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Oct 9, 2019

Halloween Pretzel Owls

Halloween Pretzel Owls are such a fun sweet and salty treat!

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Halloween Pretzel Owls

These chocolate covered pretzel owls are a fun project to make with kids, especially around Halloween. All you need are five ingredients: some mini pretzels, M&Ms, chocolate candy melts or compound chocolate, mini chocolate chips, and candy eyeballs!

I used candy eyeballs from one of our Halloween Treats Week sponsors, Wilton. They sent us a box full of adorable Halloween themed goodies for decorating cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and other treats. Be sure to check out their site for lots of ideas for Halloween.

Chocolate covered Halloween Pretzel Owls

How to make chocolate covered pretzel owls for Halloween:

First, you will need to melt the chocolate candy either in the microwave or in a double boiler. If you are using the microwave, heat the candy melts at 50 percent power, stirring every 30 seconds, until the candy has melted. 

Next, using a fork, dip the pretzels, one at a time, into the chocolate. To shake of any excess chocolate, hold the pretzel over the chocolate on the fork, and tap your wrists. Transfer the coated pretzel to a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet. 

Using a sharp knife, cut the M&Ms in half. 

Add some of the candy melts to a disposable candy piping bag and microwave on 50% power in 30 second bursts, massaging the candy in the bag, until the candy has melted. 

Pipe some of the candy in the middle of each loop and add the eyes. Next, pipe a small amount in between the eyes and add an M&M half. Finally, pipe a little bit where the ears should be, and add a mini chocolate chip. 

When you have completed assembling the owls, chill them in the refrigerator to set. 

Chocolate covered Halloween Pretzel Owls with candy beaks

I used pale yellow M&Ms for the beaks, but I think that the bright yellow, orange, or even red M&Ms would be cute too! P.S. This recipe can easily be doubled.

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Chocolate Covered Halloween Pretzel Owls

Yield: 18 servings
Halloween Pretzel Owls are such a fun sweet and salty treat!


  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate candy melts, divided
  • 18 mini pretzel twists
  • 36 Candy eyeballs
  • 9 M&Ms, cut in half
  • 36 mini chocolate chips


How to cook Chocolate Covered Halloween Pretzel Owls

  1. Line a baking sheet or large try with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Melt 1 cup of chocolate compound candy (or candy melts) in the microwave or a double boiler according to the package directions. If you are using the microwave, heat the candy melts at 50 percent power, stirring every 30 seconds, until the candy has melted.
  3. Using a fork, dip the pretzels, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Lift the pretzel out and, holding it over the bowl, tap your wrist that is holding the fork with your other hand to shake off any excess chocolate. 
  4. Place the coated pretzel on the baking sheet. 
  5. Fill a small disposable piping bag with 1/2 cup of the chocolate candy melts. Place it in a microwave safe glass, tip side down,  and microwave at 50 percent power in 30 second bursts, until melted. 
  6. Snip the end of the piping bag and pipe some chocolate into the holes for the eyes, as well as where the beak and ears go. Quickly add the eye candy, M&M, and chocolate chips. Repeat with the rest of the pretzels. 
  7. Chill in the refrigerator until set. 
Halloween, pretzels, candy
Created using The Recipes Generator
This recipe was adapted from Chocoley, who adapted it from The Monday Box.

Chocolate covered Pretzel Owls

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam's Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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  1. Oh my gosh, how cute are these? I bet I could have my kids at school help me make these!

  2. oo We love chocolate covered pretzels around here! So cute!

  3. Oh my goodness these are adorable, Karen!! I love chocolate covered pretzels and my kids would adore these owls!

  4. So simple for the kids to make and enjoy.

  5. These are so cute! I love the cute little eyes and nose!

  6. Karen - these are seriously the cutest things I've ever seen! My three-year-old would go nuts for these little owl pretzels!

  7. These are super adorable! Such a fun treat.


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