You know what one of the best parts of Halloween is?
You can get away with all sorts of creepy stuff.
Like nibbling on a witch’s finger, for example. You’d probably get funny looks in July, but in October? Totally okay! And everyone wants to know where they can get their on witch finger to eat!
These “finger” treats have been making the ’rounds on the interwebs for the past couple of years, and as you can clearly see, I couldn’t stay away from them, either. In fact, these were the first treats I ever made for a Halloween-themed party. Even way back then when my biggest culinary achievement was to boil water, the recipe looked too easy and too cool not to give it a shot.
The only downside I ran into is that the instructions were a bit vague (such as missing exact measurements, how many pretzels it makes, how much food coloring to use, etc) so I made a recipe video to help make everything crystal clear.
This recipe has been a hit whenever I made it, and this is even in spite the fact that I have no decorating skills to speak of. I can create a lot of beautiful things with my hands but cute decorated treats are not one of them.
And, honestly, that’s my favorite thing about these witch fingers. They might look fancy, but in reality, this is the kind of Halloween treat that’s so easy you could make with your kids.
Well, that and the taste.
Because who doesn’t love a candy covered pretzel?
Even if it does happen look like a severed witch finger.
Notes & tips for these pretzel witch fingers
- If you want, you could add more detail to these witch fingers by adding in wrinkle marks for the knuckles. Just wait until the witch fingers are completely dry (I like to freeze them first) and use a toothpick to slowly carve out some lines in the candy.
More fun Halloween treats
This post was originally published on October 22nd, 2014. It was updated with new pictures and revised recipe instructions on October 6th, 2017.
Pretzel Witch Fingers
Large pretzels covered in white candy coating that just happen to look like witch fingers. Easy to make and perfect for any witchy party!
Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and place nearby.
In a small bowl, melt the candy wafers per package instructions. Add food coloring as desired and stir until smooth.
Dip the end of the pretzel into the mixing bowl and use a spatula to scoop up candy and pat it along the pretzel. Continue until most of the pretzel is covered, leaving one end of the pretzel clean of candy (for easy holding).
Place candy covered pretzel on prepared baking sheet. While candy is still wet, select a fingernail-looking almond slice and gently press to the end of the pretzel that's coated in candy. Repeat this steps for the rest of the pretzels until all are covered in candy with an almond slice attached.
Let witch fingers dry completely before serving (typically about 1 hour). To speed up drying, place witch fingers in the freezer for 30 minutes.