Recipe of the Week: Easy Pumpkin Pretzels

Happy Halloween! Here’s a super easy and fun “recipe” from Butter With a Side of Bread that you can make today to get in the Halloween spirit! This would be a great activity to do with kids since its so simple!


  • mini pretzels
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips or orange candy melts
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil or shortening*
  • orange food coloring
  • green M&Ms


  • Place 3/4 cup white chocolate chips in a glass bowl along with 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Let sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Stir gently, then return to the microwave for 15 seconds, if needed.
  • Add coloring to chocolate and stir gently.
  • Dip each pretzel into the bowl of chocolate, gently tapping the edge of the bowl to release excess chocolate. This process is so much easier when you use a dipping tool! Lay the covered pretzel down on a piece of wax paper. Place 1 green M&M into the top indent of the pretzel on its side, so it’s standing up. Now it’s a cute green stem! Let cool until solid.
  • Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of pumpkin pretzels, re-heating up the chocolate as necessary. Store in an airtight container to save.
  • *Omit coconut oil and food coloring if you use candy melts.