Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites

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It doesn’t get much better than a salty, chocolate and caramel combination! These Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites are perfection in a bite sized dessert that can be easily customized for any holiday with a change of sprinkles!! 

It doesn't get much better than a salty, chocolate and caramel combination! These Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites are perfection in a bite sized dessert that can be easily customized for any holiday with a change of sprinkles!! | THE LOVE NERDS #christmascandy #christmasdessert #candyrecipe #holidayrecipe

THESE ROLO PRETZEL BITES ARE OUR NEW FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CANDY!

This year, I realized I needed to add in more quick, Christmas candy type recipes versus cookies, cheesecake or larger desserts to our holiday menus. Candy recipes are usually quick to make which is always a bonus, and they work really well as shareable treats for holiday parties, offices or neighbor goody bags. I don’t know if you would technically call these Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites Christmas candy, but they definitely fall meet my criteria!

Rolo pretzel sandwiches are the epitome of easy! They require only 4 ingredients and about 10 minutes of work. That is all it takes to get to a bite of salty, chocolate and caramel perfection!

The best part? They are a kid friendly cooking dessert. The first time I made these was during a niece sleepover, and they were happy to help me make them. They especially loves tossing the Christmas sprinkles on top of the Rolo pretzel bites.

So this holiday weekend, make sure to take your 10 minutes of prep time to make these Christmas Rolo Pretzel Bites, chill them, and then wrap them up in cute holiday packaging to share with your neighbors or friends. They will love them! It’s an easy way to share holiday cheer.

It doesn't get much better than a salty, chocolate and caramel combination! These Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites are perfection in a bite sized dessert that can be easily customized for any holiday with a change of sprinkles!! | THE LOVE NERDS #christmascandy #christmasdessert #candyrecipe #holidayrecipe

HOW TO MAKE HOLIDAY ROLO PRETZEL BITES

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Second, put a single layer of pretzel squares on your baking sheet and top with an unwrapped Rolo. Honestly, unwrapping the Rolos is probably the longest piece of work for this Christmas candy recipe. My suggestion is enlisting anyone you can to unwrap them for you; just be prepared to be short a few Rolos.

Third, place into oven and bake for around 3 minutes. Your Rolos should get shiny and soft.

Fourth, immediately top your pretzels and warmed Rolos with another pretzel square. Set the pan in the fridge to allow the pretzel sandwiches to cool.

If you are going to dip these Rolo pretzel bites, you will want to heat your candy melts or white chocolate in 30 second intervals in the microwave.

Once melted, dip your pretzel bites into the white chocolate and place back onto parchment paper to set.

Lastly, add your desired sprinkles on top of the white chocolate before it dries. I usually dip around 10 pretzel bites and then add sprinkles before continuing.

HELPFUL KITCHEN ITEMS FOR MAKING THIS CHRISTMAS CANDY RECIPE:

To make clean up easier, you will definitely want to use either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on your large cookie sheet.

Microwave safe bowls for melting your chocolate. I like my lightweight nesting bowls for this or my glass nesting bowls.

You will also need a good collection of holiday sprinkles whether it be for Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, or even Fourth of July!

It doesn't get much better than a salty, chocolate and caramel combination! These Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites are perfection in a bite sized dessert that can be easily customized for any holiday with a change of sprinkles!! | THE LOVE NERDS #christmascandy #christmasdessert #candyrecipe #holidayrecipe

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE THESE CANDY ROLO PRETZEL BITES FOR ANY HOLIDAY

While I am making these Rolo pretzel sandwiches for Christmas candy, they are definitely delicious all year long and can be easily customized for any holiday or season. The easiest way to customize would be to use different colored candy melts for dipping and seasonal sprinkles.

HOW TO MAKE TURTLE PRETZEL BITES INSTEAD

Love this idea but want to make them even easier? Instead of topping with another pretzel square and dipping in white chocolate and sprinkles, top with a pecan! You will have a chocolate, caramel turtle pretzel bite. YUM!

It doesn't get much better than a salty, chocolate and caramel combination! These Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites are perfection in a bite sized dessert that can be easily customized for any holiday with a change of sprinkles!! | THE LOVE NERDS #christmascandy #christmasdessert #candyrecipe #holidayrecipe

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE OTHER CANDY RECIPES:

It doesn't get much better than a salty, chocolate and caramel combination! These Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites are perfection in a bite sized dessert that can be easily customized for any holiday with a change of sprinkles!! | THE LOVE NERDS #christmascandy #christmasdessert #candyrecipe #holidayrecipe

YOU WILL REGRET NOT MAKING THESE ROLO PRETZEL BITES FOR  YOUR CHRISTMAS CANDY!

Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites

Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites

Yield: 50 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Chilling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

It doesn't get much better than a salty, chocolate and caramel combination! These Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites are perfection in a bite sized dessert that can be easily customized for any holiday with a change of sprinkles!! 

Ingredients

  • 100 Pretzel Squares
  • 50 Rolos
  • 12 ounces White Candy Melts or Melting White Chocolate
  • 1/3 cup Holiday Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. 
  2. Arrange 50 square pretzels in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet. 
  3. Top each pretzel square with a Rolo. 
  4. Bake for about 3 minutes or until the Rolos are shiny softened. 
  5. Remove from oven and immediately top with a second pretzel, pushing down slightly to form a sandwich. Chill in the fridge until cool. 
  6. Melt the candy melts or white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring in-between. Once melted, dip your cooled pretzel bites and place back onto baking sheet. 
  7. Top with holiday sprinkles before the chocolate has set. 
  8. Chill the pretzel bites until completely set before enjoying! 

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