It’s ALIVE!!! Just kidding, our Frankenstein Pretzel Bites are a fun Halloween Treat made out of Pretzels and Candy Melts. Spooky and delicious, what could be better? You’ll kids will love to help you make this sweet and salty and pretzel bite.
How to Make Frankenstein Pretzel Bites
You will need:
- Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels
- Wilton Dark Green Candy Melts
- Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts or Chocolate Chips
- Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
- Plastic Sandwich Bags
- Parchment Paper
Place 25-30 green Candy Melts in a sandwich bag. Melt the candy melts in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds, open the microwave and then check the candy melts. Massage the melts around in the bag. Then continue to melt at 10 second intervals until they are all completely melted.
Lay out the mini pretzels on a cookie sheet. You can line it with foil, parchment paper or a silpat liner for easier clean-up. Place the mini pretzels upside down on the cookie sheet as shown in the picture above. We used Rold Gold Tiny Twists for our Frankenstein Pretzel Bites, they are a little bigger than the other mini pretzels we saw at our grocery store and we liked that. But this decorating technique will work with any sized pretzel twist.
Snip off a very tiny piece on one of the bottom corners of the plastic sandwich bag. First, squeeze the melted green candy melt mixture into the holes of the pretzel. After those are filled, cover the full top area of the pretzel as shown in the picture above, try to square off the corners of the green candy melt mixture on the bottom of the pretzel to create the illusion of Frankenstein’s block-like head.
We worked assembly line style. We created all the Frankenstein heads and allowed them to dry before moving on to the next step. If you work on a cookie sheet, you can place the cookie sheet with the pretzel bites in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to speed up the hardening process.
Now melt the chocolate candy melts. You will use those for the Frankenstein hair.
Snip of a tiny corner of the sandwich bag and squeeze the melted chocolate onto the cookie sheet at the top of the pretzel. You are doing this to build up and square off the top of the round pretzel. When the chocolate hardens it will be fused to the top of the pretzel. Once you have this foundation created, you can fill in the Frankenstein hair as shown in the picture above. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden before moving on to the next step.
Finally melt some Dark Cocoa Candy Melts (or a handful of chocolate chips) and a few Wilton Bright White Candy Melts in small bowls. You’ll use this to draw on the Frankenstein face with a toothpick. Add two white dots for the eyes and once that has dried add a tiny dot of chocolate for the eyeball. Then paint on chocolate eyebrows and a mouth.
Voilla! You’ve now turned a round mini Pretzel into an adorable Frankenstein sweet and salty Halloween treat. Congratulations. This is a fun dessert to make with the kids. These Frankenstein Pretzel Bites will be a fun addition to any Halloween party.
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