Chocolate Covered Pretzels
And Other Creepy and Fun Ideas
If you're looking for some fun and simple ideas for Halloween, these Halloween chocolate covered pretzels are a great place to start!
Just look at these adorable pretzels that Linda Horswood made. As complicated as they might look, they're so easy to make and take very little time to assemble.
Interested? Follow these steps on how to make Halloween pretzels and surprise your kids, your co-workers, or your guests with a delicious and delightful treat in just minutes.
But don't stop there! We've got plenty more creative creations for Halloween that you'll just love - peanut butter eyeballs, kitty litter cake, scary spider cookies, boogers on a stick, and more. Check them out!
Bloody Hand PunchI've always loved punch at a party. My mom used to make an awesome punch with soft drink, sherbet, and fruit juice - totally awesome.
But, for a spooky and entertaining kid's party, why not create this incredible bloody hand punch.
This is one of the most popular pages on our site this time of year, even though it has nothing whatsoever to do with chocolate! It's because it is so easy and so very fun!
Okay, I'm going to give you one more really fun recipe for Halloween that is quick to make, but you actually need to prepare it ahead of time so it can properly set. Ready?
Slippy-Slimy Jello WormsIsn't this idea for edible Jello worms so very clever? I ran across it recently at instructables.com and just knew that it would be a hit with the kids. Keep in mind that in Australia and the UK, etc., what American's call jello (from the Jell-O Brand) is referred to as jelly.
You'll need the following:
- 6 ounces (170 grams) of raspberry Jello (that's one large box or two small boxes)
- 3/4 ounces (20 grams) of unflavored gelatin
- 3 cups of boiling water
- 3/4 cup of whipping cream (heavy cream)
- green food coloring
- 100 bendable straws (fully extended)
- Start by preparing your straws. Gently pull the end of each one to stretch the bendy section out a bit so that worm-like ridges form in the jello. With the bendable side down, place all straws in a clean tall and narrow container or cup so that they fit snugly together. Put a rubberband around them if necessary. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the Jello and gelatin. Add the boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Allow to cool until lukewarm.
- Stir the whipping cream and about 15 drops of the green food coloring into the lukewarm Jello mixture. Carefully pour the mixture into the straws and place in the refrigerator to fully set, several hours or overnight.
Theoretically, you could simply pour the mixture into the container and then poke the straws in, causing the liquid to rise up through the straws, if you find that easier. ;)
- When the jelly is fully set, you need to remove the edible worms from the straws. Some people find that carefully running some hot water over the straws for a couple of seconds makes the whole process easier. Grip one end of the straw and then pinch the straw just above the spot where the jelly worm starts and pull the straw through your fingers to squirt the worm out the end onto a waxed paper lined tray.
- Cover the worms and chill until ready to serve. You can simply place them in a bowl for serving, or get creative. For example you can wash an empty soup can (or similar) and lay it sideways in a dish with the worms pouring out of it. Eeeww!
I hope you love these fun recipes as much as I do.
Whether you make the Halloween chocolate covered pretzels, some bloody hand punch, edible giggly jelly worms, or something else entirely, I really want to see YOUR creations. Be sure to include your photos and tell your story here. They'll all be added to the website for everyone else to enjoy, too.
I hope you enjoyed this issue of Charmingly Chocolate. If you have any feedback or comments you'd like to share with me, just reply to this zine and let me know. And don't forget to check out our new Chocolate Candy Mall Store. Buy some homemade goodies, or list your own for sale!