Chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect combination of sweet and salty! To celebrate Halloween I topped off some pretzel rods with eyeball gumballs for cute and creepy Cyclops Pretzels.
One of my favorite things about Halloween is all the weird and creepy desserts! It is just fun to make treats around a theme. especially when a theme involves monsters, blood and other scary thing. My son is reading the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey in his literature studies this year, and one of the most famous stories in that poem features the one eyed Cyclops, Polyphemus. So it just seemed to make sense to make a Cyclops treat this Halloween. I am sure this is not exactly how Homer pictured the monster 2800 years ago, but it works for us!
These are super easy to make, and quite tasty too. I used green candy wafers with chocolate sprinkles to make the “monster” pretzels, and then added an eyeball on the top. I was worried the eyeballs would be too heavy for the pretzels, but one the chocolate hardened it stayed on top fine.
These would be a quick and easy recipe to make for a Halloween party!
- 12 Pretzel rods
- 1/2 cup Green melting candy wafers
- Black Sprinkles
- 12 Eyeball Gumballs
- Heat the candy wafers in the microwave until completely melted.
- Dip the pretzels in the candy and top with sprinkles.
- Stick a gumball securely on the top and let the rods harden.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294 Saturated Fat: 12g Sodium: 202mg Carbohydrates: 40g Sugar: 30g Protein: 1g
What creepy treats are you enjoying this Halloween?