Whether you're throwing or attending a Halloween bash this weekend, chances are you'll need some flavorful frights to go with whatever hard drinks you're having on All Hallow's Eve. Go ghoulish — but not too gruesome! — with a treat that's also a bit of a trick: bony witches' fingers. Make a handful in a flash with the help of pre-made breadstick dough. Going for the realistic? Take the time to make them from scratch, knuckles, almond fingernails, and all. Tickled yet by one or both recipes? Get them after the jump.
1 tube (11 oz) refrigerated breadstick dough Makes 48 fingers. 2 tablespoons red food coloring Makes 30 fingers.
1⁄2 stick (1⁄4 cup) butter, melted
2 Tbsp cinnamon-sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
48 sliced natural (with skin) almonds
30 blanched almonds
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tube (11 oz) refrigerated breadstick dough
Makes 48 fingers.
2 tablespoons red food coloring
Makes 30 fingers.