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Funny Bones | Another Frankenweenie Recipe

Salty and sweet?!?!  This recipe has it all with its three simple ingredients: pretzels, mini marshmallows, and white chocolate melts.  Plus, it’s perfect to celebrate the opening of Frankenweenie, a new film from Tim Burton about the love between a young boy and his recently deceased dog, Sparky.  The ghoulishly delicious bones were easy to make and even easier to eat!  One added bonus: they looked even more realistic if the chocolate wasn’t perfectly smooth.  A beginning baker’s dream!

frankenweenie funny bones recipe

One edit I’d make to the recipe is to dip the pretzel end into the melted chocolate before pressing into the mini marshmallows. Once hardened, the chocolate will keep the marshmallows on the pretzel much better.

Funny Bones Recipe
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A fun recipe for Halloween inspired by the film Frankenweenie.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes 36 bones
  • Half package (7 ounces) of white meltable candy wafers
  • 36 pretzel sticks and thin rods of various lengths
  • 72 mini marshmallows (about 1 cup)
  1. Follow the directions on the candy wafer package to melt the candy in a wide bowl. For each bone, press marshmallows onto both ends of a pretzel stick or thin rod, with the marshmallows' flat sides parallel to the pretzel.
  2. Dip each pretzel into the melted candy to coat it. Lift it out with a fork, letting the excess melted candy drip back into the bowl. Place the bone on a sheet of waxed paper and allow to set at room temperature.

I served mine in a dog bowl (never been used, trust me!), but these are perfect for Halloween.  Try adding them as a cupcake topper or cross two bones for a pirate-y look.  My recommendation is to make them at the last minute because they certainly won’t last!  And check out this Salty Bones recipe, which was also inspired by Frankenweenie.

frankenweenie funny bones recipe

Don’t forget, Frankenweenie is in theaters now!

About Melanie

My name is Melanie. I love glitter, my family, and making lists.


  1. 1
    Karen Medlin says:

    I can why they won’t last long, all the goblins will be gobbling them up.. This make a fun treat to make with the little one. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 3

    Oooh creepy and cute!

  3. 4

    So cute! My boys would love those.

  4. 5

    This is such a cute idea!

  5. 6

    You had me at marshmallow!

    • 7

      I know! And since the recipe doesn’t require a whole bag of them, there are plenty left over to accidentally fall in my mouth.

  6. 8

    What a really cute idea!

  7. 9

    These look really good!

  8. 10

    Cute idea!

  9. 11

    These are soo cute!!

  10. 12

    Oh my gosh these are to cute, you did a great job!

  11. 14

    Oh, I love the hidden pretzel! They are so cute.

    • 15

      I love the pretzel too. It’s nice to have the best of both worlds with the salty pretzel and sweet marshmallow.

  12. 16

    So very scary and yummy!

  13. 18

    Those are great! Very appropriate! 🙂

  14. 20

    That is awesome!

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