October 27, 2013

Witches' Fingers (chocolate covered pretzels)

I was very proud of myself for the ORIGINAL Halloween creation (no Pinterest to steal my thunder here!), which was a huge hit all around.  Cover pretzel rods with green chocolate, add a creepy pistachio finger nail, and you're set.  Tasty and ghoulish = just right for Halloween.

  • 1 bag pretzel rods (about 20 rods)
  • 1 bag Wilton green colored chocolate discs
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • About 24 pistachios, shelled
  • Witches' Fingers label (optional)
Directions (pictures below)
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat sheet.
  2. Melt chocolate according to package directions.  Optional: mix in butter while melting to make a smoother consistency.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass.  I came up with this technique because I'm a velociraptor (read: clever girl), and realized this would mean I could just dip the rods in the chocolate instead of trying any number of inefficient ways to cover the awkward shape in chocolate.
  4. Dip each rod into the glass of chocolate until covered at least 1/2 way.  Lay flat on prepared cookie sheet.  Repeat until all rods are covered with chocolate.
  5. Place a pistachio on the end of each chocolate covered part of the rod, to be the "fingernail".
  6. Suggested additional decorations: extra blobs of chocolate to look like warts; raisins to look like moles; cover parts of the pretzel with torn up marshmallow to make fingers lumpy or have large knuckles.
  7. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in refrigerator if storing for several days.
  9. When serving, I recommend a cute printable like the one I made just using Word.
 Fill the glass with chocolate.  So much easier to cover the pretzels by dipping!  Stir occasionally.

Aaaand dip!

So easy!  Even my 3-year-old was able to do some.

Line em up on your Slipat- or parchment paper-covered cookie sheet.  Also, photobombs by the family dog are welcome.  Add pistachio fingernails.

Freeze until set, then arrange for display.  I really like how perfect these to-go coffee mugs were because they hid the pretzel part, just showing the creepy fingers.

Labels make everything better, no?

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