EASY PUMPKIN PRETZELS

Pumpkin Pretzels are chocolate covered pretzels made with just a few ingredients & perfect for Halloween! Tips for melting chocolate & the BEST tool to use.

Pumpkin Pretzels are the Halloween recipe I’d like to share with you all today! It’s a cool, dreary day today here in Utah, so I officially deem it Fall. My favorite season! Fall also equates to pumpkins in my book, so I thought I’d post these cute little pretzel pumpkins today.
Pumpkin Pretzels are chocolate covered pretzels made with just a few ingredients & perfect for Halloween! Tips for melting chocolate & the BEST tool to use.

Aren’t they cute?! Couldn’t be easier either- melt chocolate, color orange, dunk pretzel. OK, there are a few more steps, but really, it’s easy! I love pretzels and chocolate together too- sweet and salty is a great combination.

How do you melt chocolate in the microwave?

Melting chocolate in the microwave is easy if you go slowly. Always use a glass or ceramic bowl and chocolate that’s not old. To melt 1 cup of chocolate chips I’d begin with 1 minute in the microwave. After the 1 minute, let chocolate sit for 2-3 minutes. Then, gently stir and see if chocolate begins to melt smooth. If it’s still really solid, add 20 seconds in the microwave, then let it sit again. Often chocolate looks like it’s not melted when it really is, and you don’t know for sure until you gently stir it. If your chocolate melts but it’s too thick to work with, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening, then letting it melt and stirring it in.

Pumpkin Pretzels

  1. Place 3/4 cup white chocolate chips in a glass bowl along with 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Let sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Stir gently, then return to the microwave for 15 seconds, if needed.
  2. Add coloring to chocolate and stir gently.
  3. Dip each pretzel into the bowl of chocolate, gently tapping the edge of the bowl to release excess chocolate. This process is so much easier when you use a dipping tool! Lay the covered pretzel down on a piece of wax paper. Place 1 green chocolate candy into the top indent of the pretzel on its side, so it’s standing up. Now it’s a cute green stem! Let cool until solid.
  4. Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of pumpkin pretzels, re-heating up the chocolate as necessary. Store in an airtight container to save.

*Omit coconut oil if you use candy melts.

I love how these Pumpkin Pretzels end up looking like Jack-O-Lanterns! See the little face? Eyes? Mouth? FUN!

EASY PUMPKIN PRETZELS

Pumpkin Pretzels made with just a few ingredients & are perfectly festive for Halloween! Tips for melting chocolate and the BEST tool to use.

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Ingredients

  • mini pretzels
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips or orange candy melts
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil (or shortening)*
  • orange food coloring
  • green chocolate candies

Instructions

  1. Place 3/4 cup white chocolate chips in a glass bowl along with 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Let sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Stir gently, then return to the microwave for 15 seconds, if needed.
  2. Add coloring to chocolate and stir gently.
  3. Dip each pretzel into the bowl of chocolate, gently tapping the edge of the bowl to release excess chocolate. This process is so much easier when you use a dipping tool! Lay the covered pretzel down on a piece of wax paper. Place 1 green chocolate candy into the top indent of the pretzel on its side, so it's standing up. Now it's a cute green stem! Let cool until solid.
  4. Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of pumpkin pretzels, re-heating up the chocolate as necessary. Store in an airtight container to save.
  5. *Omit coconut oil if you use candy melts.
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Pumpkin Pretzels are chocolate covered pretzels made with just a few ingredients & perfect for Halloween! Tips for melting chocolate & the BEST tool to use.

85 COMMENTS

  1. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Creations by Kara. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
  2. Thanks for this easy and cute idea! I make coated pretzels at Christmas and use white almond bark and sprinkle with red and green sugars. I could do these the same way except color the white bark orange! I use tongs to dip my pretzels, throw some in the bowl stir them around to coat and use the tongs to pick up and shake excess off. Then sprinkle with sugar.<br />Linda W
  3. Hi Kathryn- I stopped by your blog- super fun! I left a link- thank you! <br /><br />Linda- great idea with the sprinkles! You could even leave the bark white and color with orange and black sprinkles! I have to admit though- the M&amp;M&#39;s make them super tasty...
  4. You could also use the orange candy melts they sell at most crafts stores and even in Walmart instead of adding the additional food colour. I love this idea, especially the little M&amp;M stem, I think I will DEFINITELY be making some soon, especially if I go to the store tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
  5. It&#39;s the Wilton&#39;s Gel colors. I bought it as part of an 8-pack of basic colors at Walmart for around $7. It&#39;s super nice not having to make the orange or purple type of colors on your own- mine never turned out right!
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  7. The gel doesn&#39;t make the chocolate seize? I thought you could only use candy colors? I know Americolors makes a Flo-coat to use with their gel colors so the chocolate won&#39;t seize. Great idea, I can&#39;t wait to try it!
  8. I just made these with my daughter, for her girl scout troop....Well, that&#39;s what we were originally going to do with them. I doubt these will make it out of the house! We used white chocolate chips. Soooo cute!!! and sooooo easy! Will definitely be trying out the Chex mix, too!
  9. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:&gt;<br /><br />Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic<br />http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/09/20-fall-treats-feature-friday-linky.html
  10. I dip pretzels during the holidays and use a plastic fork. I break out the two middle tines and use the fork to retrieve my pretzels from the chocolate. Then I use the plastic tines that I broke off to hollow out the holes of the pretzel while it&#39;s hanging on the fork. I too have tried many ways to dip and didn&#39;t like the finger marks. My husband actually stumbled on to this idea and I
  11. Guess what I whipped up this morning? :) Took advantage a few weeks back to pick up 1/2 off Wilton candy melts in orange (save me a step) at JoAnn&#39;s just for this project. Can&#39;t wait to hand them out to my ladies at church!
  12. I made these with my daughters today. Instead of orange food coloring, I used the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Pumpkin Spice Flavor Mix shown at www.duncanhines.com/products/frostings/frosting-creations-pumpkin-spice-flavor-mix. It made the perfect orange color AND added a pumpkin pie smell and spicy taste to the recipe.
  13. Jessica, what a great idea! I love the combination of salty and sweet and I’m sure these will hit the spot. The ideas to add sprinkles and almond bark are wonderful, too. A pretzel-dipping bar with examples would be a fun party idea! – Ramona from Sam’s Club<br />
  14. I don&#39;t want to buy shortening (That&#39;s Crisco, right?) just for this. In 25+ years I&#39;ve never had a use for it. It seems like such a waste... Do you think I could use coconut oil instead? Its solid at room temp
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    • They sure are edible Barb- you can find them at craft stores like Michael's or Joann's, and in most grocery stores on the baking aisle, by the sprinkles. :)

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