SIMPLE Witch Finger Pretzels

SIMPLE Witch Finger Pretzel Rods - a deliciously spooky treat for halloween #halloweensnacks

Alright, my culinary comrades, prepare to get your freaky-deaky kitchen vibes on! We’re diving into a recipe that’s a tad eerie, a whole lotta fun, and just a touch naughty. We’re talkin’ about “Witch Finger Pretzels” – the kind of treat that’s perfect for Halloween or any time you want to mix a bit of dark magic into your snacking game.

These aren’t your grandma’s pretzels; they’re wickedly delicious, with a dash of spookiness that’ll have you howling with delight. So, get ready to cast your culinary spells and let’s brew up some finger-lickin’ fun!

How to make Witch’s Fingers:

  1. Preheat that oven to a blazing 400°F and lay down some parchment paper on a sheet pan – we’re about to get real hot and heavy!
  2. In a teeny bowl, blend ⅛ teaspoon of black food coloring with a few water drops. Stir it into a sinister black potion and toss in the almond slices. Give ’em a good bath until they’re as dark as your deepest secrets. Spread these goth almonds on your parchment-lined pan and roast for 5 minutes. Watch closely; we’re summoning flavor, not ashes!
  3. Break those pretzel rods in half – you should have 20 spooky 4-inch rods. They’re gonna become our wicked witch fingers!
  4. Time to melt! Follow the candy melt package instructions. Once it’s all gooey, mix in a quarter teaspoon of green food coloring. Feeling bold? Add another quarter teaspoon for an extra eerie look. Stir until it’s wickedly perfect.
  5. Dip each pretzel rod into the green potion, giving it a tap to let the excess drip away. We want classy fingers, not drippy ones!
  6. While that chocolate is molten and sultry, pop an almond piece on each pretzel’s tip. Make sure the pointy end is skyward – we’re nailing that witch finger look!
  7. Grab a toothpick, and with your artistic flair, draw three lines below the nail and some above where the chocolate ends. Abracadabra! You’ve conjured a batch of devilishly delicious witch finger pretzels that’ll put a spell on your taste buds.
SIMPLE Witch Finger Pretzel Rods - a deliciously spooky treat for halloween #halloweensnacks

Now, before you dive into your cauldron of pretzels, here are a few enchanting tips to keep in mind:

  • First, these witch fingers are best enjoyed fresh, so don’t let them linger like a ghost in your pantry.
  • Second, feel free to get creative with the nail shapes – experiment with different shades of green, or even add edible “warts” for that extra touch of witchy charm.
  • Lastly, if you want to add an extra layer of spookiness, pair them with a bubbling cauldron of gooey cheese dip or a blood-red tomato sauce for dipping.
SIMPLE Witch Finger Pretzel Rods - a deliciously spooky treat for halloween #halloweensnacks

Here’s a fun tip to make your witch finger pretzels even more spooktacular: create a “witch’s cauldron” by using a black cauldron-shaped bowl as a serving dish. Fill it with these eerie fingers, and you’ll have a hauntingly good centerpiece for your Halloween party spread.

Don’t forget to add a label that says “Witch’s Fingers” for that extra touch of creepy delight. Enjoy the spine-chilling reactions from your guests as they reach for a witch’s finger or two – it’s the perfect trick and treat all rolled into one! 🧙‍♀️🖤🧛‍♂️🦇

SIMPLE Witch Finger Pretzel Rods - a deliciously spooky treat for halloween #halloweensnacks

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SIMPLE Witch Finger Pretzel Rods - a deliciously spooky treat for halloween #halloweensnacks

SIMPLE Witch Finger Pretzel Rods

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  • Author: simplepartyfood
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 10 Pretzel rods
  • 8 oz. Bright white candy melts
  • 20 Sliced almond pieces
  • Gel Food Coloring: Green and Black


  1. Preheat an oven to 400° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ⅛ tsp of black gel food coloring with a few drops of water and stir to dissolve the food color.
  3. Add the almonds to the bowl and stir until they are black on all sides. Transfer them to the parchment lined sheet pan (make sure they are in an even layer) and bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Next, break the pretzel rods in half so you have 20 4” rods.
  5. Melt the candy melts according to the package directions.
  6. Once the candy melts have fully melted, add in ¼ tsp of green food coloring. If you’d like a brighter color, add another ¼ tsp and stir. Continue until you get the color you’re looking for.
  7. Dip each pretzel rod into the green candy melts and then tap it on the side of the bowl to allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  8. While the chocolate is still soft, place an almond on the tip of the pretzel. Make sure to place the pointed end of the almond upward so it looks like a nail.
  9. Next, use a toothpick to draw 3 small lines just below the nail and 3 small lines just above where the chocolate dip ends. This will make the pretzel rod truly look like a finger!
  10. Continue with all the pretzels until done.


You must use gel food color in this recipe as liquid can change the consistency of the candy melts. This recipe used Wilton Gel Colors in Black (for the almonds), Juniper Green and Kelly Green (a 50/50 mix for the pretzels).

If your candy melts seem too thick to dip, do not add liquid. Add 1 Tbsp of vegetable shortening, microwave for another 15 seconds, and then whisk to combine.

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    October 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    I LOVED making these! they were so much fun. Super cheap way to jazz up your Halloween game.

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