Make Mardi Gras Pretzels- Easy Party Food!

Pretzels are traditionally a Lenten food, but not when they’re covered in chocolate and rolled in sugar! These Mardi Gras pretzels are easy and sure to impress at your party. Kids love them… I love them, too! What a fun, easy, and sweet way to celebrate this day.

Mardi Gras Pretzels


These are super easy to make, and turned out really cute!

Here’s what you need:

Sugars dyed purple, green, and gold


Start by placing your white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, and melting them by following the directions on the bag. When melted, dip a pretzel into the candy melt, then set it on a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper, and sprinkle it with colored sugar immediately.

Dyed sugars spread on yogurt-covered pretzels

I did the dipping (you know, because it’s hot) and I let my kids to the sugar part. They had a blast, and because we made our own colored sugar so cheaply, it was ok that they used way too much. I let each of my kids be “in charge” of a different color pretzel. So I had Lydia on purple, Violet on green, and Julian took care of the yellow. 🙂

Mardi Gras Pretzels

Allow them to cool completely, shake off the extra sugar (or in our case, excavate the pretzels) and voila- you’re done!

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Finished purple, green, and gold sugar covered pretzels

Finished Mardi Gras Pretzels

Finished Mardi Gras Pretzels

Now, if you’re thinking these are really cute but you have a big family or you’d like to take them to a party, but you wouldn’t like to spend all afternoon dipping pretzels in candy melts, you can make them go farther by mixing them into some Mardi Gras party mix!

Mardi Gras pretzels in popcorn trail mix

We made party mix from Mardi Gras pretzels, popcorn, cereal, sliced almonds, green and yellow candies, and a package of those plastic babies that everyone puts in their Mardi Gras king cakes (just for fun)!

Mardi Gras Snack Mix

Mardi Gras Snack Mix

My husband says it would have been more fun if there was only one baby in the mix. In any case, this Mardi Gras trail mix was really yummy, and my kids loved it! We will be making it again for sure.

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  1. What a fabulous website! I teach in a Catholic school in Scotland and you have given me so many good ideas to use for Easter. Many thanks.

  2. I love this idea!