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Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs Halloween Treats

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Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs are absolutely perfect Halloween treats! They're easy as pie to make and all your little trick-or-treaters will be crazy about them. 
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 12 minutes
Finished chocolate pretzel spider webs.

These oh-so-cute Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs are absolutely perfect Halloween treats! They’re easy as pie to make and all your little trick-or-treaters will be crazy about them. 

Finished chocolate pretzel spider webs.

Halloween in our neighborhood is so much fun! We’re a small subdivision with just a little over 100 families and lots of little kids live here. We can always count on Halloween night seeing our street filled with stormtroopers, princesses, vampires, and that’s just the adults :-) 

Halloween night is the time to make something warm and filling, like my Garlicky Beef Stew (keeps the vampires away!), for the adults, and all the fun treats you can come up with for the kids! In years past I’ve made Halloween chocolate bark, Graveyard Cupcakes, and even Banana Monster Pops.

But, this year I’ll be offering these cute Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs as a special Halloween treat to everyone that shows up at our door. They take just minutes to make and are a great combination of salty, crunchy, and sweet.

Ingredients and Supplies

  • White Chocolate Chips (You’ll need good quality white chocolate chips for this recipe. Cheaper brands often contains ingredients that don’t melt or firm up well.)
  • Pretzel Sticks (Any brand, any length is fine. The longer the pretzel sticks, the larger your spiderwebs will be.)
  • Black Writing Gel (You’ll find this in your grocery’s cake decorating section – look where you’d usually find the birthday candles, etc. It’s also available at places like Michaels and Hobby Lobby.)
  • M&Ms in Halloween Colors (A mix of orange, purple, and lime green M&Ms is usually available around Halloween.)
  • Coconut Oil (One of the “good for you” oils.)
  • Piping Bag (If you don’t have a piping bag, I’ll explain in the text blow how use a plan old zip-top bag for this.)
  • Parchment Paper (You can also use a silicone baking mat, waxed paper, or foil.)

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

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How to Make Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs

Let’s Go Step-by-Step

I always like to show you the photos and step-by-step instructions for my recipes to help you picture how to make them in your own kitchen. If you just want to print out a copy, you can skip to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the recipe card.

Prepare a Baking Sheet

Line a baking or cookie sheet with parchment paper (or a silicone baking mat, waxed paper, or foil). 

Form “Spiderwebs” with Pretzel Sticks

Pretzel sticks on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Position pretzel sticks like the spokes in a wheel for as many webs as you can fit on a cookie sheet. I’d suggest no fewer than 8 pretzels for stability. I often use a dozen or more. Form a circle with them with the ends of all the pretzels meeting in the center.

Melt the Chocolate Chips

Melted white chocolate in a bowl.

Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 20-second increments until the chips are melted.

Drizzle Chocolate over Pretzels

Pretzel sticks drizzled with white chocolate on a cookie sheet.

Fill your piping bag or zip-top bag with the melted chocolate pressing it down into the bottom or into one corner. The easiest way to do this is to place the bag into a cup and fold the sides down over the cup. Scoop the melted chocolate into the bag and pull up the sides to close. If using a ziplog bag, cut a tiny snip off of one corner.

Drizzle the melted chocolate in a circular motion to form the web, placing an extra dollop in the center to hold the pretzel ends together. 

COOK’S TIP 
Here’s a great video if you’re having trouble visualizing how to make a piping bag out of a zip-top bag.

Make M&M Candy Spiders

A white chocolate and M&M spider on a chocolate spiderweb.

Place a dollop of melted chocolate where you want to make a spider. Add an M&M on top and use black writing gel to draw on the legs. 

Let the Webs Set

Place in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set up for 2-4 hours or, if you’re in a hurry, place them in the freezer for one hour.

Finished chocolate pretzel spider webs.

Storage

After the webs have set up and the chocolate is firm, very carefully remove them from the parchment paper using a thin, flat spatula. Store them loosely in a large container with a tight fitting lid. I find it helpful to place a sheet of parchment between each layer of treats.

FAQs

How can I present these individually for Halloween?

I like to place the finished spiderwebs into individual treat bags and add a cute Halloween sticker.

Can these be made gluten free?

I don’t specialize in any particular dietary needs, but it’s my understanding that there are gluten-free brands of pretzels available. My research also shows that all the Nestle brand chips (except butterscotch) are gluten free.

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Recipe

Finished chocolate pretzel spider webs.

Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs

Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs are absolutely perfect Halloween treats! They're easy as pie to make and all your little trick-or-treaters will be crazy about them. 
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Course: Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Cooling/Setting Time:: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 12 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 60 pretzel sticks (amount needed will vary; suggest purchasing a 16 ounce bag)
  • 1 tube black writing gel
  • 20 M&Ms Halloween "Ghoul's Mix"
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil

Instructions

  • Line a baking or cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Position pretzel sticks like the spokes in a wheel for as many webs as you can fit on a cookie sheet.  suggest no fewer than 8 pretzels for stability. I often use a dozen or more. Form a circle with them with the ends of all the pretzels meeting in the center.
  • Place 1 cup of the chocolate chips and 3 teaspoons of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 20 second increments until the chips are melted.
  • Fill your piping bag or zip-top bag with the melted chocolate pressing it down into the bottom or into one corner. The easiest way to do this is to place the bag into a cup and fold the sides down over the cup. Scoop the melted chocolate into the bag and pull up the sides to close. If using a ziplog bag, cut a tiny snip off of one corner.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate in a circular motion to form the web, placing an extra dollop in the center to hold the pretzel ends together. 
  • Place a dollop of melted chocolate where you want to make a spider. Add an M&M on top and use black writing gel to draw on the legs. 
  • Place in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set up for 2-4 hours or, if you're in a hurry, place them in the freezer for one hour.
  • After the webs have set up and the chocolate is firm, very carefully remove them from the parchment paper using a thin, flat spatula. Store them loosely in a large container with a tight fitting lid. I find it helpful to place a sheet of parchment between each layer of treats.

Notes

Ingredients —
  • You’ll need good quality white chocolate chips for this recipe. Cheaper brands often contain ingredients that don’t melt or firm up well.
  • Use any brand of pretzel sticks. The longer the pretzel sticks, the larger your spiderwebs will be.
  • You’ll find black writing gel or decorator icing in your grocery’s cake decorating or at places like Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
  • M&Ms in Halloween Colors
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, cut the tip off a corner of a ziptop bag. See this video for the detailed how-to.
Tips —
Store in a tightly closed container with a parchment paper between layers of spiderwebs.
Can these be made gluten-free? I don’t specialize in any particular dietary needs, but it’s my understanding that there are gluten-free brands of pretzels available. My research also shows that all the Nestle brand chips (except butterscotch) are gluten free.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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