Chocolate Halloween Pretzels

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Add a spooky sweet to your fright night feast with an eye-catching recipe for Chocolate Halloween Pretzels!

Chocolate Halloween Pretzels lined up on brown parchment paper

It doesn’t get much more simple than chocolate-dipped pretzels, but that doesn’t mean this kid-friendly treat can’t be the standout dessert at your Halloween bash!

I’ve taken salted pretzel rods and transformed them into creepy, crawly Chocolate Halloween Pretzels, and I’ve got all the tips and shopping lists for you to whip up these spooky sweets in minutes.

How to Make Bloody Witches’ Fingers Pretzels

If basic sprinkles, beady-eyed mummies and crushed bug Halloween pretzels aren’t for you, then allow me to introduce you to Bloody Witches’ Fingers Pretzels!

A line of bloody witches' finger pretzels dipped in green chocolate

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Salted pretzel rods
  • Green candy melts
  • Black gel food coloring
  • Sliced almonds
  • Red gel food coloring

Brushing the sliced almonds with black food coloring adds an extra touch of authenticity to the witches’ fingers, while a simple squeeze of red gel food coloring creates the perfect bloody drip. To make the knuckle indentations, allow the candy coating to set partially then use a knife to make indentations along each finger.

How to Color Chocolate

There are two options when it comes to coating your pretzels: chocolate or candy melts. I used a mix to create these designs, with white chocolate for the mummy-inspired pretzels and green candy melts for the bloody witches’ fingers and the base under the crushed bugs. I repeat: CRUSHED BUGS.

You can buy green candy melts at some grocery stores or online, but if you’d rather go the colored chocolate route, there’s only one simple rule to follow: Use gel-based (rather than water-based) food coloring.

A cutting board containing glass bowls with ingredients for making chocolate pretzels

Chocolate and water are not buddies, and mixing the two will cause your chocolate to seize and crumble. Gel-based food coloring (this is my fave brand) can be mixed seamlessly into melted white chocolate and comes in every color of the rainbow.

Where to Buy Halloween Pretzel Decorations

Now let’s get to the fun stuff: all of those adorably spooky chocolate Halloween pretzel toppings. I’ve searched far and wide for the best ways to top these festive rods and rounded up my favorites below:

Brown parchment paper topped with bowls of Halloween sprinkles and pretzel rods

Read on for the recipe and tips on how to dip and dunk with success then grab the kids and let them get in on the decorating fun.

Now who is ready to win Halloween? You are!

A line of Chocolate Halloween Pretzels on brown parchment paper

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Chocolate Halloween Pretzels

Add a spooky sweet on-a-stick to your fright night with a family-friendly recipe for Chocolate Halloween Pretzels!
Author: Kelly Senyei
5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Halloween Pretzels lined up on brown parchment paper
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • White chocolate
  • Vegetable oil
  • Green candy melts
  • Salted pretzel rods
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Candy eyes
  • Bug sprinkles
  • Sliced almonds
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Black gel food coloring


  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until it is smooth. If it is too thick to dip or drizzle, thin it with vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon at a time, as needed.
  • Melt the candy melts per the package instructions.
  • Dip the pretzel rods in your preferred coating and then decorate as desired. To make the witches' fingers, use a knife to create indentations for knuckles. Coat the almonds with black food coloring then use a dollop of chocolate or candy melt to adhere them to the tops of the dipped pretzels. Drizzle the red food coloring around the edges of the almond nails to make the blood.
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  1. I’m wanting to use your recipe for my daughters Boo baby shower. I was just wondering how many days they are good for? Trying to get ahead of schedule. Thank you

    1. Hi Shawna! That sounds like such a fun baby shower! These partially coated pretzels will stay fresh for about 2-3 weeks when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. :)