It’s almost the spookiest day of the year! I ran across these chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows on pinterest and had to incorporate them into a Halloween treat. I decided to put them in cellophane bags and label them “Bag of Bones.” These are going to be a take away gift for guests at a dinner party, but you could package them in smaller bags to hand out on Halloween. It can be nice to hand out something other than candy every now and then. Just make sure you know the kid. I don’t think parent’s would appreciate hand made treats from a stranger.
At first glance, it looks like these could be a tedious treat to put together. Not the case. Total prep time and dipping time took all of twenty minutes. Easy peasy and totally doable for Halloween in a couple days. If you’d like to fancy them up a bit, the labels are black card stock that I cut to be the width of the treat bags and then I hand stamped the label on them. Play around with these, you can get as creative as you want!
Bag of Bones
Chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows
makes about 4 cups of “bones”
bag of pretzel sticks (you’ll use about 2-3 cups and use gluten free if you’d like)
bag of mini marshmallows (you’ll use about 2 cups)
2 bags of white chocolate candy melts (you can find these in the baking section of craft stores)
Assemble the “bones” by skewering marshmallows on the ends of a pretzel stick. For different lengths, break the pretzels in half.
Lay out two long pieces of wax paper on two baking sheets.
Heat the candy melts according to the package directions. This will more than likely say to bring water up to a simmer in a double boiler. Remove from the heat and pour the chocolates in the top bowl of the double boiler stirring the chocolates until melted. Be careful not to get the water too hot or it will burn the chocolate.
Dip each pretzel in the chocolate. It helps to have a couple forks handy to move the pretzels around and fully coat them.
Place the chocolate dipped pretzel on the wax paper lined baking sheet. When all of the pretzels have been dipped. Place the baking sheets in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Remove the pretzels from the freezer and serve them however you wish.
*Unless you are a master at tempering chocolate, which I am not, take it from me and buy the candy melts. I tried using “good” white chocolate from the grocery store and ended up having to make a run to Hobby Lobby after I messed it up. Just a little tip to help this recipe go as seamlessly as possible.