Candy, Desserts, Recipes

Candy Corn Pretzel Bites

I know it’s after Halloween. Candy corn season is finito, at least til next fall. But in case you need something to do to fulfill any sweet/salty cravings that come your way while finishing up the last of the clearance/leftover Halloween candy, here’s a great option.

You’ve got your layer of salty square pretzel [the best pretzel shape, in my opinion] covered with a layer of chocolate and topped off with the sweet refreshment of pure sugar candy corn. Or autumn corn. Or pumpkins. Or even caramel candy corn. Yes, it’s just as good as it sounds. Try it this weekend or file it away for next fall, this is a treat that will be on my list for years to come!

Candy Corn Pretzel Bites [from Baking and Creating with Avril]
printable version


  • Pretzels
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Candy Corn


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with alumnium foil or parchment paper. Place pretzels on cookie sheet and top with a Hershey Kiss. Bake for 4-5 minutes. Chocolate should be barely shiny–much longer and it will get gross [technical term here, folks]. Press candy corn into chocolate and let cool before enjoying or storing in an air-tight container.

Time: 15 minutes.

Yield: varies.

Appetizers, Recipes

Sweet-Spicy Pretzel Mix

pretzel mixI love snack food. Especially at the holidays or times when I have long breaks. Sometimes it’s more fun to eat little bits of a wide variety of many things… or is it a lot of a wide variety of many things? I’m not sure. Anyways… I was home a few weeks ago visiting my family while my husband was hanging out with his brothers for the weekend, and as usual, my mom, sister, and I spent some time cooking. My sis and I whipped up this quick, easy, and tasty snack mix… and I have to admit that I probably ate more of the mixture before it was baked than after, but that’s beside the point. What IS the point is how delicious this [appropriately named] sweet and spicy snack mix is, and how easy it was to make. The crunch is so satisfying too. This would be a great addition to your Christmas meal or party spread… but I know I’ll be making it other times of the year too! Deeelicious!

Sweet-Spicy Pretzel Mix [from Everyday Food, September 2008]


  • 2 cups thin pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix pretzels and almonds. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and cayenne pepper over medium heat. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over pretzels and almonds. Stir to coat. Spread on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes or until mixture caramelizes; flipping every 3-5 minutes to prevent burning. Recipe can be doubled.

Click here for the printable: Sweet-Spicy Pretzel Mix

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite snack mix?