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. This post contains affiliate links.
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!
Rolo Pretzel Treats How-to
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. So these are good for all the holidays — I’m showing a Christmas option below. These are a year round treat in my house.
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.
Rolo Pretzel Treats Seasonal Change Up
One of the – many – awesome things about these Rolo Pretzel Treats is that you can change them up for the seasons. Like I said above, seasonal M&M’s are the absolute freshest, so we always make a batch when the new seasonal M&M’s hit!
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 🙂 Looking for a few more easy desserts? Try Sizemore Pie with crushed M&M topping as another choice to change it up with the seasonal M&M’s or an Easy Clean-up S’mores Bar.
- 50 Rolos
- 50 Pretzels
- 50 M&M's
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat
- Place a pretzel down and pop a Rolo on top of it
- Bake for 4 minutes
- Gently press an M&M on top of the Rolo immediately after pulling them out of the oven
- Pop in the fridge if needed to help firm the chocolate back up
Tools I Used To Make Rolo Pretzel Treats:
I love making these with red and green M&M’s around Christmas, but these are terrific summer version!
Seasonal M&M’s are just the freshest and best, so I’ll be changing it up so I don’t miss out on any season :).
WOW! I have finally found someone who agrees with me on seasonal freshness of M&M’s! (Well all candy really!) My husband legit thinks I am crazy but it is definitely true! I can’t wait to show him this lol also to try this treat for my kids. 🙂
Yes!! It is 100% true! Lol, my husband gives me dubious looks when I explain my thoughts on the candy freshness tiers, but we can know we’re right 🙂
I found that 350 degrees is too hot. The Rolos melted and the caramel sizzled and hardened only after 4 minutes. I tried 250 for another batch – much better.
Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to try that temperature!