Ghost pretzels are a simple spooky Halloween treat.
These Halloween pretzels are a perfect combination of sweet and savory with a salty kick, taking these easy Halloween snacks to a deliciously spooky high.
White chocolate creates the ghostly appearance, and candy eyes, with their dark black pupils add an extra level of scary to these Halloween pretzels.
Halloween festivities may focus on costumes and trick or treating, but party food is one of the most memorable parts of celebrating Halloween.
In my house we love to go all out with the creep factor by creating spooky, and creative Halloween themed party snacks. Easy creepy snacks, Halloween finger foods , DIY Halloween treats and edible kids crafts are always popular in my Irish kitchen.
And my favorite kind of treat, is the no bake kind. With a little supervision for melting the chocolate, this task is great for helping younger children develop their fine motor skills.
What To Serve At A Halloween Party:
If you’re looking for Halloween party ideas and easy Halloween appetizers and treats, then you’ve found the right corner of the internet. Here we celebrate all things Irish, which definitely includes Halloween.
This is the time of year to serve up a platter of spider topped deviled eggs, one-eyed monster cookies and skeleton inspired chocolate covered cookie sandwiches.
Or if you’re scared of weirding out your friends and family and party guests with too many creepy foods, why not treat them to a delicious bowl of colcannon, the traditional Irish dinner dish on this Celtic holiday of Samhain. Always remember that in Ireland in years gone by, colcannon was to Halloween, as turkey is to American Thanksgiving.
Or you may wish to predict the romantic futures of your loved ones, in keeping with the Irish traditions associated with this holiday. You can bake a brack and hide a ring inside. Wait and see whose slice holds the emblem of future matrimony and love. Before you know it, you’ll predict whose year holds the potential for true romance.
If sweet and savory is what you enjoy then these mummy snacks may be the easy kid friendly Halloween treats you’ve been searching for.
This ghost pretzels recipe is a perfect Halloween cooking activity for kids. No bake Halloween treats are always at the top of my Halloween recipes to do list.
Halloween dessert recipes with spooky themes are the best way to put the “treat” in “trick-or-treat.”
These sweet treats may actually be considered edible crafts and can double up as Halloween decorations when arranged on a paper plate. Chocolate covered pretzesl as party decor – now that’s getting creative.
Ingredients For These Spooky Pretzel Treats:
Here’s what you’ll need to make these spooky treats. You’ll find a printable recipe at the bottom of this post, with exact ingredient amounts.
- white candy melts or white chocolate chips or white chocolate bar
- candy eyes
Here are the kitchen tools you’ll need for chocolate covered pretzels.
- parchment or wax paper
- baking sheet
- microwave safe bowl
- candy eyes
Instructions for Making Ghost Pretzels:
Line the baking tray with parchment or wax paper.
Melt the white chocolate or candy melts according to the packet directions.
You can either use a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Add the candy melts or white chocolate to the bowl, and they will slowly melt, as the water in the saucepan below simmers and heats them up. Stir the melted chocolate occasionally to speed up the melting process.
Or you can melt the candy in a microwave safe bowl. Heat them in the microwave on medium heat in 30 second bursts. Stir the candy melts between each microwaving session. Repeat until they’re completely melted. Be sure to stir them as you go, or you could burn the center of the chocolate.
Use a fork or a spoon to dip each pretzel into the melted white chocolate. Coat them completely.
Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
Lay the pretzels on the parchment paper to set.
Use a spoon to fill the top two circular spaces in each pretzel.
Place an eye in each of these sections that are filled with chocolate.
Leave the bottom space free from chocolate, so that the open area looks like a screaming mouth.
Do these pretzels remind you of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece painting, “The Scream?”
You can place the pretzels in the fridge to harden, or you can just set them to the side for an hour or two. They’re ready to eat when the melted chocolate has cooled completely and set.
Once the chocolate has hardened you can transfer them to an airtight container for storage.
Whether you’re interested in concocting scrumptious Halloween desserts and creepy Halloween food ideas, or you’re just looking for a fun afternoon activity to entertain your kids, or you’re interested in ghostly finger foods, then this recipe is for you.
If you wish you can print a copy and add it to your spooky snacks book.
Here’s the free printable recipe.
White Chocolate Ghost Pretzels
- 12 ounces candy melts or white chocolate
- 6 teaspoons candy eyes
- 24 pretzels
- Line a baking tray with parchment or wax paper.
- Melt the white chocolate or candy melts according to the packet directions.
- Use a fork or a spoon to dip each pretzel into the melted white chocolate. Coat them completely.
- Lay the pretzels on the parchment paper to set.
- Use a spoon to fill the top two circular spaces in each pretzel.
- Place an eye in each of these sections that are filled with chocolate. Leave the bottom space free from chocolate, so that the open area looks like a screaming mouth.
- Allow the chocolate to set for about 60 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
Irish American Mom’s collection of Halloween desserts and finger foods are bound to please and I hope you’ll find at least one spooky or creepy festive recipe that captures your imagination.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my easy Halloween food crafts and Halloween food art.
Wishing you a very happy and creative Halloween.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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