(This post has been updated from the original October 2015 version to provide a better experience for you)
This super simple recipe for pumpkin chocolate covered pretzels is not only super cute and easy to make, but also perfect for getting the kids involved this Halloween! There’s no sharp knives and no oven – just some melting & decorating. All the spooky Halloween fun without any of the boring stuff, exactly like this ghost Halloween bark! And the best thing? The sweetness from the chocolate paired with the salty pretzels is a frightfully delightful combination!
Chocolate covered anything is pretty darn good right? Well turning salty savoury pretzels into sweet pumpkin treats with a salty hit is AMAZING! These disappeared so fast in my house, it felt like I blinked and they were gone.
They would absolutely look the part on any Halloween party table, or even in little cellophane bags tied with ribbons for those cheeky trick or treaters that knock on your door. Need some more inspiration? Check out these awesome Halloween food ideas.
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Here is what you will need to make 20 – 30
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Line a large baking sheet with baking paper or a silicone baking mat and remove all the green M&M’s from the bag. Yes, you can absolutely ‘taste test’ all the other colours, just in case. It’s totally selfless really – I mean, you don’t want to poison anyone right?!
Next, break the white chocolate (250g | 8.8 oz) into pieces and place into a large glass bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then give it a stir. Continue to microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring well between each time, until the chocolate is completely melted & smooth. Then, using cocktail sticks, add small amounts of the orange food colouring gel at a time, until you get the colour you like. Make sure to stir well so all the colour is thoroughly mixed in.
Now all you need to do is dip each pretzel (75g | 2.6 oz) into the orange chocolate and allow the excess to drip off. Place each one onto the prepared baking sheet & press a green M&M into the top.
Top tip – if the chocolate starts to get a little thick, pop it back into the microwave for 10 seconds and give it a good stir. That should sort it out! Now place them into the fridge to set then store in an airtight container in the fridge. Eat them within a week. Who are we kidding, there never going to last that long!
Will you be making these super cute pumpkin chocolate covered pretzels this Halloween? I’d love to know if you do! Send me your pics and comments on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Speed up the setting process by refrigerating them. Note that this may cause the chocolate to lose it's shine though.
Consume within 1 week.
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