Tomorrow night is our neighborhood Halloween party and I signed up to bring treats so I spent half the day today in the kitchen having fun and creating Halloween goodies. These are all pretty easy to do so I thought I ‘d share them with you all in case you need some Halloween yummies for an activity or party.
First up, pretzels with molded chocolate. You can find all different kinds of molds that use pretzels at your local craft and/or party store such as Roberts, Michaels, Partyland or Zurchers. I used almond bark for the white and Wilton Candy Melts for the orange. All you do is melt them in the microwave (go about 30 – 45 seconds at a time and stir between each time period until completely melted), spoon them into the molds and stick the pretzel in on top of the chocolate, pressing it in slightly so it adheres and then pop in the fridge for 10 minutes or so until the chocolate hardens and then it will pop right out of the mold. To do 2 colors in one mold, paint one color of chocolate in the mold (like I did here with the ghost), put that in the fridge and let it set and then do the second color and the pretzel. I bought a bag of Halloween plastic rings at the dollar store and slid one on each pretzel. The picture shows them packaged and ready to go for the party.
Next up, magic wands! These have been a Halloween favorite at our house for a long time now, since the kids were little and they couldn’t be any easier to make. Take a pretzel rod and dip in chocolate, using a spoon to cover almost the whole pretzel (I used the same almond bark and candy melts for these as well), shake carefully to get rid of any excess chocolate and then cover surface with your choice of sprinkles by holding pretzel in one hand over a paper plate and sprinkling sprinkles with other (this way you can put all the sprinkles that fall off back into the jar), let sit on wax paper until set. I also put the Halloween rings on these and they are packaged and ready to go.
Next, molded chocolates! I had some chocolate left over so I made a few trays of molded chocolates, just like making the molded pretzels except without the pretzels. You can “paint” one color in (I used a small spoon) and put it in the fridge and then do the second layer and let set in the fridge and then they will pop right out.
And last but not least, ghost cookies! Super easy and super cute! I saw this idea on the internet somewhere. These are just Nutter Butter cookies dipped in almond bark. Let sit on wax paper until chocolate is set then use a sandwich bag with a tiny cut in one corner to put the faces on these guys (which Courtney did for me). That’s it! How easy is that?
So here is my box of treats almost fully loaded and ready to go to the party! Looks pretty good, if I do say so myself!