pretzels
Assembly Time: 20 min | Oven Time: 3-5 minutes
M&M Candies in a Multicolor Pack
Lattice Buttersnap Pretzels (pretzel squares)
Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil (optional)
Food Grade Cello Bags (optional)
Colorful Ribbon (optional)
Twist Ties (optional)
This salty and sweet recipe makes the perfect last minute dessert or finger food for parties, movie nights, church functions and potlucks. Busy moms and professionals will love this love this recipe because there is very little prep work, and assembly is fun and it doesn’t take a lot of time.
How to Make Pretzel White Chocolate M&M Recipe Step by Step
Step 1: Preheat Oven to 250 Degrees Place Pretzels on Baking Sheet
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spread out all of your Lattice Buttersnap Pretzels onto a Non Stick Cookie Sheet in a single layer. Place a single Vanilla Candy Melt onto each pretzel.
Pro-tip! If you’re the only person assembling your m&m daisies you should only put a few pretzels with melts on top in the oven at a time. As soon as they come out of the oven the white chocolate hardens again fairly quickly. It takes some time to get the m&m’s onto the pretzel and make a pretty daisy…so if you can’t get them done quick enough the white chocolate will harden before you can even get the m&m’s on top.
Step 2: Pre-arrange All the M&M Flowers in Advance
Before you put your Vanilla Candy Melt + Lattice Buttersnap Pretzels in the oven to melt you should arrange ALL of your M&M Candy flowers in advance so they are ready to quickly go onto the candy melts without thinking or digging through the bag to find the RIGHT color.
Some color combinations look better than others. You can look over what I did for inspiration. One bag of M&M’s I purchased had 70% yellow candies for crying out loud! So you’ll want to work this all out before you actually melt the candy. You need 6 petals of one color and 1 contrasting color for the center.
Step 3: Place Pretzel + Candy Melt in the Oven
Place the Vanilla Candy Melt + Lattice Buttersnap Pretzels in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3-5 minutes. The candy melts will melt quickly..so keep an eye on them at all times. A test run of just a few Vanilla Candy Melt + Lattice Buttersnap Pretzels may be in order to get the timing right.
You want the candy melts slightly melted but not completely melted. The candy melt should stick to the pretzel and have a shiny, almost oil like sheen to them when they are ready. Again, you don’t want to completely melt the candy through the pretzel or the M&M’s won’t have enough ‘glue’ to stick to the pretzel.
Start by placing the center M&M at the center of the pretzel and press lightly to make it stick to the chocoloate. Then arrange the 6 other M&Ms around the center M&M.
After you’ve placed the M&Ms, transfer to a Cooling Rack so the heat is off of them completely and the melting process stops. Allow the melted white chocolate to set and come to room temperature before enjoying. Keep them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
No Bake Microwave Method
If you don’t have an oven or you’re worried about potentially overheating and totally melting the candy melts, there is a work around.
Simply melt a heaping handful of Vanilla Candy Melt in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 30 second increments. Stir in between each 30 second cycle. Do this until melted. Use a spoon to add a dab of this melted candy to the top of each pretzel. This will act as “glue” to attach the M&M’s to the buttersnap pretzel. This work around skips the oven entirely for a no bake, quick & easy treat!
White Chocolate Chips Method
If all you have on hand is White Chocolate Chips (or milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips) you can still create this easy treat! Grab a microwave safe bowl and add a heaping handful of chocolate chips to it. Microwave for 30 seconds then add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil or coconut oil and mix to combine. Continue with 30-second increments until melted.
Use a spoon to add a dab of this melted candy to the top of each pretzel. This will act as “glue” to attach the M&M’s to the buttersnap pretzel. Place the pretzel bite on a piece of parchment paper, wax paper or aluminum foil until the chocolate hardens.
Almond Bark Method
If all you have on hand is almond bark, that’ll work for this salty treat! Grab a large mixing bowl that is microwave safe. Add a few blocks of almond bark to the bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals mixing in between each interval until melted.
Use a spoon to add a dab of almond bark to the top of each pretzel and shake of excess chocolate. This will act as “glue” to attach the M&M’s to the buttersnap pretzel. Place the pretzel bite on a piece of parchment paper, wax paper or aluminum foil until the chocolate hardens.
Hershey’s Hug or Hershey Kisses Method
You can also use Hershey’s Hug or Hershey Kisses in place of melted chocolate for these yummy treats. The best way to do this is with your oven. So follow our oven based instructions from the beginning of this post and use a Hershey hug or a kiss in place of the Wilton Candy Melts.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this Pretzel White Chocolate M&M Recipe! Those salty pretzels and M&M’s are the perfect combination. You can easily double batch, triple batch or quadruple batch this recipe for a big batch that feeds larger crowds, bake sales, cookie exchange, and potlucks.
If you love pretzel bites like this check out our Grinch Heart Pretzel Bites Recipe for fun holiday treats. We also recommend these Homemade Strawberry Muddy Buddies for another easy to make snack!
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