Sweet. Salty. Spooky & DELICOUS. These are the perfect Halloween treat–or if you’re like us here at the Kahl’s, the PERFECT Harry Potter Marathon snack!
Where are my Harry Potter peeps?!
If you have no idea who Peter Pettigrew is and why his missing finger is of utmost importance, no worries you can call these tasty treats “Spooky Witch Finger Pretzel Rods” (but seriously you should go read Harry Potter).
Every year Dylan and I have a Harry Potter Movie Marathon the weekend after Halloween. It just seems like the perfect time of year to revisit Hogwarts–the air is crisp, spooky Halloween decorations are still up, AND not to mention Halloween candy and decor are usually half off 😉
I go all out for our HP weekend. I’m talking themed meals and treats all weekend long, specialty cocktails and Hogwarts decorations. This may be my favorite weekend of the entire year.
You can absolutely count on an upcoming post sharing all about our HP weekend this year!
Back to this tasty, yet kind of disturbing treat. You can whip these babies out in just a matter of a few minutes. You’re basically dipping pretzel rods into melted chocolate and adding a sliced almond to the end to look like a fingernail. GROSS. But hey isn’t that what Halloween season is all about!?
Set them out on a decorative tray or stand them up in a glass, no matter how you serve them they instantly spook-ify any tablescape!
This would be the perfect time to use these faux pumpkins from my Fall Favorites Post (if you missed that one, check it out HERE)!
If you have zero interest in Harry Potter, these are still the perfect treat to make during the Halloween season. The only thing I would add to this recipe to make them even better “witch fingers” would be a dash of green food coloring to the white chocolate!
What You’ll Need
- Pretzel Rods
- Sliced Almonds
- White chocolate chips
How to Make “The Fingers”
- Melt white chocolate (over a double broiler or in the microwave).
2. Break the pretzel rods in half. Pour melted chocolate into a drinking glass (to make dipping the pretzels easier) and dip 3/4 of the pretzel rod into the melted chocolate (leave the broken end of the pretzel out of the chocolate).
3. Place dipped pretzels onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
4. While the chocolate is still wet, place a sliced almond (pointed side out) on the end of the pretzel. Tip: I like to use the prepackaged sliced almonds (you can find them in the baking section at your grocery store). They’re the perfect shape and the little bit of skin left on the almonds makes the nails look kind of dirty (again gross, but great).
5. To make the knuckle markings, use a toothpick or fork to make lines in the chocolate (see photo below). Tip: Wait until you put all of the almonds on and the chocolate is a little more set before making the lines–when the chocolate is still wet it tends to be way messier!
6. Allow them to dry completely before serving. If you’re not serving them right away, pop them in the fridge to prevent the chocolate from melting! Set them out a few minutes before serving, or enjoy them cold 🙂
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I hope you enjoy the spooky Halloween/Harry Potter inspired treat! What’s your favorite snack to make around this time of year??