Peppermint bark pretzel bites are sweet n’ salty perfection. Melted candy cane crunch Hershey kiss on top of a pretzel, and then topped with a peppermint white chocolate m&m candy. Perfect for Christmas cookie plates or just a fun Holiday treat.
PEPPERMINT BARK PRETZEL BITES
I have another Christmas treat for you! I just love all the Christmas goodies this time of year. These peppermint bark pretzel bites are made at least a few times during Christmastime.
My kids (and me too!) can’t get enough of those Hershey Candy Cane Crunch Kisses. Addicting I tell you!
They are a play on those classic Hershey hug treats with the m&m’s on top. This is a peppermint bark version that is loaded with lots of peppermint, white chocolate, and a salty pretzel. You will not be able to stop eating these things!
These were actually born out of me wandering the Holiday candy aisle at Walmart the other day. I’ve been wanting to make something with those candy cane Hershey kisses but did not know what.
But then I saw the peppermint m&m’s and I already had pretzels in my cart, so it was basically a no brainer and meant to be.
Only 3 ingredients! A bag of Hershey candy cane kisses, a bag of peppermint m&m’s, and some square pretzels. Super easy. The hardest part is spreading out the pretzels evenly on the baking sheet and then placing the candy on top.
Enlist some help and get the kids involved! Kids love to unwrap the candy and even put a Hershey kiss on each pretzel.
Bake them in the oven until they’re soft and melted and then immediately put an m&m on top. The Christmas sprinkles are totally optional. Those were a last minute addition. I saw them in the cupboard when I went to grab the oven glove to pull the cookie sheet out.
There are 63 Hershey kisses in the bag so this recipe yields 63 pretzel bites. Unless of course your “helpers” sneak a few chocolates. We ended up with closer to about 50. What can I say, my kids love those candy cane kisses 🙂
I hope you love these easy treats. I am thinking that they will perfect neighbor/friend/family treats too. Grab some of those candy Christmas goody bags at the store, fill up the bag with some pretzel bites and then tie with some Christmas ribbon. Fun, cute, festive, and yummy!
Try these other Christmas treat recipes
- Chocolate Fudge Christmas Goody Bars
- Christmas Monster Cookie Dough Dip
- Gingerbread Christmas Trees
- Mint Oreo Fudge
- 1 bag (10 oz) Hershey Candy Cane Kisses (unwrapped)
- 1 bag white chocolate peppermint m&m's
- square pretzels
- Christmas sprinkles, if wanted
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
Lay out 63 pretzels on the cookie sheet and place an unwrapped candy cane Hershey kiss on each pretzel. Cook for 5 minutes.
Immediately press a peppermint m&m on top of each Hershey kiss. If wanted, sprinkle some Christmas sprinkles on each one.
Let the cookie sheet sit out on the counter for 2 hours so the hershey kiss has time to harden up. Eat & enjoy!
I prefer the square pretzels and that's what I always use for this recipe. You can use the regular pretzel shaped pretzels if wanted.
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