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Severed Fingers

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2008 Severed Fingers Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.

Make your Halloween treat table look eerie with these Severed Fingers.

2008 Severed Fingers Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Here's a eerie treat to put on your Halloween buffet, Severed Fingers.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounce bag pretzel rods, 3/4 bag broken in half
  • 2 cups white or milk chocolate chips, melted**
  • candy corn
  • icing gel, optional
  • red tube icing, optional
  • wax paper

Preparation:

Dip the broken end of the pretzel in the chocolate. Quickly stick a piece of candy corn on the end of the "finger" as to look like a fingernail. Place severed finger on a piece of wax paper to dry.

For the red-tipped "fingernails", I put a dab of red icing on the candy corn. I used my finger tip to spread it evenly. Once it harded a little, I rolled it back and forth faced down on the wax paper to give it a smooth finish. I then placed the finished "nail" on a freshly-dipped pretzel rod.

It wasn't easy working with the black icing gel. It didn't dry quick enough and the black went everywhere.

One final note, these need to be made up the same day as they're eaten. The pretzels were soft the following day.

**Tips for Melting Chocolate

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