halloween cinnamon crusted pretzels
Halloween Cinnamon Crusted Pretzels
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

A Halloween recipe perfect to give to trick or treaters

Course: Bread, Halloween, Tea Time
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween cinnamon crusted pretzels
Servings: 8
Author: Laura Scott
  • 250 g strong flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fast action yeast
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 180 ml lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 litre water
For the cinnamon sugar topping:)
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 15 g butter melted
For the orange icing:)
  • 100 g icing sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp water if icing is still too thick, gradually add another spoon or two of water until the icing is thick but spoonable
  • orange food colouring
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment
  3. Place the flour, salt, sugar and yeast into a mixing bowl and pour in the tepid water
  4. Bring the dough together using a wooden spoon then turn the dough out onto a table and knead it well for up to 10 minutes. Alternatively knead the dough in a food mixer with a dough hook attachment

  5. Form the dough into a ball and leave it to prove in the mixing bowl for one hour, covered with a cloth

  6. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a long sausage shape
  7. Arrange the length of dough into a U shape. Hold the two ends and twist them around each other twice before folding them back to meet the bottom of the U
  8. Place your pretzels on the lined baking tray 

  9. Bring the litre of water and bicarbonate of soda to the boil in a large saucepan

  10. Place the pretzels into the boiling water (one or two at a time)and scoop them out with a fish slice after 10-20 seconds, placing them back on to the lined baking tray. Make sure as much of the water as possible has been drained off

  11. Bake the pretzels for 15 minutes

  12. Brush with the melted butter and top with plenty of cinnamon sugar. Keep any leftover sugar in a small jar for next time

  13. When the pretzels have cooled a little, drizzle with the orange glace icing

  14. Serve immediately while the pretzels are crisp, chewy and delicious