These Halloween Spider Web Pretzels can be made with ingredients found at Dollar General, Family Dollar, and even Dollar Tree (if you can find the chocolate bars).
I love making Halloween treats, especially inexpensively with ingredients from the dollar stores.
They’re a fun little edible craft project you can make with tweens or teens, too. And, perfect for snacking on while watching a scary Halloween movie!
What do you need to make Halloween Spider Web Pretzels?
These take just two ingredients. You’ll need a chocolate bar and stick pretzels. You can use white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate. If you have chocolate chips on hand, those work just as well, too.
I would recommend staying away from chocolate that has stuff in it because it will clog the bag as you pipe it. You want to be able to pipe the chocolate smoothly using a ziplock bag or a pastry bag.
How do you make Halloween Spider Web Pretzels?
Place wax paper on a cookie sheet in front of you. You can also use parchment paper, but I find wax paper is best for easily releasing the chocolate.
Lay out 8 pretzels in an asterisk shape.
Break the chocolate bar into squares and put them into a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Continue microwaving until the chocolate is completely smooth.
Transfer the chocolate into a ziplock bag or a pastry bag. If using a ziplock bag, put the chocolate into one corner of the bag. Gently release any air in the bag and seal it closed. Then, twist the bag above the chocolate to get it all down to that one corner.
When you’re ready to make the webs, snip off the very tip of the ziplock bag corner (or pastry bag). Hold the bag tightly and start in the center and pipe a fairly thick circle or blob to connect all the pretzels. Then, work your way out in a spiral.
Allow the chocolate to cool for about an hour. If you want to speed that time up, pop the cookie sheet of webs into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
More Dollar Store Halloween Ideas
Easy Halloween Homemade Treats
- 2 cups of chocolate chips (or 2-3 chocolate bars)
- 1 bag of stick pretzels
- wax paper (or parchment paper)
- ziplock bags or pastry bags
Line the cookie sheet with wax or parchment papers.
Take 8 pretzel sticks and group them together to form an asterisk shape with one
end of each pretzel radiating out from the center. Repeat for however many webs
you would like.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Or, if using chocolate bars, break into squares or smaller pieces into the bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until the chocolate is completely smooth.
Transfer the chocolate to a pastry bag or a ziplock bag. Squeeze out the excess air and twist the end tighty. Snip off the end where the chocolate will be squeezed out to make the chocolate spider web.
Start at the center of one of the pretzel asterisks and squeeze the melted chocolate out slowly connecting all the pretzels together.
Then begin working in a spiral and stop when you’re close to the edges of the pretzel sticks.
Let the pretzel chocolate spider webs dry for about 1 hour or place them in the refrigerator/freezer to speed up the process.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
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