Our Halloween Party the other night was a success! While I am waiting to get copies of the photos that were taken by our best friend Tom who owns Poses A Studio, I thought I would share one of the treats I made for the party. They were simple to make and I will share a few tips with you on how to make them yourself.
Pretzel Rods or Sticks - 2 pkgs
Wilton Candy Melts in Vibrant Green - 2 pkgs
Sliced Almonds - 2 oz pkg
TIPS | Making Witches Fingers Pretzel Sticks
1. Melt the Candy Melts per instructions on bag. I did mine in the microwave in a glass bowl. Make sure you take it slow with melting them so that you don't burn them.
2. If you don't have colored Candy Melts, you can also use Wilton Cake Icing Color in Leaf Green and add a couple drops to White Candy Melts. I thought it worked great! The color it produced was more green, which you can see in very first photo above. The ones made with the Vibrant Green Candy Melts have a more yellow tone to them. I liked the mix of them together! But the mix came from necessity when I ran out of the Vibrant Green Melts and I didn't have time to run to the store for more! Also, to save money, use a coupon from Michaels, JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby!
3. Create stations for each ingredient. For example, put the pretzels in one place and the almonds in another. Separate the whole pretzel sticks and set the broken ones to the side. Do this same thing with the almond slices beforehand and separate out the whole slices. (They are on the plate to the right in the photo.)
4. Cover a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Once you have coated the pretzel with candy, place it on the parchment paper to dry.
5. Before the candy has time to dry, use a toothpick to create the creases in the fingers. Wipe away the excess candy from the toothpick on a paper towel each time you draw a crease. Finish it by adding an almond to the top to create the fingernail.
6. These can be made days ahead of time and can even be put in the freezer if needed.
7. One last tip. Don't throw away the broken pretzels!!! After you do all of the whole sticks, use the remaining Candy Melts and make some smaller treats for snacks. My husband loved that I did this, because I wouldn't let him touch the ones for the party!
These were really easy to make and I am pretty sure after the reaction I had to them at the party, that they will be making a repeat appearance next year!
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