Spooky Halloween Pretzels.
Starting off Friday with such a fun recipe, spooky Halloween pretzels!
Are you guys sick of my Halloween posts yet? I’m hoping the answer is no, because I’m pretty excited to be sharing these EASY, but so fun pretzels with you guys. And…I totally have more spooky cocktails coming your way tomorrow as well. So plenty of Halloween.
Sorry, if Halloween is not your thing, I have a delicious savory recipe coming your way Monday!!
Until then, let’s chat chocolate covered “spooky” pretzels.
Oh how I love these pretzels. Growing up chocolate covered pretzels used to be one of my favorite desserts. I know it’s nothing over the top or extra extraordinary, but I’ve always loved the sweet and salty combo. My mom would buy milk chocolate covered pretzels around Christmas time and they were usually gone in minutes. But then, what’s not to love? Salty pretzels and sweet chocolate? It’s one of the best combos.
For some reason, I always seem to find something new and fun to create with pretzels. Granted, it’s normally around Christmas time (see these chocolate covered cinnamon sugar pretzels and these caramel chocolate covered pretzels), but this year it’s all about Halloween!
This is one of those recipes that really isn’t a recipe, but more of just an idea. Meaning, I think the photos are more important than my directions. Especially if you are a visual person.
All we’re really doing here is taking some large pretzel twists and pretzel rods, covering them in melted dark and white chocolate, and decorating to make them “spooky”. It really doesn’t get much easier than these here pretzels. And the best part is how much fun they are to make…for everyone from kids to adults!
The second best part? Making these perfect is actually not what you want, and mistakes are actually what you do want. As I was creating these, I kind of just went with the messy, sloppy look, especially with my ghosts and mummies. And you know….they turned out to be my favorite pretzels.
For the ghost, I was totally going for the look of a dementor, and even the Harry Potter dementors are wearing black cloaks, I dunno they kind of remind me of them…
Point is, embrace the imperfections with these pretzels, get creative, and just have fun making them. These are the perfect weekend project or even fun treat to make after school if you have young kids.
And of course, they are delicious. Again, sweet and salty, a combo that never fails.
If you’d like to recreate what you see here in the photos, I did my best to direct you how to do so, but use the photos as a visual guide, and again, just have fun with these! The more “mess ups”, the spookier they get!
And speaking of all things spooky, is anyone doing anything Halloweeny this weekend? I’ve never been one to go to haunted houses or that type of thing. I’m more of a stay inside, bake up cute treats, and then snuggle up on the couch to watch some cheesy (but awesome) Halloween movie. The homebody in me…it always shines through.
Wondering what you guys do to celebrate this fun holiday though? Let me know!
I’ll be spending this weekend doing all kinds of stuff, running around like a chicken with my head cut off…as usual, but it’s supposed to be beautiful fall weather, so I’ll be making it a point to get outside! I also promised Asher that we’d make more of the chocolate “wands”, as she was at school when I shot these. She almost cried when she learned I did it without her, so clearly I need to come through and make some more. The good news it that they are the easiest thing ever to recreate!
And lastly, thank you all so much for the kind words on the new sites design. We are still working out the kinks, so please let me know if you notice anything funky!
Spooky Halloween Pretzels
All we're really doing here is taking some large pretzel twists and pretzel rods, covering them in melted dark and white chocolate, and decorating to make them "spooky". It really doesn't get much easier than these here pretzels. And the best part is how much fun they are to make...for everyone from kids to adults!
- 16 ounces milk or semi sweet chocolate, melted
- 8 ounces high quality white chocolate, melted
- 16 large pretzel twists
- 8 pretzel rods
- Oreos, candy eyes, melted chocolate, melted white chocolate, chocolate candy melts, black licorice, fall M&M's
1. Dip each pretzel twist in melted chocolate and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Split an Oreo in half and use for the eyes. Place the pretzels in the freezer to set for 10 minutes. Once the chocolate is set, add a small dot of melted chocolate to the center of each Oreo and attach the candy eyes. Drizzle a line of chocolate above the eyes for the eyebrows and attach 2 (1 inch) pieces of licorice to each eye. Dot a small amount of chocolate in between the Oreos and insert an M&M to create a nose. If desired, sprinkle the owl lightly with black or grey sanding sugar. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. The owls can be made with both chocolate and white chocolate covered pretzel twists.
1. Dip each pretzel twist in melted white chocolate and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Insert two chocolate candy melts to create the eyes. Place the pretzels in the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
1. Dip each pretzel twist in melted white chocolate and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Fill in the three pretzel holes by drizzling melted white chocolate inside. Insert 2 candy eyes. Place the pretzels in the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
1. Dip each pretzel rod in chocolate and return to the parchment lined baking sheets. Place the pretzels in the freezer to set for 10 minutes. Once set, drizzle melted chocolate up and down the pretzel rods and then sprinkle with gold stars. Freeze 10 minutes to set.
Have a booooootiful weekend…to cheesy? Who cares, it’s fun!