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Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels


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5 from 2 votes
Total Time : 30 mins
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Last Updated on October 18, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

These Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels are so easy and fun to make! All you need are a few ingredients and a little bit of time and you will have a tasty snack that your kids will love. 

If you love Halloween kid-friendly snacks then this is the recipe for you. This treat is the perfect blend of sweet and savory which makes it perfect for Halloween parties! 

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Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels 

Pretzels have been around for over 4000 years. They were originally made with unleavened bread dough and baked in an oven. Once they were baked they were dusted with a little salt, it wasn’t until the modern day that pretzels become popular in so many different flavors. 

Why I Love This Recipe

What could be more spooky than a snack filled with ghosts, bats, and other tasty treats? These Halloween Bat & Ghost Pretzels are the perfect recipe to keep your kids satisfied.

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love Halloween recipes like this one look no further than this Fall Party Mix recipe.

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Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this Halloween treat recipe. After one quick trip to the grocery store or your favorite craft store to grab these ingredients, you will be ready to make this festive treat. 

  • Pretzels
  • Black Candy Melts
  • White Candy Melts
  • 48 Candy Eyes 

Substitutions

White Chocolate: If you don’t have candy melts you can use white chocolate chips instead. 

Chocolate Chips: Instead of black candy melts, you can use milk chocolate chips instead. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this festive snack. Gather these tools and get ready to make this crispy treat. 

How to Make Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels

Making these Halloween pretzels is simple. Just follow the easy instructions below and you will have a kid-friendly snack that is festive, delicious, and perfect for class parties. 

Step 1: Prepare a baking sheet 

Cover a cutting board or cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Step 2: Melt the candy melts 

Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Stir well and reheat as needed, until smooth and completely melted.

Step 3: Dip the pretzels

Use a fork or candy coating tool to individually dip each pretzel into the melted candy coating. 

a pretzel being dipped into the melted black candy

Step 4: Shake off the excess chocolate 

Allow the excess candy coating to drip back into the bowl before placing the pretzel on the prepared cutting board. Repeat with all pretzels.

a fork holding a Pretzel coated with melted black candy above the rest of the melted candy in a glass bowl

Step 5: Add the eyes 

For the white candy-coated pretzels, place the candy eyes in the top two arches of the pretzels.

White candy-coated pretzels with candy eyes and 2 plain pretzels on a piece of wax paper

Step 6: Repeat until all pretzels are completed

For the black candy-coated pretzels, place the candy eyeballs at the base, rounded end, of the pretzel.

Black candy-coated pretzels with candy eyes.

Step 7: Allow the chocolate to harden

Allow candy coating to dry completely before serving or storing, about 30 minutes to one hour.

Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels on a baking paper

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

If you want to get really creative, you can add some other toppings to these pretzels. Some fun ideas include: 

Candy Corn: Chop up some candy corn to use as sprinkles if you want to add a little something special to these pretzels. 

Chocolate Chips: Mini chocolate chips can add a little crunch and extra sweetness to this recipe. 

Sprinkles: Chocolate Jimmie-style sprinkles will add a furry look to the Halloween bats. 

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Tips

Here are a few tips to help you make this Halloween snack recipe.

  • If you want to make sure that your pretzels are coated evenly, try using a candy-coating tool. This will help you get an even coat of chocolate on each pretzel. 
  • Be sure to let the candy coating dry completely before serving or storing these pretzels. Otherwise, the candy coating may become sticky.
  • Make sure that you keep these pretzels away from heat sources like the stove because they may melt. 
  • If you are adding sprinkles or other toppings to these bats and ghosts make sure to add them while the chocolate is still wet. 
  • If you find that your candy melts start to thicken while you are working with them, pop them back into the microwave for 30 seconds to warm them back up. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

These pretzels can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week. 

Can I use a different type of chocolate? 

Yes, you can substitute the candy melts for white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.

Can I freeze these?

Yes, you can freeze these pretzels for up to two months. Be sure to store them in an airtight container. 

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Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels Recipe

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Halloween Ghost and Bat Pretzels

Corinne Schmitt
These Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels are so easy and fun to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Pretzels
Calories 32 kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet or cookie sheet
  • parchment paper or baking mat
  • small bowls
  • fork

Ingredients
  

  • 24 Pretzels
  • 1/2 cup Black Candy Melts can use plain chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup White Candy Melts can use white chocolate chips
  • 48 Candy Eyes

Instructions
 

  • Cover a cutting board or cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Stir well and reheat as needed, until smooth and completely melted.
  • Use a fork or candy coating tool to individually dip each pretzel into the melted candy coating. Allow the excess candy coating to drip back into the bowl before placing the pretzel on the prepared cutting board. Repeat with all pretzels.
  • For for the white candy-coated pretzels, place the candy eyes in the top two arches of the pretzels.
  • For the black candy-coated pretzels, place the candy eyes at the base, rounded end, of the pretzel.
  • Allow candy coating to dry completely before serving or storing, about 30 minutes to one hour.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1PretzelCalories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4gVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 0.3mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword Ghost and Bats Pretzels, Halloween Ghost and Bath Pretzels
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