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Halloween Treat Ideas, Sweet Bones

Updated on May 6, 2013
White chocolate and pretzel sweet bones
White chocolate and pretzel sweet bones | Source

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?

5 stars from 5 ratings of White Chocolate and Pretzel Bones

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!

It only takes three simply ingredients to makes these frightfully yummy sweet bones; marshmallows, pretzels, and white chocolate!
It only takes three simply ingredients to makes these frightfully yummy sweet bones; marshmallows, pretzels, and white chocolate! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: A nice party platter filled with bones!

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!

Picture Instructions

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Skewer marshmallows on their round side with the pretzel. Place one marshmallow on each end of each pretzel stick.Melt chocolate chips until they "just" start to melt. Stir frequently. Don't over heat  or get water in the melting chips or they will seize up.
Skewer marshmallows on their round side with the pretzel. Place one marshmallow on each end of each pretzel stick.
Skewer marshmallows on their round side with the pretzel. Place one marshmallow on each end of each pretzel stick. | Source
Melt chocolate chips until they "just" start to melt. Stir frequently. Don't over heat  or get water in the melting chips or they will seize up.
Melt chocolate chips until they "just" start to melt. Stir frequently. Don't over heat or get water in the melting chips or they will seize up. | Source
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Coat pretzel assembly completely with the melted chocolate.A fork works great for lifting out, and dripping off the extra chocolate from the treat.Put the coated treats on a lined baking pan, then place in the refrigerator until hardened.
Coat pretzel assembly completely with the melted chocolate.
Coat pretzel assembly completely with the melted chocolate. | Source
A fork works great for lifting out, and dripping off the extra chocolate from the treat.
A fork works great for lifting out, and dripping off the extra chocolate from the treat. | Source
Put the coated treats on a lined baking pan, then place in the refrigerator until hardened.
Put the coated treats on a lined baking pan, then place in the refrigerator until hardened. | Source

Instructions For Making Sweet Bones

  1. Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper, set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Using different lengths of pretzel sticks, skewer each marshmallow with the pretzels through the mini-marshmallows' rounded sides. (see diagram→).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 7 mini-pretzel sticks
Calories 28
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
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.

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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!

'Dem Sweet Bones!

Trim any excess chocolate globs, and serve at your next Halloween party!
Trim any excess chocolate globs, and serve at your next Halloween party! | Source

Comments for "Halloween Treat Ideas"

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  • Thundermama profile image

    Catherine Taylor 

    6 years ago from Canada

    These look so easy and awesome. Our family has a yearly Halloween shindig and we will definitely be trying our hand at these. Super!

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    Denise Handlon 

    6 years ago from North Carolina

    Very cool idea here-and the step by step photos really help. I bought the ingredients for the spiders today. LOL

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    @alissaroberts, TToombs08, Mama Kim 8, mmsu, and KDuBarry03~

    Thank you all so much for sharing your kind comments on this sweet Halloween Bones recipe! We have a bast making them and our guests have always really appreciated that the bones are gruesomely edible!

    HubHugs to the room~

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    KDuBarry03 

    6 years ago

    Wow, what a fun and easy idea! Hmm...this might scare the 5 year olds running around my neighborhood everyday LOL Thanks for sharing this!

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    mmsu 

    6 years ago from Pakistan

    Good creative Hub.Nice ideas.Voted up!

  • Mama Kim 8 profile image

    Sasha Kim 

    6 years ago

    Pretzels, marshmallows and white chocolate... my son will adore these!!! I will definitely make these this Halloween ^_^ Thank you! voted up and pinned.

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    Terrye Toombs 

    6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    k9, these are SO cool! I had to share with my followers, on Chime and pinned. :) I would actually make these! The kids might not get very many, but I'd make 'em! :)

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    Alissa Roberts 

    6 years ago from Normandy, TN

    Love these bones! The boys and I will definitely be making these treats for Halloween. Might even have to send a batch for their class parties. Thanks for the cute idea - voted up and pinning!

  • K9keystrokes profile imageAUTHOR

    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    @Sherry Hewins~ Glad you like the idea, this recipe is as easy as it gets! Thank you for commenting!

    Cheers~

    @mvillcat~ Thanks for the votes and pin! They are a blast. When people realize they can actually eat these, the fun really begins! Thanks for your remarks!

    Cheers~

    @jennzie~ Thanks! Your friends will think you are the coolest-cat on the block when they see these sweet bones on your party table! Thank you for stopping by!

    Cheers~

    @SmartAndFun~ Thank you for finding time to make it by today. This recipe really is simple, and very tasty! Glad you approve!

    HubHugs~

    @cclitgirl~ What a fantastic suggestion! I have actually added your idea to the hub! (Gave you a little "hublove" as well). Thanks so much for your input on the article! I am always happy to see when you can make it by for a read.

    HubHugs~

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    Cynthia Calhoun 

    6 years ago from Western NC

    These look so real! Awesomesauce! I would think you could use small pretzels or even the jumbo sized ones and stick really big marshmallows on the ends. Then you could have big bones and little bones. Dem bones gonna walk around! Hahaha. Fabulous hub as always, K9! Voted, tweeted and pinned.

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    SmartAndFun 

    6 years ago from Texas

    What a simple idea, and the results are great! They look quite realistic. The ingredients sound yummy, too. Super cute.

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    Jenn 

    6 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Very creative Halloween treat recipes- it's always a good idea to plan ahead. Voted up!

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    Catherine Dean 

    6 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

    I will be making these come October. I pinned and voted up. Too cute.

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    Sherry Hewins 

    6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    They look like a fun thing to bring to one of those Halloween food buffets like we usually had at work. I've never seen them. Thanks for the clever idea.

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