Memorial Day or 4th of July dessert idea: Patriotic pretzel bites for a quick and easy 4th of July dessert idea.
4th of July pretzel bites
These patriotic pretzel bites are the easiest-ever 4th of July dessert to make. I know I say that about all of my 4th of July desserts, but they just keep getting easier and easier. But if you are in the market for last-minute red, white, and blue treats, check out these 4th of July marshmallow kabobs, this flag s’mores dip, and these crazy candy lollipops.
I also love these red, white, and blue homemade peppermint patties. You can make them any color for any holiday, like the other treats here.
You’ll need red candy melts, white candy melts, blue candy melts, and pretzels, that’s it. Find the candy melts at the craft store (or find affiliate links below to buy online).
Here are the reasons you need to make these for the 4th of July: They take minutes to make. You can make them up to three days ahead of time (keep them in a sealed container). Sweet and salty is the best combo ever. They are kid-friendly and easy to eat.
how to make patriotic pretzel bites
you will need:
what to do:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper (optional, but I always do this). Arrange some pretzels on the tray and place a red, white, or blue candy melt centered on each pretzel. Warm in the oven just until the candy melts soften, but do NOT fully melt. This should be about 3 to 4 minutes, but keep your eye on the pretzels. Remove from the oven and top with another pretzel. Let harden completely, about 30 minutes. (You may place in the refrigerator to harden more quickly.)