A Trick for your Treats

Breadstick Dough Witch Fingers

My inner 6-year-old has had a lot of Halloween fun lately. . .

I was spellbound when I saw these witchy fingers from Woman’s Day.

An easy & fun trick~ conjuring 48 fingers out of one tube of Pillsbury refrigerated breadstick dough.

Conjuring Ingredients & Steps:

1 tube (11 oz) refrigerated breadstick dough

  • 1⁄2 stick (1⁄4 cup) butter, melted

  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon-sugar

  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten

  • 48 sliced natural (with skin) almonds

  • Heat oven to 375°F.

  • Crumple 4 large pieces of foil; shape each into a 15 x 2-in. log. Place on a baking sheet. (flatten your foil on the bottom so it doesn’t roll off the sheet!)

  • Unroll dough. Cut each of the rectangles crosswise in half, then lengthwise into 2 strips. Cut 1 end of each into a fingertip.

  • Roll strips in butter and drape over foil logs; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Brush fingertips with beaten egg; press an almond slice “nail” on each. (use a liberal amount of “egg glue” for each nail)

  • Bake 8 minutes until golden.

An unexpected surprise

in candy treat bags!

Or reaching out

of a treat bowl. . .

Or clutching a cocktail  <|:>)

Wishing you more

Treats than Tricks

on All Hallow’s Eve!

Bread Dough Witch Fingers

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  25 comments for “A Trick for your Treats

  1. October 28, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Ghoulishly Ghastly! I think I’ll make these for the grandkidlets & us, too!
    Thanks SO much for sharing your great photos of how you prepared & then, used them.

  2. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    October 28, 2011 at 5:42 am

    They look great Mary! Super pics, it does look like you’ve had fun this Halloween:@)

  3. October 28, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Your energy, creativity and excitement about what you do continues to amaze. Your fun spirit makes me smile.

  4. October 28, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Oh what a great looking treat recipe!!

  5. October 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    These are wicked spooky. I think I could devour a whole “hand” of the witchy fingers. Love the way you used them with the snack mix..That looks yummy too. Happy Friday.

  6. October 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

    These are great, Mary! I bet they are tasty, too! xo

  7. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida
    October 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Girl, you are just too much! These are FANTASTIC! Do you have a book contract yet, because I’m going to be needing your posts in book form.

  8. October 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Those turned out AWESOME!!! And, I loved the different way you used them! Thank you–this is a Halloween must!

  9. October 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Oh, those fingers are too cute (and very realistic looking in your photos!) If I were having a party, I’d definitely do these!

  10. Clare
    October 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Someone needs a manicure!!!!! Happy Halloween!!!!!

  11. October 28, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    What FUN!!! I always look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve! Hope you have a wonderful Halloween. My GRANDS will be here & that always ups the fun… maybe they need witch fingers! Thanks for sharing.

  12. October 29, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Love them!!!! These are a great addition to a Halloween party!
    Mary, you’re just too creative! Thank you!

  13. October 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Oh my gosh! These are awesome! I love that they are bent to look so much cooler and creepier!!!

  14. October 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    You make the most fun food EVER!!!! Your photos are wonderful!! What a visual treat you give us.

  15. November 3, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Love those fingers.

  16. Nancy Bednar
    September 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

    These are wonderful and so clever! Can’t wait to do them. Your step by step pix are perfect. Anyone who loves candy corn and peeps as much as I do is my kinda gal……

  17. October 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Love this, came over from Met Monday. I joined the party this week! XO, Pinky

  18. Ronda
    October 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks so much for putting these Fingers up! A few years ago I made them for my grandarlin’s party and now at 13 they remembered them and want to do them themselves now but I couldn’t find the instructions , even here on line when VOILA, after an all day search I remembered breadstix and now I found this! Thanks so much!! This is the exact recipe I’d found………..Ronda

  19. October 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Really creepy idea, and you did a great job in the recreating and displays.

  20. October 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    They look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  21. Robyn
    October 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Love those creepy fingers! Your blog is amazing! Can you share the snack mix recipe that is in the glass that the fingers are holding? Thanks so much!

  22. October 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Those bread sticks make great witches fingers. You always have so many creative ideas.

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