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Halloween Treat Ideas, Sweet Bones
Tap, Tap, Tap, Trick-or-treat!
Once annually, Halloween's velvety-black night brings mischief and ghouls to your doorstep! Colorful swinging bags are toted by ghosts, witches, pirates, and caped-heroes who yearn for creative creepy treats as they scamper toward your fun-filled Halloween party. You won't let them down this year! You will have your own homemade bag of tricks,...or should I say bag of bones!?
How Would You Rate These Sweet Bones Treats?
Pretzel and White Chocolate Bones
So much fun can be had using simple ingredients like melted white chocolate chips and pretzel sticks! Toss in a few mini-marshmallows—no eye of newt needed here—and you get some creepy ghoulish goodies that taste pretty darn good! Your party guest will be in awe of your witchy snacks, requesting to add this sweet bones spell to their caldron recipe book! If you have some trick-or-treat anxious little goblins fidgeting around the house, get them involved! This homemade Halloween snack is easy enough for the whole family to make!
Only 3 Ingredients For This Halloween Treat Idea
- 1 (12 ounce) package or (2 cups) white chocolate chips
- 36 mini-pretzel rods, broken into different lengths
- 72 (about a cup) mini-marshmallows
A Little Variation On Ingredients
Big Bones Or Little Bones, It's Up To You
After publishing this recipe, my good pal cclitgirl—from right here on HubPages—suggested that this recipe would also work using large pretzel rods and large marshmallows. I think it is a spectacular idea! Giving you the option of creating big bones and small bones for a more full-sized skeleton fare! Have fun!
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Instructions For Making Sweet Bones
- Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper, set aside.
- Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler over gently-simmering water. Stir frequently until the chips just melt. A few may still look solid, but keep stirring them with the pan off of the double boiler, and they will also melt. You want to be careful not to over-heat the chocolate or get even a single drop of water in it, or it can seize up.
- Using different lengths of pretzel sticks, skewer each marshmallow with the pretzels through the mini-marshmallows' rounded sides. (see diagram→).
- Carefully drop the pretzel and marshmallow assembly into the melted chocolate. Once coated, lift it out using a fork and allow the excess chocolate to drip off back into the pan. Do this one bone assembly at a time, stirring chocolate between each dipping. If the chocolate starts to get too thick, put it back on the double boiler—stirring frequently—until it just starts to thin out again, quickly remove from heat to dip more bones.
- Keep placing each coated bone assembly—one at a time—on the lined baking sheet until all have been coated. Be careful not to let them touch...unless you wish to create an entire skeleton. Put the bone filled baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to harden the chocolate.
- Before serving, some minor trimming may be needed to remove extra chocolate blobs. A paring knife or a really warm (clean) cloth works great for this. Just don't trim too much off, or the pretzel might start to show through the white chocolate. Serve on a large decorative platter, in individual serving cups, or use in a unique edible center piece at your next scary party.
How To Store Halloween Treat Ideas
This finished recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator inside an airtight container for up to a week. Which makes these party treats even more desirable to serve at your next Monster Mash!
Nutrition Facts For 7 Mini-Pretzel Sticks (this is before adding any chocolate or marshmallows)
|Serving size: 7 mini-pretzel sticks|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
What You Think Really Does Matter!
Would you make these sweet bones for a scary party snack?
Some Fun Candy Bones to look At In This Video! Happy Halloween!
Homemade Halloween Snacks
Making these sweet treats for a Halloween party or for any ghoulish get together can really set you apart from the average scare fare! Easy to make, budget friendly ingredients, and a total blast to eat! I hope you have as much fun making these creepy sweet bones as we did!