Apple Pretzel bites are not only delicious but they are the perfect treat to for your favorite teacher year round!  Whether a mason jar full on the first day or the last, they will be a sweet hit!  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 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!

1.  Completely Dipped Apple.

For this method you would cover the pretzel completely in red candy melts as you would for regular chocolate covered pretzels.   Start with the melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave according to directions and dip pretzels.   Then you add a half a brown M&M for the stem and a half M&M for leaves.  (Just cut them in half with a sharp knife) Allow to cool on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Items Needed to Make Apple Pretzel Bites

Red Wilton Candy Melts before they are melted Red Wilton Candy Melts after they are melted in Microwave
Dip Pretzels in Melted Candy Melts and shake off excess

Apple Pretzel Bites on parchment lined backing sheet

Whole Dipped Apple Pretzel Bite Finished

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 it’s circle form!  Place a square pretzel, top with a candy melt and melt in 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 a 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

Now what to do with all these delicious treats once you are finished (besides eat 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

Poem Printable for Teacher's Gift

Free Printable Gift Tag for Teacher's Gift

As always, these printables are free for personal use only. If you would like to share that’d be super duper awesome! Please share with a link back to this post!

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Apple Pretzel Bites Made 3 ways

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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Completely Dipped Apple Pretzel Bites
  1. 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.
  2. Cut M&M's in half carefully using sharp knife.
  3. Dip Pretzels in melted candy and shake off excess melted candy.
  4. Place on Parchment lined cookie sheet and add M&M's for stem and leaves.
  5. Let Apple Pretzel Bites stand until candy melt hardens.
Candy Melt Apple Pretzel Bites
  1. Preheat oven to 275 F.
  2. Place 24 Square Pretzel Bites on a Parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Place one red candy melt on each of the pretzels.
  4. Bake for 7-9 minutes until melts are softened but not completely melted all over the place.
  5. While pretzels are baking, carefully cut M&M's in half using sharp knife.
  6. 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
  1. Preheat oven to 275F
  2. Place 24 Square Pretzel Bites on a Parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Place one red candy melt on each of the pretzels
  4. Bake for 7-9 minutes until melts are softened but not completely melted all over the place.
  5. While Pretzels are baking, sort out red M&M's from multi bag if you don't have the all red bag.
  6. Remove pretzel bites from oven and place 7 M&M's in the shape of an apple.
  7. Add mini brown M&M as the stem
  8. Use green icing to add leaves once the pretzel bites are cooled.
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