Peppermint Pretzel Bites

These little peppermint pretzel bites are made with just 3 ingredients and are the perfect combination of minty, salty, and sweet.

Creativity comes out at Christmastime. All of the festive colors, patterns and flavors leave so much room for fun crafts and foods. Grinch bread, reindeer chow and colorful layered trifles are just a taste of the fun we have at Christmas.

Made with mini pretzels, Peppermint Kisses, and M&M’s these easy to make treats are perfect for holiday treat boxes and making with the kids.

plate full of peppermint pretzel bites

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Only uses 3 ingredients.
  • Quick 15 minute recipe.
  • Festive for gift giving during the holidays.
  • Sweet & salty flavor.
pretzels, hershey kisses and m&ms on a table

How to Make Peppermint Pretzel Bites

You’ll need about 15 minutes of hands on time for this recipe. As long as you are careful with the hot pan, it’s a great recipe for kids to help out with.

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the pretzels on a baking sheet and top them with the peppermint kisses and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately place an M&M in the center of each kiss, gently pressing it down.
  • Allow the candy to cool on the baking sheet for about 30 minutes at room temperature or you can chill in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until hardened.

How to Store Pretzel Candies

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

overhead view of a bowl of hershey kiss pretzel bites

Recipe Variations:

  • Use any shape of pretzel, traditional shape, circle shape or holiday shape.
  • This will also work with any flavor of Hershey Kiss.
  • Sprinkle the tops with sprinkles or sea salt while the chocolate is still wet.

You may also love our caramel pretzel turtles.

close up of a bowl of peppermint pretzel bites
close up of a bowl of peppermint pretzel bites

Peppermint Pretzel Bites

5 from 1 vote
Servings 20
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 40 square pretzels
  • 40 peppermint Hershey Kisses
  • 40 red M&M’s

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200º Fahrenheit.
  • Place the pretzels on a baking sheet and top them with the peppermint kisses and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately place an M&M in the center of each kiss, gently pressing it down.
  • Allow the candy to cool on the baking sheet for about 30 minutes at room temperature or you can chill in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until hardened.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, holiday, snack

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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