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Witches Fingers

Witches Fingers, a super easy and fun Halloween Treat for your next party!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Decorating Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 Fingers
Calories 21kcal
Author Lisa


  • ¼ cup Black Frosting
  • 24 Blanched almonds
  • 12 large/long pretzel rods
  • 12 oz Bright green candy melts
  • 2-5 tbs refined coconut oil or shortening


  • Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper.
  • Dip or brush the almonds with the black frosting then place on one of the prepared baking sheets and allow to dry. If you use a brush make sure it is food safe quality.
    almonds painted with black frosting
  • Combine green candy melts and 2 tbs coconut oil (or shortening) in a microwave safe bowl. I recommend heating for 30 seconds in the microwave on 50% power, stirring, and repeat until melted. You can even take it out of the microwave when there are still a few lumps and let is sit for about a minute then stir. The residual heat should melt the remaining candy melts. If the candy melts are still too thick stir in more coconut oil 1 tbs at a time until your reach your desired consistency. You don’t want to overheat the candy melts and cause it to burn and get clumpy.
    melted candy melts
  • Break pretzel rods in half if they are really long. Dip the pretzel rods into the melted candy melts and place on the 2nd prepared baking sheet.
    coating a pretzel rod in green candy melts
  • Allow to dry for a few minutes. You want the candy melts to be soft but slightly set up then place an almond onto the tip of the pretzel rod, into the green candy melt and repeat with the rest of the pretzel rods.
    adding an almond to a candy dipped pretzel rod
  • Before the pretzels and candy melts are done drying, using a toothpick, gently press lines perpendicular to the pretzel into the candy melts to create the knuckle and upper finger lines. Usually 2 sets of three lines looks good.
    using a toothpick to create knuckle marks
  • Once all the fingers are made refrigerate the tray for 10-15 minutes or until the fingers are completely hardened. Enjoy!
    witches fingers in a black bowl



Tips and Tricks
For melting the candy melts:
  • I've noticed different brands and even different microwaves can melt the candies differently.
  • You can use refined or unrefined coconut oil for the candy melts but refined does not leave a coconut taste- which is what I prefer. ALternatively, you can use shortening too.
Black Frosting:
You can make your own from scratch using my chocolate buttercream recipe and adding black food gel or buy a tube of premade black frosting from the store (for this recipe I prefer to buy it since I only need a small amount).


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg