M&M Pumpkin Pretzels

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5 from 7 votes
These Chocolate Covered Pretzels Pumpkins are the perfect Halloween party food.  They're quick and easy to make and oh, so cute!
Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total: 30 minutes
Chocolate Covered pretzels Pumpkins

M&M Pumpkins Pretzels are an easy chocolate covered party snack everyone will love. It only a few simple ingredients and about 30 minutes.

Three pretzel pumpkins with little green stems.

These M&M Pumpkins are EASY. They require no baking and only three ingredients and they look so super cute! This is a no brainer Halloween Party snack. To find even more check out my link.


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What makes this recipe great? Did I mention that you do not have to actually bake anything? These are quick, the only thing you have to wait is for the chocolate to harden.

  • 30 Minutes: So quick.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or easy to get, especially around Halloween
  • Family Friendly: Kids will love to help make these and eat them!
  • Adaptable: Can make it gluten free.
Three pretzel pumpkins with little green stems.

What You Need to Make Chocolate M&M Pumpkins

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make M&M Pumpkins – Step by Step

  • Melt: First, melt chocolate and then dip one side of the pretzel into the chocolate so that it has a thick coating and next place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Candies: Second, immediately place 7 orange M&Ms in a circle around the pretzel with one candy in the center. Next, place a small amount of chocolate between two orange M&M’s and stand up one green M&M on its edge to form the stem.
  • Cool: Finally, allow chocolate to harden for at least one hour before packaging.
Chocolate coated candies

Common Questions About Chocolate Covered Pretzels

HOW DO I MELT THE CHOCOLATE CANDY MELTS?

Candy melts are really easy to work with, simply follow the package directions, however, here are some simple hacks to help.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHOCOLATE FOR SOMETHING ELSE?

Indeed, peanut butter or caramel are great substitutes.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make as many or as few as you need, simply adjust the amounts accordingly.

HOW DO YOU GET IT ALL ON BEFORE THE CHOCOLATE HARDENS?

This is a great project for the kids to help with, simply assign each child a task and form an assembly line or however if you are working alone, melt the chocolate in batches to make it easier.

STORAGE FOR THESE M&M PUMPKINS?

After they have completely set, store in an airtight container.

Close up on the pretzels.

Expert Tips for Making M&M Pumpkins

  • Placement: Candy TweezersThese help me carefully place the candies so my fingers aren’t in the way.
  • Amount: Only dip one side of the pretzel in the chocolate.  You don’t want to cover the entire pretzel.
  • Pretzels: If you can’t find the square pretzels, you can use small regular pretzels, however you will have to make sure the entire pretzel has a chocolate base.
  • Options: Use skittles or Reeses Pieces in place of the M&M to change up the flavors.
  • Variation tip: Red M&M’s can be used to make apples for a fall themed party.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a gluten free pretzel for people with gluten intolerance.

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Chocolate Covered pretzels Pumpkins

Chocolate Covered Pretzels Pumpkins

5 from 7 votes
These Chocolate Covered Pretzels Pumpkins are the perfect Halloween party food.  They’re quick and easy to make and oh, so cute!
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Servings: 30 pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt chocolate according to package directions.
  • Dip one side of the pretzel into the chocolate so that it has a thick coating.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Immediately place 7 orange M&Ms in a circle around the pretzel with one candy in the center.
  • Place a small amount of chocolate between two orange M&M’s and stand up one green M&M on its edge to form the stem.
  • Allow chocolate to harden for at least one hour before packaging.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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6 thoughts on “M&M Pumpkin Pretzels”

  1. 5 stars
    LOVE these! I am always looking for last minute holiday recipes and these are perfect for that (I’m using these for Thanksgiving, as well). PLUS! Chocolate and salty pretzels together… YUM!

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  2. 5 stars
    You had me at chocolate! These are so cute and a perfect fall treat so easy that my kids can help make them! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. 5 stars
    This is so cute and creative! I am always looking for recipes that my little kitchen helper can manage and she will LOVE this! Thank you!

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  4. 5 stars
    My kids are asking to make these. Since today is a holiday from school, we are going to do them this afternoon! Let’s see if they eat more than they save.

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