Skull from Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirate's Skeleton Hand

Pirate Skeleton Hand

Contrary to outside appearances, the pirates of the Caribbean are a lot less skin than bones. Their mortal likenesses are actually cover-ups for the skeletal forms they truly are. Likewise, this bony pirate hand is not as it seems. Made from candy-coated pretzels, it's really a sweet-and-salty Halloween treat -- perfect to serve at a party or for a classroom snack.

You'll need:

  • Waxed paper
  • Pretzel rods
  • Mug
  • White chocolate chips or candy melts
  • Spoon
  • A few toothpicks
  • 10 slivered almonds
Instructions:
  1. Using the picture as reference, break the pretzel rods into pieces to form the three-jointed fingers and thumb. You'll also need another ten or so lengths to create the palm and base of the wrist. As a gauge, the finger bones range from 1 inch to 1 3/4 inches long, and the palm bones are between 1 3/4 and 2 inches. Arrange the pieces in the shape of a hand on a waxed paper covered surface.
  2. Fill a mug with white chocolate chips or candy melts, and melt them in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Stir the melted candy until smooth.
  3. One at a time, dip the pretzel pieces into the melted candy and place them back on the waxed paper. To make this step easier, and less messy, you can insert the tip of a toothpick into the end of the pretzel to use as a handle. Then use another toothpick to gently push the pretzel off of the first one onto the waxed paper.
  4. Once all the bones are candy-coated, attach a slivered almond "fingernail" to the tip of each finger, using a dab of melted candy (applied with a toothpick) to glue it in place. Allow the candy to set up.
  5. Finally, transfer the bones to the platter (or a piece of cardboard) you plan to serve it on.
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