These delicious peppermint pretzel bites are perfect for a last-minute homemade gift idea, or just snacking! With only three ingredients you can whip these up in less than 15 minutes.
Easy Peppermint Pretzel Bites Using Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark
I’ve seen different versions of these peppermint pretzel bites all over the internet, but none of them had the option to use quality ingredients. I wanted something different, so I came up with Peppermint Bark Squares. The Peppermint Bark has a layer of milk chocolate on the bottom, so you get the best of both worlds! I absolutely love the combination of peppermint and milk chocolate mixed together. It’s one of my favorite treats.
Perfect for Snacking
First of all, I love that these Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares come in individual packaging. That way I can use any that I have leftover to set out in a bowl for last-minute family members who might stop by.
I can also use them as last-minute stocking stuffers for the kiddos. I love Ghirardelli because it is high-quality chocolate and it’s so delicious that it Makes the Holidays a Bite Better.
(Ha, you saw what I did there?)
For this recipe, I used crunchy pretzel squares as I thought they would be perfect for a sweet and salty flavor for this recipe.
Honestly, this part is up to you. Keep in mind that the Peppermint Bark will melt just slightly, so the small square pretzels with very small gaps are ideal.
I love to use parchment paper when baking. It helps keep my food from sticking to my cookie sheets and helps with easy cleanup. I preheated my oven to 275 degrees and then laid out my pretzel bites on the cookie sheet..
Using a small cutting board, I then unwrapped each Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Square and cut it into fourths.
If you have kids helping in the kitchen, this part of the recipe is fun for them!
Just lay each cut square on top of the square pretzels and then pop them in the oven for about 8 minutes. You don’t want your Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares to completely melt, you just want to heat them enough so they stick to the pretzel. That way you don’t lose any of that beautiful color.
I might mention, that although this is a VERY easy recipe, it’s also one you don’t want to walk off and let cook forever. Stay nearby and make sure they are out of the oven around the 8-minute mark.
Ideas for Baking During the Holidays
My daughter and I do an annual baking day together and we will definitely be whipping a batch of these up! That’s if we can keep ourselves from eating the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares before adding them to this easy recipe.
This recipe is perfect to wrap in a goodie bag for the stockings, or to add to a gift basket with a few unwrapped Peppermint Bark Squares as a gift!
And for those of us moms who didn’t quite have time to whip up a batch of cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve– don’t worry, these can be ready for Santa’s plate in just 8 minutes!
You can include some other flavor options using this same recipe. Try this recipe using Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Squares— perfect for those fans of caramel!
If you’re including cookies on your baking list, you can also add Ghirardelli Bittersweet 60% Cacao Baking Chips for a different spin on your chocolate chip desserts!
Excellent for Snacking!
These Easy Peppermint Pretzel Bites are absolutely addicting. I love how easy these were to make. Now that we are spending more time at home I am always looking for something quick to whip for my family for our weekly movie or game night.
You can pick up Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares at your local Walmart along with some of my other Ghirardelli favorites such as Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Squares and Ghirardelli Bittersweet 60% Cacao Baking Chips.
Don’t forget all of these delicious Ghirardelli items are available for Walmart Online Pickup or Delivery.
Hey! Santa Baby, Just slip a little chocolate under the tree… for me……
- 1 Pkg. Ghirardelli Squares
- 1 pkg of Square Pretzels
- 1 Pkg of Peppermint Candy or Candy Canes
- Parchment paper
Preheat oven to 275
Place Pretzel Squares on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Cut Ghirardelli squares into fours.
Place a piece of the cut Ghirardelli squares on top of pretzel square.
Crush peppermint pieces or candy canes and set a side
Bake in oven for 8 minutes
Sprinkle crushed peppermint on top and let cool till hardened.
Allow to sit undisturbed on counter for 30 minutes - 2 hours or until fully cooled down to room temperature.
Seal for storage. Do not refrigerate.
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