Halloween is coming and what could be more spooky than some yummy pretzel chocolate spider webs? These adorable Halloween candy snacks are as cute as they are delicious! You could use these pretzel stick spider webs to help decorate your Halloween snack table, or simply put them on a platter for guests to enjoy.
Pretzel Stick Spider Webs
These spider web pretzel snacks look like they took a while to make, but you can have them ready in just a few minutes, although they do need time to dry. Who doesn’t love the sweet and salty combination of sweet chocolate and crunchy, salty pretzels?
If you are searching for an edible craft to celebrate the upcoming Halloween season then this might be just the Halloween candy that you are looking for.
That’s right, even young children can help to make these pretzel stick spider webs. They just may need a little help and of course some adult supervision. Once these Halloween spider treats are complete they will enjoy sharing them with friends and family for a spooktacular treat.
How to Make Spider Web Pretzel Snacks
You only need a couple of supplies and ingredients to make a batch of spider web pretzel treats at home. You will need parchment paper, zip-top sandwich bags, white chocolate, dark chocolate almond bark or candy melts, and pretzel sticks.
Spread some parchment paper out on your workspace, and then set aside eight pretzels for each web. Do this for however many pretzel spider webs that you would like to make. Now it’s time to arrange your pretzels into webs. Simply put the pretzels in the center of the parchment paper with one end radiating out from each pretzel to form your web.
Time to melt your chocolate bark or candy melts! You can melt the chocolate directly in the Ziploc bags by using the low setting on your microwave in 10-20 second bursts. Once the chocolate is melted you will need to snip the end off of your bag, just a small snip, so that you can use the chocolate as the “glue” to hold your pretzel webs together.
If you aren’t comfortable melting the chocolate directly in the sandwich bags that’s okay. Just put the candy melt or chocolate bark in a glass bowl and heat it in 20-30 second bursts stirring in between each interval. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, spoon it into your Ziploc bag and snip the ends.
Drizzle your chocolate around your pretzel sticks to form your web. You can use white and dark chocolate on different webs, or use them both on the same web. Whatever looks the best to you!
Once the chocolate is on your pretzel spider webs you will need to let the chocolate harden completely or they just might fall apart! Let your spider web pretzel snacks dry for about an hour, or place them in the refrigerator or freezer if you need to speed up the process.
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These spider web pretzel snacks are the perfect Halloween candy to serve at your next Halloween get-together. They will look perfectly spooky on a Halloween platter and offer the perfect sweet and salty Halloween treat when you can’t decide which one you want!
- White chocolate & dark chocolate
- Pretzel sticks
- Sandwich bags or disposable pastry/icing bags
- Parchment paper
- Line the surface area (table, counter top or cookie sheet) with parchment papers.
- Take 8 pretzel sticks and group them together to form a circle with one end of each pretzel radiating out from the center. Repeat for however many webs you would like.
- Place chocolate pieces in sandwich bag and microwave on low for 10-20 second intervals, making sure it doesn't overheat.
- Once the chocolate is perfectly melted, snip off the end where the chocolate will be squeezed out to make the chocolate spider web.
- To form a pretzel spider web, start from the center of one of the groups of pretzels that were previously arranged, squeeze the melted chocolate out slowly working in a spiral and stop when you’re close to the edges of the pretzel sticks.
- Let the pretzel chocolate spider webs dry for about 1 hour or place them in the refrigerator/freezer to speed up the process.