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3 Ingredient Ghost Pretzels

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These 3 Ingredient Ghost Pretzels are the perfect spooky (yet super cute) sweet treat to make this Halloween. 

The sweetness from the chocolate pairs perfectly with the salty savoryness of the pretzel, and the candy eyes, well, they’re just plain adorable.

Pretzel ghosts sit on a plate with pretzels on the bottom right, and wooden spoons filled with candy pumpkins and candy eyes above the plate.

They need just 10 minutes of hands-on time and a few pantry staples to make and are super cute and perfect for the spooky season. 

They’re as fun to eat as they are to look at – I promise! I love teaming them up with my 3 ingredient Halloween ghost pops and offering them as a snack or a munchie.  

Ingredients For the 3 Ingredient Ghost Pretzels Recipe

Only three ingredients are needed and they’re fairly easy to find.

White Chocolate Melts: White candy melts, when melted, form the coating for the pretzel ghosts. 
Pretzel Twists: You’ll need to use some mini pretzel twists to form the body of the ghosts.
Sugar Candy Eyes: These form the eyes of the ghosts and they’re just adorable in their imperfection. You’ll be surprised at how simply placing these Sugar Candy Eyes strategically can make those simple pretzels look so cute and spooky! 

Ingredients to make the ghost pretzels are white chocolate melts, salted pretzels and candy eyes.

How to Make Ghost Pretzels

It literally takes very little time and what I like about this recipe is that little ones would love to stick the eyes onto the ghosts!

  1. Microwave and melt the candy melts. 
  2. Dip the pretzel twists inside and coat them completely in the melted chocolate.
  3. Place them on a rack and press two sugar candy eyes on each pretzel. 
  4. Refrigerate and allow them to solidify. 

Tips & Variations for this 3 Ingredient Ghost Pretzels Recipe 

  • If you don’t have candy melts, you can use some almond bark or white chocolate chips instead. 
  • Remember to add a teaspoon of coconut oil into the mix if you’re using chocolate chips. This will ensure that the mixture forms a nice shell-like coating that you’re looking for. 
  • Also, make sure you don’t end up overheating the candy. Use a double boiler for best results, or keep stirring the mixture at every 10-second interval if you’re using the microwave. 
  • Place the candy eyes strategically, making sure two of the three holes in the pretzel twists are covered. 
  • I used pretzel twists for this recipe, but you could also try replicating the recipe with pretzel rods instead. Simply dip a little over half of each rod into the melted candy mixture and use a single candy eye on each stick. 
  • You can also bring some variation into these spooky pretzel ghosts by decorating them with other festive Halloween-themed decorations and sprinkles. 
  • If you want a less spooky look, try using orange-colored chocolate melts (or color the chocolate yourself) and make little pumpkins!
A close up of Pretzel ghosts on a grey plate.

How to Serve the Pretzel Ghosts

I love serving these ghost pretzels as a part of a Halloween snack platter, paired with some fun fall-themed snacks like my 2 ingredient Rolo pretzel bites, some pretzel knots and an easy Nutter Butter candy bark

Since this recipe is actually pretty easy and straightforward, it is actually a great one to get the kids to help along as well. In fact, you can actually make this a great family Halloween tradition too on the days you’re carving the pumpkin! 

Storage Ideas & Suggestions

These three-ingredient pretzel ghosts are perfect to make ahead of time and then serve at a Halloween movie night. They can be stored in an airtight container and can stay fresh for up to a week. 

You can also wrap a handful of these edible ghosts in some clear candy bags, wrap them up in a festive ribbon, and hand them out as Halloween party favors. 

22 pretzel ghosts on a plate with a halloween background. Two wooden spoons hold candy on the upper left of the plate.

Questions You Might Have

Can I freeze the pretzel ghosts?

Yes, absolutely you can! Just be sure to use a freezer-friendly, air-tight container. When removing them from the freezer, remove the lid and let them thaw slowly.

I have white chocolate chips on hand. Will they work?

Yes, but you should melt the chocolate along with a tablespoon of coconut oil to ensure a smooth chocolate. Don’t use water to try and smooth out the chocolate as it will make it “seize” or turn grainy and thick.

Can I use the large pretzel twists?

Yes, but I would make a few adjustments. I would buy larger eyes and after dipping into the chocolate, place the eyes on the top arch of the pretzel because the opening for the large pretzel will be too large to nestle the eye in it.

Chocolate covered mini pretzels with candy eyes on a plate. Bottom right are plain mini pretzels and upper right are candy eyes.

Have You Tried This 3 Ingredient Ghost Pretzels Recipe?

Have you made this fun Halloween candy treat? I’d love to hear about it if you did! What kind of chocolate did you use? Please leave your comments below, and don’t forget to leave a star rating on the recipe card.

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Yield: 22-25 ghosts

3 Ingredient Pretzel Ghosts

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Adorable, spooky, and delicious, these 3 ingredient Pretzel Ghosts are sure to look fantastic on any Halloween treat table. A great alternative to store-bought candy, these homemade Halloween treats come together in about 10 minutes!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 1 cup of white chocolate drops or white candy melts
  • 22 small pretzel twists
  • 44 sugar candy eyes (you can usually find these in the baking aisle of your local store)


1. Melt the White Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate melts in 30-second intervals, stirring between each session until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted. Be careful not to overheat it, as white chocolate can be temperamental and scorch easily.
2. Dip the pretzels: Place a pretzel on a fork and dip it into the melted white chocolate or dip it from a spoon. Make sure the chocolate has coated the pretzel completely and the excess drips back into the bowl.
3. Arrange the ghosts: Place the chocolate-covered pretzels on a rack. While the chocolate is still wet, gently press two sugar candy eyes onto the pretzel to give the ghosts adorable and creepy eyes. Continue this process with the remaining pretzels.
4. Allow them to harden: Allow the ghost pretzels to harden and solidify. You can speed up this process by placing the pieces in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. When the white chocolate has completely hardened, the ghost pretzels are ready to eat.


Arrange them on a spooky platter and serve them at a Halloween party or as a sweet treat during a cozy movie night. Your guests will love these adorable and delicious little ghosts.

These haunted pretzels are a whimsical addition to any Halloween party. They strike the perfect balance between adorable and creepy, so both kids and adults will love them.

Get Creative: While the basic ghost design is charming, you can let your creativity run wild by adding other Halloween-themed decorations. Consider using colored icing or
sprinkles to give your ghosts bow ties, witches' hats, or even little pumpkin smiles.

Storage: If you don't serve your Ghost Pretzels immediately, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. They should stay fresh for up to a week, making them a great option for preparing ahead of time for your Halloween event.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

2 pretzels

Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 3mgSodium 666mgCarbohydrates 72gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 6g

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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