Owls are perfect for Fall and Halloween!  They can be cute and they can be spooky, which makes them the perfect after-school or Halloween party snack!

With a few simple ingredients, you can turn pretzels into owls that everyone will love!

Chocolate pretzel owls 

Chocolate Pretzel Owls

Ingredients: 

1 bag of tiny twists
Ghirardelli chocolate wafers
Mini Chocolate chips
Candy eyes
Golden Yellow royal icing (see below)

 

Royal Icing Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
golden yellow gel food coloring


Icing Directions: 

-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough, add 1/4 C powder sugar.
– Spoon the icing into a bowl.
-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 owls


Chocolate Pretzel Directions: 

-Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
-Using a double boiler place the chocolate wafers in the top pot.  Watch carefully as the chocolate wafers begin to melt.
-When the chocolate wafers have melted, dip the pretzels into it.  Immediately place them on the wax paper lined cookie sheet to set.
-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.
-Using the golden yellow icing, draw a triangle for the beak, then fill it in with more golden yellow icing.

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