It doesn’t take any more ease to celebrate Halloween than with these Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzel Screams. Talk about simplicity, all you need is a good handful of gluten-free pretzels, melted dark chocolate to dip them into and a batch of homemade googly eyes. Easy as Frankenstein Pie, right?
My favorite is the one in the middle in the photo below. I love how more open his mouth seems. A real screamer. These dark chocolate covered pretzels screams are delicious too so it’s like a mix of spooky and tasty…A spooktasty treat!Print
Dark Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Screams
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 20 1x
- 20 gluten-free pretzels
- 1/2 c. dark chocolate, melted
- 40 homemade googly eyes
- Dip each pretzel into the melted chocolate. Place two googly eyes in their spot.
- Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Freeze for 15 minutes or until set.
- Serving Size: 1 Scream
- Calories: 45
- Sugar: 2g
- Fat: 1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Protein: 1g
And who would have thought that chocolate, gluten free pretzels, and a handful of homemade googly eyes would actually be my most popular recipe. Well, these and my Silly Apple Bites. I guess they were right when they said to keep it simple. Two easy and Halloween-inspired recipes make for some of the most shared stuff over here!
As a word of warning, make sure that you don’t make these dark chocolate Pretzel Screams when it’s hotter than Hades in your kitchen. The moment that they come out of the freezer they will immediately melt on the counter (and don’t even get me started about photographing them). Then again, you don’t need to worry about that, you just need to enjoy every bite. Then again again, some of you are already enjoying the cool, brisk weather of fall. To you, I am deeply envious.
Patrick @ paleoself
Haha these look pretty amazing. I was looking for some halloween treats to make, even though halloween is over, and these popped up. I’ll have to see if I can make some paleo pretzels.
Hey Cara, thank you so much for being part of my Top 10 Fun & easy Vegan Halloween treats, and making this the best Halloween ever 🙂
how do you make these exactly ? I’ve melted white chip chocolate to make these and dipped the pretzels in and they certainly didn’t come out perfect, the chocolate globbed on the pretzels so you could see the open mouth….what am I doing wrong ?
When you are melted chocolate it’s important to not melt them completely but to remove from the heat or microwave just before they are and then keep stirring until melted. Add 2 tsp. shortening or coconut oil to the chocolate and that will nicely smooth it out, allowing for great dipping!
amanda @ fake ginger
These are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!
Thank you Amanda! xo
Love it! Made these with the kids yesterday (and the day before, for the goggly eyes). So much fun, and so good! Thanks for this fantastic idea!
Anjali (Vegetarian Gastronomy)
I am definitely making these in Oct with my kids. How fun! I am loving this series of yours.
Yay, so happy to hear it Anjali!
These are the CUTEST! I loooooove them. What an absolutely genius idea.
OMG! So cute! I don’t remember receiving a birthday gift from you…these will do. Thank you in advance!
Uh…you got a cookbook REMEMBER? haha
Katie @ Produce on Parade
You are the absolute cutest! These are adorable!
You are seriously so cute! You’re Halloween recipes make me smile 🙂
::runs away screaming with a few of them::
East Meets West Veg
Oh my God. Those are so adorable!!!
Hahahahaha LOVE IT! Just the cutest (I mean scariest) Halloween treat!
That’s right, super scary! These pretzels might get a complex 🙂
My favorite treat ever is chocolate covered pretzels. When I went GF, that is what I mourned first…then bread. I love that here are vegan/GF pretzels available to make these cuties!
I, like you, LOVE chocolate-covered pretzels! So glad that I can make your favorite snack available to you again 🙂 And in scary form, nonetheless.
Oh man, I am loving your blog. You are churning out the cutest things.
Yay, I am so happy that you are enjoying my crazy Halloween creations Moon! Thank you so much, xo
Thank you Mary.
OMG so cute! Must make these!
You must! xo
i am dying of cuteness here! that center one looks perfect!
Isn’t he the cutest?! I kept him in my pocket because I just couldn’t part from him. Probably explains why my I have chocolate stains…
THESE ARE SO CUTE.
Yay, so glad to please you 🙂
:O haha these are fantastic Cara!! How long were you staring at a pretzel until you saw a screaming face in it? x
hahaha, You don’t want to know. Hey wait, were you spying on me?? I could’ve sworn I felt a pair of eyes on me while I stared deeply into a pretzel 😉
Oh geez, these are adorable!
Thank you, Sarah!
These are so cute, Cara, and so creative! How you come up with all these fabulous ideas is beyond me 🙂
It’s a mix of creativity and insanity 🙂 Thank you, Nora! xo
What do you mean don’t make these if it’s hotter than Hades in your kitchen? Just because my air conditioner died yesterday afternoon. I mean it was only 92 with 80% humidity. I think they’re calling for 100% humidity today and, of course, no rain. How is that even possible? I think I’ve got the screaming part covered thank you very much.
P.S. The funniest part is that I just thought I was having an afternoon long hot flash until Al walked in and said the AC wasn’t working and had I called it in? I could’ve used a couple of chocolate covered screamers in melt down right about then just for company.
I think I made these just to show the look of my face in this sweltering heat. I thought I had it bad with a terrible window unit that keeps just the couch cool…Laurel! No AC in TX??? Eek! I’m screaming for YOU now.