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Halloween Pretzel Treats 

If you’re looking for a sweet last-minute Halloween treat, whip up a batch of these adorable chocolate covered pretzels! They take less than an hour and make perfect goodies when your little monster needs a class party treat.

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Halloween Pretzel Treats. 4 quick and easy ideas Kids will love making 

For the no muss, no fuss candy maker,  try these chocolate covered pumpkin pretzels! They’re easy to make-- you only need pretzels, Merckens candy coatings, and sanding sugar. You can make a large batch of pumpkin pretzels in just a short amount of time, making them perfect for large Halloween gatherings.

Makes about 80 dipped pretzels


What you’ll need:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt orange merckens candy coatings in a deep, medium-sized bowl 20 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring in between intervals. (Here’s how to melt merckens candy coatings)

Dip pretzels using a fork or two prong dipping tool. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess melted chocolate from the pretzel. Place dipped pretzel onto the parchment paper and sprinkle with orange sanding sugar. Repeat until all pretzels are dipped and sprinkled. Once all pretzels are dipped, place in the refrigerator until hard, about 5 to 10 minutes

Melt a ½ cup of dark green candy melts in a disposable piping bag. Microwave 20 seconds at a time, squishing the bag in between intervals to distribute the heat.

Cut the tip of the piping bag and pipe a stem onto each of the chocolate covered pumpkin pretzels. After you pipe the stems, place chocolate covered pretzels back into the refrigerator for about 5 to 10 minutes or until fully hardened.

Mummy Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Halloween pretzel treats. Last minute Halloween Party Ideas

If you’re short on time but still want to take your Halloween pretzels up a notch, mummy pretzels are what you need to make!

Makes about 50 dipped mummy pretzels. 


What you’ll need:


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Melt ½ pound of White Merckens Candy Coatings in a deep medium size bowl 20 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring in between intervals (Here’s how to melt Merckens Candy Coatings).


Dip pretzels using a fork or two prong dipping tool. Tap the fork on onto the side of the bowl to remove excess melted chocolate from the pretzel. Place dipped pretzel onto the on parchment paper. Place dipped pretzels onto parchment paper and attach icing eyes while the chocolate is still wet. When all pretzels are dipped, place them in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to harden.

In a disposable piping bag melt, the remaining half pound of white merckens candy coatings 20 seconds at a time in the microwave. Squish the bag around in between intervals to distribute heat. Cut the tip of the bag and drizzle over top of the pretzels leaving a space for the icing eyes to peek out.

Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until hardened.


Halloween Bat Chocolate Covered Pretzels


Halloween Pretzel Treats. Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Halloween

Double up on deliciousness, make Halloween Bat pretzels! Two mini pretzels enrobed in delicious merckens dark candy coatings, you can’t go wrong with making cute Halloween bat pretzels.


Makes about 40 Halloween bat pretzels


What you’ll need:


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Reserve 40 dark Merckens candy coating wafers and set aside. Melt the remaining merckens in a deep bowl 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between intervals (here’s how to melt merckens candy coatings.)


Using a fork or chocolate dipping tool, dip two pretzels and tap off excess melted chocolate onto the side of the bowl. Place dipped pretzels onto the parchment paper side-by-side.


While the chocolate is still wet, attach a dark candy coating wafer to make the face of the bat. Repeat steps one and two until all you've dipped all the pretzels. Place in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes or until hardened.


Melt 15 white merckens candy coating wafers in a small microwave-safe container for 10 seconds at a time stirring in between intervals.

Dip the toothpick into the white chocolate and draw a smile onto the bat's face, dragging the corners down with the toothpick to make pointed fangs.

Let harden in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.


Frankenstein Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Halloween Pretzel Treats Pic

The ultimate Halloween pretzel treat on this list, make Frankenstein pretzels if you want to WOW your friends. These adorable chocolate covered pretzels take a little extra time to make, but they’re easier than you’d think!

Makes about 50 Frankenstein pretzels


What you need:


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Melt Merckens Dark Green Candy Coatings in a deep medium size bowl 20 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring in between intervals (here’s how to melt merckens candy coatings).


Using a fork or dipping tool, dip pretzels using a fork or dipping tool, tap off excess chocolate on the edge of bowl and place on parchment paper. Immediately attach icing eyes, sprinkle on black jimmies for hair, one red jimmy sprinkle for the stitches, and two silver dragees on each side to make bolts.  Be sure to decorate each pretzel as soon as you dip it to ensure decorations stick to the pretzel. After all pretzels are dipped and decorated, refrigerate for 10 minutes or until fully hardened

Halloween Pretzel Treats. Easy and inexpensive to make.

Questions you might have when making chocolate covered pretzels


How long will chocolate covered pretzels keep? 

Chocolate covered pretzels are best if eaten within 7 to 10 days.


How do you store chocolate covered pretzels?

Store chocolate covered pretzels in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight. If it’s warm, you can store them in the refrigerator but be aware that sometimes the condensation can make your pretzel sticky.


How can I thin out candy coatings that are too thick?

Candy coatings can sometimes be a little too thick for dipping pretzels, but it's easy to thin them out! After melting merckens, stir in one to two teaspoons of paramount crystals until they melt away into the candy melts.


What is the best type of chocolate dipping tool for chocolate covered pretzels?

You’ll love the two-prong dipping fork! It makes dipping pretzels and other treats SO EASY! The open space between the two prongs allows the excess chocolate to freely flow off of your treats, leaving an even coating and a smooth finish.


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