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Christmas Pretzel Treats

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 4
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 17
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Christmas pretzels make a delicious and easy dessert recipe for the holidays.  This pretzel candy will be a hit with kids and adults and have just 3 ingredients! 


  • Round shaped pretzels
  • Individually wrapped caramels
  • M&M’s


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Use parchment paper or a silicone cooking mat to line a large baking sheet.
  3. Line pretzels into rows across the baking sheet, the amount depends on the size pan you use.
  4. Place 1 caramel inside the pretzel round.
  5. Bake for 4-5 minutes, or until the caramels are soft enough to push an M&M into it. Don’t overbake or the caramels will get very hard after they reharden.
  6. As soon as the caramels are melted enough, carefully place one M&M into the center of the caramel.
  7. Let cool and they are ready to serve or store in an airtight container.