Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter flower pretzel bites

We’re going to a friend’s house for Easter dinner, and in addition to the usual bottle of wine, she asked for a small dessert. My daughter is bringing a carrot cake, and I spotted this recipe on Pinterest and I thought I’d give it a whirl. (It’s originally from to give credit where credit is due. There are lots of other cool ideas on that site, too!)

You’ll need:
·         Pretzel snaps
·         A bag of Wilton Bright White Candy Melts (I found them at Michael’s)
·         Easter M & M’s

Put about eight pretzels on a plate and top with a candy melt and zap in the microwave for about 50 seconds. (You could do more at one time if you like, but this is probably a good number to handle while the chocolate is still soft. I also found that with my little microwave, it was more like a minute and ten seconds to sufficiently soften the candy melts).

When they come out of the microwave, another useful tip is to put all your center M&M’s in while the chocolate is still melted. (The centers of the candy melts don’t soften up as much as the edges). After that, I also found it helpful to place M&M’s at opposite sides of the pretzel and then fill in the rest. This helped keep the center one in the right spot. Pop them in the freezer for five minutes to set.


Even though mine didn’t turn out as perfect as the two sisters’ candies, they’re still delicious and a lot of fun to make! 

Happy Easter.


  1. Thank you, Lisa! I'm not especially 'crafty', so if I can do it, anyone can!

  2. So cute. I think I might try for Halloween and Christmas. They won’t be as colorful, but still yummy. I discovered your books recently and have read all of them. I ♥️ all of them!