My Assorted Dipped Spooky Pretzels are a combination of pretzel rods dipped in chocolate with an almond sliver that makes it look like a finger, and pretzel ghosts dipped in almond bark with miniature chocolate chip eyes. The great thing about Halloween is it’s the one time of year that if you mess up what you’re making it doesn’t matter because it can just look scary. For example, misplaced eyes on my pretzel sticks don’t look bad but that would be a completely different story if this was Christmas and those were snowmen. They’d look deranged.
Christmas and Thanksgiving are about perfection but anything goes with Halloween, which is why I think I love it so much.
These rods are fun, easy to make and yummy (I am partial to the chocolate). If you have children, they will love helping with these
. I got the idea for the pretzel finger at a Halloween festival I was at last week. A vendor was selling those chocolate fingers and I thought it was a great idea to share. I have long made the bloody finger cookie for Halloween, so thought this was a nice change.
If you want a little “blood” you could always melt raspberry jam and use it as a dip. I hope you have fun with these. My daughter loves them
Assorted Dipped Spooky Pretzels
1 (12-ounce) bag of pretzel rods
2 cups of miniature chocolate chips
12 ounces of almond bark (half a package)
Almond slivers to make fingernails
Black icing or chocolate chips to decorate
Clean a work space and lay parchment paper out over a cookie sheet.
For the almond bark: Melt it according to package directions (there are microwave and stovetop options but I used the microwave because it was the fastest).
To keep the almond bark from getting hard, divide it in two batches and melt it in two batches and make one batch of dipped pretzels and then the other.
When it has melted, dip 2/3 of a pretzel rod in the almond bark and swirl it around to coat it.
Place it on parchment paper. Allow to cool 5 minutes and then add mini chocolate chips for the eyes, if using chocolate chips. If you are using icing instead, allow the almond bark to cool completely before drawing the eyes and mouth on with icing.
For the chocolate dipped pretzels, place chocolate in a coffee mug and microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. When it is smooth, dip the pretzel rod in the chocolate and swirl it around to coat 2/3 of it (a spoon helps with this process).
Place it on parchment paper and carefully add an almond sliver at the top to look like a finger nail.
Cool completely before serving (1-2 hours).