Pretzels Make the Cutest and Easiest Halloween Treats!

Halloween is just about here and it’s time to start planning our menus! I love doing fun and spooky treats for my kids to enjoy. They get such a kick out of it! And I believe any holiday is more fun when you embrace it and find ways to celebrate. I’m not a fan of the gory aspect of Halloween, but I love the cute “spooky” stuff- things that kids will love and enjoy!

There are so many ways you can be creative at Halloween time, but one of your best friends this time of year- is actually your basic pretzel!

Pretzels are one of my favorites because that salty crunch pairs so well with sweet- but of course, they’re super tasty on their own as well! If you have a bag of pretzels lying around, all you need is some candy melts and a few fun accessories to create all sorts of fun little spooky treats!

Pretzel Ghosts. Dip them in white chocolate and place two candy eyes on top. The third whole will be left open, and you’ll be left with a cute little pretzel ghost saying “Boo!”

Pretzel Mummies. You can use white chocolate to create Mummies as well! After you’ve dipped your pretzels in white chocolate, simply drizzle a little more across the pretzel, to look like it’s “wrapped”. Add your little candy eyes and they’re ready to go!

Pretzel Pumpkins. Dip pretzels into melted orange candy melts, and place a green M&M at the top of the little crevice, to look like a cute little orange pumpkin with a stem! These would be cute any time in the fall!

Pretzel Hugs. You know those super addictive treats you see around Christmas? Where you melt a chocolate Kiss or Hug on a pretzel and stick a festive red or green M&M on top? Well substitute the red and green for the Ghoul M&M’s and voila! You can also use a candy corn for a uniquely Halloween festive twist!

Pretzel Eyeballs. You can also use the melted hugs on pretzels to create an eyeball effect! Simply use various colored M&M’s with a dot of black edible gel and a dash of red sprinkles to create them!

Pretzel Owls. These would be cute any time of the year, really, but they’re great for Halloween too! Dip your pretzels in semisweet chocolate. Fill the top two holes with chocolate, and add a little tip in the middle (for the beak) and a couple small tips on the top for little “horns” (like a horned owl has!). Top off with candy eyes and a yellow M&M for the beak and you have some adorable little owls!

Pretzel Mixes. Let’s be honest pretzels are one of the BEST mix-ins for pretty much anything. If you’re making Halloween muddy buddies or a snack mix of any kind- pretzels add a great salty crunch! And they’re just pretty to look at!

Pretzel Witches Brooms. Ok, so these are technically stick pretzels, but oh well ;). Stick them into mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or small pieces of semi-peeled string cheese to create witch’s brooms!

Pretzel Aliens. By using green candy melts and some various colored chocolate for the eyes, you can create alien-looking pretzels! Here is a recipe to give you a better idea!

Alien Pretzels

Alien Pretzels made from candy coated mini pretzels with a paranormal twist! Perfect for Halloween or anytime you need a spooky, creepy treat!  

Serving size: 5
Calories per serving: 304

mini pretzel
1 cup white chocolate chips or candy melts
1/2 teaspoon Coconut Oil (or shortening)
green & orange food coloring
round chocolate candies (sixlets work well!)
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips

Place 3/4 cup white chocolate chips in a glass bowl along with 1/2 tsp coconut oil.

Microwave on high for 1 minute. Let sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Stir gently, then return to the microwave for 15 seconds, if needed.

Divide chocolate and add green coloring to one of the bowls and stir gently.

Dip each pretzel into the bowl of chocolate, gently tapping the edge of the bowl to release excess chocolate.

Lay the covered pretzel down on a piece of wax paper. Use a small knife to clear the chocolate from the bottom hole of the pretzel, which will be the Alien mouth.

Place the semi sweet chocolate in a small baggie. Microwave for 40 seconds, or until melted. Cut the corner of the bag and pipe chocolate into the top 2 pretzel holes, filling in the alien eyes. Place round candies on top of chocolate.

Repeat this process with the remaining white chocolate chips. You can leave them white and use this chocolate to fill in the eyes of the green alien pretzels, or you can separate it and color some chocolate orange to decorate the eyes. Let completed pretzels cool to set.

Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of alien pretzels, re-heating up the chocolate as necessary. Store in an airtight container to save.


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    Camille Hoffmann
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