Chocolate Pretzel Snack Mix

Pretzels and M&MsMy teenagers are growing so fast I can hardly keep up with it.  Our #2 son, “The Fruitarian,” was laughing at himself the other day, while trying to keep his shirt tucked in.  He said, “tucked…” then raised his arms a little, “untucked.”  At least a couple times a week he mentions needing new clothes, new shoes, or new swimwear.

On top of that, they are eating me out of house and home.  I bought two large pizzas for dinner the other day, which I thought would be plenty for three children and one friend.  It was naive, I know that now.  Our daughter told us she only got one slice of pizza and she was still hungry.  After questioning the boys, we discovered they had eaten about 5 slices each.

And they were still hungry too.

They’re like ravenous wolves.  My primary purpose in life has become ensuring there is, at all times, enough food available for hungry teenagers.  On the bright side, they are not that picky.  Or, most of them are not that picky.

chocolate pretzel

And so, when the boys and friends were at our house making big afternoon plans, I knew I was going to need to provide some snacks.  Lots of snacks.  Now, personally, I find opening a bag of pretzels or cheetos to be rather unfulfilling, but The Fruitarian and The Lizard (son #1) disagree.  They are never as impressed with my snack creations as I am.

Someday they’ll appreciate me.  After they move out, probably.

pretzel peanut chocolate

On the bright side, this snack was super-de-duper fast and easy to put together.  Also, super-de-duper tasty.  I’d love to tell you it was all eaten in 5 minutes because it was so delicious, but honestly, it’s because ravenous wolves will eat anything.  And they’ll eat it very, very quickly.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Chocolate Pretzel Snack Mix
A pretzel, peanut, and chocolate snack.
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 3 cups
  • 3 cups pretzels
  • ½ cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 bag plain M&M's
  • 1 bag pretzel M&M's
  • about ⅓ lb. semi-sweet chocolate candy melts
  1. Spread pretzels, peanuts, and candy evenly on a quarter size sheet pan.
  2. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish, in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring between each.
  3. Drizzle melted chocolate over pretzel mix.
  4. Chill 10-15 minutes before serving.

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Pretzel Snack Mix

  1. Susan

    This is everything I love in one place. I will never turn away the combination of salty and sweet and especially a chocolate covered pretzel! Absolutely lovely!

  2. Michelle

    Oh yes, the bottomless pit that is teenagers…. When my older sons were still home, I used to order a couple pizzas and make a huge pot of taco soup. They still request the taco soup every time they come home.. Summer time is expensive grocery wise!

  3. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}

    I was so terrible as a teen, all I ever did was eat, eat and eat some more! I could have easily finished this bowl off just by myself. I’ve never ever put weight on from eating fatty foods and I still don’t at 31 LOL. I still have the hungry wolf part of my when it comes to sweet treats, no will power what-so-ever!

  4. kitchenriffs

    “Someday they’ll appreciate me. After they move out, probably.”

    Unfortunately the truth. But that day will come. 😉 I remember being that age – such an amazing quantity of food I could eat. I was rarely full – it’s just the way it is. An hour after a major meal like Thanksgiving, I’d be making myself a turkey sandwich. Or two. 😉 Anyway, nice, easy-to-make snack there. I love the combo of chocolate and salt. Fun post – thanks.

  5. Alexa

    Mmmmm yummy! This looks evil! Finding your website may have just ruined any chance I have at ever losing the 30 lbs I need to lose!!! Please tell me you have a “delicious yet not sinful” collection of goodies?? Thanks!


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