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Easy Candy Coated Pretzel Pumpkins for Kids

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These easy candy coated pretzel pumpkins come together so fast! It’s no surprise the kids had them gone so fast, too.

If you’re looking for more easy recipes the kids will love, be certain to check out the rest of my Easy Pumpkin Recipes!

And be sure to pin this easy chocolate covered pretzel pumpkins recipe, because you’re going to want it again when the kids clean you out.

candy coated pretzel pumpkins

Seriously simple, y’all. And it’s the perfect treat for a fall party for the kids.

Pretzel Pumpkins:

Whether it’s a Halloween party, a Thanksgiving one, or even just a fun “welcome fall” get-together, because these chocolate covered pretzel pumpkins are so simple, you’ll definitely need this party treat.

And they’re just so cute, with the little stem and all, they’re almost too cute to eat, but these candy coated pretzel pumpkins are so good, well, the kids won’t mind if you sneak a bite or three.

If you wanted to make these easy chocolate covered pretzel pumpkins into a trail mix, it would be no problem (and fun) to let the kids mix ’em up with a handful of peanuts, some cereal squares, and candy corn or marshmallows.

This pumpkin candy is easily done and simple enough that the kids can help.

Then, when they’re passing out the trail mix to their friends, they can say they made it (or helped make it). It’ll make them so proud, which is always fun.

But, even if you’re having these candy covered pretzel pumpkins with just the family, these little candy pumpkins make a fun treat. We had a handful leftover and put them in with some popcorn for a late night snack one evening when a movie ran long.

easy chocolate covered pretzel pumpkins recipe

Just one of the most simple and all-around most delicious fall recipes ever. Heck, these candy coated pretzel pumpkins even make for a quick breakfast as you’re racing out the door to an early appointment. Seriously, not intentional, but it happens sometimes, right?!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using to make these pumpkin pretzels.

  • Green M&M’s Candies (And ONLY green M&M’s candies because that’s all you need for this recipe, but if you’re going to have a few M&M’s for a snack, well, you can just pick out the green ones, right?)
  • Orange Candy Melts (You can make your own orange candy melt by mixing yellow and red food coloring into some white chocolate, but the melting chocolate get’s lumpy and weird sometimes, then you have to add oil. I find it easiest to just use the store bought, candy melts, honestly.)
  • Mini Pretzels

Reminder, not all ingredients in the candy coated pretzel pumpkins are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

fall or halloween sweet and salty snack treat

Must Have Resources:

When making candy coated pretzel pumpkins at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand. Maybe you have some of them available already, but it will make it so much easier if you have them all.

Make it a Meal:

Before you and your kiddos can enjoy this delicious fall dessert, you have to eat dinner. Am I right?

Main Dish: Chicken Tortilla Soup made with boneless chicken breasts.

Vegetable Side: Squash Fries (Have you tried these dipped in my rotel dip? WOW. Just wow!)

Starch Side: This 5-Ingredient Risotto is a wonderful side dish for fall meals.

Refreshing Drink: Pumpkin Pie Mocktail

Best Fall Recipes:

Once you make this fall recipe, you are going to need more party treats, you know. The party’s not much of a party without a lot of options, right?! But, don’t worry, I have a lot of options for fun fall recipes for you!

Easy Candy Coated Pretzel Pumpkins for Kids

More Pumpkin Recipes:

I’ll be honest, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love a little pumpkin in my fall recipes. So, I pulled together some of my favorite fall treats and put them here so you can enjoy them, too.

More Party Treat Recipes:

If you’re here less for the overall dinner idea and you’re just looking to make a few fun party treat ideas, well, I’ve got you covered there, too! All of these fun party treat ideas are perfect for some fall fun with the kids.

I’m also a really big fan of making this Halloween RoTel Dip Recipe!

candy coated pumpkin pretzels

Candy Coated Pretzel Pumpkins

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Sweet & Salty come together to form the perfect treat. Plus, with only 3 ingredients, these candy coated pretzel pumpkins are easy enough to make that even the kids can do it!


  • Orange candy melts
  • 24 Mini pretzels
  • 12 Green M&M candies


  1. Cut the green M&M’s in half. 
  2. Place the orange candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, and heat using the defrost setting for 1 minute at a time. Remove the bowl and stir after each minute, and continue heating until the candy is completely melted and smooth. 
  3. Dip each mini pretzel completely into the melted candy, and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can use a skewer to hold and dip the pretzels to eliminate any fingerprints on them. 
  4. Before the pretzels completely dry, add half of a green M&M near the top of each pretzel, cut side down. 
  5. Place the completely candy coated pretzel pumpkins into the fridge to set for at least an hour, and then serve. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4 pretzels
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 927Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 1466mgCarbohydrates: 164gFiber: 7gSugar: 67gProtein: 16g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/26/2019

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Linda S

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

We love candy coated pretzels - I know my daughter will enjoy making these.

Cherryl Ehlenburg

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

Such a cute idea! I love candy coated pretzels!


Tuesday 27th of August 2019

These are such a great snack. I know that they are geared for kids, but I think I am going to make them to take into work for my co-workers.

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