Pretzel S’mores Bites

Adult struggles of the week: our kitchen light and microwave cannot operate simultaneously without blowing a fuse; my rear car window spontaneously shattered while I was on the highway; I can’t stop eating Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel S’mores Bites.

Easy Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Smores—a marshmallow peanut butter pretzel “sandwich” dipped in chocolate with graham cracker crumbs. EASY recipe that's fun to make with kids or bring to a party. @wellplated

One of these is not a real problem. Hint: It’s the one that involves buttery, salty pretzels, sweet, sticky marshmallows, melted dark chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, and creamy peanut butter.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel SMores Bites— These were SO EASY and so good! Salty, sweet, and perfect for a summer party or to make with kids.

We’re contacting an electrician to solve the mystery of the microwave, and the dealership is repairing my car (the window really did completely shatter while I was cruising in the left lane—it was scary and glass showered everywhere; I’m grateful to be OK). That just leaves me with the “problem” of what to do with the Pretzel S’mores Bites that have me under their salty-sweet spell. Think I can offer a plate to the dealership in exchange for a discount on the new glass?

S’mores have been a treasured part of my summer tradition since my dad first took me camping as an eager eight-year-old. To this day, I can’t let a summer pass without burning my tongue on at least one molten marshmallow. While I do love a classic campfire s’more, I also find the combination of graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate far too enticing to limit to a single treat.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Smores Bites—a marshmallow peanut butter pretzel “sandwich” dipped in melted chocolate and graham cracker crumbs. @wellplated

Today’s Pretzel S’mores Bites are a tasty twist on the summer campfire classic. They’re easy to make and would be a fun summer activity to complete with kids. If you have any upcoming parties or potlucks (Fourth of July perhaps?), these s’mores bites are also an ideal dessert to bring, as they can be made in advance and travel well too.

Although classic s’mores don’t involve pretzels, I preferred them over graham crackers as the base for this recipe, because they are sturdy enough to stand up to a heavy chocolate dip. Their crunch and salty bite are also positively habit-forming when paired with the sweet chocolate and fluffy marshmallows. Consider yourself duly warned.

Mini Chocolate Dipped Smores Bites — a marshmallow peanut butter pretzel “sandwich” dipped in rich dark chocolate and graham cracker crumbs. Perfect summer activity for kids or to bring to a party. @wellplated

Once the pretzel gauntlet is laid, place the marshmallows on top. This photo makes me want to reach out and pinch them—they’re just so fluffy!

These Pretzel Smores Bites are a MUST for salty-sweet lovers! EASY and fun recipe to make with kids. @wellplated

Bake the s’mores bites in oven until the marshmallows puff and are lightly golden. Then, it’s time for a rogue s’mores move: peanut butter. If you’ve never tried making a s’more with a peanut butter cup instead the traditional chocolate bar, you are missing out on one of the most beautiful combinations in life. Envision a fluffernutter sandwich that’s been gifted chocolate super powers, toasted by an angel. Peanut butter s’mores are THAT GOOD.

Mini Pretzel Smores Bites, made in the oven with pretzels, peanut butter, and marshmallows, dipped in chocolate. @wellplated

In addition to being creamy and delectable, the peanut butter also acts as a “glue” to attach the top pretzel.

How to make easy pretzel smores bites. @wellplated

Now, the good stuff: chocolate. Dip generously.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Smores Bites — EASY recipe for a summer party or to make with kids! @wellplated

To complete the s’mores bites, shower on a dusting graham cracker crumbs before the chocolate sets. Things might get a little messy, but that is exactly how s’mores should be.

Mini Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Smores — EASY recipe and would be a fun summer activity for kids and perfect for parties too! Pretzels with a gooey marshmallow center, peanut butter, dipped in chocolate. @wellplated

Now all that’s left is to eat! This recipe will yield 48 baby s’more bites that you can enjoy any time of day, no campfire required.

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Pretzel S'mores Bites

Indoor Pretzel Smores Bites: a marshmallow peanut butter pretzel “sandwich” baked to gooey perfection, then dipped in chocolate. Quick and easy in the oven!

Yield: 48 bites

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • Square-shaped pretzels (also called pretzel snaps; 96 total)
  • 24 regularly-sized marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (do not use the natural kind that must be refrigerated, as it will not set)
  • Finely crushed graham cracker crumbs (2-3 sheets will be plenty)

Directions:

  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats. Set aside.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl, then place the bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together, stirring occasionally. Once the chocolate has nearly melted, remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring to melt the chocolate completely. Set aside, leaving the bowl on top of the pan.
  3. Arrange 48 pretzels in a single layer on the baking sheets, leaving at least 1 1/2 inches between each pretzel to allow room for the marshmallows to expand. Slice each marshmallow in half around its middle, then place one half on each pretzel. Bake until the marshmallows have melted a little and are just barely beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 3 minutes.
  4. Place a scant 1/4 teaspoon of peanut butter in the center of each marshmallow, then, using the peanut butter like glue, gently press a second pretzel on top to create a pretzel-marshmallow sandwich.
  5. Remove the chocolate from the pan of simmering water. Quickly dip half of each s’mores bite into the melted chocolate. Place the s’mores bite on the baking sheet and, while the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Repeat for remaining bites. If necessary, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Enjoy!

Store leftover s’mores bites in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

All images and text ©/Well Plated.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bite

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 84
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 1g

If you like these Pretzel S’mores Bites, don’t miss these other s’mores recipes!

Mini S'Mores Brownies—just like brownie bites, but filled with marshmallow and graham cracker

S’mores Brownie Bites

Peanut Butter S'mores Pizza. BEST dessert pizza ever!

Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza

 

About Erin Clarke

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22 comments

  1. S’mores were always the epitome of my summer! My neighbor and I used to see who could eat the most marshmallows without getting sick….I always lost…but aw man, I hope everything in your house gets fixed too. I love this recipe! Such a simple and delicious treat :) I definitely want to serve these for 4th of July!

  2. Ooh, these look completely irresistible – I love the little dab of peanut butter in the middle! That’s super scary about the car window. I’m glad you’re okay! I’m fairly sure that if that happened to me, I would be eating these s’mores bites for dinner for about a week…chocolate can work wonders for calming nerves, you know?!

  3. So  much salty sweet deliciousness! These little bites of heaven would not be safe around me- I’d definitely eat wayyy too many :)

  4. First, the car stuff is terrifying. Just please tell me it’s not a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Second, these are BRILLIANT. Semi-homemade gold. I must reinvent with GF pretzels immediately. 

  5. hey girl these look so amazing! Good luck on your repairs!

  6. Salty sweet..my favorite! Yummmmnmmm

  7. I am so glad you are ok! That is a super scary thing to happen while driving. On a happier note, I must make these immediately. YUM!!! You are brilliant!

  8. Ummmm that window shattering thing is terrifying. I’m so glad you are OK! You deserve every bite of these s’mores bites (but maybe ship just a couple my way ;)).

  9. Glad you’re OK….. Can hardly wait to make this treat, peanut butter, pretzels, marshmallows and chocolate !!! Ummm ummmm ummmm

  10. I want to reach out and pinch the marshmallows too! ;) These look in-cred-i-ble. You’re genius! I so hope the electrician has you all “back in business” soon, and that is terrifying about your car! Three years ago while living with my parents in TX to complete my Public Health Internship, my step-mom’s car, which I was loaned to drive that summer, overheated on the freeway. It was mid 90’s that day (TX heat is brutal), and I called my dad for advice on what to do. There was so many people out at that time commuting home, so I was very anxious. It happened once more that summer, but thankfully, it wasn’t on the freeway. :)

  11. these smore bites on pretzels sound so good – the salty with the sweet AND PB… i’m almost scared to make them since i know i will want them all! how scary about your window! didn’t know it could just shatter like that!

  12. My daughter and I made these two weeks ago for a picnic we were having.  I don’t know what we did wrong but the marshmallow would never set back up.  I didn’t leave them in the oven long enough for the marshmallow to brown at all, but they were so sticky we could never get them off the parchment paper.  We even put them in the fridge, as soon as we took them out, they became very sticky again and we could not get them off the parchment paper again.  What did I do wrong. They were delicious but never would setup.

    • Carol, this is so odd! It sounds like they must have over-melted the first time. You want them just to puff, as the directions describe. Did you use regular jumbo marshmallows?

      • Hi again Erin, about how long (in minutes) do you leave them in the oven? Someone told me mine might not have set because it was so humid out for a couple of weeks that maybe that is why they didn’t set. I am going to try them again, thanks….

  13. Hey Erin, I’ve been wanting to make these since I saw the recipe and to day is the day!! Please tell me, how does the peanut butter hold on the second pretzel?? So you just put the dab of PB and then top with a pretzel and it holds?? You don’t bake it again — the PB doesn’t harden?? Help – I’m such a goof and novice!! But I love your blog and ALL your recipes.

    • Hi Donna! Just put a dollop of peanut butter and it will hold the second pretzel. It’s not rocksolid, but enough to keep it together and enjoy. Do not bake a second time. Just follow the directions as they are written and you will be perfectly safe! I hope that you enjoy the recipe!

  14. Thanks Erin – I’ll try it!! I suppose the chocolate dipping holds the pretzels together as well,

  15. I’m trying to make these for an office party tomorrow, I see coconut oil listed as an ingredient but I don’t see where in the recipe it is used.  Please help.  Thank you 

    Rating: 5

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