This pretzel bites recipe is going to change your holiday dessert table for the better! Bite sized pretzels covered with chocolate caramel candies and salty toasted pecans. They are a sweet and salty treat that is perfect for holiday gift giving.
Just when you thought you had seen every holiday dessert imaginable, along come these little gems. I am telling you, I have never made an easier holiday treat than these. Ever. Except for maybe fruit salad.
I have been making these for what seems like my whole life. I make them by the hundreds, and that is no joke. I give them to practically everyone I know. They are an unbeatable combination of salty and sweet. Gooey and crunchy. Try to beat it, I dare you!
There isn’t much of a recipe to go along with these. On parchment lined cookie sheets I lay out pretzel ‘grids’ or regular mini pretzels. On top of each pretzel, I place an unwrapped Rolo. Then I pop them in the oven just until the candy has softened.
After they come out of the oven, I place a whole pecan on top and squish it down slightly. That’s it! Once they have cooled, you can package or store them in an airtight container.
I have also made these using a Hershey’s Hug (swirled white and dark chocolate) in a circle pretzel and then once soft, I add 1 red and 1 green M & M. They look like little wreaths.
Yes, this is simple and yes, you may have made these before. But some of the best things I make and give at Christmas time are simple.
But these sweet and salty pretzel bites are made from the heart and to me, that is ALL that counts. ????