When zombie pretzels attack!! No sweet n’ salty tooth is left alive.
These zombie pretzels can do double duty for Halloween AND for hanging out watching The Walking Dead. Which makes them not only easy-to-make and delicious, but wonderfully efficient.
My zombie marshmallows (that I made five years ago, which makes me feel really old, because in blog years that’s like a hundred) have been such a hit, I thought I’d return with more treats from the dead. And speaking of dead stuff, I just want to give a shout out to my friend Amanda’s zombie Barbies. Because zombie Barbies.
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how to make zombie pretzels
you will need:*
10 to 15 pretzel rods
1/2 cup green candy melts
1 to 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening (optional)
red edible writer
black candy color
red candy color
small paint brush
*Find the candy melts, edible writer, candy eyes and paint brush in the craft store. Find more information on edible writers HERE. The vegetable shortening helps make the candy melts runnier and more dip-able. Candy colors are special oil-based food colorings so they work well on candy melts. You can also try using a black and red edible writer, but the effect won’t be as strong. Find the Wilton brand in craft stores (because it’s concentrated, the pink works fine as red, so you can get the set of 4 with pink and black to save buying two sets). Shown here are Americolor candy colors, found online or in specialty stores. See below for supplies.
what to do:
Line a baking tray with wax or parchment paper and set aside. Prepare the candy eyes by scribbling with the red edible writer on the white. Set aside.
Place about 1/2 cup candy melts in a narrow microwave-safe container. An 8-ounce mason jar is used here. Add the vegetable shortening, if using. Melt according to package directions and stir very well. Dip a pretzel rod in the candy melts. Tip the jar to the side to cover more of the pretzel. Gently shake off excess and place on the baking tray.
Place one to two eyes on each pretzel. You likely won’t be able to fit two eyes across on the pretzel, so place them askew, which is better for zombies anyway. If the eyes start to slide off, let the candy melts set a bit first. After the eyes are in place, let the pretzels dry very well, at least 30 minutes.
When dry, place a few drops of each candy color on the wax paper. Use a small, liner brush to paint the mouth, “X”s for eyes and drops of blood. Let dry.
Makes 10 to 15 pretzels.
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