Kids of all ages love to make and eat fun snacks – especially when they look like something out of a storybook. If you’re looking for a simple spring snack that looks complicated but really isn’t, then butterfly pretzels are your answer! This post may contain affiliate links.
These yummy treats will have your kids fluttering in delight as they create their own little edible works of art. Let’s take a look at what you need to make these delightful snacks.
PASTEL BUTTERFLY PRETZELS
Butterfly Pretzels are an easy-to-make spring snack that is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike. They're full of flavor without being overly sweet and they look like real butterflies too!
Let me walk you though how to make these chocolate covered pretzel butterflies just in time to celebrate spring.
PASTEL BUTTERFLY PRETZEL INGREDIENTS
All you need are a handful of ingredients and voila! You'll have an array of colorful butterfly snacks that everyone can enjoy in no time at all. So gather up those ingredients today and start making some yummy Butterfly Pretzels, it's the perfect way to celebrate springtime snacking with family and friends alike!
Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for exact ingredients and measurements. You will be able print them or save them if you prefer.
Here is what you will need:
- MINI TWIST PRETZELS: Mini twists make awesome butterfly wings! You can use your favorite brand of pretzel twists.
- PRETZEL DIPPING STICKS: Dipping sticks make the perfect body for these candy-coated pretzel butterflies!
- CANDY MELTS: Pink, blue, and yellow colors are perfect for that pretty spring look! Use your favorite colors to make your own butterfly pretzels.
- PASTEL SPRINKLES: We used pastel nonpareil sprinkles and confetti sprinkles for this yummy treat.
TOOL AND SUPPLIES
There are also some kitchen tools and items that will make preparing this recipe very easy.
Here is a list of the simple items used:
- Measuring Cups
- Large Baking Sheet
- Parchment or Wax Paper
- Microwave-Safe Bowls
- Wilton Candy Melts Dipping Tools or Small Fork
MAKE BUTTERFLY PRETZELS FOR SPRING
There are a few simple steps to make these adorable spring snacks. Here we go. Be sure to scroll to the recipe card if you would like to print or save them for later.
First, let's prepare your space. Clear your counter, dining table or simply use two large baking sheets and cover with wax or parchment paper.
Place each of the colored candy melts into microwave-safe bowls. Microwave each bowl in 30-second increments until the candy melts are smooth and creamy. Be sure not to overheat the candy melts.
Using the candy dipping tool or a fork, dip a pretzel stick in your favorite color of melted candy. Allow the excess candy to drip off, then place it on your prepared baking sheet. This will be the body of the butterfly treat.
Then dip two of the mini twist pretzels into another shade of candy melt and put one pretzel twist on each side of the “body.” Sprinkle with colorful pastel sprinkles.
Repeat the process with the remaining pretzels and candy.
Have fun and make your design by modifying the color and style of the butterflies. Allow the butterfly pretzels to dry for 30 minutes.
If your kitchen is hot, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Serve and ENJOY!
Once all your butterflies are assembled it's time to enjoy your snack masterpiece.
Let everyone pick their favorite butterfly from the tray, butterfly snacking has never been so much fun!
Kids will love these sweet treats that look like adorable little bugs and adults will love that they are made from really simple ingredients.
Plus these snacks come together quickly so there is plenty of time for playtime afterwards too!
If you’re looking for a fun, easy-to-make snack for your kids this spring, then look no further! Butterfly Pretzels are the perfect solution. Not only are they cute and easy to make, but they are also delicious and a great way to get your kids excited about snack time.
HOW DO I STORE MY BUTTERFLY PRETZELS?
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for 1 week.
Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw before eating.
CAN I MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS?
You can use your favorite colors when choosing your candy melts.
SPRING SNACKS FOR KIDS
If you are looking for even more fun snack ideas that are perfect for spring, you might like these:
String Cheese Flowers are a super easy snack for the kiddos.
Terrarium Jars look like real dirt, but are totally fun and edible.
Chick Pudding Cups are super easy and fun to make.
Let's learn how to make them now.
Pretty pastel butterfly pretzels that are the perfect kid's snack for spring. Fun for Easter occasions, too.
- 24 Pretzel dipping sticks
- 48 mini twists pretzels
- 1 cup pink candy melts
- 1 cup blue candy melts
- 1 cup yellow candy melts
- 2 tablespoons pastel sprinkles
Prepare your countertop or 2 large baking sheets with wax or parchment paper.
Place each 1-cup portion of colored candy melts into microwave-safe bowls. Microwave each bowl in 30-second increments until the candy melts are smooth and creamy. Do not overheat the candy melts.
Using your candy dipping tool or a fork, dip a pretzel stick in your favorite color of melted candy. Allow excess candy to drip off, then place it on your prepared baking sheet. This will be the body of your butterfly. Then dip 2 mini twist pretzels into another shade of candy melt and put 1 pretzel twist on each side of the “body.” Sprinkle with colorful pastel sprinkles.
Repeat the process with the remaining pretzels and candy. Have fun and make your design by modifying the color and style of the butterflies. Allow the butterfly pretzels to dry for 30 minutes. If your kitchen is hot, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes.