Grinch Pretzels make a tasty sweet and salty treat for movie night and parties. These Grinch inspired pretzels are coated in candy melts and topped with sprinkles.

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We love to make these fun and whimsical Grinch Pretzels. They are absolutely adorable and so easy to make. The sweet and salty combination tastes amazing and everyone will love them.

This is the perfect Christmas treat to make with the kids for all your holiday parties. We even make these grinch chocolate covered pretzels to watch our favorite Christmas movies for a delicious snack. Grinch Fruit Kabob also make a fun treat.

What are Grinch Pretzel Bites?

They are an easy to make fun Grinch treats for the holiday season. Salty pretzels are covered in green candy melts and topped with red candy hearts. These grinch treats are so fun and festive for an easy snack for the perfect green color.

If you love the grinch, try Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs, Grinch Cake Balls, or any of our Festive Grinch Desserts. It would be fun to have an assortment of Grinch desserts to serve to everyone.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for grinch pretzels - Mini Pretzel Twists, candy melts, red heart sprinkle
  • Mini Pretzel Twists 
  • Green Candy Melts 
  • Red Heart Sprinkle

Variations:

  • Pretzel Rods. This recipe can easily be adapted to use pretzel rod. Simply dip a portion of the rods in the candy melts and top with sprinkles as normal.
  • White chocolate Chips. You can use melted chocolate instead of candy melts if you prefer. Then add in green food coloring for the perfect green color.
  • Sprinkles. If you don’t have heart sprinkles, you can drizzle melted red candy melts on each pretzel. You can even use red sugar sprinkles in a pinch.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1Prepared Baking Sheet – Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper to help with cleanup.
Green candy melts in a clear bowl

Step 2 – Place the green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl.

Melted green candy melts in a clear bowl

Step 3 – Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted. 

Dipping pretzels into the melted candy melts

Step 4 – Dip half of the mini pretzels twists in the melted candy melts and then place on the baking sheet in a single layer. 

Placing the pretzel bites on a baking sheet and topped with a red heart sprinkle

Step 5 – Immediately top each one with a heart sprinkle before the candy melts dries. 

  • Step 6 – Allow to harden. Let the pretzels sit until the candy hardens. It will take 1 to 2 hours. They need to be completely set before storing or they will stick to each other.
  • Step 7 – Seve and enjoy Grinch Bites. Then the pretzels are ready to serve and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips:

  • Allow to harden. The pretzels need to completely set before storing inside the container. This normally takes 1 to 2 hours.
  • Add sprinkles right away. Top each pretzel with a red heart as soon as you dip in the candy melts. This will help it to adhere to the pretzel. Don’t wait to do this or the sprinkles might not stick.
Grinch pretzels in a bowl.

How to Store:

Store this grinch themed leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.  Place wax paper in between the pretzels. They do not need to be refrigerated and can be left at room temperature.

Can you Freeze?

Yes, this recipe can easily be frozen. Allow to cool and harden completely. If they have not cooled completely, it will cause a layer of condensation to form on the pretzels.

Place inside an airtight container or bag that is suitable for the freezer.

We suggest putting wax paper in between the layers of pretzels so they do not stick. This treat can be frozen up to 2 months. This method is great for parties and to save time during the holidays.

Grinch pretzels in a pile.

More Grinch Snacks:

We love hearing from you. If you make this Grinch Pretzels, make sure to leave us a comment.

Grinch Pretzels

5 from 3 votes
Grinch Pretzels make a tasty sweet and salty treat for movie night and parties. These Grinch inspired pretzels are coated in candy melts and topped with sprinkles.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Let Sit until Candy hardens 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 15
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 166

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Mini Pretzel Twists
  • 12 ounces Green Candy Melts
  • 50 Red Heart Sprinkles
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Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Place the green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted.
  • Dip half of the mini pretzels twists in the melted candy melts and then place on the baking sheet.
  • Immediately top each one with a heart sprinkle before the candy melts dries.
  • Let sit until the candy hardens (1-2 hours).
  • Then the pretzels are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 166kcal, Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 3g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g, Sodium 385mg, Potassium 67mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 1mg

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