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Grinch Pretzel Bites

These easy-to-make Grinch pretzel bites are the perfect holiday treat to make this Christmas. They are so sweet and yummy, you won’t be able to keep folks away, even with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole! Check out all of our Grinch Recipes for more holiday inspiration!

I love the rush of the holidays but don’t get me wrong, if I can find any time saving recipes, I am all for it. I would much rather be hanging out with my family than be stuck in the kitchen!

Not only do we love an easy Grinch-themed recipe, but we crave them! The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is one of our favorite movies to watch during the holidays. What better snack to munch on while watching it than these Grinch Pretzel Bites?

Pin showing the finished grinch pretzel bites ready to eat.

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Sometimes kiddos in the family like to be little holiday helpers, so for them, this is the ideal recipe. They can assemble the snack and then an adult can pop them in and out of the oven.

If you’re looking for a festive treat this holiday season, you should try and make your own grinch pretzels. Not only is this snack super tasty, but it is a great snack idea for kids and adults alike. And it’s super easy to make, so that’s a bonus!

Finished grinch pretzel bites on a plate ready to serve.

What Are Grinch Pretzel Bites?

This super easy snack is a 3-ingredients treat that comes together in just minutes. You can easily grab the ingredients from your local grocery or retail store and you are ready to get to making this scrumptious pretzel bite.

How Do I Make My Grinch Pretzel Bites?

You will not believe how easily these pretzel bites come together. All you do is grab a waffle-style pretzel (the square ones with the grid pattern) and place a candy melt on top.

Then it’s off to the oven for a few minutes and next you add a red candy heart sprinkle and you are ready for yum!

How Do I Store My Grinch Pretzel Bites?

You have a few options for storing your pretzel bites. You can add them to an air-tight storage container or a Ziploc bag and they will last up to 3 days. Because they store well in a baggie, they make the perfect party to-go snack!

Ready to serve grinch pretzel bites

Can You Freeze Pretzel Bites?

Yes, you can! We recommend buying freezer-safe containers or freezer-safe bags. Save money and use these reusable silicone bags. Your pretzel bites will last up to 3 months in your freezer.

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like this one:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

A plate full of the finished grinch pretzel bites ready to serve.

What Do I Need to Make Grinch Pretzel Bites?

For this recipe you will be using green candy melts, waffle style pretzels, and sugar candy hearts or heart shaped sprinkles! That’s all it takes to make these tasty treats.

You can of course mix things up and do them your own way. Feel free to repurpose this process into any color you like for any holiday you like! It’s a great easy treat that everyone will love.

Ingredients needed for this easy grinch recipe.

How Do I Make Grinch Pretzel Treats?

Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a baking pan (cookie sheet) with foil or a silicone baking sheet (this is optional but we recommend it for easy clean-up.) Add pretzels to the pan, leaving room between each.

pretzels on a baking sheet

Place a green candy melt on each pretzel.

green candy melts on each pretzel.

Place a red candy heart or sprinkle on the candy melt. Place in the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until the candy melts are just melted. Do not overcook or the chocolate may burn. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes or until the chocolate sets.

Hearts added to the pretzles

Here Are More Grinch Recipes We Think You’ll Like:

If you are looking for even more Grinch themed treats to help spruce up your holiday season you have to give these other recipes a try. We have lots to share and honestly, who doesn’t love to have something a little more unique to add to their holiday tables, cookie trays, and gift baskets?!

We would love to hear what special Grinch or Christmas-themed snacks you are going to be sharing this holiday season. Please let us know in the comments below.

Finished pretzels ready to serve

Printable Grinch Pretzel Bites Recipe:

Yield: 24 Servings

Grinch Pretzel Bites

Featured image showing the finished pretzels ready to serve.

These easy-to-make Grinch Pretzel Bites are the perfect holiday treat to make this Christmas. They are so sweet and yummy, you won't be able to keep folks away, even with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Green Candy Melts
  • Waffle Style Pretzels
  • Candy Heart Sprinkles


  1. Preheat your oven to 250°. Place pretzels onto a baking pan lined with foil or a silicone baking mat, making sure to leave space between each pretzel.
  2. Place a green candy melt on top of each pretzel. Place in the oven for 3-5 minutes. The candy melts melt quickly, so keep an eye on them.
  3. Remove from the oven and quickly top with a candy heart. Transfer to a cooling rack and let the grinch pretzel bites set before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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