Easy Smiley Emoji Pretzels Recipe

Emoji food has never been easier or more fun to make! This smiley face food idea are easy smiley emoji pretzel treats perfect for a party or giggly treat. Kids can help make and eat this LOL food.

smiley face pretzel treats in a glass
These emoji snacks are tasty and cute!

Emoji Pretzel Treat

These emoji treats will leave your kids with a smile. They’re super easy to make and taste even better. These pretzel treats are great for after school snacks, lunches, and I would even say as dessert!

Kids of all ages can help to decorate these bright and cheerful Smiley Face Pretzels. These are the best pretzel treats for your kiddos!

Smiley Face Pretzel Recipe

Not the best in the kitchen? That’s totally fine! The design is simple and easy to make using round pretzels, candy coating, mini chocolate chips and a food coloring marker. 

It’s so easy, even your kids can help make this smiley face candy! It’s sweet, chocolatey, crunchy, and salty, all the best flavor profiles in one bite!

This smiley face candy is actually simple to make and fairly cheap to make, which is always a plus in my book. Don’t have all the supplies? No worries, we can help!

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Smiley face candy ingredients which are yellow candy coating, white candy melts, a bowl, and a spatula.
All you need is candy coloring, candy melts, pretzels, and food coloring to make this smiley face candy.

Ingredients Needed for SMILEY PRETZEL TREATS

Directions To Make Smiley Pretzel Treats

Step 1

Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 30 seconds, then stir.

Step 2

Heat for another 30 seconds, then stir.

Step 3

Then heat for 20 seconds, then let the candy coating sit in the microwave for 2 minutes, then stir.

Step 4

If all the wafers have not melted, heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each until melted.

Step 5

If using white candy coating, stir in some yellow candy coloring. Be sure to only use coloring that is made for candy. The coloring should not contain any water, which will make your candy coating seize up harden.

Step 6

Set a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Step 7

Arrange the pretzel rounds on the baking sheet.

Step 8

Pour a few tablespoons of the yellow candy coating into a zip top bag, and snip of one tip making a small hole.

Step 9

Pipe the yellow candy coating into a few of the pretzels, then immediately, place two mini chocolate chips in the wet coating to create the smiley face’s eyes.

How to make smiley pretzel treats by using yellow melted white candy melts with yellow candy coloring and squeezing it into pretzel rounds and adding 2 mini chips for eyes.
You can use a Ziploc bag to squeeze the candy melts into the pretzel rounds.

Step 10

Continue filling pretzels and adding chocolate chips.

Step 11

Pop the tray in the freezer for about 3 minutes until the candy coating hardens.

Step 12

After you remove the pan from the freezer, allow the pretzels to come to room temperature for about 10 minutes, then use a black food coloring marker to draw on smiles.

Add smiles using black food gel pen to the smiley pretzel treats that are yellow faced with black eyes.
Draw a smile to these cute yellow emoji pretzels.

Tips while making the Smiley Pretzel Treats

If little kids are helping, you can put the candy coating in squeeze bottles if that is easier for them to handle.

Smiley Face Pretzels

smiley face pretzels

Need a sweet and salty pick me up? These smiley face pretzel treats are perfect! They only use a few ingredients and are super easy to make.

Materials

  • 10 ounces yellow confectionery coating (Candy Melts) or white confectionery coating
  • optional: yellow candy coloring if using white confectionery coating
  • 75 pretzel rounds
  • 150 mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • black food coloring marker
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheets

Instructions

  1. Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 30 seconds, then stir.
  2. Heat for another 30 seconds, then stir.
  3. Then heat for 20 seconds, then let the candy coating sit in the microwave for 2 minutes, then stir.
  4. If all the wafers have not melted, heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each until melted.
  5. If using white candy coating, stir in some yellow candy coloring. Be sure to only use coloring that is made for candy. The coloring should not contain any water, which will make your candy coating seize up harden.
  6. Set a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  7. Arrange the pretzel rounds on the baking sheet.
  8. Pour a few tablespoons of the yellow candy coating into a zip top bag, and snip of one tip making a small hole.
  9. Pipe the yellow candy coating into a few of the pretzels, then immediately, place two mini chocolate chips in the wet coating to create the smiley face's eyes.
  10. Continue filling pretzels and adding chocolate chips.
  11. Pop the tray in the freezer for about 3 minutes until the candy coating hardens.
  12. After you remove the pan from the freezer, allow the pretzels to come to room temperature for about 10 minutes, then use a black food coloring marker to draw on smiles.

Notes

If little kids are helping, you can put the candy coating in squeeze bottles if that is easier for them to handle.

You can also just spoon the candy into the pretzels, just be sure to scrape the bottom of the spoon each time you get more candy, so you don't end up with drips all over the pretzels. 

Smiley Face Cookies to go with your smiley face candy.

More Fun and Easy Treat Recipes

  • Love this smiley face candy? Then you’ll love these smiley face cookies as well.
  • Make all the Emojis, including the smiley face, with mega M&Ms.
  • Try out these dipped pretzel rods! They’re covered in chocolate and sprinkles, yum!
  • Want a story and a treat? These Put Me In The Zoo treats are perfect! They’re made from pretzels and colorful candy melts!
  • Does your child love snakes? Then they’ll love these fun snake snack ideas. You can make a snake from pretzel rods, green candy melts, and fruit leather!
  • Want more treats? We have plenty of easy dessert recipes!

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