My latest creation was these Chocolate Pretzel Owls and they turned out so cute that I just had to share them!
I might just be a little overly obsessed with Owls. They are adorable in every way so I love owl themed crafts and baked goods.
Aside from making these for Halloween, they would be great for Thanksgiving and even a baby shower with an owl theme!
Hope you get a real “Hoot” out of them like I did! 😉
Making these is super simple and requires just a few ingredients.
Once done, you can wrap these up in cute cello bags for gift giving, baby showers and more.
Here is the basic supplies needed to make Chocolate Pretzel Owls:
- Mini Pretzel Twists
- Ghirardelli Chocolate Wafers
- Mini Chocolate Chips (for the ears)
- Candy Eyes
- Golden Yellow Royal Icing (ingredients below)
- Wax Paper
- Cookie Sheet
- Piping Bag (with a small round tip)
- 2 Egg Whites
- Powdered Sugar
- Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- Golden Yellow Gel Food Coloring
How to Make Chocolate Pretzel Owls:
If you want to make the homemade icing for these pretzels you’ll want to follow the ingredients below. However, you can skip this step and just use yellow colored royal icing or an icing pen to get the same look.
- Combine the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed for 4 minutes. Note: If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar.
- Add several drops of golden yellow gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.
- Spoon the icing into a pastry bag with a small tip.
Chocolate Pretzel Directions:
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
- Melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave (make sure to use a microwave safe bowl) in 30 increments stirring in between cooking time. Repeat until all the chocolate is melted.
- When the chocolate wafers have melted dip the pretzels into it and cover the pretzels entirely. Immediately after place them on the wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- While the chocolate covered pretzel is still hot add the mini chocolate chips for the ears and the candy eyes for the owl eyes.
- Allow the chocolate covered pretzel to cool and harden.
- Now using the golden yellow icing, draw a triangle going over it again to outline the triangle then fill it in with more of the golden yellow icing. This will serve as the owls beak.
- Allow the royal icing to dry before serving or wrapping. Enjoy!