I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “Let your fingers do the walking.” Well, Witch Finger Pretzels have walked all over Pinterest and the Internet. I almost didn’t want to make them due to the fact they are so common but, on the other hand, the reason they are popular is because they are easy, fun and delicious.
My good friend, Angie, has a daughter who loves to bake and to decorate cakes and cupcakes. Her name is Callie and she is eleven years old. She came over this past August for her third, annual, individual lesson in making fun foods in the kitchen, and Witch Finger Pretzels were one of the recipes on our Halloween treat list for the day.
All the credit for these witch fingers goes to Callie; she is a quick study and did a terrific job.
Callie and I made several Halloween treats when she came over. We made Spider-Web Cupcakes, Meringue Ghosts, Witch Finger Pretzels, fondant bats and candy-apple cookies. What we are most excited about is our Cake, our Masterpiece, and it will be featured on Simply Sated tomorrow. Here is a sneak peak. Ha-Ha!
I have decided no Halloween party would be complete without Witch Pretzel Fingers on the menu, so I will be glad to let these fingers do their walking around my kitchen every Halloween.
Witch Finger Pretzels
- 1 package Pretzel Rods
- 1 package green Wilton Candy Melts or 1 package white chocolate chips & candy food coloring.
- Toasted slivered almonds or plain slivered almonds - toasted almonds are a little darker.
- Melt the Candy Melts or white chocolate chips per package directions
- if using white chocolate chips, add candy food coloring until you get the desired color.
- Dip the pretzel rods in the melted candy then place on a cooling rack, waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Let the candied pretzel rods dry 15 seconds then press a slivered almond into the tip to resemble a fingernail.
- Allow the fingers to partially dry, then use a toothpick to "draw" knuckles on the fingers.
- Let them dry and harden completely, then place in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- *To speed up the hardening process, place the fingers in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Witch Finger Pretzels can be made up to 4 days before serving.