These Mummy Pretzels are fun chocolate covered pretzels for Halloween. A not so scary treat to tuck into a lunchbox or make for a class party. Plus they are easy to make and come together quickly.
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Ingredients for mummy pretzels
Three ingredients make these easy Halloween pretzels. All you need is white chocolate chips, pretzel loops, and candy eyeballs.
You can use these same ingredients to make pretzel ghosts too. Just don’t drizzle “bandages” across the pretzels.
How do you make pretzel mummies?
- Melt the white chocolate chips.
- Stir the white chocolate until smooth.
- Dip the pretzel loops in the white chocolate to coat completely.
- Add candy eyes and drizzle with white chocolate for the “mummy bandages”.
Troubleshooting: Why won’t my white chocolate chips melt?
There could be a couple of reasons your white chocolate chips won’t melt. As I mention below, they could be old. Use newly purchased white chocolate chips.
Low-quality white chocolate also won’t melt as well as a higher quality. These include many store brands. I prefer to use either Ghirardelli or Guittard.
What is the best white chocolate for dipping pretzels?
I have tried a variety of white chocolate brands when making various dipped candies such as my white chocolate snack clusters, donut hole mummies, and white chocolate bark. Some brands are better than others but it’s most important to make sure your white chocolate is fresh.
Don’t use a bag you bought on sale last holiday season. It won’t melt well. Trust me on this one. If you don’t have a newly purchased bag of white chocolate chips, get one, otherwise, you risk disappointment.
For these mummy pretzels, I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips because I had them on hand. My luck with melting Nestle white chocolate chips is hit or miss so I don’t use them any longer. Ghirardelli melting wafers, which are fresh, are also a good option, though they are a very different flavor than the chocolate chips.
How can kids help make pretzel mummies?
Kids of all ages will have fun helping to make this Halloween treat. Younger kids can stir the chocolate with a spatula as it melts. They can also place the candy eyes.
Older kids can dip the pretzels and drizzle the chocolate after the candy eyeballs are placed.
Make sure your chocolate is smooth and completely melted before dipping the pretzels. You don’t want lumpy mummies.
Use a fork to turn the pretzels in the chocolate and lift them out. Allow excess chocolate to drip off before placing it on the baking sheet to set. Gently tapping the fork on the side of the bowl helps the excess drip off.
Quickly place the candy eyes so they stick before the chocolate begins to set. You can drizzle the “bandages” all at once when you’re done dipping the pretzels.
Use a fork to drizzle the white chocolate bandages. Allow a bit of chocolate to drip off of the fork before drizzling so you don’t get clumps.
Have a second bag of white chocolate chips on hand in case you need it for either dipping more pretzels or drizzling the bandages. I got about 20 pretzels dipped and all of them drizzled on one bag of chips.
Don’t worry that the larger opening on the pretzel fills with chocolate. Mummies typically don’t have mouths! If you’re making ghosts you’ll want that opening not filled.
If you want to dress up your mummy pretzels, sprinkle some white nonpareils or fine sparkling sugar over them after drizzling.
FUN FACT: The traditional pretzel shape, that looks like a knot is called a pretzel loop. This is the shape I used for pretzel mummies and the same one you’d use for pretzel ghosts.
How long do chocolate covered pretzels last?
When stored in a covered container, mummy pretzels will keep up to a week if they last that long. It is not necessary to refrigerate them, just keep them away from your stove, cooktop, or oven.
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- 1 bag (11 ounces) Ghirardelli White Chocolate chips
- 20 Pretzel Loops
- 40 Candy Eyeballs
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside but close to your workspace.
- Melt the white chocolate chips according to package directions, stirring until completely smooth.
- Dip the pretzel loops into the white chocolate coating completely. Place on the prepared baking sheet and immediately place 2 candy eyes in the 2 top loops of the pretzel. Continue with the remaining pretzels.
- Once all the pretzels are dipped, drizzle the remaining white chocolate over the pretzels, using a fork. If you need to melt more white chocolate, start with a ½ cup.