Planning a Halloween get together or just looking for a spooky Halloween snack for the kids? Check out these Creepy Witch Finger Pretzel Sticks. You’ll love making them just as much as you love eating them.
Witches and monsters and ghouls, oh my! Halloween has crept up on us pretty quickly this year. It is almost 1 month away and it seems like there is already enough candy in the store to last forever. How many of you have given in to temptation and opened up your Halloween candy early? I know I’ve done that a time or two, which is why I try to buy my least favorite candies so I’m not nearly as tempted to eat some before the big night. It also helps to not fill up the candy bowl until the night of Halloween.
Halloween is such a fun holiday full of haunting ghost stories around a fire and spooky sounds emanating from haunted houses. There is nothing quite like this holiday, which is why so many people enjoy celebrating it. Since October is days away, I wanted to share my recipe for spooky witch finger pretzel sticks with you. Kids of all ages will love making these, and you can make as many or as few of them at a time as you want.
To get your kids even more excited about Halloween, let them help you in the process of making these witch fingers. If you feel inclined to, you can even make smaller versions of these and bag them up to hand out to trick-or-treaters instead of the normal handfuls of candy. This is an easy recipe that will add a hint of eeriness to your festivities leading up to Halloween. These spooky witch fingers would be a perfect addition to a Halloween party too!
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Creepy Witch Finger Pretzel Sticks
- 10 Pretzel rods
- 8 oz Bright white candy melts
- 20 Pieces of sliced almond
- 1 tube Gel Food Coloring (Green and Black)
- Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine 1/8 tsp of black gel food coloring with a few drops of water and stir to dissolve the food color.
- Add the almonds to the bowl and stir until they are black on all sides. Transfer them to the parchment-lined sheet pan (make sure they are in an even layer) and bake for 5 minutes.
- Next, break the pretzel rods in half so you have 20 ~4” rods.
- Melt the candy melts according to the package directions (typically you’ll melt them in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power and stir them every 30 seconds).
- Once the candy melts have fully melted, add in 1/4 tsp of green food coloring. If you’d like a brighter color, add another 1/4 tsp and stir. Continue until you get the color you’re looking for.
- Dip each pretzel rod into the green candy melts and then tap it on the side of the bowl to allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
- While the chocolate is still soft, place an almond on the tip of the pretzel. Make sure to place the pointed end of the almond upward so it looks like a nail.
- Next, use a toothpick to draw 3 small lines just below the nail and 3 small lines just above where the chocolate dip ends. This will make the pretzel rod truly look like a finger!
- You must use gel food color in this recipe as the liquid can change the consistency of the candy melts. I used Wilton Gel Colors in Black (for the almonds), Juniper Green, and Kelly Green (a 50/50 mix for the pretzels).
- You can use tempered white chocolate in this recipe, although it is difficult to melt properly. Candy melts are highly recommended.
- If your candy melts seem too thick to dip, do not add liquid. Add 1 tbsp of vegetable shortening, microwave for another 15 seconds, and then whisk to combine.