These Mummy Pretzels are the perfect spooky Halloween snack! They only require 3 simple ingredients and are ready in less than 10 minutes!
Halloween Mummy Pretzels are the perfect treat for Halloween celebrations. They are sweet, salty, and a little spooky. Create a batch at home with three simple ingredients: crunchy pretzel rods, rich vanilla icing, and candy eyes. They will help get you into the Halloween spirit!
Pretzel mummies are excellent for spooky movie nights or Halloween parties. But they are also a fun snack to accompany a school lesson on mummies and Ancient Egypt. I made some for a Mummy Snacks Board when Marvel’s Moon Knight premiered on Disney Plus.
Looking for more easy Halloween treats? Make Oreo Mummies too!
What You Need to Make Mummy Pretzels
- Pretzel Rods – The large, thick pretzel rods are ideal for mummy pretzels. They have room for placing eyes and for creating the “wrappings.”
- Icing – Vanilla icing in a piping bag is the simplest way to create these pretzel mummies. Or simply purchase cookie icing. It is already packaged in a squeezable bag with a small tip.
- Candy Eyes – Little candy eye sprinkles are available at Target and most craft stores during the Halloween season.
How to Make Mummy Pretzels
These mummy pretzel rods are one of the easiest recipes!! They are ready in less than 10 minutes. That makes them the perfect snack for kids or Halloween party treats.
Step One – Arrange pretzel rods in rows on a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Space them out a bit, allowing a few inches between each pretzel.
Step Two – Using a pastry bag, place a small dot of icing on the back of each candy eye. Then stick two eyes on every pretzel. Place the eyes near the top of the pretzel rod so they look like eyes on a face.
Step Three – Pipe vanilla icing in a zig-zag motion across the pretzels. The zig-zag icing patterns create the look of a wrapped mummy. Feel free to add additional lines of frosting to fill in space along the pretzel. It’s best to continue the icing off the sides of the pretzel. It gives the mummies a more wrapped appearance. You only need to cover half of the pretzel with icing. Leave the bottom clear so there is a place to hold the pretzel.
Step Four – Let the icing set for about 3-5 minutes. Then transfer the pretzels from the parchment paper to a plate in a single layer.
Step Five – Serve them on a fun plate or serving dish. If you’re serving the pretzels at a Halloween party let the icing set longer before stacking them. The more firm the icing, the better the pretzels look over time. Place them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up the setting time.
Substitutions for Pretzel Mummies
If you want to use something other than pretzel rods or don’t like icing, consider one of these substitutions.
- Pretzel Squares – Sometimes called Pretzel Snaps, these square pretzels are made in a grid pattern. The close pattern provides a place to stick the candy eyeballs and plenty of surface area for the mummy wrappings of icing.
- Dipped Pretzels – Dipping pretzel twists, or any shape, into melted white chocolate first allows you to stick the eyes to the chocolate. Once the chocolate sets, pipe the vanilla icing over the top of the pretzel mummies. Or use prepackaged white chocolate-coated pretzels.
- White Chocolate – Instead of using vanilla frosting or icing, consider using melted white chocolate. White candy melts or melting chocolates are a great alternative to icing. Melt the white chocolate on the stove using a double boiler, or in the microwave. If you use the microwave, heat the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on low power in 20-second increments so it doesn’t seize. Then drizzle the chocolate in a zig-zag pattern over the pretzels with a spoon. Another benefit to white chocolate drizzles is they set harder. So it’s easier to stack mummy pretzels in a bowl.
- Chocolate Chips – If you can find candy eye sprinkles, use mini chocolate chips for the eyes! White chocolate chips work even better. Especially with a little mini chocolate chip stuck to the top. They look a little less fun but still make for a cute Halloween treat.
Absolutely! Make gluten-free Mummy Pretzels with gluten-free pretzel rods and gluten-free icing, like Betty Crocker.
Store these pretzel mummies in an air-tight container for up to about a week. They will go stale faster if they sit out for hours at a party.
Absolutely! Make these fun mummy pretzels a day or two in advance. Just be sure to store them in an airtight container so they don’t go stale before your Halloween party.
Pretzel Rods are the perfect homemade treats for a spooky good time at your next Halloween party or as spooky party favors.
More Fun Halloween Treats!
- Halloween Snack mix
- Halloween Dirt Cups
- Halloween Treat Board
- Halloween Apple Pie Bites
- pastry bag
- 20 pretzel rods
- 7 oz white icing
- 40 candy eye sprinkles
- Arrange pretzel rods in rows on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Place a small dot of icing on the back of each candy eye. Then stick two eyes on every pretzel.
- Pipe vanilla icing in a zig-zag motion across the top half of the pretzels. Leave the bottom clear so there is a place to hold the pretzel.
- Let the icing set for 5 minutes. Transfer the pretzels from the parchment paper to a plate in a single layer.