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Grinch Pretzel Bites

Grinch pretzel bites are salty and sweet treats in a cute Christmas theme. Melted caramels are smashed between two salty pretzels, dipped in sweet chocolate with a red candy heart.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grinch pretzel bites
Servings: 24 servings

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.