Pretzel Pumpkins Candy Recipe

Pretzel Pumpkins Candy Recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
487 Calories
23g Fat
66g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 487
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 263mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Three ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to whip up a batch of pumpkin pretzels. Since they're so quick to make, this treat is ideal when you need a last-minute Halloween snack or movie night treat. You can also make this with large pretzels—consider using a piece of green licorice for the stem if you go big.


  • 1/2 cup green candy-coated sunflower seeds, or green M&Ms

  • 12 ounces orange candy coating

  • 3 cups small pretzel twists

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. If you are using green M&Ms, cut them in half and set them aside for now.

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  3. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with waxed paper or parchment.

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  4. Place the orange candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Take it out of the microwave when there are still a few unmelted bits remaining and stir until the final pieces melt.

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  5. Drop the whole pretzel in the coating and submerge it slightly. Use a fork or dipping tools to pull the pretzel out of the candy coating. Let the excess drip back into the bowl, then place it on the prepared baking sheet.

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  6. While the coating is still wet, press a green candy-coated sunflower seed or half of an M&M into the top of the pretzel to represent the pumpkin stem. Repeat until all of the pretzels are dipped.

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  7. Place the pretzels in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to set the coating.

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  8. Serve and enjoy!

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  • They will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.