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Rolo Pretzels are a simple chocolatey treat! They’re great for parties, get-togethers, or a sweet and salty movie night snack.

Rolo Pretzels literally take 3 ingredients, and they’re easy enough that the kids can help out! For more easy M&M treats, try White Chocolate M&M Popcorn or Giant M&M Cookies!

Close up of rolo pretzels on a lined baking sheet.

An Easy 3 Ingredient Treat!

We love to make these tasty little rolo pretzels for Family Night since we usually have all the ingredients on hand (it only takes 3!).

The best part for the kids is being able to help put them together. The best part for me is that they take minutes to make and are super simple!

The hardest part is waiting for them to set, but once they’re ready they’re gone in minutes!

Because there are so many M&M varieties, we like to change them up for holidays like Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

They are both loved, but I admit the White Chocolate Rolo Bites are my favorite!

Ingredients for making rolo pretzels on a counter top.

Ready in MINUTES!

I’m not joking when I say it literally took MINUTES to make this rolo pretzel recipe. Only a couple of minutes to assemble, and 3-5 minutes in the oven. That’s it!!

PREP. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Remove the wrapper from the Rolos.

ASSEMBLE. Place pretzel snaps on your baking sheet in a single layer. Place the unwrapped Rolo candies on the top of each pretzel.

BAKE. Bake for 3-5 minutes until soft and still in shape. Do not let it melt.

Take the tray out of the oven, and while the Rolos are still soft and warm, place M&Ms on them. Press down gently and let set.

Recipe Tips

Giftable. These pretzel rolo treats make an amazing gift for your favorite people. Once the rolo pretzel bites have set, place them in a gift bag or box.

Or place the 3 ingredients in a mason jar with a gift tag and instructions on how to assemble and cook. It’s such an easy treat that families will have fun making them on their own.

Variations. This easy treat is beyond simple to customize for your favorite flavor combinations!

  • Christmas time. Use red and green M&M’s or even make the Rolo pretzels look like reindeer antlers.
  • Instead of M&Ms, top the Rolos with pecan halves, white chocolate chips, or Reese’s Pieces.
  • Instead of Rolo’s, use snack-size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey kisses, or Hershey hugs.
  • Pretzels. Use pretzel snaps or similar-size pretzel twists.
  • Make Rolo sandwiches. Squish a Rolo between 2 pretzels. This way isn’t too pretty, but if you want a more salty crunch in each bite, this is the way to do it.
Red and green rolo pretzels on a lined baking sheet.

Storing Info

Make ahead of time. Make pretzels with rolos 1-2 days ahead of time and store them in an air-tight container.

Keep them at room temperature because frozen caramel or even cold Rolos are hard to eat. 

STORE. Keep these in an airtight container for up to a week.

Rolo pretzels lined up on a lined baking sheet.

Recipe FAQ

Can you freeze Rolo Pretzels?

Yes, you can!! Once the pretzels have set, flash freeze them on a tray for 30 minutes to an hour, and once hardened, you can place them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 2 months.

What other candies work well for this recipe?

If you do not have Rolos on hand, we suggest using a Hershey’s Kiss, Hershey’s Drop, Dove chocolate or even a Milk Dud. If you do not have M&Ms, we suggest using a Sixlet or other variation of M&M.

For more pretzel treats, try:

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Rolo Pretzels Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Rolo Pretzels are a simple chocolatey treat! They're great for parties, get-togethers, or a sweet and salty movie night snack.
Servings: 10
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes
Total: 8 minutes


  • 1 bag Pretzel Snaps (the square pretzels)
  • 1 bag Rolos
  • 1 bag M&Ms any type or color
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  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place pretzel snaps on your sheet. Place unwrapped Rolos on each one.
  • Bake for 3-5 minutes until just a tad melted and still in shape.
  • Take them out of the oven, and while warm, place M&Ms on them. Let set.



You can make as many servings as you want depending on what size bag of Rolos and M&M’s you have. 


Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 69mg, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 45IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Mary Kay says:

    The rolos fall off the pretzel when you pack them up. They are completely cooled. Any idea why they do that?

  2. Lynette says:

    5 stars
    So easy for the young kids to help and be a part of making these yummy treats. Who can’t like a treat like this!

  3. Tiffany Walters says:

    5 stars
    Perfect quick recipe for kids to help with. My littles always jump right in. We switch to Christmas M&M’s during the holidays and gift to neighbors. Love the sweet & salty combo!

  4. Connie Coulter says:

    I use Hershey kisses instead of Rolo

  5. Robin Moore says:

    5 stars
    My group of special needs adults had a great time making these as well as eating them. The combination of sweet and salty is yummy.

  6. Kathryn says:

    These are wonderful! Sweet and salty in one bite.

  7. Kimberly Passmore says:

    5 stars
    So easy and delicious. I love little finger snacks/desserts and my friend is obsessed with rolos so this was a huge hit.


    You really don’t mean UNWRAPPED Rolos do you???

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yes, you unwrap the Rolos before warming up/softening in the oven. 🙂

  9. kristina says:

    5 stars
    I usually make these with a Hershey kiss and a peanut butter M&M on top. I really love this version with the Rollo as well.

  10. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    The most simple cute little treat that your kids will love!

    1. Roberta McMullin says:

      A great simple treat for everyone!! Kids love them and can help make them. Makes a great Christmas neighborhood gift or anytime gift or treat! Easy to make too. 😋