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stacked red white and blue pretzels
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Fourth of July Pretzel Bites

Fourth of July pretzel bites are patriotic treat that are so easy to make with pretzels, caramels, and chocolate! These sweet and salty treats are perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fourth of july pretzel bites
Servings: 40 pretzels
Calories: 29kcal

Equipment

  • piping bag

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of soft caramels approx. 20
  • 80 square pretzels
  • 1 cup Each Red White & Blue Candy Melts
  • gold star sprinkles
  • white sprinkles
  • 3 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • disposable piping bags

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unwrap caramels and cut each one in half.
  • Arrange half of the pretzels in rows on the baking sheet, and top each pretzel with half of a caramel.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 8 minutes, until the caramels are starting to melt.
  • Remove the pretzels from the oven and gently press the remaining pretzels on top of the caramels.
  • Allow them to cool completely.
  • In a double boiler or a heat safe bowl over a small pot of simmering water, melt the blue candy melts. You want the chocolate to be nice and smooth and melted. If needed add ½ a tsp shortening at a time until the consistency is perfect for dipping.
  • Prepare a counter, table or other flat surface with wax or parchment paper.
  • Dip about 1/3 of each pretzel into the blue chocolate, place it on the prepared surface and sprinkle with white and/or star sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft.
  • Next melt the white and red chocolate, adding shortening ½ a tsp at a time if needed for a nice smooth consistency.
  • Working one color at a time, place the melted chocolate in a piping bag, cut the point off, and drizzle on the bottom 2/3 of the pretzels. Follow with the next color drizzling so that you can still see the first color.
  • Allow them to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg