Home » Cookies Bars & Candy » Patriotic Pretzel Bark

Patriotic Pretzel Bark

This easy Patriotic Pretzel Bark recipe is a celebration of  the red, white and blue colors of the American flag. It’s a super sweet way to highlight our nation’s colors on Memorial Day, July 4th or on any special occasion that you want to honor our great country.
Patriotic Pretzel Bark

Red White and Blue Patriotic Pretzel Bark Recipe

The flavor combination of sweet and salty never gets old and in this no-bake wonder the combo explodes with red, white & blue candies to make it a true Patriotic treat. Memorial Day, July 4th  or Labor Day gives the perfect opportunity to have fun making a colorful sweet and salty celebration treat. It’s a fun candy to share with the ones who are joining you for fun, sun and the outdoor activities that always come with the July 4th holiday.
 Patriotic Pretzel Bark

How to Make Easy Patriotic Pretzel Bark Recipe

This is the kind of dessert recipe that you can leave sitting out at your backyard picnic or cookout with no worries that it will spoil due to the summer heat. This pretzel bark requires no refrigeration.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Patriotic Pretzel Bark: Pretzel crisps, cocktail peanuts, white candy coating i.e. Candiquik or similar, red white and blue chocolate coated candies i.e. M&M’s and red white and blue candy sprinkles. You could also use wavy potato chips in place of pretzels for this candy bark recipe.
  • You’ll need a large rimmed sheet pan lined with wax paper, a large spoon for stirring the Candiquik and an offset spatula to spread the melted candy coating.
  • You can melt the Candiquik coating for pretzel bark following the instructions on the packaging. You can also use Almond Bark or add a drizzle of melted chocolate to the top.
  • It’s helpful to use an offset spatula to spread the melted candy coating evenly over the pretzels. You may also use the back of a tablespoon in a pinch.
  • You can break or use a sharp knife to cut the Patriotic Pretzel Bark into any size pieces that you like.
  • This pretzel bark can be made in advance then stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days prior to serving.
  • Store leftover pretzel bark in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
easy Patriotic Pretzel Bark

More Southern Style Patriotic Desserts to Make

Whether it’s a Memorial Day remembrance day, Armed Forces Day, July 4th or Labor Day, any excuse will do to celebrate the red, white and blue. We’re diehard Patriots and appreciate living in America every single day! Other recipes you may like to add to your celebration menu:

Thanks for visiting come back soon!

Disclosure ~ If  a purchase is made using one of the affiliate links on this website we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you!


Patriotic Pretzel Bark

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Chill time30 minutes
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: patriotic-pretzel-bark, pretzel-candy-bark, red-white-and-blue-desserts
Servings: 32 pieces
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 7.2 oz package original flavor flat pretzels i.e. Pretzel Crisps
  • 1 cup salted cocktail peanuts
  • 2 16 oz packages vanilla candy coating i.e. Candiquik
  • 12 oz package red & blue coated chocolate candy [such as sixlets or M & M's]
  • red, white and blue sprinkles


  • Line a standard 11 x 17 inch baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Spread the pretzel crisps over the wax paper. Sprinkle the peanuts on top.
  • Melt the vanilla candy coating per the package instructions. Drizzle over the peanuts and pretzels.
  • Use an offset spatula to spread vanilla candy evenly over the peanuts and pretzels. This is the "glue" for the pretzel bark.
  • Arrange the red & blue candy over the vanilla coating while it's still warm.
  • Top with Patriotic sprinkles. There's no perfect way to do this, be creative!
  • Chill for 30 minutes until firm then cut or break into pieces.
  • Store at room temperature in an air tight container.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @melissassk or tag #melissassk!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating