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Easy flower pretzels snack made with candy melts

These flower pretzels are so fun and cheerful! Celebrate spring with this cute and easy Mother’s Day treat made with pretzels, candy melts, and M&M’s.

Have you ever given Mom a bouquet of flowers that she can eat?! This adorable snack comes together really easily, and it’s simple enough for kids to make! Make this sweet and salty treat for home, a school event, or a snack table at a party.

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How to Make Flower Pretzels

These flower pretzels are such a fun treat for Mother’s Day or anytime! You’ll love how easy it is to make this tasty flower themed treat.

Prep Time15 minutes

Chill Time15 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Easy

Servings: 3 pretzel flowers

Author: Debbie Chapman

Cost: $3


  • Gather your ingredients and supplies.

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange 4 pretzels into a flower shape on the tray.Place the pretzels on an angle, with the bottoms of the pretzels facing the center.
  • Repeat, making 2 other flowers (or whatever will fit on your tray). Then slide paper straws between the pretzels.If your straw has a bendy part, cut it off or place it at the bottom.
  • Melt the candy melts according to package directions.We microwaved the wafers on medium power for 45 seconds, stirred them, and returned them to the microwave for another 45 seconds on medium power.
  • Dip one pretzel at a time into the melts.

  • Flip the pretzel several times with a fork so that it’s well coated.Remove the pretzel from the melts and gently shake the fork back and forth to remove the excess coating.
  • Once the pretzel stops dripping, return it to its spot on the tray. Use the fork to nudge it into place.

  • Repeat with the next 3 pretzels that make up the flower. Then use a spoon to add a bit of the melted wafers to the center of the flower, connecting the pretzels together and covering the top part of the straw.

  • Place 3 yellow M&M’s into the center of the flower, with the “M” side down. Place 1 M&M at the top center, with the other 2 below.

  • Repeat, making the next 2 flowers, and then allow the pretzel flowers to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes, or at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • Your flower pretzels are ready to serve!

Helpful Tips:

  1. If you don’t have paper straws you can also use a lollipop stick or pretzel rod as the flower’s stem.
  2. We recommend chilling the pretzel flowers in the fridge. The coating doesn’t get as glossy at room temperature.
  3. Leave the flower as is, or use a warm paring knife to trim off the jagged coating around the outside of the flower.

Pretzel flower snack homemade for Mother's Day and spring

Do the flower pretzels have to be refrigerated?

The flower pretzels can definitely be kept at room temperature, as long as they’re out of direct sunlight and the room isn’t too hot. However, you can refrigerate them if you’d like – we actually think they taste better that way!

Can I make my own candy melt colours?

Yes, if you can’t find melting wafers in the colours you’d like, you can add oil based food colouring to white candy melts. Melt the wafers, add in a couple drops of colour, and combine with a spoon or spatula. Add more colour until your desired shade is achieved.

You must use oil based food colouring. Regular food colouring contains water, and will make the melts seize up.

Closeup of a blue flower pretzel attached to a paper straw

Can I make the flower pretzels ahead of time? How long does a pretzel flower last?

Yes, you can definitely make your flower pretzels ahead of time. We’ve had ours in the fridge for over a week and they taste just as good as when freshly made.

Your flower pretzels should last between 1 to 2 weeks if stored at room temperature in an airtight container. In the fridge they’ll be good for at least 2 to 3 weeks.

Bouquet of colourful flower pretzels on a wooden background

How else can I decorate my flower pretzels?

You can also add sanding sugar or other sprinkles to the flowers, or use a different type of candy for the center. Try adding a jujube, a yellow candy melt, a peach ring gummy, or jelly beans instead of the M&M’s.

If you’d like, you can also cut leaves from construction paper and glue them to the bottom of the straw.

What can I do if the candy melts aren’t liquid enough?

Most of our candy melts were really smooth and perfect to work with, but one of the colours didn’t cooperate. Sometimes candy melts can seize if they’re old, if they’re heated too much, or if any water got into the bowl.

If your candy melts aren’t liquid enough you can stir in a bit of vegetable oil or vegetable shortening. Start by adding 1/4 teaspoon at a time. Stir it until it’s completely mixed with the candy melts. If it’s still too stiff you can keep adding oil 1/4 teaspoon at a time until it gets to a better consistency.

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These flower pretzels come together really quickly, and they taste delicious too! Make a whole bouquet in all Mom’s favourite colours as a homemade Mother’s Day treat, or give them as a gift for a birthday or other celebration.

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