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Grinch Pretzel Bites

These sweet and salty Grinch pretzel bites are perfect for holiday festivities or a Grinch movie night! Made with pretzels, caramels and dipped in chocolate they are a tasty, cute and easy treat!

A pile of caramel filled pretzels dipped in green chocolate and decorated with  a heart shaped sprinkle

I love an easy and tasty holiday treat and these Grinch pretzel bites are perfect! They are an amazing combination of sweet and salty that is perfect for snacking on while watching your favorite Grinch movie or serving up at a Christmas party!

These pretzel bites come together easily so they are perfect for whipping up as a great snack to take to a party, a bake sale, or even give as a tasty gift!

a pile of Grinch pretzel bites on a white plate.

FAQ & TIPS

Can I use one color of green candy melts?

Yes! I used two different colors to get the perfect “Grinchy” green but if you only have one shade of green that will work just fine!

Can I use square pretzels?

Absolutely! I used mini pretzel twists for this recipe because of their heart shape. However any small pretzels will work!

Add shortening gradually-

Candy melts are designed to melt smoothly but sometimes they aren’t as creamy as they need to be for dipping. Add in shortening 1 teaspoon at a time once your candy is melted to get the right consistency.

a pile of Grinch pretzel bites on a white plate surrounded by heart shaped sprinkles.

Here’s what you’ll need for these Grinch pretzel bites-

The ingredients for Grinch pretzel bites on a white marble background. Green candy melts, lime green candy melts. pretzels, caramels and heart shaped sprinkles.

48 Mini Pretzels

12 Soft Caramels

1 Cup Vibrant Green Candy Melts

¼ Cup Kelly Green Candy Melts

1-2 Tbsp Shortening

Heart Shaped Sprinkles

A pile of caramel filled pretzels dipped in green chocolate and garnished with a red heart.

Here’s how to make these pretzel bites

Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Unwrap the caramels and cut them in half with a sharp knife.

Lay 24 of the pretzels in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet (you may need 2 baking sheets or to work in batches depending on the size)

Lay ½ of a caramel on each pretzel.

A collage of four pictures showing how to make Grinch pretzel bites. The first shows a wooden cutting board with unwrapped caramels that have been cut in half. In the second picture pretzels have been placed on a parchment covered cookie sheet and topped with caramels. In the third picture the caramels have been topped with another pretzel. In the fourth two shades of candy melts have been added to the bowl of a double boiler.

Place in the oven for about 5 minutes or until caramels are softened.

Remove from the oven and quickly press the remaining pretzels into the caramel.

Allow the pretzels to cool completely.

Place candy melts in the bowl of a double boiler or in a heat safe bowl over a pan of water. Heat over med/high heat stirring frequently until completely melted. If necessary to achieve a smooth consistency add in shortening a tsp at a time until the melts are perfectly smooth.

A collage of four pictures showing how to make Grinch pretzel bites. the first shows green candy melts melted in a double boiler. In the second a hand is dipping a pretzel and caramel sandwich into the melted chocolate. In the third the dipped pretzels have been garnished with a heart shaped sprinkle.

Dip the pretzels in the candy melts to cover about 2/3 of the pretzel. Place back on the parchment lined baking sheet and gently press a heart shaped sprinkle into the soft chocolate.

Allow to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Grinch Pretzel Bites

These sweet and salty Grinch pretzel bites are perfect for holiday festivities or a Grinch movie night! Made with pretzels, caramels and dipped in chocolate they are a tasty, cute and easy treat!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Krista

Ingredients

  • 48 Mini Pretzels
  • 12 Soft Caramels
  • 1 Cup Vibrant Green Candy Melts
  • ¼ Cup Kelly Green Candy Melts
  • 1-2 Tbsp Shortening
  • Heart Shaped Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with
    parchment paper.
  • Unwrap the caramels and cut them in half with a sharp knife.
  • Lay 24 of the pretzels in a single layer on your prepared
    baking sheet (you may need 2 baking sheets or to work in batches depending on
    the size)
  • Lay ½ of a caramel on each pretzel.
  • Place in the oven for about 5 minutes or until caramels are
    softened.
  • Remove from the oven and quickly press the remaining
    pretzels into the caramel.
  • Allow the pretzels to cool completely.
  • Place candy melts in the bowl of a double boiler or in a
    heat safe bowl over a pan of water. Heat over med/high heat stirring frequently
    until completely melted. If necessary to achieve a smooth consistency add in
    shortening a tsp at a time until the melts are perfectly smooth.
  • Dip the pretzels in the candy melts to cover about 2/3 of
    the pretzel. Place back on the parchment lined baking sheet and gently press a
    heart shaped sprinkle into the soft chocolate.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 720mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g

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