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Spooky-Cute Pretzel Spider Webs

These spooky-cute pretzel spider webs feature crunchy pretzels, drizzled chocolate, and candy eyes. They’re sure to be a popular dessert with your kids this Halloween!

Pretzel spider webs with candy eyes on platter with plastic spiders and pumpkins.

We created a festive Halloween sweet board for our neighbors this year and these chocolate pretzel spider webs were one of the first treats gone!

They’re spooky-cute, sweet, and crunchy, and the perfect dessert to celebrate the season.

And they’re so simple, even kids can help you make them!

This recipe works because it’s:

  • A unique treat that’s great for a teacher gift or dessert plate for neighbors.
  • Quick and easy with only 3 simple ingredients.
  • The perfect mix of salty and sweet!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Pretzel spider web ingredients on white table including pretzel sticks, candy melts, and candy eyes.

Break 24 pretzel sticks in half so you have 48 sticks total.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the pretzel pieces in a star-burst pattern to create 6 webs. (You’ll need 8 pretzel pieces for each spider web.)

Pretzel sticks in star burst pattern on parchment paper.

Melt 4 ounces of white candy melts according to the package directions and add the melted chocolate to a piping bag.

Cut the tip of the piping bag and squeeze the chocolate over the center of each web to connect the pretzel pieces together, making a small circle.

Then create a spiral starting from the center of each web and moving outward to the tip of the pretzel rods.

Melted white chocolate swirled on pretzel pieces to look like spider webs.

Finally, add two candy eyes to the center of each web, and gently press them in place.

Woman places candy eyes on chocolate pretzel spider webs.

Repeat the process until you have 3 white chocolate spider webs.

Melt 4 ounces of chocolate chips and repeat the process to create 3 chocolate spider webs.

Let dry before serving.

Recipe Tips and Instructions

Pretzel spider web treats on white platter with pumpkins and skull head in background.

I used some leftover white chocolate wafers I had on hand, but you could definitely use white chocolate chips or any of these candy wafer substitutes.

If you don’t have professional piping bags, you can use regular sandwich bags! Just place the bag over a small cup and fill it with the melted chocolate.

You may not break the pretzel sticks in half perfectly every time. Just use the pieces you like. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

On the other hand, I’ve seen these spider webs made by keeping the pretzel sticks as they are. Just know the webs will end up pretty big!

If you want your webs to look as accurate as possible, place two sticks touching horizontally with 3 sticks fanned out above and below.

The amount you cut off the tip of the piping bag will determine how big the drizzles are. If you want them smaller, cut just the tip off. If you want them thicker, you can cut higher up on the bag.

Try these variations of the pretzel spider webs to make them your own:

  • Add some spooky sprinkles before the chocolate dries.
  • Use candy spiders or seasonal chocolate candies.
  • Dip the pretzel stick pieces in the melted chocolate and let them dry for even more chocolatey goodness!

The easiest way to place the eyes is to drop them on. If you want to try to place them in a specific place they could fall into the chocolate because they’re so small. Just hold them right above where you want them placed and drop them.

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FAQs

Chocolate pretzel spider webs with candy eyes on white platter.
What can I use if I don’t have candy eyes?


Candy eyes may be in short supply during Halloween. So, if your local stores run out you can try:

-Mini chocolate chips
-White chocolate chips turned upside down with a dot of black writing gel in the middle

I hope your family loves these pretzel spider webs. If you make them, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!

 

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Chocolate pretzel spider webs with candy eyes on white platter.

Pretzel Spider Webs

The Ashcroft Family Table
These spooky-cute pretzel spider webs feature crunchy pretzels, drizzled chocolate, and candy eyes. They're so easy to make and the perfect Halloween dessert for kids!
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 153 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 24 pretzel sticks
  • 4 ounces white candy melts
  • 12 candy eyes
  • 4 ounces chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Break pretzel sticks in half so you have 48 sticks total.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the pretzel pieces in a star-burst pattern to create 6 webs. (You'll need 8 pretzel pieces for each spider web.)
  • Melt white candy melts according to the package directions and add the melted chocolate to a piping bag.
  • Cut the tip of the piping bag and squeeze the chocolate over the center of each web to connect the pretzel pieces together, making a small circle.
  • Then create a spiral starting from the center of each web and moving outward to the tip of the pretzel rods.
  • Finally, add two candy eyes to the center of each web, and gently press them in place.
  • Repeat the process until you have 3 white chocolate spider webs.
  • Melt chocolate chips and repeat the process to create 3 chocolate spider webs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 0.2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 18gVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.1mg
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