Halloween Candy Corn Pretzels

Although it’s true that I love stepping away from traditional color palettes for the holidays (see upcoming posts with pink for Halloween!), I can get down with a candy corn theme. You can’t make me eat ’em, but I love the yellow/orange/white combination. The seasonal candy corn is a warm ombre of fading colors. In celebration of the candy corn, I’ve got three treats wrapped into one this week: Ombre Candy Corn Pretzels, an Ombre Candy Corn Cake, and a new recipe for Halloween Pretzels.

The colors on these tasteless little candies are truly an inspiration for me.  I  fall and these pretzels come alive with cool orange yellow dots and sprinkle decor.

Harking back one year ago, I made easy rod pretzels in various candy corn colors, and also a 3-layer ombre cake.

If you love these Halloween colors as much as I do, check out the spread I put together that includes these two recipes plus a few fun DIY decorations for the table.


This pretzel couldn’t be easier, and of course get those kids in the kitchen to help out! There are only three ingredients: the pretzel, the melting chocolate, and the sprinkles.

Melt the chocolate, and dip the pretzels thoroughly on one side. Place on a pan lined with parchment paper.

Before the chocolate dries, add the sprinkles.

Let dry and there you have it! Halloween Pretzels that can be done in 30 minutes or less.  For the speedy mom version, pop them in the refrigerator and the chocolate will dry in about 10 minutes time!


  • Fancy Sprinkles, candy corn sprinkles
  • CK Products, white melting chocolatePhotos by: Maria Hedrick Photography
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    Halloween Pretzels

    By TheSweetNerd  

    October 9, 2019

    • Prep: 15 mins


    1 bag yellow Wilton chocolate melts

    1 bag orange Wilton chocolate melts

    1 bag white Wilton chocolate melts

    1 bag Snyder's pretzel rods

    white Wilton nonpareils


    1Melt each color of chocolate melts in a different cup per color. Follow instructions given on bag for melting. (It depends on the voltage of your microwave)

    2Dip pretzel rod into melted chocolate

    3Place pretzel rod on cookie sheet (or any other sort of drying tray) and immediately sprinkle nonpareils onto the chocolate covered side



  • Tessa
    6 years ago

    I love how easy these look! And you’re right, the candy corn flavor is – what is it? Nothing. But you’ve done great with the colors.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      Thanks Tessa. So glad you love the pretzel dealio without the candy corn flavoring.

  • Have you seen that quote about the fastest way to get rid of candy corn….throw it away haha. That’s so me but I’m with you – the colors are so fun and these pretzels are the perfect way to enjoy “candy corn” without actually eating it!

  • 6 years ago

    It must be so much fun making these. I bet my son would love these. We were in Germany last week and had an overdose of the German Pretzels.

  • 6 years ago

    Those are just too cute! I think I’ll make them with my two older grands. They would love it!

  • 6 years ago

    Ohh, these look so cute for Halloween! I’ll have to make a batch to snack on while handing out candy this year. Thanks for sharing!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      Of course, I love chocolate pretzels.

  • Kendall
    6 years ago

    I love how easy and adorable these are!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      I promise these ones are a snap, all dressed up with fancy sprinkles.

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