I’m always on the lookout for something cute to make for Easter. Like deviled pastel eggs. When I came across these flower pretzel bites I quickly added the three ingredients (!) to the grocery store list on my phone. Now, to make a batch of these you’re going to need some time, but it’s worth it. And they’re very fun to make too.
I mixed it up. Some yellow petals. A few pink. Some blue. Go crazy. And they don’t have to be perfect. What you end up with are pretty, crunchy, chocolately single-bite morsels of happiness!
If you’re super duper picky, make sure you place the candies so that the ‘m’ is turned down.
Another favorite Easter-time treat of mine is my Peeps-stuffed Oreos. Yes. Peep-stuffed Oreos. Boom. At Christmas time I make a treat similar to these flower pretzel bites, reindeer noses.
Flower Pretzel Bites
Working in batches:
Top the pretzels with the white chocolate melts and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave on 50% (I found that the defrost setting also works well) until the chocolates are melted.
Carefully remove the plate (it might be hot!).
Place a single M&M in the center of each melt and press it down just slightly. Add 6-7 more candies around the edges.
Place the plate into the fridge until the candies are set. You can also leave them out at room temperature to set, but they'll take a little longer to do so.
I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich. But, after visiting the Der Pretzel Wagen food truck here in Indianapolis a few days earlier and grabbing an outrageously-good pretzel sandwich (The Ham Solo, my favorite), I was also jonesin’ for a pretzel. So, I decided to combine the two desires into a very easy sandwich. Pretzel ‘bun’, melty gooey cheese, crispy bacon, and a bit of Dijon mustard. These pretzel grilled bacon and cheese sandwiches are easy to make, and quite tasty.
I didn’t go the fancy route. I used frozen pre-made pretzels. And American cheese. It was enough to hold me over until I can get back to Der Pretzel Wagen food truck for a real pretzel sandwich!
Pretzel Grilled Bacon and Cheese Sandwiches
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
- 2 frozen pretzels warmed per package instructions (and cut in half horizontally if large)
- 2 pieces American cheese
- 2 pieces bacon cooked
- A few squirts of Dijon mustard
Slather the top of one of the pretzels with mustard.
Add a slice of cheese, the bacon, and the remaining cheese.
Add a few more squirts of mustard and add the other pretzel.
Brownies. Pretzels. Nutella. You don’t really need to say any more about these little Nutella pretzel brownies. They’re a bit sweet. And a bit salty. And a bit nutty. They’re really, really good. The pretzels also add a nice crunchy outside, and the fudge brownies have a smooth, tender chocolately inside. Great for a crowd. Well, if you can keep people eating too many of them that is!
I have to admit, Nutella’s rather addicting. It was tempting to not lick the spoon while frosting these Nutella pretzel brownies. It took all of the energy I had to stop myself.
Also try my chocolate with Nutella milk shake.
Nutella Pretzel Brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
For the crust
- 1 1/2 cups pretzels
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
For the crust
Place pretzels into a blender or food processor and process until they're all in small pieces.
Add the brown sugar and pulse until combined.
Add the melted butter and pulse until combined.
Spray a 8 x 8 baking pan (or whatever size you wish to use, refer to the browning mix box) with non-stick spray.
Pour in the pretzel mixture and spread out evenly. Press down on it with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
Bake 12-15 minutes until firm.
Make the brownie mixture per package instructions. Pour over the pretzel crust and gently spread out evenly.
Bake per package instructions. Remove from oven and let cool completely, at least 45 minutes.
Spread Nutella over the tops of the brownies.
Add pretzels for garnish.
Cut into pieces and serve.