Rolo Pretzels

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You only need 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make these delicious Rolo Pretzels, a favorite sweet and salty holiday treat!

Rolo Pretzels

Rolo Pretzels

If you are looking for an EASY treat, you are in the right place because these Rolo Pretzels are beyond easy! I think the hardest part is unwrapping all of the Rolo candies, ha!

We have a few family Christmas traditions: cinnamon rolls, lots of cookies, and Rolo Pretzels. They are a MUST make for Christmas. They are a great addition to any cookie platter or plate and everyone loves them!

The chocolate caramel candy melts onto a salty pretzel, creating a fun sweet and salty treat! Top with a M&M and you have a festive treat in a matter of minutes.

Rolo Pretzel Ingredients

You only need three ingredients to make Rolo Pretzels. I told you this recipe was easy! I like to make 40 Rolo pretzels but you can make fewer or more! Just make sure you have enough ingredients!

  • Rolos-chocolate candies filled with caramel. You can find Rolos at almost any grocery store. Look in the candy aisle.
  • Pretzels-you can use mini pretzels or small square pretzels. Both work well. If you need the recipe to be gluten-free, you can even use gluten-free pretzels.
  • M&M’s-colorful M&M’s are the perfect topping for the Rolo pretzels.
Easy Rolo Pretzels

How to Make Rolo Pretzels

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Unwrap the foil paper from the Rolos. This is a good job for the kids!
  • Place the pretzels in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Place one Rolo on top of each pretzel.
  • Carefully transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 3 minutes or until the Rolo candies have just started to melt. Don’t go far! It doesn’t take the chocolate long to melt.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and gently press one M&M on top of each Rolo. If you want to make Rolo pretzel turtles, you can use a pecan.
  • Let the Rolo pretzels set up until the chocolate is firm. If you want to hurry the process along you can put the baking sheet in the freezer.
  • The Rolo pretzels will keep in an airtight container on the counter for one week.
How to Make Rolo Pretzels

Rolo Pretzel Variations

I like to top Rolo Pretzels with M&M’s. At Christmas time, I reach for red and green M&M’s, but feel free to mix up the colors for any holiday or celebration. You can also mix up the M&M flavors. Rolo pretzels are great with the following M&M’s candies:

  • Plain
  • Peanut
  • Peanut Butter
  • Caramel
  • Pretzel
  • Peppermint
  • Dark chocolate

If you don’t want to use M&M’s, you can top the Rolo pretzels with pecan halves. The Rolo pretzels will look like the classic turtle candy.

Rolo Pretzels are fun to make and eat. Kids and adults will go crazy for this sweet and salty treat. Add them to your holiday treat list NOW!

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Rolo Pretzels

You only need 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make these delicious Rolo Pretzels, a favorite sweet and salty holiday treat!

4.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Total Time
13 minutes


  • 40 Mini Pretzels or Square Pretzels
  • 40 Rolo candies
  • 40 M&M's or pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unwrap the foil paper from the Rolos. Place the pretzels in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Place one Rolo on top of each pretzel, making sure it’s in the center.

  3. Carefully transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 3 minutes or until the Rolo candies have just started to melt. Keep an eye on them, you don’t want them to melt everywhere. It only takes a few minutes.

  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and gently press one M&M or pecan on top of each Rolo. Let the Rolo pretzels set up until the chocolate is firm.

Recipe Notes

Store Rolo Pretzels in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week.

Nutrition Facts
Rolo Pretzels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Rolo Pretzels with M&M's make a great holiday treat or any day treat!
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I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Oh Maria. I’m kind of sorry I ever saw this post. I’m pretty good at saying no to sweets but I have a huge thing for Rolos. They were one of favorites as a kid and I still love the chocolate and caramel combo. What a perfect treat that is quick and easy. We are having a big party this weekend and there will be two fancy cakes. I’m thinking I will make these too just to balance. I’m guessing these will be the first things to go!

  2. I made these for our family reunion but left them home because I couldn’t stand the thought of sharing them with everyone. We tried them with both pretzel M & Ms and Peanut Butter M & Ms. They were both mighty tasty but I liked the peanut butter ones the most. Try it!

  3. Sign me up for the pretzel m&m addiction program!!! I love those things! I have made these before using peanut m&ms but I love the idea of the pretzel m&ms! I am putting this on my “must make” list 🙂

  4. thank you for the FABULOUS recipe! i’m in my third year of medical school and every 5 days we have call which means my team spends 30 hours straight in the hospital…everyone always brings snacks and so i brought these (substituting peanut butter m&ms for pretzel). they were a HUGE hit with everyone – thanks for the great, quick recipe!

  5. wpw – i stumbled upon your site today. love it! and i can’t wait to make the pretzel m & m cookies. and the rolo pretzels. and the rolo cookies. it is going to a busy and delicious weekend at the pieroni house. thank you!!

  6. I made these today for a tailgate for a concert we’re going to. My friends are going to love them!! I made them with orange and blue m&m’s for my favorite team, the Florida Gators, who will be playing while we are at the concert! 🙂 Thank you for this great idea for a fun and easy snack!!!

  7. I don’t think there’s a limit to how many M & M’s I could eat in one sitting. My favorite has always been peanut, but pretzel has officially tied it for 1st!!! Love this recipe and best of all, seems super simple, which is always a plus. Thanks!

  8. What a great idea! I just made these with regular M&Ms for my twin daughters preschool class. I found holiday pretzels at Sam’s Club – they are in the shapes of a star, a bell, and a tree. So cute! It was a simple treat to make and my four year olds were able to help with the whole process. They set out the pretzels, put the rolos on, and pushed the m&ms in! Now, they can say they made the snack for their class. I just found your site and I love it! Thank you for the great idea! 🙂

  9. Okay, now I’m straight up torturing myself. But if you weren’t so creative and inventive and being all “candy whisperer” on me, we wouldn’t have this problem, right?! 🙂 these bites are dang cute!

  10. Had these treats at my daughters house and immediately fell in love with these snacks. Bought all the ingredients and can’t wait to make them for myself (and my husband if he wants some)

  11. I just made these and they are SOOOOOOOOOO good!!!! i wanted to make them for the freezer for unexpected guest but they are so good i had to eat 3 of them – and i’m supposed to be on a diet to lose the 4 lbs i just put on!!!!!!!

  12. I love this recipe! Just FYI, 350 for 4 minutes was waaaaaaay too long for mine! Totally my fault, I should have watched them closer, but just wanted to share to try to keep someone else from making the same mistake. Mine turned out to be a melted mess…a delicious melted mess, but not quite pretty enough to give away like I had hoped!

  13. Yes, i too have enjoyed making -and devouring- these treats for years. I prefer the regular M&M’s. I have always softened the treats at 250’F for 10 mins, but will try higher temp next time.
    One hint: After applying the M&M/pecan half and giving each one a little smoosh into the melty rolo, i place the entire cookie sheet into the freezer for 10 mins or so, to help them speedily set up. Then i store in sealable plastic box, parchment or waxed paper between layers, placed in frig. Obviously, we are the fans of less-gooey-more-chewy treats. To eat, just take a few (or, in my case, a handful) out of the box and let them sit at room temp for 5 mins or as long as u can resist…

  14. Oops, i should have said 200’F for 5 mins, NOT 10, i must be having Holiday brain freeze!
    I am checking out all your other recipes. So glad to find this site!

  15. How long do you think these last stored in a bag or Tupperware? I wanna make them for a party but I don’t know how far in advance I can make them…

  16. This is one of our very favorite holiday treat- Easter we do pastels, Valentine’s Day red! But, I have not been able to find this size pretzel in the stores for about 3 years.
    Where might I find this- we live in St.Louis.

    1. I forgot about these. So good. The square pretzels I buy (in Texas) are called Snyder’s Butter Snaps. They are delicious by themselves!

  17. I am making these for my sons french class they are having a marti gra party i got purple green and yellow m&ms that match the decorations they are very cute and easy to transport to school

    1. That might be blooming. It is caused when chocolate goes out of temper which happens in this recipe. Should be fine. Its cocoa butter separating from the rest of the chocolate.

  18. My 5 year old had fun making these! From unwrapping the Rolos to counting out the pretzels and m&ms, it was a fun activity for a rainy Christmas Eve afternoon

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