The name “Rolo Pretzel Treats” does not do these tasty gems justice so that’s why I had to add some descriptive words to help paint a picture. Imagine every delicious taste -salty, sweet, crispy, crunchy~ in one poppable treat. Perfect for a party snack or just to have on hand at home.
My 4 year old and I were discussing ways to be a good party guest and I asked what he could say that was polite when we first arrived to the party. He looked thoughtful for a minute and said, “Hmm, I could shout, ‘WHERE’S THE FOOD?'” Not a good go-to party greeting, but I have attended a few parties where there was no food in sight and I totally could have shouted that. Don’t make your guests shout that at you, have some of Rolo Pretzel Treats ready to serve right when they walk in the door. The great thing about these is they’re not dependent on any sort of arrival time. They can be made up ahead, don’t have to be kept warm or cold and you can make as big or as small of a batch as you want. They’re one of those recipes that’s almost deceptively simple like the 3-Ingredient Crockpot Dinner – like something that good can’t possibly be so easy. We should need to blanch or mandoline something to get these kind of results. Nope, just three easy ingredients!
Preheat your oven to 350° and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat because the caramel can get a bit sticky. Grab your pretzels and Rolos. Pro tip: they have a new sharing size bag of Rolos that I highly suggest you grab because there’s zero Rolo-unwrapping involved, which was the most tedious step in the old days of making these (AKA 5 years ago, hehe. My how times have changed!). Set down a layer of pretzels and top each pretzel with a Rolo. Pop them in the oven for four minutes.
Immediately after you take them out of the oven, gently press an M&M into the center of each Rolo. I went with the red, white and blue M&M’s because the seasonal ones just seem the freshest? Non-candy lovers may think I’m crazy, but there’s definitely levels on the M & M freshness scale.
After each pretzel gets an M & M, place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 5 or 10 minutes to help the chocolate firm back up.
That’s it! These are one of those things that is so crazy simple, you almost won’t believe how good the finished product is. These will keep in a sealed container I would assume for about a week, but mine have never made it that long 🙂
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- Preheat your oven to 350°.
- Place pretzels on a parchment paper or Silpat lined cookie sheet.
- Top each pretzel with a Rolo
- Place in the oven for four minutes
- Immediately after taking them out of the oven, gently push an M&M into each Rolo
- Place the sheet into the fridge for 5-10 minutes to firm them up