Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween treats

I found one treat that nearly everyone loves...chocolate covered pretzels! So this is what I made this year. 

Presenting...WITCHES FINGERS! 
I dipped the pretzel rods in the green chocolate and added a sliced almond fingernail. I used a toothpick to add the knuckles. They look SO creepy in person!!!

Mummies!!!
I dipped the pretzel rods into white chocolate and then put the chocolate into a baggie and drizzled away. 

Happy Halloween!

(Oh, and HOORAY! I found my camera. It was hidden behind something. Thanks to my dear hubby for finding it!)

43 comments:

  1. They look great!! Did you take them to work?

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  2. LOVE it!! I saw this pinned on pinterest and just had to take a look. So easy too! Thanks!

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  3. How did you color the chocolate green? They are adorable!

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    1. I found green chocolate melts at Hobby Lobby and Walmart! Thanks :)

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    2. Wilton makes candy melts that are the perfect shade of green for this :-)

      http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=1911-401

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  4. LOVE THESE! Going to make them for my daughters 8th birthday "spooky halloween" party! :)

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  5. Any idea for the nail that isn't a nut? We have a school allergy. Thanks in advance!

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  6. Where do you buy the large straight pretzels?

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  7. Super cute ideas! Found you via Pinterest.

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  8. What about half a jelly bean for the nails? Styling witches with manicures.

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  9. Or a Candy corn for the nail?

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  10. These are so creepy and cute at the same time! I've featured these on my Halloween Pinterest Picks -

    http://www.craftyincrosby.com/2012/10/halloween-pinterest-picks.html

    Thanks so much for sharing this awesomely wicked treats!

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  11. I used baker's white chocolate then added green food coloring. The chocolate wouldn't stay liquidy long enough and it wouldn't stick to the pretzels well (I followed the melting directions according to package). Any suggestions? Did I use the wrong type of chocolate?

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    1. It might help to use some shortening to thin it out. I was reading about pretzel chocolate dipping on another recipe and that's what they suggested.

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    2. I did the same thing! I bought white baker's chocolate and added green food coloring. It was super thick - so duh, I added milk. Yeah, not smart. Oh, it thinned it out....it just wouldn't solidify and the pretzel was visible through the green. It was an epic fail. I thought I'd be able to handle a recipe that was just melting something... sad pandas. @_@ (I'm taking the other unopened bag of pretzel rods and a new jar of pretzel dip from Christmas to the Halloween work party tomorrow, instead - and just not mentioning my earlier intentions.)

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  12. Food colors is a water based substance cannot be mixed w chocolate u may want to add some edible baking wax bars to make it stick

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  13. Michael s craft store sells the green baking chips$2.99

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    1. I'll go by there and look for some, thanks!

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  14. I went to Michael's to get the green candy melts. They worked 100% better & so much quicker. Thank you for your valuable input, it totally changed my thoughts on making these fingers!!

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    1. I am sorry I hadn't seen this to respond. I am so glad other readers shared their advice. Share pictures :)

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  15. What was used for the black faces on the mummies?

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    1. Nice, thank you! Also I was looking at youtube videos on how to dip the chocolate.. and they didn't really show how to dip the whole rod, and let it dry without the back getting all messed up? If I lay it flat..? I'm wondering what to do with the rod after dipped in the warmed chocolate to get it to dry evenly all around...

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  16. I've made them on twice this season already. Easy, Easy Easy.

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  17. I am going to make the witches fingers for a work party. Is it okay to take white chocolate and use food coloring?

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  18. These are awesome! Might have to try to recreate!

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  19. I used the white almond bark and food coloring and it worked just fine. (I couldn't find the green candy melts locally in my rather small town.)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. I tried this and it didn't work the chocolate Was to thick and then would burn if you tried to heat it For more then a min. I even tried the shortening trick still didn't work....

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    1. You need to put a smaller pan into a larger one that has water in it ( less than half full!,) like a double boiler, so it can be melted to the right consistency. Also, in most cases , water based food colorings will make the mixture harden, so use the powder or chips.

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  21. FOR THE GREEN FOOD COLORING YOU HAVE TO USE A GREEN POWDER. I GOT MINE AT OUR LOCAL TRUE VALUE STORE BUT I BET HOBBY LOBBY HAS IT TOO. IF YOU USE LIQUID FOOD COLORING IT HARDENS THE CHOCOLATE.

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  22. Awesome Halloween party ideas in here. There’s too much to prepare for a party! From invitations, decorations, music and especially Halloween Recipes! Gee excited for this year’s Halloween gatherings: D Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day!

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  23. I would like to hand these out at work. Does anyone know where I could get packaging to fit the pretzels?

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  24. Walmart sells Wilton brand candy bags. Usually in the cake decorating section and the pretzel rods fit perfectly in these bags. Usually in groups of three or four.

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