It is the huge pleasure that we bring you another cool Halloween recipe for you to have fun with the kids in this season of thrills, chills and spills. These ghost pretzels are so much fun to make, but oh so easy too.
Ghost pretzels are a simple, easy snack for Halloween that the kids will love; perfect Halloween treats. Mainly because it is so simple for them to do. After all, it only has THREE ingredients!
There are a few ideas out there for Halloween pretzels, but we think these ghosts are the best. You can tweak the idea slightly by criss crossing some of the while chocolate over the top to create mummy pretzels. Alternatively, you could even use thin sugar strands too, depending on what you have to hand in the baking cupboard.
We took about 20 minutes time to make these – so it should be something you can easily do before the kids get home, or with them just after they have walked through the door.
- 30 Mini Pretzels
- 8 oz white candy melts, for the chocolate covered pretzel feel, and
- 1 pkg Candy eyeballs to complete your ghosts.
How to make ghost pretzels:
1. Line a tray or baking sheet with parchment or wax paper; sorry to always start these recipes off with the lined baking sheet requirements, but hey, that’s what we always need for simple treats after school, isn’t it?!?
2. Pour candy into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute increments, stirring between each heat session, until fully melted. This is a great way for kids to melt chocolate as it’s not as hard as doing so on the hob. You may, of course, use the double boiler method to melt the candy instead, if you prefer. Either way, you end up with the melted chocolate, which is what you are after!
3. Dip the pretzels into the candy, one by one, completely coating them. Shake off excess candy, and make sure the bottom opening isn’t coated in candy, as that will be the mouth of the ghost.
4. Place the coated pretzel on a parchment lined tray, and place one eyeball into each of the top holes of the pretzels. This is our favourite bit…!
5. Allow the candy to harden, then remove from tray and serve.
We think these covered pretzels are perfect as a Halloween party treat, or even just a treat throughout the year, but particularly relevant in October of course 👻. You can make your ghosts pull whatever expressions you like; we are all for the screaming ghost if you can get them. Either way, they make a fabulous Halloween treat for the kids.
Aren’t they just too cute? We hope you love these chocolate covered pretzels, but do let us know how you get on, and share with us on Pinterest anything you do too.
We also have a recipe card that you can download and print with this recipe if that is easier for you as well.
- 30 mini pretzels
- 8oz white candy melts
- 1 pack candy eyeballs
- Line a tray or baking sheet with parchment or wax paper,
- Pour candy into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute increments, stirring between each heat session, until fully melted. You may, of course, use the double boiler method to melt the candy instead, if you prefer
- Dip the pretzels into the candy, one by one, completely coating them. Shake off excess candy, and make sure the bottom opening isn’t coated in candy, as that will be the mouth of the ghost.
- Place the coated pretzel on a parchment lined tray, and place one eyeball into each of the top holes of the pretzels
- Allow the candy to harden, then remove from tray and serve.
We really hope that you love this recipe as much as we do – let us know though.
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