The kids and I had a great time making these chocolate halloween pretzels! Just a few ingredients and all we had to do was melt the chocolate before we could decorate. It was a fun and tasty way to get in the Halloween spirit!
Melt the chocolate. You can do this either on the stove top or in the microwave. To melt on the stove top, place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Set the bowl over a sauce pan filled with 1 to 1½" of water. Bring the water to a simmer and stir the chocolate constantly until melted. The water shouldn't boil or touch the bottom of the bowl.To melt in the micorwave, place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Microwave on high for 10 seconds, stir, and repeat the process until the chocolate is melted.
Working one at a time, coat each pretzel with chocolate and then decorate with halloween sprinkles. See notes for decorating ideas.
Place the chocolate coated pretzels on a piece or parchment or wax paper. Let cool for at least 15 minutes for the chocolate to set before eating or storing. Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week.
Ideas for decorating halloween pretzels:
Use all white chocolate drizzle and two candy eyes at the top for a mummy
Coat the pretzel smoothly with with white chocolate and two black oval shapes for a ghost
Use green candy melts all over the pretzel and top with black candy melt and two candy eyes for a Frankenstein or Zombie candy pretzel
All black or all orange with bright colored sprinkles is an easy, but eye popping decoration
Layer colors by drizzle one color, letting it set, then drizzling another color, repeating until the pretzel is covered.
If using food coloring to dye the color, be sure to use an oil based food coloring that is the same temperature as the chocolate. If your chocolate seizes, try mixing in small quantities of hot cream until a smooth consistency comes together. This will make your final chocolate coating set a little softer because it's technically ganache, but in my opinion it's better than starting from scratch.