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Spooky Witch Finger Pretzels for Halloween

Spooky Witch Finger Pretzels for Halloween

From mixing the dough to shaping the fingers and attaching almond fingernails, this recipe provides a step-by-step guide to creating these spooky witch finger pretzels for Halloween. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these witch finger pretzels are sure to impress your guests!

Looking for a fun and festive Halloween snack?

Look no further!

These homemade soft pretzels shaped like witch fingers are the perfect addition to any Halloween celebration.

Dive into the spirit of Halloween with a treat that’s both savory and spooky! Our Spooky Witch Finger Pretzels are fun to make, delicious to eat, and a sure-fire hit at any Halloween party.

Using the wholesome crunch of almonds for the ‘fingernails’, these pretzels combine traditional baking with festive creativity.

Halloween Pretzel Witch Fingers
🎃 Dive into Halloween with these Spooky Witch Finger Pretzels! Soft, chewy pretzels with almond ‘nails’ are the perfect mix of fun and flavor. A must-try recipe for all your haunted gatherings. 👻🥨

Why Spooky Witch Finger Pretzels?

There’s no better way to enjoy Halloween than with themed foods that kids and adults alike will love. Our Witch Finger Pretzels are not just visually appealing but are also a mouthwatering treat.

The crispy almond ‘fingernail’ combined with the soft, chewy pretzel ‘finger’ makes for a delightful bite.

I always pair these delicious Halloween pretzels with my Delicious Pumpkin Pie Hummus Recipe…seriously, it makes for the perfect Halloween appetizer duo!

FAQs for These Halloween Pretzel Treats?

Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour, but it may alter the texture and taste slightly. The pretzels might be denser.

What can I use instead of almonds for the fingernails?

If you have a nut allergy or just want an alternative, you can use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds as a replacement for almonds.

How do I store leftover witch finger pretzels?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, consider freezing.

Can I prepare the dough ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the dough a day in advance. Just make sure to store it in the refrigerator, covered. Bring it to room temperature before shaping.

Printable Recipe for Witch Finger Pretzels

Spooky Halloween Pretzels - Witch Finger Pretzels
Yield: 12 Pretzel Fingers

Witch Finger Pretzels

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Unleash the Halloween spirit with our Spooky Witch Finger Pretzels recipe! Soft, savory pretzels paired with crunchy almond 'nails' make for a bewitching treat that's both fun and delicious. Perfect for parties and festive gatherings!

Don't forget to make a batch of this delectable Pumpkin Pie Hummus Dip for dipping!


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110°F)
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 10 cups water (for boiling)
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water (egg wash)
  • Coarse sea salt or pretzel salt, for sprinkling
  • 12 whole almonds, skin on


Prepare the Dough:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, or until it starts to froth.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Add the melted butter and the yeast mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until it has doubled in size.

Shape the Witch Fingers:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  3. Roll each portion into a long rope, about 7-8 inches long, tapering one end (this will be the fingertip).
  4. Slightly bend the rope in a few places to give it the look of a finger.
  5. Press an almond into the tapered end to resemble a fingernail.

Boil the Pretzels:

  1. In a large pot, bring the 10 cups of water and baking soda to a boil.
  2. Carefully place each pretzel finger into the boiling water, 2 or 3 at a time, for about 30 seconds.
  3. Remove them from the water using a slotted spoon and place them on the prepared baking sheet.


  1. Brush the pretzel fingers with the egg wash and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Allow them to cool on a wire rack.

Once cooled, arrange them on a serving platter for your spooky gathering. They can be served with various dipping sauces, like the pumpkin pie hummus, mustard, or even a red "bloody" marinara for extra spookiness.


Add some spooky fun by adding food coloring to your dough before shaping the witch fingers. I like to use gel food coloring so it doesn't mess with the consistency of my dough. Remember, a little food coloring goes a long way!

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