“This is Halloween!” and we have some fun Nightmare Before Christmas Spiderwebs for you to serve up at your holiday party! These no bake cookies only require a few ingredients and are perfect for kids to help make.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
These Nightmare Before Christmas Spiderwebs are no-bake which means they whip up really quick and you do not need to use an oven at all!
Make them for either Halloween or Christmas, or even for movie night as a tribute to the popular film.
Here is what you need for this recipe:
- Mini Pretzel Sticks
- Chocolate Chips
- Mini M&Ms
Mini M&Ms – I find the mini size to be a perfect ratio for the rest of the web. Remove the brown pieces and use all the other colors. Or stick to just Christmas colors! I had enough to make the webs using less than 2 of the small Mini M&Ms tubes.
This is the equipment you need to make the webs:
- Parchment Paper
- Resealable Bag
Put the chocolate in a resealable bag and microwave until melted, about 90 seconds.
Use a large piece of parchment paper and lay out on the counter. Cut off a small corner of the bag and squeeze a dollop of chocolate on the paper, and then arrange 8 pretzel sticks as the web with the center laying on top of the chocolate to hold them together.
Repeat with the remaining webs.
Squeeze chocolate on each pretzel configuration, starting in the center and moving in a circle around the pretzels, spiraling until you hit the ends of the pretzels. Repeat on all webs.
Place the mini M&Ms on each web on the chocolate webbing, standing up on their sides to give the light shape effect.
Let dry completely, at least one hour, before moving. Store in an air tight container.
Modifications and Substitutions
Use any chocolate (white, dark, milk, semi-sweet) as desired, or even a colored candy melt.
You can use any small colored candies in place of the mini M&Ms.
Don’t forget to put the dollop of chocolate under where the pretzels all touch in the middle. This is a big help in keeping it all stuck together!
Mini M&Ms are best for size ratio.
Remove the brown M&Ms to leave you with just colors, representing colored Christmas lights.
Doing this gives them a shape similar to a light bulb when looking down on the web. If flat, they will have their round, circle shape instead.
The chocolate center under the web helps keep all the pretzels together and gives the web greater stability.
Find more of our Nightmare Before Christmas recipes in the “More Halloween Recipes” section below the recipe card!
- Lay out the parchment paper on the counter.
- Put the chocolate chips in the resealable bag and melt in the microwave, approximately 90 seconds.
- Cut off a very small tip of a corner of the bag based on how thick you want the webbing to be.
- Squeeze a small dollop of chocolate on the parchment and build a web using 8 pretzel sticks, with the ends all touching the chocolate in the center to help keep them in place.
- Squeeze chocolate, starting in the middle of the web, in a spiral pattern around the pretzel sticks until reaching the edges.
- Add mini M&Ms, standing up on their sides, around the web as desired (I use about 10-12 per web)
- Repeat for all remaining webs.
- Let the webs dry completely before moving. Be gentle when moving to avoid them breaking. Store in an air tight container up for one week.