Spookify your Halloween party menu with this easy and fun halloween treat: Edible Skeleton Bones, made with marshmallows, pretzels and white chocolate!
After all of this serious cooking, I’m ready to have some fun! I love finding silly recipes for Halloween. Whether it’s for my kids’ classroom party or our annual neighborhood block party, my family and I really get into mischief with Halloween.
And with some kid-friendly, Halloween-inspired snacks to serve, everyone will get into the “spirit” of things! These skeleton bones aren’t for your dog! They are easy to make and the kids will love the sweet and salty combination.
What makes this a great recipe
Not only is this such a fun halloween snack to make, it is super duper simple and easy. Made from pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows and melted chocolate, these baby bones will be gobbled up quick!
What’s not to love about chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows?! In a bowl, they look like a bowl of mini skeleton bones. Perfect for halloween parties and you can bag them up for individual halloween goodie bags!
Ingredients you need
- Pretzel Rods: You will need the straight little pretzel rods for the base of the bone.
- Mini Marshmallows: These make the ends of the edible skeleton bones.
- White Chocolate Chips: You can melt white chocolate chips or white candy melts to dip everything in.
Step-by-step recipe directions
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This is where your chocolate dipped skeleton bones will sit and harden.
2. The bones are assembled by attaching to mini marshmallows onto the each end of a pretzel stick.
3. In a double boiler, stirring frequently melt the white chocolate or candy melts over simmering water. For white chocolate be very careful not to use high heat as it will ruin the chocolate and you will have to start again.
4. Dip each marshmallow laden pretzel rod into the melted chocolate and coat completely. Use a fork to maneuver and turn the bones.
5. Lift them out of the chocolate and onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to dry. Once filled with bones, refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQS
The hardest part about this recipe is melting white chocolate. It can be tricky. So be sure to not melt the chocolate over high heat but over simmering water. Use a rubber scraper to stir and melt the chocolate and keep it smooth.
- You can also use white candy melts instead of white chocolate.
- You can also use fun colored candy melts like bright orange, green or purple for colorful ones.
- Keep some of the pretzel sticks long and others short to vary the lengths and variety of the skeleton bones.
Looking for more edible skeleton ideas? How about these skeleton cupcakes made with marshmallows, edible market and yogurt covered pretzels. Happy Halloween everyone!
- 36 pretzel sticks
- 72 small marshmallows
- 12 oz white chocolate chips
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Assemble the bones by pushing both ends of the pretzel stick into the flat side of the mini marshmallows.
- Place white chocolate chips in a double boiler over just simmering water.
- Stir frequently until chocolate chips have melted.
- As soon as chocolate chips have melted, remove the entire double boiler from the heat.
- Dip each pretzel-marshmallow bone into the melted chocolate and lift out with a fork, letting the excess drip back into the bowl.
- Lay the bones on the prepared baking and refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Serving Size:4 pieces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 12.2gSaturated Fat: 7.3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 30.5gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 25.9gProtein: 2.9g
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