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.
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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.
While this “ghost pretzels” set, I got my next mixture together (this time with orange gel dye).
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.)
I topped the pretzels with a green m&m for the “stem” to complete my version of chocolate-covered pumpkin pretzels :)!
There you have it. A simple, yet delicious way to dress up your pretzels for a spook-tacular Halloween!
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.