Dulce de Leche Pretzel Bites


Dulce de leche is sandwiched between chocolate-covered pretzels and dunked in vanilla candy coating for this festive pretzel bites recipe. Customize this pretzel recipe for any holiday or occasion by switching up the colors of the sprinkles.

pretzel bites with dulce de leche glaze
Photo: Karla Conrad
Total Time:
1 hrs
50 pretzel bites


  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup dulce de leche

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 100 chocolate-covered small pretzel twists

  • 24 ounce vanilla-flavor candy coating, chopped

  • Assorted red, green and/or white sprinkles


  1. Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, dulce de leche, and milk. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in flour on low speed until combined.

  2. Shape dough into fifty 1/2-inch balls. Place each ball on top of a pretzel. Top with the remaining pretzels; press top pretzels down gently.

  3. In a medium saucepan cook and stir candy coating over low heat until melted. Remove from heat; cool for 15 minutes. Using a long-tined fork, hold each pretzel bite over saucepan and spoon melted coating over pretzel to cover, letting excess coating drip back into pan. Place coated pretzels on the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with assorted sprinkles. Let stand until coating is set.

To Store:

Layer pretzel bites between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 13mg 0%
Folate, total 6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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