I make treats all the time for my girls and these little Monster treats have to be one of my favorites plus they are so incredibly easy!
I absolutely love how they turned out and if you are curious about the taste– have you ever tried White Chocolate Flipz pretzels? They taste just like that- so I had a hard time not sneaking one or two of them myself 🙂
To make these requires just a few super simple steps- the beauty is that you can make as many or as few as you like.
- Wilton Candy melts in assorted colors (find these at craft stores, Walmart or Target)
- Wilton Candy Eyeballs (also found at craft stores, Walmart or Target)
- Black cake icing (to draw in the mouth)
To get started you want to grab a few of the Wilton melts and put them in a microwave safe bowl. I found about 4 disks per pretzel was right.
Place them in the microwave for about 25 seconds and remove, stir well, place back in the microwave for about 20 seconds, remove, stir and so on until you have a nice smooth, creamy texture to your candy and it is totally melted.
Once the disks are melted you can spread them on top of pretzels. Make sure to lay the pretzels on parchment paper so they don’t stick to the surface you are working on. I dotted the melted candy into the holes of the pretzels and then used the back of a spoon to smooth it out as much as possible.
Once the candy is covering all of your pretzels and while the candy is still somewhat melted in texture- go through and add your eyes to the candy. You want to do this before the candy dries completely or the eyeballs won’t stick.
Next take your icing tube and make a little mouth for your monster. I thought this was really fun and the eyeballs are all slightly different so that helps to create a personality for each one.
(I thought this one looked like a Minion from Despicable Me. Would these be fun for a party?)
Now let the candy dry and harden – about 30 minutes or so. If you pick up the pretzel before it gets hard you will have a big mess and the candy slides off. Oh and if you work on a cutting board or plate instead of the parchment paper, your pretzels might stick. Also resulting in a mess once you pick them up.
And that is it! You can make any color you like- scary, silly, funny– have a good time with this treat! Here is my finished project:
My kids thought these were a riot and I actually was so pleased with how they turned out. Really silly and cute and perfect to tuck into a lunchbox.
If you are intimidated by fancy sugar cookie designs this might be a perfect choice for you!
Here are a few other ideas you might like:
Chick Pretzels— perfect for Easter or baby showers.