Witch’s Fingers Halloween Appetizer


Got a party planned for Halloween or want to hand a special treat out to your friends and neighbors that will get them talking? Make these yummy yet creepy looking Witch's Fingers!

Witch's Fingers - a creepy, yet delicious Halloween appetizer.

I have to say that I don't get grossed out by things too easily, but when I saw these Witch's Fingers, I literally said out loud, "Oh, gross!" I mean, they really could pass for a finger at first glance, especially with those really hideous looking "finger nails". Those things are nasty, man, and she is one witch who's in need of a really good manicure!

Witch's Fingers - a creepy, yet delicious Halloween appetizer.

Witch's Fingers - makes 30 crackers

The best thing about these, besides the fact that they were yummy, is that they're super easy to make. You can be done making these in about an hour which leaves you more time to party with your ghosts and goblins!
I found this recipe at MyRecipes.com and changed it up a tad.

Ingredients to Make Your Witch's Fingers

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter,
  • 1 cup packed shredded Cheddar / Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 30 whole almonds

Witch's Fingers - a creepy, yet delicious Halloween appetizer.

Directions for Making Your Witch's Fingers

  1. In a food processor, mix together the butter, cheese, flour, corn meal, and cajun seasoning. Add the egg and combine until everything sticks together.
  2. You can also combine the ingredients together in a medium bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into it, forming the mixture into a coarse meal. Then add the egg, stirring everything together.
  3. Place contents onto a sheet of parchment about 14 X 14-inches.
  4. Cover with another sheet of the same sized parchment and gently pat dough down into a disk that is about 1/2-inch thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 15 minutes. This dough can also be refrigerated for up to three days.
  5. Roll the dough into an 8 X 10-inch rectangle. Place the dough in the freezer again for another 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Remove the top paper from the dough and using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into strips that are 1/2-inch wide and 5 inches long. There will be about 30 of them.
  8. Place each strip on the baking sheet. Bend the dough gently, so that the finger has a crooked form.
  9. Using a sharp knife, score the dough where the knuckles would be.
  10. Round one of the edges of the dough, making it look like the tip of a finger and place an almond onto the tip for the fingernail.
  11. Bake the fingers for 15 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.
  12. Gently transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Witch's Fingers - a creepy, yet delicious Halloween appetizer.

What appetizers do have on your menu to spook your guests this Halloween?

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Lynne Feifer

Owner, Creator, & Writer at 365 Days of Baking & More
I'm Lynne and I blog at 365 Days of Baking & More. I'm married and we have three children, two daughters ages 22 and 20, and a son who is 17. My blogging journey began in January 2011 to challenge myself while being a full-time mom. By doing so, I've found my passion, discovered what I want to be when I grow up, and increased my kitchen skills. I've fallen in love with the whole experience! My goal with 365 is to excite you with food and move you into the kitchen if you aren't already there. It's fun, delicious and can be quality time spent your family as you cook and bake together, and then enjoy what you've made around the family table. I look forward to having you join me in the kitchen!

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