Lazy Mama Easter Pretzels

Have you ever made a promise to your kid?
For example, an early in the day promise where you explain that if they do x-y-z than you'll reward them by making or getting a special treat later on that day?

A special treat and promise that they apparently have been thinking about all day and in excited anticipation have reminded you every 1.3 seconds on the ride home. A treat that you have even gassed up in your mind, that you decided to forgo making dinner in favor of leftovers so that way you had ample time to make said treat.

You are both pumped up and after you finish washing the dishes you excitedly get all the utensils and ingredients together, only to realize YOU DON'T HAVE THE DAMN MAIN INGREDIENT!!!

That was me today.
The mama who gassed her daughter up all morning to make Rice Krispie Treats after school, only to not have any freaking Rice Krispies.
Hello disappointed, party of two.

In a complete tizzy and frazzled mommy state of mind I searched high and low in my cabinets to assemble some sort of easy treat for us to make and to make up for my lack of conscious grocery shopping.

Luckily for me, I had a couple sweets and treats buried in my baking cabinet to assemble these super simple bad boys...

Lazy Mama Easter Pretzels

24-48 mini unsalted pretzels
Half a bag of pink Candy Melts
5-10 regular sized marshmallows
3 tablespoons of Easter themed sprinkles

Almost too many ingredients for my little mind to handle...haha.

Now if you've read any of my other 'recipes' you'll know this is where the hard part comes in and where you will need Jedi mind power to focus and not mess these pretzel puppies up. 

Or ya know, look at the pictures. 

- Assemble desired amount of pretzels on a wax paper covered cookie sheet
- Melt half of a bag of pink Candy Melts in microwave, according to instructions on bag
- Dip one half of pretzels into melted candy mixture
- Place back on cookie sheet to let melt harden.....but.....
- While melt is still warm, decorate/sprinkle with sprinkles before melt hardens.

Repeat steps also with marshmallows is you want an extra sweet snack. 

This was a tiny lifesaver tonight from a before bedtime sap session of 'but Mommy, you promised.'

I was glad I was able to pull this out at the last minute and she thought she was so cool dipping and decorating by herself. There may have been some excessive sprinkling from time to time but I'm going to call it a win. 

They're the perfect mix of salty and sweet and hit the spot for an after dinner special snack. 

Tomorrow I'll be stopping at the store.
Obviously, for Rice Krispies.


  1. They turned out so cute !! Great job (even if they don’t look like Rice Krispies / I’m sure she ate them no problem lol)

    1. Thanks! I don't think she's going to let me live down the Rice Krispies but these atleast satisfied her sweet tooth.

  2. They turned out perfect! Now this is a treat I can get down with. We are going to try these out.

    1. They're too easy not to try. She loved dipping and putting massive amounts of sprinkles on them.

  3. Omg Ivy my girls would love these they look so fun and yummy I’ll have to try them!

  4. These are not lazy mama pretzels she had fun just spending time with you and they looks simple enough for me to actually attempt lol.