Looking for a fun, simple, and easy recipe for your family this Halloween? These witch finger pretzel rods get a star for all three. Easy enough the kids can help make these spooky candy-coated goodies. These dipped pretzel rods don’t need a lot of ingredients making them a simple cooking project. And the kids will love how they look! Even adults will get a kick out of the fun they look.
Witch Finger Pretzel Rods Recipe
Begin with your ingredients
- Pretzel rods
- 8 oz. bag of bright green candy melts
- Dry roasted almonds
Time to Get Cooking
Set out all your ingredients and equipment (small bowl, sheet pan lined with parchment paper, a bowl large enough for your candy melts, toothpicks). I recommend wearing aprons to avoid a mess on your clothes.
Your candy melts come with melting instructions. There are different methods to go about melting candy melts. They melt nicely in the microwave. Folks like the speed and convenience of the microwave so we included them in our recipe based on the package instructions.
They melt well in a double boiler, too. If you don’t have a double boiler, a pan or bowl set inside a pan of water works well. If you’re planning for more fun candy-making projects, get a candy melting pot by Wilton. It heats your candy at the right temperature and keeps it warm throughout your candy-making.
Dip each rod into the melted candy leaving enough room on the ends for holding. I found it helps to hold the rod over the melted candy and spoon small amounts onto the rod until it’s fully coated.
After dipping your pretzel rods, lay them on parchment to decorate them. Before the candy becomes solid on the rod, place an almond at the tip to resemble fingernails.
I hope you and your family enjoy making these as much I did! Looking for more Halloween treats and decorations ideas? Check out these other posts: