This is an explosion of halloween cuteness!
After I started brainstorming ideas for these chocolate candy corn pretzels, I knew there must be more things you can make with pretzels and candy melts.
Thank goodness for the creator of the square pretzel or the waffle pretzel as they are officially coined because now we can make edible frankensteins!
Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make frankenstein pretzels
-square or waffle pretzels
-green candy melts
-black candy melts
-red candy melts
-a little bit of vegetable shortening to help melt the candy melts
-candy eye balls *or as a substitution use white candy melts and black candy melts
-broken pretzel sticks
Here’s a list of the suggested kitchen utensils you’ll need
-baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or wax paper
-small pot and stove
-fork and toothpick
-squeeze bottles or similar device
A few tips and tricks
-only dip one pretzel into the green chocolate at a time
-use a fork to fish the pretzel out of the chocolate, gently taping the fork against the pot to release excess chocolate and scrap the fork on the side of the pot
-work in batches. Once you have a handful of pretzels dipped in green chocolate make sure you add the brown sprinkles, candy eye balls, and broken pretzel sticks before the green chocolate sets
-go back and add all of the red scars and black mouths at the very end, doing them all at the same time.
-if you want to skip the candy eye balls use white candy melts and black candy melts to create eye balls. Add 2 white circles where you’d want the eyes to be then add smaller black circles inside.
-use a toothpick to help remove the green dipped pretzel from the fork onto the baking sheet
I used small squeeze bottles to add the details to Frankenstein’s face. While decorating squeeze bottles come in handy, I know they aren’t the most common thing to find in everyone’s kitchen so a quick alternative would be to put the melted chocolate in a quart sized ziploc bag and cut a tiny hole in one corner. I recommend quart sized bags because the plastic is typically heavier than sandwich bags.
Have fun making little edible Frankensteins!
- square or waffle pretzels
- green candy melts
- black candy melts
- red candy melts
- a little bit of vegetable shortening to help melt the candy melts
- brown sprinkles
- candy eye balls *or as a substitution use white candy melts and black candy melts
- broken pretzel sticks
- In a small pot over low heat on the stove, melt the green candy melts with a small amount of vegetable shortening. The shortening will help to thin out the chocolate. Stir occasionally until melted.
- Place a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or wax paper near your work area. Place one waffle pretzel in the melted chocolate at a time, using a fork to fish the pretzel out of the chocolate, taping the fork against the side of the pot to remove excess chocolate. Transfer the pretzel to the lined baking sheet using a toothpick to help you slide the pretzel off.
- Once you have a handful of pretzels dipped make sure you add the brown sprinkles as hair, candy eye balls (if using), and broken pretzel sticks for Frankenstein’s bolts before the green chocolate sets.
- Once the green chocolate is a bit more set, prepare to add the red scars and black mouths by melting the appropriate colors in separate pots as you did the green candy melts. If you want to skip the candy eye balls use white candy melts and black candy melts to create eye balls. Add 2 white circles where you’d want the eyes to be then add smaller black circles inside.
- Allow the chocolate to harden completely before removing from the baking sheet and serving.
The amount of candy melts needed will depend on how many pretzels you want to make - if you use the whole bag of green candy melts, you'll be able to make a lot of little Frankensteins. Remember, you don't need as much red and black chocolate since you only use those for small details.