Recently, I was trying to find a neat spooky treat to make for a soccer Halloween party. I found a couple of ideas on pinterest to try. As sometimes happens some of the ideas did not turn out as easy and cute as it looked on pinterest. However, I did have much success making witch fingers. So, when Sarah and I decided to make them again yesterday for our family Monster Mash Halloween party I thought I would take some pictures of the process.
We started with vanilla white chocolate squares. I used the store brand for Candy Quick. I have tried melting chocolate and white chocolate in a double boiler, but it can be tricky. I do find that working with the microwave to melt the white chocolate is so much easier. It comes in a tray that you can just melt the squares in.
|Vanilla White Chocolate Squares|
Simply follow the directions on the back of the packaging for melting. It does not take long to melt in the microwave. I started with 30 seconds and stirred it and heated for two more 15 second intervals. Over heating the white chocolate is the worst whether you use a double boiler or microwave.
|Melted Vanilla White Chocolate|
Add 10 drops of green food coloring to the melted vanilla and stir until evenly mixed.
Dip large pretzel sticks into melted chocolate until covered.
Place chocolate covered pretzel sticks on cookie sheet lined with wax paper and secure almond slivers in the melted chocolate on the tips of the pretzel stick.
After the white chocolate is thickening up a bit draw knuckles on with a toothpick. If you attempt this immediately after dipping the white chocolate is too runny and the markings will just run together.
If the white chocolate starts thickening up in the tray and becomes difficult to work with, just pop it back in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, stir, and continue dipping. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge to cool and harden. It does not take long to set up in the fridge. Remove from fridge and they are ready to serve!
The kids loved them and who doesn’t like white chocolate covered pretzels?