This is Halloween! I’m always on the lookout for new spooky and easy Halloween treats to help celebrate the scariest holiday of all. Both chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallow pops are some of my favourite simple treats, so I decided to give them a Halloween twist! The dark brown of the plain chocolate and the orange of the orange flavour buttons go really well and feel very Halloween-y!
These are perfect for a Halloween party – both adults and kids will love them! If you’re giving them as gifts (perhaps at nursery?) or as party favours, why not package them in a cute presentation bag and tie with a bit of black or orange ribbon.
Both these recipes use Silver Spoon Orange Flavour chocolate buttons, which are available in larger supermarkets in the UK year round and are good value (currently about 90p a pack). You could also use orange candy melts, although these can be a bit more difficult to find (normally from specialist baking shops) and more expensive.
For the chocolate covered pretzels –
100g Silver Spoon Orange flavour chocolate buttons
100g plain chocolate
250g salted pretzels – mini or jumbo – its up to you!
A selection of vivid sprnkles – Halloween orange and black if you like!
Melt your two chocolates in the microwave – I did both of mine in fairly large mugs, so that the pretzels and marshmallows would be easier to dip.
Have a baking sheet ready that is lined with parchment paper.
For the pretzels, drop in 2 or 3 at a time into your mug, and use a fork to fish them out – letting any excess chocolate drop back into the mug.
Place them gently onto the parchment paper. I like to do about 15 before shaking sprinkles over, so the chocolate is nicely tacky and sticky.
Refrigerate or leave the pretzels somewhere cool to dry, before peeling off the paper and popping into a serving bowl or bag.
For the Halloween marshmallow pops –
20 rigid straws, lolly sticks, or cake pop sticks
1 large packet Haribo marshmallows
200g Silver Spoon Orange flavour Chocolate buttons
100g plain chocolate
Melt your chocolate in the microwave as above, and spear your marshmallows with the lolly sticks, or whatever you’re using. If you’re adding sprinkles, have them ready to hand, and also line a baking tray with parchment paper ready for your marshmallows.
Dip your marshmallows into the chocolate, right up their whole length, and then remove and let any excess chocolate drain off. I like to pop them top side down (so they stand up) onto the parchment paper – you can always re-dip just the top if you’d like a perfect finish!
Wait a few minutes until the chocolate has become tacky, and then either dip in sprinkles or drop them on. Chill or let dry somewhere cool, and serve! Once dry, they look pretty cool all propped up together in a shallow glass or mug.
Have a spooktacular Halloween!