Our Witch Finger Pretzels are the ultimate spooky snack that’s equal parts eerie and irresistible. These eerily realistic-looking witch fingers will add a playful fright to your Halloween gathering. But don’t worry, beneath the ghoulish appearance lies a salty, savory pretzel that will have everyone under its spell.
Step by step method
Gather the pretzel rods. Break or cut each pretzel rod in half to create finger-length pieces.
Place the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the white chocolate for 1 minute or until it's fully melted and smooth. Be sure to stir it every 20-30 seconds during microwaving to prevent overheating.
Add 4 drops of green food coloring into the melted white chocolate. Mix the food coloring into the chocolate until the color is fully combined. You can add more food coloring if you want a brighter green.
Dip each pretzel rod, cut side down, into the green chocolate mixture. Coat them until almost all of the rod is covered, leaving a small section.
While the chocolate is still wet, place a whole almond at the tip of each pretzel rod as the "nail."
Place the dipped pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Ensure they are laid flat to set.
Once the chocolate is dry, use a toothpick to add knuckle markings to the pretzel rods. Create knuckles by gently pressing the toothpick into the chocolate at intervals.
Use a food-safe brush to paint black gel food coloring onto the almonds, creating a shadowy, aged appearance.
Allow the Witch Finger Pretzels to fully dry and harden. This may take about 30 minutes to an hour.
Tips & variations
The intensity of the green color can be adjusted by adding more or fewer drops of green food coloring. Add the coloring gradually until you achieve the desired shade.
Work quickly when dipping the pretzel rods into the green chocolate. This helps the chocolate adhere evenly and prevents it from hardening before you add the almond.
Arrange the Witch Finger Pretzels on a platter or in a jar for a creepy and fun Halloween presentation.