Rolo Pretzel Bites

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These Rolo pretzel bites combine Rolos and pretzels, treats amazing in their own right, into a dessert that is somehow more than the sum of its parts.

You can decorate this however you like, even making artisanal looking pretzel sandwiches that look like they come from a French confectioner.

For more tasty dessert recipes, why not try some Rolo Cookies, or this Strawberry Pretzel Salad?

Top down shot of rolo pretzel cookies, decorated in different ways, on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Rolo Pretzel Bites

Rolo pretzel bites combine salty crunchiness with a sweet, chewy elasticity to make an incredibly delicious party snack. For the less social among us, they also make for a great movie snack when eaten by the handful.

You can either make a simple layered option with a mini pretzel and a rolo, or you can top it however you like. Different colored M&Ms, melting candy to turn the whole thing into a solid candy, or even nuts like pecans to add a toastier, crunchy flavor to the mix.

Definitely make sure you turn these into pretzel sandwiches as well!

Rolo Pretzel Bites Ingredients

Make sure to check the recipe card down below for the precise amounts.

  • Mini pretzels, ideally the square kinds
  • Rolo candies

 

Toppings

  • Pecan halves
  • Red & green M&Ms
  • Melting candy wafers
  • Sprinkles

Pecans, pretzels, rolo candies, melting candy and sprinkles, all in different bowls.

How to Make Rolo Pretzel Bites

  • Place your pretzels in a single layer on a large parchment lined cookie sheet
  • Top each pretzel with a Rolo and then bake at 300 Fahrenheit for 3 to 4 minutes until the Rolo is melty
  • Remove from the oven, then top with a pecan half or any preferred topping you prefer
  • You can also top it with another pretzel to make a pretzel sandwich, allowing you to then drip half of them into melted candy or chocolate
  • Completely cool and then store in an airtight container

How to Make These Rolo Pretzel Bites Your Own

The best part about this recipe is the sheer amount of customizability it offers. You can make a basic layered pretzel bite that is incredibly delicious all on its own, or you can make a pretzel sandwich with an extra pretzel, top it with nuts and dip it in melting candy or chocolate.

Let your imagination run wild here – sprinkles, little candy stars, or even broken up pieces of Oreos – whatever you think looks good and helps make these delicious is what you should do.

Close up of a few rolo pretzel bites, decorated different ways.

How to Store Your Rolo Pretzel Bites

If you happen to possess the self-control that most of us lack, you might be left with some Rolo pretzel bites leftover, so how should you store them?

As always, an airtight container is your friend here, especially one with a tightly sealing lid. To help preserve the crunch and crisp snap of the chocolate of the Rolo, you can easily keep these in the freezer.

Whenever you feel like a sweet, crunchy snack, eat them straight of the freezer, or you can let them defrost at room temperature.

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These Rolo Pretzel Bites are sweet, salty and so easy to make for any holiday! Simply change the color of the sprinkles or candies to match the occasion!

 

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Rolo Pretzel Bites

These Rolo Pretzel Bites are sweet, salty and so easy to make for any holiday! Simply change the color of the sprinkles or candies to match the occasion!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
36
Calories
42
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 36 small mini pretzels square works the best
  • 36 Rolo Candies

Topping Choices

  • 36 pecan halves
  • red and green M&M's
  • melting candy wafers and sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F
  2. Place the pretzels in a single layer on a large parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Place one Rolo on each pretzel.
  4. Bake in the oven for 3-4 minutes, until the Rolo candy is melty and soft.
  5. Remove from the oven and press a pecan half on top of the melted Rolo, pressing it in slightly so that it squishes the Rolo and melds to it.
  6. You can also press a Christmas-colored candy into the middle of the melted Rolo as well.
  7. To make a pretzel sandwich, press another pretzel on top of the Rolo candy. You can then dip half of these sandwiches into melted candy/chocolate, and cover the chocolate with sprinkles.
  8. Cool on the counter completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container. These freeze well.

Recipe Notes

  • simply change the color of the M&M's and the sprinkles and these are great for any party!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 42kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 24mg, Potassium: 18mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 7IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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