Bring Halloween fun into the kitchen with our Mummy Pretzel Rods recipe. Using pretzel rods, white almond bark, and edible candy eyeballs, we create treats as tasty as they are spooky. A fun, festive and spooky Halloween recipe that’s super easy to make.
Holiday themed desserts are the best! These spooky little mummy pretzel rods turned out even cuter than I had envisioned in a my head. Making these and some fun Halloween sugar cookies can completely transform your dessert table into a work of art. Who needs decorations for a party when your food is the decoration!
The kids love to help make this recipe too. Any recipe that is simple and doesn’t require baking, they typically jump in and help make. But don’t get me wrong, they love to bake too! My chocolate chip cookie recipe is a family favorite. There’s never a bad time for a warm and gooey cookie.
Halloween pretzels are a such a cute way to make the spooky less scary. Mummies can be pretty creepy, but these are just so adorable! Such a fun dessert…and did I mention, it taste delish?!
Why You’ll Love Mummy Pretzel Rods
- White chocolate mummy pretzels are a no bake recipe. So you can make them while that loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread bakes in the oven!
- Complete the dipping and decorating of mummy Halloween pretzels in just 20 minutes. Then just let them set and they’re ready to go!
- This a kid friendly recipe that they’ll not only enjoy eating but will enjoy making as well!
Ingredients for Halloween Mummy Pretzels
- White almond bark – Make sure you grab a 24 ounce block of white almond bark for this recipe so that you have plenty to cover each pretzel.
- Pretzel rods – My best tip is to grab multiple bags of pretzel rods to ensure you have plenty of intact ones. It never fails that I have quite a few broken pretzel rods in a single bag, so I like to have extras to grab from. Pretzel rods are the best — I use them in Christmas Tree Pretzels too!
- Candy eyeballs – If you don’t have any luck finding these on the baking aisle at your local grocery store, check out your local hobby store or order them online.
How to Make Mummy Pretzel Rods
Begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and then set it aside to use later.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 12 ounces of white almond bark for one minute. Stir the bark and heat in additional 30-second increments until smooth and creamy.
Once melted to a creamy consistency, allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. Then place a large piping bag over a tall glass with the pointed end on the inside of the glass the the top folded over the edges.
Pour the white almond bark into the bag. Begin dipping each pretzel rod into the bark, about ¾ of the way up. Let excess melted almond bark drip off the pretzel, and then place it onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
Place edible eyeballs to the top of the dipped half of the pretzel.
After dipping the pretzels and attaching eyeballs, cut the end of the piping bag. This should create a small pen sized hole.
Drizzle the remaining melted almond bark over the dipped pretzels to create a zig-zag effect. It will make the pretzel look like wrapped mummies!
Allow the mummy pretzel rods to set and dry for 30 minutes. Pop them off the parchment paper and trim off any excess.
Serve immediately on a tray, or stand them up in a cup!
How to Store Mummy Pretzel Rods
Place completed Halloween pretzels into an airtight container or zip top plastic bag and store at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks.
I do not recommend refrigerating or freezing the finished product because condensation inside the container can cause the chocolate to sweat and make the pretzels stale. Just make a fresh batch whenever needed!
What do I do if the melting chocolate siezes?
It is really important to microwave in stages so that the almond bark does not seize. However, sometimes mistakes happen! If you happen to overheat the almond bark and it seizes up, add one teaspoon of shortening to the mixture and stirring it in.
What can I add to my Halloween mummy pretzels?
While mummies are typically just depicted to be in a plain white wrap, nothing says we can’t decorate our mummy pretzel rods! Feel free to add Halloween sparkle sprinkles or other sprinkles when adding the eyes. It will add a nice pop of color and will look super cute!
- If you want the chocolate to set a little more quickly, place completed pretzels in the refrigerator until the melted almond bark has hardened.
- When the chocolate is wet, work quickly to get the eyes attached before it sets. This could be a great time to get someone to help out so that all of the pretzels are a success.
- Don’t use the pretzels that look a little weird. Inevitably, there are bumpy pretzels, curved pretzels, and sometimes even ones that are a little too dark because the were cooked too long. Just use the straight ones!
Chocolatey pretzels that look like spooky Halloween characters? Count me in!!
More Pretzel Recipes You’ll Love
- These Rolo Pretzels are a Christmas favorite that we make every single year without fail.
- Love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? Then you’ll drool over these delicious Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzels!
- If you love snacks, then you just have to try out these Ranch Pretzels.
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the perfect salty sweet combo for dessert.
- 12 pretzel rods
- 12 ounces white almond bark
- 24 edible candy eyeballs
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Grab a medium microwave-safe bowl and place 12 ounces of white almond bark in the bowl—microwave for 1 minute. Stir and heat for additional 30-second increments until melted. Once melted, allow to cool for just a few minutes.
- While the almond bark is cooling, place a large piping bag in a tall glass. Pour the melted white almond bark into the piping bag.
- Start by dipping each pretzel rod about ¾ of the way up with melted almond bark. Allow the excess to drip off, then place it on your parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all pretzels are dipped.
- Once all the pretzels are dipped, add your edible eyeballs. Then take the piping bag and cut a small hole in the tip. Drizzle the remaining melted almond bark over the dipped pretzels in a zig-zag pattern creating the effect of wrapping your mummy.
- Allow at least 30 minutes to dry the mummies. Once dry, you may need to use a small sharp knife to trim off excess white chocolate.