Are you attending any Halloween party’s this year and need to take a treat? I made these chocolate covered pretzel Jack-o’-Lanterns one night while I was waiting for my husband to come home from work but they were so easy and fun to make that your kids would love to help out! I took them to a family get together the next day and they were gone with in minutes! Everyone loved them!
All you need to make these adorable Halloween pretzel Jack-o’-Lanterns is below
- Melting Chocolate (my local craft store had orange ones!)
- Orange Food Coloring – Wilton gel (you only need this if your chocolate is white)
- Shortening (opt)
- Green m&m’s
- Wax Paper
These are seriously so easy to make! First pour all your chocolate into a microwaveable safe bowl and melt the chocolate. This is the kind I used but you can use whatever you like if you prefer something different. I just really like how quick and easy these melt. Plus, if your craft store does coupons then you can get them really cheap!
I set it on 50% power and stir after the first minute and then every 20 seconds after that tell they are all melted. If you need to make it runnier then you can add the shortening and microwave it one more time tell it is melted and mixed in. Then add food coloring if you need to.
Now the fun begins! Drop in a pretzel and cover all sides in the chocolate. I used a fork to flip them over and get both sides and then you can lift it out easily. You can also tap off any excess chocolate before putting it down on the wax paper to dry.
Right after you remove the pretzel from the chocolate put a green m&m on top for the stem. And don’t worry the m&m stayed on really good once the chocolate hardened.
Now just let them dry and harden! They were seriously so delicious! Oh and good luck not eating them all!