These pretzel and white chocolate spider web cookies are a perfect Halloween snack! Super quick and easy to whip up with just 2 ingredients, these will be a Halloween hit. And they’re so simple to make that the kids can lend a hand!
Who doesn’t love the dreamy combo of sweet creamy chocolate and salty crunchy pretzels?!
It’s definitely one of my faves, and I jump at any opportunity to combine the two!
This super easy Halloween snack really delivers on that front. And since you only need 2 ingredients, this is a great recipe if you need a no-bake last minute Halloween snack.Jump to Recipe
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What you’ll need
The first thing you’ll need to make this fun Halloween snack is white chocolate.
You can totally use white candy melts or almond bark for these if you prefer, but I’d recommend real white chocolate if you can get it because it tastes sooo much better. And since this is such a simple no bake Halloween snack with only 2 ingredients I think it’s worth using ingredients that taste good!
I use a disposable piping bag to make these spider web pretzels, but if you don’t have any around then a sandwich bag would work perfectly too!
If you are using a piping bag I’d skip the piping tip and and just snipping the end of the bag.
The first time I ever made these spider web treats I thought I’d be all fancy and use a piping tip. Big mistake! The melted chocolate just flowed straight out!
Even after I let the chocolate cool and thicken it was still kinda tricky to control the flow. And cleaning out set white chocolate from the tip when I was done was not fun!
Ever since then I just use the bag, and it makes it so much easier to control the flow.
So keep it simple, and just snip off a tiny piece from the bottom of the piping bag. You don’t need much – I found that cutting a piece about 1/8″ wide is pretty much all you need.
You’ll also want to use a silicone baking mat, like a Silpat. The silicone mats are nice and sturdy, so they make it really easy to peel the set spider webs off the mat without them breaking.
But don’t sweat if you don’t have one. We’re keeping things nice and easy here, so you can definitely use non-stick parchment or wax paper instead. You just might need to be a little more careful when peeling your webs off.
How to make your spider web pretzel treats
Start by melting your white chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler. If you’re using a microwave, stir it every 30-40 seconds to stop it overheating and scorching.
Set the melted chocolate aside to let it cool for a bit.
While the chocolate cools, arrange your pretzel sticks on your mat in a radial formation. I like to use 8 pretzel sticks per spider web, but you can use as many as you want. I probably wouldn’t use fewer than 5 or 6 sticks though.
Now it’s time for the fun part – the piping!
Spoon the melted chocolate into your piping bag and cut a tiny piece off the tip, about 1/8 inch (3 mm) wide.
Pipe a good sized blob of chocolate into the center of the pretzels to help bind them together.
Moving from the center outwards, start piping rings of chocolate over the pretzels, curving the lines slightly in. I usually aim for 3 to 4 rings, but you might want to add more or less depending on the size of your pretzel sticks.
Once you’re done piping stick your baking sheet in the fridge until the chocolate sets.
Optional Chocolate Spiders
If you want to add a little extra creepiness to your Halloween pretzel snacks you can pipe some little chocolate spiders to decorate you pretzel spider webs.
Melt a little bit of milk or dark chocolate and spoon into your piping bag.
Pipe a couple of little blobs of chocolate in a peanut-like shape. Add 8 legs, with 4 pointing towards the head of the peanut, and the 4 towards the back. Try not to make them too thin or they’ll break off when you try and peel them off the silicone mat!
Put your spider covered baking sheet into the refrigerator until the chocolate sets, and then carefully peel off.
Dot the spiders around the spider webs to decorate, or use a little bit of extra melted chocolate to stick them onto the webs.
A Few Quick Tips
I find that the higher I hold the tip of the piping bag the more squiggly the lines end up, so for smoother lines try to pipe as close to the mat as possible.
Don’t worry if you end up touching the mat with your piping bag – you can always pipe over any thin areas again to thicken them and add some stability.
For a more realistic spider web effect try to curve your chocolate lines towards the center a little, especially as you get closer to the edge of the web. There’s nothing wrong with straighter lines so don’t worry about it too much. I just find the straighter lines give the web a rounder look which reminds me of a ship’s wheel, so it’s purely an aesthetic thing!
These pretzels spider webs look great just as they are, but if you’re feeling adventurous then go crazy by adding some Halloween themed sprinkles to the chocolate before it sets.
Not a fan of white chocolate? Switch it up and use milk or dark chocolate instead. You could even add a few drops of gel color, or use colored candy melts to make some crazy fun colored spider webs!
Adding some cute candy or toy spiders is another great way to make these spider webs even more creepy. I piped some little dark chocolate spiders here, but those little legs are delicate suckers, so if you can find some ready made ones you’ll probably save yourself some trouble. On the other hand, you totally get to eat any mishaps, so it’s not all bad 😛
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s so easy, so have fun and experiment!
White Chocolate and Pretzel Spider Web Treats
- silpat mat or non stick parchment paper
- baking tray
- disposable piping bag or a sandwich bag
- 48 pretzel sticks
- 3.5 oz white chocolate
- 2 oz milk or dark chocolate (optional)
- Melt the white chocolate in a bowl using a microwave or double boiler. If you're using a microwave, heat for 30-40 seconds at a time and stir regularly to avoid scorching the chocolate. Set chocolate aside to cool in the bowl.
- Line your baking tray with a silpat mat or baking parchment. Then set out your pretzels in a radial arrangement. I used 8 pretzel sticks per spider web, but you use more or less if you prefer!
- Once the white chocolate has cooled and thickened, spoon it into your piping bag or sandwich bag. Snip a tiny corner off the piping bag, about 1/8th inch (3mm) wide so you can pipe the chocolate.
- Pipe a blob of white chocolate onto the center of each set of pretzels to help hold them together.
- Starting from the inside out, pipe rings of white chocolate over the pretzels to form the web.
- Refrigerate for around 15-30 minutes or until set, and carefully peel off the mat.
Looking for more Halloween recipes?
- Chocolate Spider Web Sheet Cake
- Super Simple Mummy Hot Dogs
- Mummy Rice Krispie Treats
- Witches Broom Pretzel Treats
- Ghost and Mummy Oreo Cookie Treats
Even More Halloween Fun
Looking for some creepy cute and free Halloween party printables to get in the Halloween spirit? Check out my free printable party set right here!
It includes two Trick or Treat Halloween banners, straw flags, treat bag toppers, cupcake toppers and more!
Want some more Halloween party inspiration? Have a look at my Best Halloween Party Ideas post here. It’s full of ideas for food, favors and more!