These Rolo twists are ALWAYS a hit so it’s a great recipe to have in your arsenal. They are my go-to treat at just about every event and party that I style because they’re nearly perfect: they’re kid-friendly, can be made gluten-free if needed, easy finger food, super tasty, and provide the dessert table with a pop of color. The color can be themed too if you want. I show a couple examples below of fall color twists I made for a Halloween party, and red & green twists for the holidays. The pastel M&Ms are perfect for Easter time or a baby shower. And I’ve even picked individual colors out of M&M packs to fit the color theme of a party (like blue & yellow). I get asked about these treats more than any other and it’s almost embarrassing how easy they are to make.  I included a printable recipe at the bottom of the post for your convenience.

Small Pretzel twists (can buy GF if desired) || Rolo candies || Peanut M&Ms


Line cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper and lay out as many pretzels as you can on each pan.


Set a Rolo in the center of each pretzel.


Set pan in 200-degree oven for only 3-5 minutes. PRO TIP: Watch carefully as to not let the chocolate melt too much. Pull pan out just as the chocolate starts to look shiny.


Gently press a peanut M&M into the center of each Rolo. Let cool completely before storing. PRO TIP: I set the tray in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to let them cool and firm up completely because it takes forever to harden at room temperature.


I freeze the Rolo twists in containers like this and pull out desired amounts as I need them.


Autumn-colored M&Ms for a Halloween party a few years ago.


Christmas-colored M&Ms that I eventually packaged up in cute holiday tins as gifts.


Rolo twists in a star dish at a recent baseball-themed party.


Are these easy or what?! Another great benefit is that they can be made far ahead of time and frozen. I often make hundreds at a time, freeze them in an air-tight container and then just take out as needed. WARNING: these are addictive so beware of Rolo twist thieves like my husband who sneaks them right out of the freezer (hahaha)!

Thanks for reading! xoxo, JB



  • Reply
    Jamie Yarbrough
    June 11, 2018 at 8:32 am

    These look so incredibly easy! I am going to try to make these for my next family get together!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      June 11, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Awesome! Send me a pic when you do!! xo

  • Reply
    June 11, 2018 at 11:38 am

    These look so festive and also taste so yummy for any occasion!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      June 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      Yes, exactly!! Thank you! xo

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    November 20, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I’m totally making these tomorrow! The girls are out of school and this will be a great activity for us to do as a family.

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      November 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      YAY!!! This makes me soooo happy! Have the best time!! xoxo

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