Franchise business Auntie Anne’s has rolled out limited-edition apple cinnamon mini pies to tap growing interest in the snacking market.

Available from 10 February to 30 April, the mini pies comprise pretzel dough and are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. They are described by the business as a “favourite treat” in a portable snacking form.

Auntie Anne’s said the dough was mixed on-site, ensuring the product was fresh and baked within 30 minutes or less.

“Get your hands on these delicious bites while you can, you will not be disappointed – we promise,” said the company. We have created a brand new product, a mini apple pie created with our unique pretzel dough, baked to golden brown perfection and sprinkled with our delicious cinnamon sugar.”

Auntie Anne’s recently revealed plans to open 11 stores across the UK this year, including its first store in the north west of England.