These Halloween Pretzels made with candy coating and candy eyes are easy Halloween party snacks or a spooky treat the whole family will love. Whip up this easy recipe faster than you can say Boo!
If you're searching for a super quick and easy Halloween treat for Halloween parties or just for fun, I've got an easy treat that you can whip up in no time at all.
And if you love a snack that's both salty and sweet, these Easy Candy Coated Halloween Pretzels may be exactly what you've been looking for.
It's like having a crunchy, salty snack and a sweet dessert at the same time. The perfect combination!
The kids and I have been making this festive treat for years. Little kids, big kids and parents love these monster pretzels!
The kids are having some friends over before they head out to haunt the neighborhood. And I plan on serving some of these sweet and salty pretzels for snacks, along with our traditional mummy dogs, Halloween Monster Munch popcorn, Halloween Oreos and Nutter Butter ghost cookies.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make candy coated pretzels for Halloween. You can get them in the craft store, local grocery store or online.
- Mini pretzel twists
- Candy melts -- Use a mix of Halloween colors like orange candy melts, green candy melts, purple candy melts and white candy melts or white chocolate.
- Candy eyes -- edible candy eyeballs
Optional -- Halloween sprinkles or colored sugar and Halloween M&M's and candy corn for an easy snack mix.
Tools -- You'll also need microwaveable bowls for melting the coating, forks for dipping and wax paper or parchment paper and a baking sheet or plates for the drying process.
How to Make Candy Coated Pretzels for Halloween
First, place the candy melts into separate microwave safe bowls, according to color. Heat in the microwave according to package directions.
Then, use a fork to dip the pretzels into the melted candy. Next, place the dipped pretzels on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet or plate. A drying rack works too.
After you have a tray of dipped pretzels, go back and use a fork to drizzle contrasting colors over the pretzels.
Then, gently press a candy eye on top of the pretzel. You can add an eye to all pretzels or some of the pretzels.
Add Halloween sprinkles or black sprinkles if you like.
I usually move these adorable Halloween pretzels to the refrigerator until they're completely dry, to speed up the drying process.
But it just depends on how warm your house is. Room temperature is fine.
These little morsels don't last long at all around my house -- they're just too tempting!
You can serve the pretzels on their own, or you can use them to make a fun monster snack mix.
Just add some Halloween candies, candy corn and maybe even a few plain pretzels if you want.
You can get creative with these festive Halloween treats as they are super easy to customize.
Make Halloween pretzel rods by using pretzel rods instead of twists and dip the top half of the rod in candy coating. Follow with colorful sprinkles.
Make Halloween pumpkin pretzels by adding green coating or green Halloween candy to the top of orange pretzel twists.
You can make pretzel mummies by drizzling white coating on a white pretzel and adding 2 candy eyes.
Add the candy eyes before the candy coating or chocolate hardens completely. For best results, don't add the eyes while the coating is super wet. Let it firm up a little, but don't let it harden.
Store candy coated pretzels in an airtight container. They can be stored on the counter at room temperature. If your house is very warm, you can store them in the refrigerator, and they keep fresh for 2 weeks.
Easy Halloween Pretzels
- 5 cups Pretzel Twists
- 5 cups Candy melts black, white, yellow and green
- Candy eyeballs
- Melt the candy coating according to the directions on the package.
- Use a fork to dip each pretzel into the melted candy, making sure the pretzel is completely covered.
- Allow excess coating to drip off into the bowl, and let dry on wax paper.
- Before the coating dries completely, add the candy eyes or sprinkles, and use a fork to drizzle different colors over the pretzels.
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
You could even pack some of these candy coated Halloween pretzels in cellophane bags and give this cute snack to your friends and neighbors. After all, you're never to old to enjoy a fun treat!
I hope you enjoy these fun Halloween treats as much as we do. It's a favorite treat for spooky season! If you make them, be sure to leave a review and star rating.
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Recipe published in 2015 and updated in 2022.