These monster yogurt covered pretzel rods are made with yogurt, chocolate and powdered sugar. They are a fun halloween treat idea and are perfect for taking to a party or into a classroom!
Halloween is almost here! No big halloween decorations for us this year but I am definitely going to be hitting up the craft stores the day after halloween for all the deals. I talked about this in my September newsletter but I am definitely going to be one of those people with a bunch of halloween decorations on their lawn! Don’t hate me!
A side note, I kept thinking of the quote in Hocus Pocus where they say… “Halloween was invented by a candy company.” I don’t know if that’s true but that saying just stuck in my head throughout this post. These cute little monster pretzel rods are indeed sugary but to rationalize (if you want to do that) there really isn’t that much coating on each pretzel.
Nothing gets me into the holiday spirit more than fun halloween tricks and treats. These monster yogurt covered pretzel rods are so fun and just make you happy looking at them 🙂
Ingredients for Yogurt Covered Pretzels
What you will need:
- Yogurt: I used vanilla greek yogurt. I am sure plain yogurt would work too if you want it less sweet
- Powdered Sugar: You will need about 2 cups of powdered sugar for this recipe.
- Melting Chocolate: Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds, stir, heat for 30 seconds then stir some more. This should go on for about a minute and half until the chocolate is liquidly and melted throughout. I got my chocolate at Micheals and it’s this brand.
- Pretzel rods: I bought regular pretzel rods for these yogurt covered pretzels because it makes them easier to handle for dipping.
- Fun sprinkles/eyeballs: If you want to make these monster-y you can buy sprinkles and eyeballs at just about any craft store. I would suggest Micheals!
How to Make
A standing mixer would be best for whisking together the powdered sugar and yogurt, but a bowl and whisk will be fine too. To melt the chocolate, place it in a separate bowl and stir every 30 seconds in the microwave until the chocolate is thoroughly melted. Once melted, add 1 tablespoon at a time of the yogurt sugar mixture to the chocolate. Depending on how much chocolate you have you might have to add up to 4 tablespoons. A good rule of thumb….
- For each 1/2 cup of chocolate : add 2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture
You might have to re-melt the chocolate if its becoming a little stiff. The yogurt mixture is colder than the chocolate so it could temp it down. Just re-heat the chocolate with the yogurt it in for 30 seconds and stir. This should make it more liquidly.
Place them on a cooling rack in an open oven (turned off) for 2-3 hours. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer to harden overnight.
Check out these other no bake holiday treats!
- 5-ingredient Healthy Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
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- Easy No Bake Easter Egg Nests
Hope you guys love these yogurt covered pretzel rods! If you can tag me on social media or use hashtag #mealswithmaggie that would be awesome!Print
These monster yogurt covered pretzel rods are made with yogurt, chocolate and powdered sugar. They’re a fun halloween treat and are great for taking to a party or classroom.
- 3/4 cup Yogurt
- 2 cups Powdered sugar
- 2 cup Melting chocolate (option to do various colors, I did 1/2 cup of each color)
- 15–20 Pretzel rods
- Garnish: Festive sprinkles & fun halloween eyeballs
- Preheat oven to 250F and prepare a baking sheet with a wire cooling rack on top.
- In a small bowl of base of a standing mixer, whisk together yogurt and powdered sugar until no clumps are present.
- Melt the melting chocolate in a separate bowl in the microwave (make sure to stir every 30 seconds so the chocolate doesn’t burn) or use a double broiler. If you are doing more than 1 color, make sure the chocolate colors stay in separate bowls.
- Once the chocolate is throughly melted, add in yogurt/sugar mixture 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue to stir the chocolate as you do this. if the chocolate becomes stiff, reheat it again for 30 seconds and stir. If the chocolate is too liquidly ( ie dripping off the pretzel and not coating it. Let the chocolate cool for 1-2 minutes then proceed with dipping each pretzel rod into the chocolate/yogurt mixture. Lay them flat on the wire cooling rack so any excess drips off the pretzel onto the sheet pan. Sprinkle with halloween candies, sprinkles and eyeballs as you wish.
- Turn off the oven and place the baking sheet in the oven. Crack open the oven slightly to release heat and let them sit for at least 2 hours. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer to fully harden overnight.
See the notes above for FAQ and helpful tips. Let me know if you have any questions!
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