What better time to chow down on crunchy, sweet bones than on Halloween? These easy to make, sweet and salty treats might scare the pants off some kids, but not when they learn how to make them from marshmallows, pretzels and white chocolate— a combination that’s sure to please any crowd!
What You Need:
- Mini pretzel sticks
- Mini marshmallows
- White chocolate chips
- Wax paper
- Wooden spoon
- Double-boiler, or two cooking pots
- Tongs are helpful, but not necessary
What You Do:
- Create the base for the “bones” by peircing two mini marshmallows on both ends of a pretzel stick. Make sure the pretzel stick does not pierce through all the way through. The marshmallows will look like joint bones, or chicken drumstick bones when they are finished. Create as many bones as you like and set them aside on a plate.
- Prepare a flat baking sheet as the drying/cooling area, by covering it with a sheet of wax paper. Set this aside.
- Set up your double boiler for melting the white chocolate. If you do not have a double boiler, fill one pot with water, and set the other clean, dry pot directly on top of the pot with water. Set the stove temperature on medium. Pour the white chocolate chips into the pot or double boiler.
- As soon as the chips appear wet or glossy, remove them from the heat and mix with a wooden spoon.
- Gently drop a few pretzel and marshmallow bones into the melted white chocolate and use a spoon to help coat them. Remove them with tongs, or two forks and place them directly onto the baking sheet to cool and harden.
- After coating each of the “bones” with white chocolate, place the baking sheet in the freezer to harden the treats.
Serve on a dark platter to make them pop!
Helpful Hint: White chocolate melts at a different temperature than brown chocolate. Make sure no water or steam gets into the white chocolate, or it will seize and not melt. To help keep the chocolate easier to spread, add ¼ teaspoon of vegetable oil directly into the chips before melting.