I had so much fun making (and eating) these spooky Halloween witch fingers. We don’t have kids in the house any more, so I don’t make too many Halloween treats. But we do love pizza and breadsticks, so these were just dinner shaped like fingers! I had seen a lot of different witch fingers on Pinterest, from cookies to bread sticks, so I wanted to try making my own.
I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use a lot of “blood” (pasta sauce) or just a little. So I made a nice variety to see which ones looked and tasted the best. The final winners were made with garlic butter, dabs of pizza sauce, vegan cheese, and black olives. Red sweet peppers make the best fingernails. Because of the garlic butter, these particular “fingers” were crunchy, had a good strong garlic taste, and had a better “finger” look.
To make the fingers, I used a pre-cooked pizza crust. I happened to use a crust made with basil in the dough, but a plain crust will work, too. If you buy a premade pizza crust, get the kind that isn’t just dough, but is made to be only reheated with toppings. You can also use a homemade pizza dough and bake it ahead, then cut out the fingers. These are baked just long enough to melt the cheese and brown the dough a little bit.
I used vegan sandwich cheese slices, then cut them into small, narrow strips, about 1 inch long. I placed these as “wrinkles” or “knuckles” on the fingers. You can use more or less of the vegan cheese and pre-shredded vegan cheeses would work great. For “warts” I sliced a few black olives, then cut each slice into quarters. I only dabbed pizza sauce here and there on the garlic butter ones, and I used the pizza sauce to apply the pepper fingernails. The fingernails do not extend past the ends of the fingers, so cut one end of each crust stick into a slight point on which to place the pepper.
All of the ingredients are negotiable on these! Your family can experiment and make your own scary fingers. Let me know if you make them!
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