October 5, 2022

Chocolate pretzel owls #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Finished chocolate pretzel owls.

Chocolate pretzel owls are a fun treat to make with or for kids for a Halloween party or an autumn time gathering. 

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Whoooooo is looking forward to Halloween? I am! These chocolate covered pretzel owls are another creation for this year's #HalloweenTreatsWeek. You can see all of today's creations from participating bloggers at the bottom of this post.

Chocolate pretzel owls ready to serve.

Chocolate pretzel owls are pretty easy to put together and they can be a fun project for kids to help make. My kids helped to decorate some of these owls and enjoyed decorating and eating them. They also enjoyed grabbing up some stray candy corn and candy eyes to eat along the way.

All you need to makes these owls is mini pretzels, dark chocolate candy melts, medium candy eyeballs, Halloween colored sprinkles, and candy corn. For the candy corn, I used a mix of the traditional white/orange/yellow candies and the orange/brown ones.

Once the chocolate candy melts are melted, you use a fork to coat the pretzels one at a time and then place them on a silicone baking mat or a sheet of parchment paper.

Filling in the pretzel holes with chocolate.

Then you use a spoon and fill the two top small pretzels holes with chocolate. Then carefully place an eyeball candy in each hole, a candy corn below in the middle for a beak, and then two large sprinkles above the eyes for a feather tuft. 

I would suggest not dipping more than two pretzels at a time and then decorating them fully. The chocolate candy melt can dry pretty quickly and you need the chocolate to be wet for the decorations to stick. Then dip another two pretzels and continue until you are finished. 

When making these owls, just know that it's more than fine if they don't turn out perfectly. They are meant to be fun and they are meant to be something you can do at Halloween with children. 

Eyeball candies will get chocolate on them, sprinkles may fall off, and things like that will happen; but that's okay and part of the process.

Putting together chocolate pretzel owls.

This recipe will make about 30 mini pretzel owls and can easily be doubled to make more for a party. The yield will vary based on the brand and exact size of your mini pretzels and how much chocolate you use to fill the eye holes.

Let the chocolate candy coating dry completely before removing them from the pan. You can gently break off any excess chocolate around the edges, if needed. 

Serve or store in an airtight container. If you are storing them, be mindful that the feather tuft sprinkles may break or get knocked off if the container is moved around too much or the owls are touching each other.

Give these owls a try this autumn. If you are looking for another fun Halloween owl recipe, check out these Chocolate and Almond Owl Eye Cookies.

Close up of a chocolate pretzel owl.

Yield: about 30 pretzel owls
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Chocolate Pretzel Owls

Chocolate Pretzel Owls

Chocolate pretzel owls are a fun treat to make with or for kids for a Halloween party or an autumn time gathering.


  • about 30 mini pretzels
  • 1 cup dark chocolate candy melts
  • candy corn (about 30)
  • Halloween/fall colored sprinkles
  • medium candy eyeballs (about 60)


  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate candy melts over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat and set on a potholder near your workspace. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until melted.
  2. Line two baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  3. Use a fork to dip and cover 1-2 pretzels at a time. Place the pretzels on the prepared baking sheet. Use a small spoon to fill each of the top small pretzel holes with chocolate.
  4. Before the chocolate begins to set, place candy eyes in the two holes filled with chocolate. Place an upside down candy corn in the middle below the eyes for a beak. Then place two sprinkles above the eyes for feather tufts.
  5. Repeat until all the chocolate is used. Let the chocolate dry and harden completely before removing the owls.
  6. Store in an airtight container for several days.

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Serving board with chocolate covered pretzel owls.

Check out these other Halloween recipes: 

Dark Chocolate Black Cat Cookies

White Chocolate Mummy Crispy Rice Treats

Cinnamon & Sugar Soft Pretzel Bones 

Halloween Mini Bat Taco Cheese Balls


Welcome to 2022’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event!

#HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This event is an online, week-long event that is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats and recipes from some fantastic Halloween loving bloggers!

For this year's 5th annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 20 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! You can following the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media to collect all of these frightful recipes to use at your own Halloween parties and events!

Make sure to check out all of the fun Halloween recipes that we're sharing this week!

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  1. So very adorable! Kids are going to LOVE these!

  2. I could see these on a Halloween-themed snack board. What a great idea--they are so cute!


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