Pretzel Pumpkins – Easy and Fun Halloween Snacks!
One of the things I love about fall is all of the adorable and fun Halloween snacks you can whip up in your kitchen. There’s just so many cute things you can concoct, like some kind of mad scientist, including these “pretzel pumpkins”.
Pretzel pumpkins are a go to fun Halloween snack for me because they are easy, relatively quick, and a tasty sweet treat. I love that these pretzel pumpkins are bite sized… you can indulge in just one to sooth your sweet tooth. Although I will admit that stopping at just one pretzel pumpkin can be difficult!
These pretzel pumpkins are also a hit with my little one (and with their blend of salt and chocolate, why wouldn’t they be?), and I’m sure they’d be perfect to include as a special treat in any school lunch. For more fun Halloween snacks and lunch box ideas, be sure to check out these Halloween Inspired Fun Lunch Box Ideas and Halloween Inspired Kids Cupcake Ideas: Monster Cupcakes.
When it comes time to make this fun Halloween snack, the kids can even help out. I typically let my son add the “stem” (green sunflower seed) to these pretzel pumpkins, as allowing him to play with melted chocolate doesn’t sound like my best idea. However, for an older child, dipping the pretzels or filling in the “holes” on these pretzel pumpkins could be less of a chocolate covered disaster. 😉
So… if you’re looking for quick and fun Halloween snacks, look no further than these pretzel pumpkins!
Want more fun Halloween snacks (or snacks for any season)? Follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Homemade Snacks Pinterest board.
1. In a small bowl, microwave candy melts on 50% power for 3-4 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
2. Dunk pretzels into the melted orange chocolate. Note: You want the pretzels to be completed covered in chocolate.
3. Set chocolate covered pretzels on parchment paper.
4. Pour 1/4 of remaining melted chocolate into a decorating bag and cut the tip off.
5. Squeeze chocolate into the three holes of each pretzel.
6. Add a green sunflower seed to the middle top of each chocolate covered pretzel.
Happy Halloween (and happy snacking)!