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Pretzel M&M Cookies

Pretzel M&M Cookies

Have you tried Pretzel M&M’s? We splurged and bought a bag this weekend. They are the latest addition to the M&M family and they are scrumptious. The M&M’s have a colorful candy shell, like all M&M’s, but inside the milk chocolate there is a crunchy pretzel. Genius! I had to hide the bag from Josh. I wasn’t trying to hog them, I just wanted to save them to bake pretzel M&M cookies.

Last week I couldn’t use our oven because our kitchen was under construction. It still is, but Josh cleaned up the mess so I could cook and bake this week. It is probably the last week I will have access to our kitchen until the kitchen remodel is finished. I am going to make the most of this week. Yesterday, I baked a batch of pretzel M&M cookies. If you have tried the new pretzel M&M’s and are in love, like us, just wait until you taste these cookies. They are amazing!

I added the M&M’s to a chocolate chip cookie dough. I also sprinkled the cookie balls with sea salt to bring out the salty flavor in the pretzels. The cookies have a little crunch from the pretzel M&M’s and there is plenty of chocolate to go around. I love the sweet and salty combination.

I am going to stock up on pretzel M&M’s so I can bake never ending batches of these cookies. Go buy a bag today and get baking!

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Pretzel M&M Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups pretzel M&M's
Sea salt, for sprinkling on cookies


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats. Set aside.
2. Whisk flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl medium bowl, set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugars together in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until smooth. About two minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
4. On low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pretzel M&M's.
5. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 10-12 minutes until cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

If you like these Pretzel M&M cookies, you might also like:
Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Bars from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels from Two Peas and Their Pod

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98 Responses to “Pretzel M&M Cookies”

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  1. Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen — July 26, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    Kitchen remodel, huh? Will keep an eye on this. We are building and I continue to look for kitchen ideas!

  2. Julie @ Pickley Pear — July 26, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    The Pretzel M&M’s are my favorite! I cannot keep them in the house otherwise I eat handfuls at a time! Thanks for a great new cookie recipe :)

  3. Erica — July 26, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    So fun. Chocolate and pretzels is a winning combination, so I’m sure these are fantastic. Ah! I cannot wait to see your finished kitchen. Very awesome that you guys are doing the work yourselves.

  4. Kelley — July 26, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    I love the pretzel M&Ms. Now I”m going to have to try these cookies. They sound fabulous.

  5. I’ve yet to try those M&M’s, but I can just imagine how good they’d be in these cookies. Chocolate and pretzels are one of my favorite combos.

  6. So cute!! I love combining sweet and salty!

  7. Barbara Bakes — July 26, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    I haven’t tried Pretzel M&M’s. In fact this is the first I’m hearing about them. I’ll have to look for them. Your cookies look great.

  8. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 26, 2010 @ 6:13 am

    I can’t find the pretzel M&Ms yet! I am dying to try them.

  9. Stay-At-Home-Chef — July 26, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    Yum! Sounds like the ultimate sweet/salty combo. Hope the pretzel M&Ms are available in Canada ’cause I might just have to bake a batch of these today!

  10. My husband LOVES pretzel M&Ms. I like them, but have never been a huge fan of pretzels before. I’ve been planning on making pretzel M&M ice cream but ever since the first bag of them I bought I haven’t been able to find them anywhere :( I keep looking though so someday soon I hope!

  11. Katrina — July 26, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    I bought a 3 lb. bag of those in May when we were still in Kansas and made the same thing, ccc’s with the M&M’s in them. I really liked them. You beat me though, I never did get that post up.

  12. Bonnie — July 26, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    My girls love the pretzel M & M’s. I’m just positive they’d have to come straight from the store into the cookies. They know all my hiding places.

  13. Jenny Flake — July 26, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    Oh my gosh, we love those pretzel m&m’s, looks great!!

  14. Camille — July 26, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    Yes!! We have tried the pretzel M&M’s and LOVE them!! Since my two little boys have nut allergies, they are the only other M&M they can have besides plain. M&M’s are their favorite treat! I have to head to the grocery store today and these M&M’s are on the list. I’m making these for family night tonight. YAY!!!

  15. Eliana — July 26, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Your cookies look wonderful. Now you’re making me want to go down to the newstand and buy myself a bag of these M&Ms for my afternoon snack.

  16. Pretzels and chocolate are always a favorite! I have never tried these M & M’s, sounds like they are great out of hand or in your FAB cookies :) Your re-model is gonna be so awesome!

  17. HoneyB — July 26, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    I love that commercial! lol. Great looking cookies!

  18. Robin Sue — July 26, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    I have seen these little m&m’s but have yet to try them. I will be hunting them down soon now. And in a cookie, can’t get better than that!

  19. Amanda — July 26, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    I’ve been dying to try the new pretzel ones but I keep forgetting to look for them in the stores. Once I do, I’ll be making this cookies too. They sound great!

  20. Kelly @ Evil Shenanigans — July 26, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    I fell in love with the pretzel M &M’s last month when I had them for the first time. This is an excellent way to incorporate more of them into my diet! Your cookies look excellent!

  21. megan — July 26, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    i haven’t tried those m&m’s yet, but they look great! I think I’ll buy a bag to try, and try these cookies too :)

  22. These cookies look incredible… I am now tempted to run out and buy a bag of the pretzel M&Ms. Maybe I should buy 2 bags since I will probably end up snacking on them all before I get to bake any cookies!

  23. foodies at home — July 26, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    I love the combination of salty and sweet! I haven’t even heard of pretzel M&Ms but I might have to make a trip to the store today to find some!

    Good luck with your kitchen remodel!

  24. stephchows — July 26, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    i’m totally in love with those new m&m’s mmmmm!!!!!

  25. Sara — July 26, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    Holy yum!!

  26. Joanne — July 26, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    I have been seeking out the pretzel M+Ms but haven’t come across them yet. As soon as I do, these cookies will most certainly be made!

  27. Pam — July 26, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    What a great combination of flavors.

  28. Erin @ CelticHeart Designs — July 26, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Haven’t had the Pretzel M&M’s yet though, but effeminately will.

  29. Alison — July 26, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    What a fun idea! I can’t wait to make these with my kids!

  30. Tarah — July 26, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

    I’m a fan of the pretzel M&M’s. I too thought about making them into cookies, glad you did too ;]… Great photos !

  31. You make these look amazing…. which I am sure they are. Thanks for creating and sharing.

  32. I haven’t tried those yet, but I know they’ll be wonderful. I love the chocolate/pretzel combo! These cookies look great- I’ll have to try them when I find some of the M&Ms. Thanks for sharing :)

  33. zerrin — July 26, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    Never had Pretzel M&M’s before, but these look fantastic! Would be great snacks.

  34. Monica H — July 26, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    Sadly I was NOT a fan of the Pretzel m&m’s. They didn’t taste like pretzels to me, more like Whoppers and I’ve never liked those. However, give a plain bag of m&m’s and I’m happy.

  35. Love the sweet/salty combo of pretzel M&M’s! Great cookies!

  36. Kathy - Panini Happy — July 26, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

    I hadn’t heard of pretzel m&m’s, but I’m determined to find them now! Sweet of Josh to clear the way for you to bake. :-)

  37. Jen @ How To: Simplify — July 26, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    I absolutely love pretzels and could snack on them all day every day. Plus, I can’t get enough of M&Ms. I have to try this recipe! Although…I think it would be dangerous to have these in the house!

  38. Megan — July 26, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    I bet these were delicious with the sweet and salty. Pretty too!

  39. grace — July 26, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    no way a bag of those m&ms would make it into cookies if i’m in the vicinity, but it’s a tasty idea!

  40. Becky — July 26, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

    The new M&Ms are SO good – what a brilliant idea to make them into cookie form! : )

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