chocolate caramel pretzel bites and peppermint chocolate pretzels

These recipes are coming to you via my lovely sister, Lauren. You know, I have to admit that she has come a very long way from her pasta side packets with George-Foreman-grilled chicken days. But, I guess that’s all part of being in the real world. Me? I’m still living in college world. No, I have not even thought about touching the stove this week… or the microwave for that matter. The only kitchen appliance that even remembers me is the toaster.

Anyhow, the peppermint chocolate pretzels are new for me, but those chocolate caramel pretzel bites sure are not. We make these every holiday season and every holiday season, I eat way more than my fair share. And now that I know Lauren can make these without anyone’s help, I know I’ll have a few kitchen requests for her when she comes back home.

chocolate caramel pretzel bites

Makes about 50 pretzels

4 oz. tiny twist or square pretzels
1 pkg. caramel-filled chocolate candies, like Rolos
About 50 red and green M&M’s (that’s about a 2 oz. package)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay out pretzels on a baking sheet. Place one unwrapped caramel-filled chocolate candy on top of each pretzel. Bake in oven for about 5 minutes, until candies have softened but are not melted. Remove from oven. Immediately press one M&M onto the top of each chocolate. Allow to cool before removing to a serving dish.

peppermint chocolate pretzels

Makes about 50 pretzels

4 oz. tiny twist pretzels
3 candy canes, crushed
8 oz. milk chocolate

Break up chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second increments until chocolate is melted. Crush candy canes and place in a shallow dish.

Dip pretzels into chocolate, then immediately coat with crushed candy canes. Transfer to a piece of parchment paper and allow to harden completely before serving.

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