These no-bake spider web pretzels are a sweet and salty Halloween snack. This is a pretzel base that is swirled with white chocolate to mimic a spiderweb and topped with Halloween sprinkles. Whip these up for a dessert to get you in the mood for the holiday season. Perfectly adorable and delicious, the kids will go crazy over these!
Whether you want to dress up as a vampire, princess, or detective, these spider web pretzels are a crunchy, salty, and sweet treat all in one.
If you are on the hunt for a creative and spooky dessert that is kid-friendly, these pretzel spider webs are a great option. The best part is, if you have little kids they will enjoy helping make these pretzels.
Pair these spider webs with these Oreo ghost truffles. These are must-make desserts as well that are made with just a few simple ingredients.
Reasons Why You Will Love These Spider Web Pretzels
- A sweet and salty treat in one Halloween snack.
- No baking is required. Simply melt chocolate in the microwave and decorate.
- A fun non-spooky Halloween treat for kids and adults.
- Great for parties, after-school snacking, movie night snacks, etc.
- A fun treat to win over a crowd with the first bite.
- This can be an edible hands-on craft that your kiddos can eat at the end of making for the Halloween season.
Pretzels – You will use pretzel sticks for this recipe. It is going to give you the perfect look of a spider web.
White Chocolate – I opted for white almond bark for this recipe. Melt as directed in the package.
Sprinkles – Buy any Halloween sprinkles that you enjoy and sprinkle them around the web.
Black Candy Melts – You can buy black candy melts and use this for drawing on tiny spiders on the web if you want. This is optional.
Variations To Recipe
- You can use white chocolate chips and add 1 teaspoon of shortening or coconut oil.
- You can use any color of candy melts to make the spider web.
- Use mini peanut butter cups as the base of the spider then add legs of chocolate stripes for legs.
- Dip a mini marshmallow in chocolate and then use that for the base of the body of the spider. Then add legs.
- Make spiders with Nutella instead of melted chocolate.
- Use a raisin for the body of a spider.
- Swirl on melted caramel before you add the white chocolate for added sweetness.
- If you buy candy gummy spiders you can place it on the web if you want, and secure it with a little melted chocolate.
Tips For Success
You will add the white chocolate to a piping bag, or Ziploc bag. You will cut the tip of the bag to use if you don’t have a piping bag. This will work for adding a drizzle of white chocolate to the pretzels.
Make sure to heat your chocolate until nice and smooth. Then you will use it once creamy to swirl on the pretzels. If it is not fully smooth you can add a little coconut oil to the chocolate.
I recommend using wax or parchment paper on a baking sheet so it is a nonstick surface and easy to move around.
Start in Center
When you are swirling on the chocolate you want to start in the center of the pretzels and work your way out. This will help to offer the best web effect.
Add Sprinkles Quickly
Decorate one pretzel at a time as the chocolate dries quickly. So swirl one, then add the sprinkles next. Then move on to the next pretzels.
Toothpick for Details
Use a toothpick for making legs for a spider. This will help to give you a nice detailed design.
Room Temperature: You can store any of the pretzels at room temperature in a sealed airtight container. Make sure that the spider web pretzels are fully set up before you go to store them.
Freezing: You can also freeze pretzels. If you stack the webs then place wax between each layer to prevent them from sticking. The pretzels will freeze for 5-6 months.
How do I melt white chocolate for dipping?
You can melt white chocolate in the microwave and stir between each 30-second heat increment. You need to make sure the chocolate gets nice and creamy. Don’t overheat or it will burn the chocolate.
Do I need any special tools to make spider web-dipped chocolate pretzels?
A toothpick and a piping bag are two items I recommend. The toothpick will help to ensure you create the legs on the spider. A piping bag is great for adding chocolate to swirl on pretzels. But you could also cut a small tip on a Ziploc bag as well.
How long does the chocolate take to set on the pretzels?
When you use candy melts or almond bark the chocolate will set up within minutes. Now if you use white chocolate and add in shortening it can take 10-30 minutes for the chocolate to set.
Can I use store-bought chocolate spiders or do I need to make my own?
Go right ahead and buy spider candies and use that for placing on the spider webs. Just make sure the proportions are similar so it fits.
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Spider Web Pretzels
- 80 pretzel sticks
- 2 cups white candy melts
- Halloween sprinkles
- ¼ cup black or chocolate candy melts
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and then set it to the side.
- Lay out 10 sets of 8 pretzels in a spoke wheel pattern.
- Microwave the white candy melts or almond bark in the microwave. Heat for 30 second increments stirring between each heat cycle.
- Repeat heating until it is fully melted and creamy.
- Add the chocolate to a Ziploc bag or piping bag. Cut a small tip off.
- Then start in the center of the pretzels and swirl it around working your way to the outside of the pretzels, making a web.
- Sprinkle on the Halloween sprinkles after you swirl the chocolate. Repeat for all the webs.
- With the brown or black chocolate pipe a circle on the web. Then use a toothpick and drag legs to look like a sider.
- Let the webs set up for an hour. Once the chocolate is set you can serve and enjoy.