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Spring Pretzel Butterflies

Celebrate spring by turning your favorite pretzel snacks into these adorable sprinkle and candy-filled edible Spring Pretzel Butterflies! Pretzel Butterflies are not only a tasty treat, but also a great edible project to bring out the creativity in kids of all ages.

Course Appetizer, Dessert
Keyword dessert, snacks
Prep Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 snacks
Author Censie


  • 24 hard pretzels
  • 20  purple candy melts
  • 2 TBSP nonpareils
  • 1/2 cup yellow candy melts
  • 6 pretzel sticks


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and line up the 24 pretzels.

  3. Place purple candy melts in a plastic sandwich bag and use a meat pounder or rolling pin to crush the candy melts into small bits.

  4. Add broken candy melts into the cavities of each pretzel.

  5. Bake for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and use a toothpick to evenly spread the melted candy melts in each of the pretzel’s cavities. Sprinkle with nonpareils.

  7. Allow the pretzels to set, about 20 minutes.

  8. Line a separate pan with wax paper.

  9. Place yellow candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing between each interval, until completely melted.

  10. Break each pretzel stick in half and dip each one in melted candy.

  11. Place coated pretzel stick on wax paper and attach 2 purple pretzels on either side.

  12. Repeat for every pretzel stick. Allow to set. Serve and enjoy!