Apple Pretzel bites are not only delicious but they are the perfect treat to for your favorite teacher year-round!  A mason jar full on the first day or the last is guaranteed sweet treat! 

I’m sharing three different ways to create apple pretzel bites to give you options and hopefully use what you have…and you know me and how I love options!  I have also included a simple packaging idea for a teacher’s gift with free printable tags.

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Apple Pretzel Bites-3 Ways

I am a big fan of these pretzel bites!  It all started with my Shamrock Pretzel Bites.  Then I added in some Valentine’s day pretzel bites and then these eggs & toast pretzel bites which can easily be converted to Green Eggs & Ham for Dr. Seuss Day!   I also have more to come!  {wink}

Why do I love them you ask?  Well for starters they taste delicious!  Sweet, salty, you can’t go wrong!  Then because they are so stinking cute!  They are bite-size.  You can make them ahead of time and they keep great!  You can be creative with them and they are fun to make with the kids!  Was that enough reasons to love them?  So fun!

Apple Pretzel Bites 3 Different Ways

Apple Pretzel Bites – 3 Ways!

Items Needed to Make Apple Pretzel Bites

1.  Completely Dipped Apple.

Time needed: 30 minutes.

For this method you would cover the pretzel completely in red candy melts as you would for regular chocolate covered pretzels.

You will need melted red candy melts, pretzels, green & brown M&M candies.
Apple Pretzel bites supplies

  1. Add Red Candy Melts to Microwave-Safe Bowl

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  2. Microwave to melt candies

    Microwave according to directions until the candies are smooth and creamy. The candies do not melt as regular chocolate so be sure to mix in between cooking increments. Red Wilton Candy Melts after they are melted in Microwave

  3. Dip Pretzels

    Completely submerge pretzels into the melted chocolate.

  4. Place on Parchment Lined Cookie Sheet

    Use a fork to gently tap off the excess coating and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.   Pretzels dipped in red candy melts cooling on a parchment lined cookie sheet

  5. Add Stem and Leaf

    Use brown and a green M&M while the candy melt is still soft to create the stem and leaf. Let completely harden. Pretzel dipped in red candy melts and M&M's to garnish like an apple

Easy to Make Apple Pretzel Bites
How to Make Dipped Apple Pretzel Bites

2.  Candy Melt Apple Pretzel Bites.

For this method, you are utilizing the red candy melt in its circle form!  Place a square pretzel, top with a candy melt and melt in the oven.  275 degrees F for 7-9 minutes.  You want the candy melt soft but not completely running all over the place melted.  <—yeah I make up words!    When it comes out and is still melty, add green M&M’s for the leaves and a piece of stick pretzel for the stem.

Pretzels with Candy melts ready to go in the oven
Apple Pretzel Bites with Added stem and leaf
Cany Melt Apple Pretzel Bite
Simple way to make apple pretzel bites

3.  M&M Apple Pretzel Bites.

For this method, you will add an apple in the same way we made the shamrock pretzel bites.  First, melt a red candy melt on top of a square pretzel-like we did above..  When it is melty you place Red M&M’s down in the shape of an apple.  I used both Mini and regular sized M&M’s  Use half an M&M for the stem and I used some tube green icing for the leaves.

M&M Apple Pretzel Bites Recipe
1 of 3 ways to make an apple pretzel bite

How to Package Apple Pretzel Bites

Now what to do with all these delicious treats once you are finished (besides eating them ALL!)?   Fill a mason jar, add a ribbon and this cute free printable gift tag.  The poem fits any standard mouth mason jar and the “from” tag can be easily cut with a 2” punch.

Apple Pretzel Bites in Mason Jar packaged for Teachers Gift

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Apple Pretzel Bites Made 3 ways


Apple Pretzel Bites Recipes – 3 Ways

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Apple Pretzel Bites – 3 Ways!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 24 Bites
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Ingredients

Completely Dipped Apple Pretzel Bites

  • 1/2 package Red Wilton Candy Melts
  • 24 each Mini-pretzel Twists
  • 12 each Brown M&M’s halved
  • 12 each Green M&M’s halved

Candy Melts Apple Pretzel Bites

  • 24 each Square Bite Size Pretzels
  • 24 each Red Wilton Candy Melts
  • 12 each Mini Stick Pretzels use ends only
  • 12 each Green M&M’s halved

M&M Apple Pretzel Bites

  • 24 each Square Bite Size Pretzels
  • 24 each Red Wilton Candy Melts
  • 168 each Red M&M’s
  • 24 each Brown Mini M&M’s
  • 1 tube Green Frosting

Instructions

Completely Dipped Apple Pretzel Bites

  • Melt Candy Melts in microwave safe bowl according to directions. 1 minute on high and then in 30 second increments until smooth, melted and creamy.
  • Cut M&M’s in half carefully using sharp knife.
  • Dip Pretzels in melted candy and shake off excess melted candy.
  • Place on Parchment lined cookie sheet and add M&M’s for stem and leaves.
  • Let Apple Pretzel Bites stand until candy melt hardens.

Candy Melt Apple Pretzel Bites

  • Preheat oven to 275 F.
  • Place 24 Square Pretzel Bites on a Parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Place one red candy melt on each of the pretzels.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until melts are softened but not completely melted all over the place.
  • While pretzels are baking, carefully cut M&M’s in half using sharp knife.
  • Remove from oven and place a small piece of stick pretzel in for a stem and a half a green M&M for a leaf.

M&M Apple Pretzel Bites

  • Preheat oven to 275F
  • Place 24 Square Pretzel Bites on a Parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Place one red candy melt on each of the pretzels
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until melts are softened but not completely melted all over the place.
  • While Pretzels are baking, sort out red M&M’s from multi bag if you don’t have the all red bag.
  • Remove pretzel bites from oven and place 7 M&M’s in the shape of an apple.
  • Add mini brown M&M as the stem
  • Use green icing to add leaves once the pretzel bites are cooled.

Notes

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