Halloween is just a few days away, and even though it’s going to look a little different this year, we can still have some festive fun making treats! My son, who wants to be a baker when he grows up, made these not-so-spooky Monster Pretzels that I think you and your family are going to love. They’re easy and fun for all ages to create, and did we mention that they’re also delicious? Here’s how to make your own.
candy melts (your choice of color/flavor)
Utz Specials original sourdough pretzels
edible eyeball candies
assorted toppings (sprinkles, candies, etc.)
wax paper or foil
Place the candy melts in a shallow bowl (one color at a time) and melt according to the instructions on the package. Usually, this means setting your microwave to Low or 50% power and heating for 60 seconds, stirring, then heating for 30 second increments at half power until they’re totally melted and smooth. Make sure not to overheat them, or the candy will lose the liquid texture and you won’t be able to use it.
Dip your pretzels into the bowl and coat them with the melted candy. I place them face down first, then use a chopstick to flip them over and coat the other side.
Transfer your pretzels to wax paper or non-stick foil and add toppings! A jelly bean on top of orange ones looks like pumpkins, and eyeballs on white makes great ghosts!
Green or other colorful candy melts mixed with edible eyeballs turns your pretzels into tasty Monster Pretzels! These remind me of Oscar the Grouch…
There’s no wrong way to decorate these; whatever you do will be festive and delicious. As soon as the candy coating hardens and cools, your treats are ready to eat!
These Monster Pretzels make a perfect Halloween treat for your family and friends. If you want to share with your neighbors or with trick-or-treaters, you can package them in treat bags and add a topper or tag to say Happy Halloween!
If you try making your own, we’d love to see how they turn out; share your photos with us in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired. Also, be sure to save this idea to Pinterest and/or share with a friend to spread the seasonal fun.