Easy Chocolate-Covered Halloween Pretzels

There are two snacks that I can’t get enough of: chocolate and pretzels. So when I started craving chocolate-covered pretzels, I took to Pinterest to see how I could make it happen. I was so excited when I stumbled upon a pumpkin-pretzel recipe that looked amazing! That’s where my inspiration came from for these pumpkin + ghost snacks I ended up creating.

Easy Halloween Pretzel Treats for Kids - These pumpkin and ghost pretzel snacks are a such a fun and easy recipe to share at a Halloween party!

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First let me just say, the original idea I had in mind didn’t quite work out due to a missing ingredient…so I decided to alter it a bit. Because sometimes you just have to keep going and make due with what you got. I’m so glad I kept going, because these treats turned out delicious!


  • 1/4 a bag of mini pretzels
  • 1 TBSP of shortening
  • White chocolate chips
  • Green and brown mini m&m’s
  • Food coloring (orange)


I used half of a bag of white chocolate chips and shortening, placed them in a microwave-safe dish and melted for a couple of minutes, stirring in between.


Once the mixture was smooth enough I started dipping my pretzels in by hand. I placed them aside to dry on wax paper and added brown m&m eyeballs to complete the ghost.

chocolate covered pretzels

While this “ghost pretzels” set, I got my next mixture together (this time with orange gel dye).

white chocolate pretzels

After the chocolate had melted I added the food coloring. However, this combo was much thinner than the first and so the coloring on the pretzel was very faint. (Note: Next time I will use only a dab of shortening, because I think it contributed to the look I got.)

pumpkin pretzels

I topped the pretzels with a green m&m for the “stem” to complete my version of chocolate-covered pumpkin pretzels :)!

Halloween pretzelsThere you have it. A simple, yet delicious way to dress up your pretzels for a spook-tacular Halloween!

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  1. Too cute! My little ones would love making these and eating them of course!
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  2. These are so adorable and look delicious!! 😀
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  3. I’m obsessed with chocolate-covered pretzels lately. They are definitely a guilty pleasure for me. These are just too cute. I may have to make them!
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  4. These are too cute and look delicious, too.

  5. Love the addition of M&Ms. Looks so scrumptious. Wish I had some now!! Thanks for sharing!
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  6. I love pretzels covered with anything!! Thanks so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop. Hope you will join us at http://www.over50feeling40.com. Have a great weekend!
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  7. These looks so good, and super cute too!
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  8. Yummy and cute!

    I love the combination of chocolate and pretzels!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
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  9. Love these!!! They are so cute for kids and would be such a fun activity.:)
    Thanks for sharing this on the Mommy Needs A Time Out Thursday Link up!

  10. My mom used to make something similar when I was a kid. Loved them. Still do. Yours are super cute. Thanks for sharing with us at The Yuck Stops Here. Hope to see you again this week.
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  11. These are so cute! The kids will love them! Thanks for linking up to the Tasty Tuesday’s Linky Party. I’ve pinned this post to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays’ Pinterest Board.
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