Auntie Anne's Spooky Fingers

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by Auntie Anne's Design Team

Auntie Anne's Spooky Fingers

Get your scare on with this Halloween-themed snack!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time may vary based on time needed to prepare dough and ovens used. For better results, you may want to first read the instructions provided in the Auntie Anne's At Home Baking Kit or watch the video provided above.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 425?F.
  • 3
    Spray counter with nonstick spray and turn out the risen dough onto that portion of the counter. Do not spray or flour the area where you will roll the Pretzel Stix.
  • 4
    Cut strips of dough that measure 1-1/2 inch x 8 inch long.
  • 5
    Pull dough strip to stretch it out. Start in the middle and move your hands outward while pulling, stretching, and rolling the dough strip. Roll each piece into a rope 1/2 inch x 36 inch long (about the thickness of your finger).
  • 6
    Cut the 36 inch strip of dough into 6 equal portions (approximately 6 inch each for Pretzel Stix). For spookier fingers, the size of the dough strips can vary.
  • 7
    Roll all Pretzel Stix before proceeding (each dough should yield 50-60 Pretzel Stix).
  • 8
    In a medium bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups of very hot water. Stir until nearly dissolved.
  • 9
    Lightly coat baking tray with nonstick spray.
  • 10
    Pick up each Pretzel Stix and quickly dip into the baking soda solution. Place Pretzel Stix on towel to drain off excess solution, and then place on coated tray. (Pretzel Stix should not be touching).
  • 11
    Sprinkle with salt as desired and add a slivered almond to the tip for the fingernail.
  • 12
    Bake one tray at a time on the center rack in preheated oven for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, rotate the tray 180° and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Baking times may vary by baking trays and ovens.
  • 13
    Melt 4 Tablespoons of butter (optional). After baking Stix Fingers and before they cool, brush butter onto the top of plain or salted pieces.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Auntie Anne's Home Baking Kit 104576963
  • 13 inch x 19 inch Baking Tray
  • Flour (a few teaspoons for dusting work surface)
  • Nonstick Spray
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Baking Soda
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter (optional - see step 13)
  • Ruler