Perfect for fall, these Pumpkin Pretzels are an adorable sweet and salty treat! They’re easy to make with only 3 ingredients!
Fall is my favorite time of year!
Not only does it bring relief from the hot Texas summer, but Fall also brings fun food, boot season, football, and Halloween!
I absolutely love fall themed foods and the kids and I love to make chocolate dipped treats, like these Spiderweb Cookies we made together a couple years ago. Those were a big hit, so I’m always brainstorming other easy fall and Halloween recipes we can make together.
These chocolate covered pretzel pumpkins are a great treat to make with the kids! I handle the melting, they handle the decorating.
All you need are three ingredients to make these really easy pumpkin pretzels! They are the perfect movie night snack or fun last-minute Halloween treats to enjoy during the fall months. These can be created in just a few minutes and are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Pumpkin Pretzels Ingredients
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- Pretzel Twists
- Orange Candy Melts — or use orange-colored pumpkin spice chips to make pumpkin flavored chocolate covered pretzels
- Green Chocolate Chips or Candy Melts — You could also use green Sixlets candies or green jelly beans cut in half
Kitchen Tools Used
How to Make Pumpkin Pretzels
Cover a cutting board or cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. We love silicone baking mats because they’re washable and reusable — and nothing sticks to them at all! One of my favorite kitchen tools!
Place the orange candy melts or pumpkin spice chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 20 seconds and stir. Reheat for 20 more seconds and stir again. Repeat as needed until completely melted and smooth.
Dip each pretzel into the melted chocolate and turn to coat completely. You can use a fork for this, or even chopsticks. I find chopsticks to be easiest!
When fully coated, place pretzels on the baking sheet. While the chocolate coating is still wet, press the green chocolate chip onto the top of the pretzel. As the chocolate dries, it will hold the “pumpkin stem” in place.
Repeat this process until all pretzels are decorated.
Allow the pretzels to dry completely before serving or storing. This can take 30 minutes to and hour, but you can also speed up the process by placing the baking sheet in the fridge.
Do Chocolate Covered Pretzels Need to be Refrigerated?
No, you don’t need to refrigerate your chocolate covered pretzels. The cold temperatures in the fridge can actually cause condensation that may negatively affect the candy coating.
Your best bet is to store your candy coated pretzels in a sealed container at room temperature. Be sure to keep it away from any heat or light sources, to prevent melting.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Covered Pretzels recipe (Printable Copy)
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Easy Pumpkin Pretzels
- 24 Pretzel twists
- 1/2 cup Orange Candy Melts or orange-colored pumpkin spice chips
- 24 Green Chocolate Chips
- Line a cutting board or cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Place the orange candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Stir and continue to melt in 20 second increments, until smooth.
- Dip each pretzel into the melted orange chocolate. Turn to coat completely, then place on the baking sheet to dry. Repeat with all of the pretzels.
- While the chocoalte coating is still wet, press a green chocoate chip at the top of each pretzel.
- Allow pretels to dry completely before storing or serving.
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