Three ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to whip up a batch of these simple Candy-Coated Pretzel Pumpkins, a perfect treat for Fall.
You are going to love how quickly and easily this recipe comes together! This is probably one of the easiest treats I’ve shared, if not the easiest. Since they are so quick and easy to make, they are a great option for last-minute. Whether for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving, or just a weekday snack, these simple pretzel bites are perfect for any occasion.
Why You Will Love this Pretzel Pumpkins Recipe:
- EASY and Adorable
- Great for Halloween or Thanksgiving
- Sweet & Salty combo
How to Make Candy-Coated Pretzel Pumpkins
- Melt – First things first, you have to melt the orange candy melts. You can use either the microwave method or double broiler method to do this. Full details for both methods are listed below in the recipe.
- Dip – Once your candy is melted, you are going to dip the pretzels in the candy until they are completely coated. You can drop them directly in the candy melts and flip them around with a fork, or you can use a skewer to dip them.
- Set – Once you’ve coated the pretzels, you will add a green M&M candy to act as the stem of the pumpkin. Do this before the candy sets so they stick well and don’t fall off. Depending on your time, you can let the coated pretzels set on the baking sheet on the counter to set, or you can place them in the fridge to help speed up the process a bit.
What if I prefer chocolate to the candy melts?
No problem at all! You’ll still follow the same idea – use about 24 ounces or so of white chocolate melted down and add in a couple of drops of orange food coloring (or red and yellow mixed together) to still give it that ‘pumpkin’ look.
Spice Them Up!
If you want to elevate your candy-coated pumpkin pretzels, here’s a few suggestions we love:
- Sprinkles – adding orange sugar sprinkles or even edible glitter is a fun way to dress up the pumpkins!
- Pumpkin Spice – sometimes we add a little extra flavor to our pretzels by adding about a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the orange candy melts.
- Jack o Lanterns – add a fun jack o lantern face to the pretzels using black gel icing, or black candy melts