The Ultimate Halloween Finger Food

October 26th, 2010 by Paula Ivancicts

When is it OK to bite your nails? Why, at Halloween, of course! Use our Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold to create frightfully fun candy pretzel fingers. Here’s how:

Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold

Melt a few Black Candy Melts® in a microwave safe bowl on the Copco Microwave Tray using your microwave’s defrost setting for short intervals of time.

Repeat using the Lavender Candy Melts®.

Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold

Using the Decorator Brush, paint on the melted colors for the fingernails. Pop the molds in the refrigerator until the nails are set.

Melt the Spooky Green Halloween Melts® in the microwave on the defrost setting.

Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold

Spoon some of the Spooky Green Halloween Melts into a cavity. Tap the mold to remove air bubbles.

Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold

Insert a pretzel rod and turn to evenly coat with candy. Add more Spooky Green, if needed. Tap again. Continue until all cavities are filled. Put in the refrigerator until the bottom of the mold appears frosty.

Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold

Turn mold over onto soft towel or paper towel to remove candy.

Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold

Re-melt one of the Candy Melts and brush dots on the fingernail using the Decorator Brush. Attach Confetti Sprinkles from the 6-Mix Halloween Assortment Sprinkles.

Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold

To give this finger a hairy effect, I brushed melted Spooky Green Candy Melts over the finger.

For more decorating ideas using the Witch Fingers Pretzel Mold, check out Eyeing the Finger Food Candy and Finger Food Candy.

Paula Ivancicts Paula is a Wilton Customer Service Key Account Rep and a Certified Wilton Method Instructor. She has been with Wilton since 2009. Her love of creating things and using Wilton products started in high school when she began making candy. Outside of Wilton, Paula enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters. She loves baking, decorating, and making candy for family, friends, and coworkers.

7 Replies

  1. Mrs Mix it says:

    So fabulous I think I will have to go and purchase.

  2. Jean says:

    I loved the pretzel mold. I made them for a school halloween party and passed them out last to the kids, they looked at me and I said, “I forgot to give you your finger food!” I love the mold and the ideas I will definetly be using it next year and maube even for other holidays and just use other colors.

    • Paula Ivancicts says:

      Hi Jean!
      I’m glad you found a favorite candy mold! What a fun idea! Alot of the Wilton pans and molds can be tailored for different celebrations and themes just by changing the colors.

  3. Minervia says:

    Melting candy a major problem. I had a customer ask me whey candy does not get thin. They had problem dipping pops. What hints do you have to melt candy melts easily.

    • Paula Ivancicts says:

      Hi Minervia!
      Thank you for replying! The Candy Melts need to be melted on the defrost setting at short intervals of time (20-30 seconds). There will be lumps, take it out, stir it, and repeat if necessary. There should still be some lumps that you stir out into a smooth consistency. Please tell your customers to watch what they are heating it in also, as different bowls conduct heat differently, so they will want to see which ones work the best for them. This does take a little bit longer, but it does not cook the candy. When people put it in the microwave for say, 1 minute on a regular setting, they aren’t melting the candy, but cooking it and that is when it can clump together. It is hard to restore that to a thin consistency after that happens.

      When using a double boiler, please be sure to make sure the flame is not too high or the water in the bottom pot is too high, as that water can spurt into the upper pot and ruin the Candy Melts, as water and Candy Melts do not mix.

      Here are tips on Melting Candy:

      Here is a lot of great information on Pops:

  4. Kathy Carlton says:

    I bought the Wilton kit last year to make this and it was awesome. I received at the time in the kit the fingernails out of a black hard candy. Is there anyplace I can purchase these. They made the pretzel finger look so much better than the candy melts do.

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