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Witch Fingers Halloween Snack


A fun treat for Halloween, these Witch Fingers are a festive twist on a sugar cookie that is filling with a lot less sugar than other treats this time of year!

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These would be perfect to take to a halloween party as treats, or an after school snack! The kids enjoy making these too, so let them help you out. 

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If your house is nut-free, try “painting” on the nails with the chocolate. Or use green candy melts for a fun and spooky green witch nail!

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Witch finger shortbread cookies with chocolate and almonds, funny recipe for Halloween party
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Witch Fingers Halloween Snack

A fun treat for Halloween, these Witch Fingers are a festive twist on a sugar cookie that is filling with a lot less sugar than other treats this time of year!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60 fingers



  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  • In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, and vanilla extract.
  • In a medium size bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined with the cream mixture.
  • Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Break the dough into small pieces – about 2 tablespoons each. Roll each piece out into a finger shape.
  • Using the flat tip of a knife, make an indentation on the end of each finger to make a place for the fingernail. Then take a toothpick and make 3 small slashes in the middle of each finger for knuckles.
  • Place fingers on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes. They should be slightly brown on top.
  • While the cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave.
  • Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then take a small dollop of chocolate and place on the tip of each finger. Softly press one almond on top of the chocolate. Let the chocolate harden to hold the almond in place and then serve!
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Hmmm….wonder if I could get my picky eaters to try these fingers. I might have to try.

We’re still buying packaged sandwich meat, but I cringe every time I do. I think that it might be time to either make the leap to cutting my own or buying some of the more expensive deli meat that isn’t full of salt and chemicals (there are a few out there).

I believe one of the chemicals is called sodium nitrate/sodium nitrite. I’m sure it is in whole hams you cut yourself, and also some pet foods 🙁 From what I understand, it is associated with stomach and/or other cancers.

I hope absolutely everyone makes the leap soon!

You are killing me! Those are hilarious!!!! Okay – here’s a question for you. I have always tried to avoid packaged lunch meats and only buy the kind straight from the deli that are low in sodium, MSG and preservatives, but they are so dang expensive! I’ve considered buying a whole turkey, baking it and then slicing it, but I have only cooked a turkey once in my life and all I remember is how big of a pain it was to cut it up. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this easier?

Oh – and I am SO going to follow you on Twitter! I have been twittering for a bit, but it still seems a little strange to me. Anyway, I’ll go check out your profile.

Thanks for the fun and creative – not to mention HEALTHY – Halloween ideas!

Are the meats at the deli free of sodium nitrate/sodium nitrite? I believe this preservative, found in human and pet foods, is related to stomach and/or other cancers.

I think your children’s current and future health depends on avoiding these kind of ingredients.

True Cathy and Liz, It does cost more. It’s quite a treat for my kids when I bring home lunch meat. And I only do when the deli has a 3.99 per pound sale on ham. Otherwise, it’s pb&j all the way.

Liz, one more thing. I so agree with the carving difficulty of a real turkey. Hopefully some readers have ideas… or maybe I’ll try a few things before Thanksgiving. Otherwise, I think the easiest thing would be if you had one of those fancy electric carving knives.

My super picky eater LOVED these. She had them for lunch today at preschool and the teacher thought they were wonderful. We used a whole almond instead. Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas. I am so glad I found this site!

A word of caution about the foods being sent to schools or children’s events. My grandson for one is very allergic to nuts.
I personally love all kinds of nuts but be aware.

When the “finger” is removed from the plate, Isn’t it a problem to get it to stay wrapped? Solution?
Also, I was thinking of using Mozzarella sticks for the inside and red bell peppers for fingernails (avoiding nuts and gluten for the class). Other advice?

Hi Ronda!
The meat actually sticks really well to itself, depending on the meat. Ham seems slimy enough to stick ..lol.
I think mozzarella and red peppers are a great idea!

Excellent blog here! Also your website loads up fast!
What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol