These Halloween treats are scary enough and tasty enough for kids to love. They are also fairly healthy and the kids may want to get involved in the preparations.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 servings
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix peanut butter, powdered milk, and honey together in a bowl until mixture resembles a soft dough. This will be the 'flesh' of the fingers.

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  • Mold enough dough around each pretzel rod, making sure to cover the ends. The pretzels will be the 'bones' of the fingers.

  • Use the tip of a teaspoon the make marks on the 'flesh' similar to knuckles.

  • Push 1 sliced almond onto 1 end of each 'finger' to resemble a finger nail.

  • Place jam in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave until softened, 20 to 30 seconds. Dip the end opposite the 'finger nail' into the jam for the 'blood'.

Cook's Note:

I have always used homemade plum jam for the blood. It has just the right color and has tiny bits in it that really look good.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 35.9g 12% DV; fat 10.9g 17% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 394.6mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2014
What an awesome recipe! This is so easy to make and it's a great variation on the peanut butter candy (honey powdered milk and peanut butter) that my mom made us when I was a kid. Not only do these look great the pretzel in the middle of the peanut butter mixture adds a great crunch. I used 1/2 sugar Smuckers strawberry jam for the blood and thought that the color was perfect. Thanks for the recipe! Note: I find that these are served best right out of the freezer or refrigerator. When I make them I refrigerate so them right away so they keep their shape until serving time. They make a perfect Halloween treat or a great snack after a workout! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2016
I dont know if its the peanut butter I uses but I could not get the fingers to maintain their shape. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2014
What an awesome recipe! This is so easy to make and it's a great variation on the peanut butter candy (honey powdered milk and peanut butter) that my mom made us when I was a kid. Not only do these look great the pretzel in the middle of the peanut butter mixture adds a great crunch. I used 1/2 sugar Smuckers strawberry jam for the blood and thought that the color was perfect. Thanks for the recipe! Note: I find that these are served best right out of the freezer or refrigerator. When I make them I refrigerate so them right away so they keep their shape until serving time. They make a perfect Halloween treat or a great snack after a workout! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2013
These were so much fun for the kids and I to make!! Just the right balance of creepy & tasty!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2013
These are a much healthier version than the chocolate ones. They also look very realistic and taste great! Thanks for this recipe can't wait to take it to my party tonight!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2015
This was fantastic just like the picture! They were really good like peanut butter and jelly with a little crunch. It was too sticky when I first mixed it up so I let the batter sit overnight in the refrigerator and used gloves when I molded it around the pretzels the next day. We used half a pretzel rod for each finger and then used half of those to make toes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
The kids beg for these every year. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2014
I would cut the recipe in half next time. It makes way to much peanut butter mixture. With my left over siting in the refrigerator for a few days I thought it tasted better. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2014
Very cute idea for Halloween and the taste was decent. The kids got a kick out of them. But what a greasy gooey mess trying to cover the pretzels. They needed to go immediately into the freezer and have to be eaten straight from the freezer as well otherwise the shape will completely fall apart. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2014
This recipe was easy..(a bit time consuming) but worth every second. It was so much fun to serve and surprise my friends coworkers and students with this freaky finger treat. The dough went a long way I made almost 60 fingers (30 pretzel rods broken in half). Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2016
I dont know if its the peanut butter I uses but I could not get the fingers to maintain their shape. Read More