FODMAP Your Favorites: Halloween Edition


No one wants to miss out on the Halloween sweets, however, if you have IBS, this can be daunting. Most of the treats offered are loaded with high FODMAP ingredients, such as fructose corn syrup, glycerin, and sorbitol. Fear not – you can still get into the Halloween spirit!

Chocolate Pretzel Spider Webs

Spider Webs

Try this recipe for ‘Chocolate Pretzel Spider Webs’. This is the perfect delicious treat to bring to any Halloween party, and share with the family.  It’s also a fun and easy snack to make with kids. And yes- its gluten-free, low fodmap, dairy-free and vegan!


  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (Try : Enjoy life)
  • White chocolate chips (Try: Vegan Ichoc White Vanilla)
  • Gluten free pretzel sticks (Try: Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzels)


  • Parchment Paper
  • Pastry Bag
  • Double Boiler (Bain Marie) x 2


1. Place the semi-sweet chocolate in one of the double boilers; and place the white chocolate chips in the other double boiler. Fold on occasion, as the chocolate melts. 
Spider Web 1

2. Place parchment paper on table surface.

3. For the large spider webs, collect 8 pretzel sticks and arrange them so they fan out from the center, creating a circle (see pic below). Spider Web 2

4. For the small spider webs, collect 4 pretzel sticks, break them in half and arrange them in the same manner.

5. Once the chocolate is melted, put it in the pastry bag, and cut the tip to make a small opening. Spider web 3

6. To create the spider web, start with squeezing the melted chocolate in the middle and then spiral outward until close to the pretzels’ edges.

7. Allow the pretzel spider webs to dry before removing them from the parchment paper. If left in ambient temperature, it will require approximately an hour to dry. For quicker results, place them in the refrigerator.