7 Ways to Turn Pretzels Into Horrifying Halloween Snacks
Pretzels might be the perfect party snack, but they aren't nearly terrifying enough to serve on Halloween. Sure, there's always the threat of scratching the roof of your mouth on a sharp pretzel shard, but that's only slightly unnerving. Not terrifying.
If you really want to scare up something special for your next Halloween party, take a tip from the internet's most creative food bloggers and transform those pretzels into tasty bite-sized terrors. From ghouls and goblins to tiny disembodied Frankenstein heads, they've got tutorials for every kind of horrifying hors d'oeuvre you can imagine.
RECIPE: Lena Kwak's Haunting Halloween Doughnuts
To get you started on the right path, we've gathered seven spooky snacks that not only threaten to tear the roof of your mouth to shreds, but look like they actively want to.
Have a look below:
(Photo credits: I Heart Naptime; Catch My Party; Dessert Now, Dinner Later)
What's spookier than the restless souls of deceased pretzels? Not much. Amber at Dessert Now, Dinner Later agrees, which is why she always serves her Ghost Pretzels when Halloween comes around. Click here to check out the recipe.
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Made from marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and a sweet candy coating, these Prezel Bones from Jen at Cincy Shopper are a tastier alternative to snacking on actual decomposing bones. Find out more about her recipe here.
Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Pumpkins
These Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Pumpkins from Jamielyn at I Heart Naptime aren't exactly terrifying, but they'll come as a welcome relief from all the other edible oddities you've laid on the table. Take a look at Jamielyn's tutorial here.
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Why offer your guests just one scary pretzel when you can serve up more monsters than an Abbot and Costello movie franchise? Jillian at Catch My Party knows all sorts of fun ways to turn pretzel sticks into skinny, armless ghouls. Get the recipes here.
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Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks
Not a fan of sweets? That's fine, we suppose. It seems odd that you're throwing a Halloween party, but whatever. Lucky for you, Debbie at One Little Project has a cheesy idea for Pretzel Broomsticks that's right up your alley. Take a look at the step-by-step instructions here.
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Beth at The First Year has a fun idea for making tiny Frankenstein faces from square-shaped pretzels. Just don't serve any to that one blowhard who always needs to clarify that Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster. Take away his pretzels and kick him out of your house. (Click here for the full recipe.)
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Maria at Close to Home made these Pretzel Monsters for anyone who ever saw the 1958 movie "The Blob" and thought, "Man, that Blob looks tasty!" Learn the recipe for these formless foodstuffs here.
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