10 Ways to Make Witches’ Fingers Treats for Halloween

I may be a vegetarian, but for witches’ fingers recipes I make an exception. Luckily for me, real witches’ fingers are a little difficult to obtain, so I have to go with a meat substitute. Vegetarians, man.

Sorry, I’m being gross. But hey – if I can’t be gross at Halloween time, when can I be gross?!

Speaking of gross, I’ve got a fun little round-up for y’all today – you guessed it, it’s all about my favorite Halloween appetizer, witches’ fingers! There are several ways to do them – witch finger cookies, breadsticks, candy – even rice crispie treats! And here, I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorites – the perfect number to count on both hands.

High five!

Witch Finger Breadsticks

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Easiest Witch Finger Breadsticks Two Ways from moi

Breadsticks are my favorite form of witches’ fingers. The better to dip you with, my dear! Imagine a basket of these alongside some tomato soup or served as an appetizer with a tomato-based dip. I especially like the idea of serving them at the table and using them to guide my fellow diners into what I’d like next. You! *point* – please pass me the salt. It’s right over there! *sweeping gesture then another point*

Anyway, I posted my recipe for Witch Finger Breadsticks in my second month of blogging back in 2009. It was a highly sophisticated recipe made with Pillsbury breadstick dough and sliced almonds. Like I said – sophisticated. 😉

I’ve definitely moved more toward homemade fare as the years have passed, but you know what? I make these breadsticks every Halloween. And I always use refrigerated breadstick dough or pizza dough (helloooo Trader Joe’s). Halloween time is a busy time, and so I’m all about the easy.

Sometimes I use sliced almonds for the fingernails, sometimes I use bell peppers and with a bit of cream cheese for “glue.” The second version comes in handy for nut-free environments like preschool.

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Witch Finger Cookies & Candy

I swear, sliced almonds make the best gnarly, messed up, in-desperate-need-of-a-manicure fingernails. Another case in point: These Witch Finger Pretzels from Chrisy at Homemade Hooplah. Simply made with pretzel rods, candy coating, and almonds, I’ve got to give this blogger a hand. Ha. Hand?! Sorry.

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Witch Finger Pretzels from Homemade Hooplah

For these next couple of examples, we’ve got gnarly sliced almonds with bloody cuticles. So gross! So awesome! Some folks use red gel food coloring for the blood, but here we have raspberry jam for seriously delicious digits.

First up: Whole Wheat Witch Finger Cookies with Raspberry Jam from Texanerin Baking. Love the blanched almond fingernail action.

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Whole Wheat Witch Finger Cookies from Texanerin Baking

And look at these Witch Finger Cookies from Food, Faith, Fitness. Paleo, gluten-free, vegan … they’re sure to work for everyone no matter, er, witch diet they’re on.

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Paleo Witch Finger Cookies from Food, Faith, Fitness

(Even better, make this Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from Sugar Hero and dip your witches’ fingers cookies into that! Bloody delicious.)

Snap, cackle, pop! These green rice crispie fingers with candy corn nails are so colorful and inspired; I think they would be my kid’s favorite, hands down. SERIOUSLY, SOMEBODY STOP ME WITH THE FINGER PUNS.

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Crispy Witches’ Fingers from Epicuricloud

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Witch Finger Veggies

The ever-clever Cara from Fork and Beans makes a healthy witch finger snack with celery, almond butter, and almonds – no sugar in sight, just creepiness.

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Healthy Witch Fingers from Fork and Beans

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  • Celery not your thing? Here’s a carrot version. The better for seeing, my dear.
  • I know I said I’d have only 10 ideas, but here’s #11, a bonus: Have you heard of witches’ fingers grapes? These little pretties are creeeeepy! Yet tasty and pretty much pure awesome.

Inspired but tired? Pin this image right here for next year!

Come hither, my pretties! Here are 10 Witch Finger Snack Ideas - enough to count on both hands. Breadsticks, cookies, candy pretzels, and more. #witchesfingers #halloweensnacks #halloween

So long, my pretties!

Kare

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.