Finger Food for Halloween Bone Breadsticks
September 16, 2020
Bone Breadsticks on tray with gold skull on table

Finger Food for Halloween Bone Breadsticks

Finger food for Halloween is always fun for parties and these bone breadsticks are easy and delicious with the added creepy factor of dipping them into the “bloody marinara”!

It's nice to have finger food for a halloween party. They are usually easy to serve and most importantly, easy to eat. No balancing plates on your lap trying to juggle your drink, napkin, and fork.

Finger food for Halloween bone breadsticks by Salt Lake Party Stylist

13 Days of Halloween

It’s DAY 4 of our 13 Days of Halloween inspiration and today we’ve got HALLOWEEN APPETIZERS. I hope you enjoy these Halloween breadsticks too, they're sure to entertain the crowd! Then join us again each day for new spooky Halloween menu, craft, decor, and tablescape ideas.

Gluten Free Breadsticks

Piping breadstick dough onto pan

Need a gluten free breadstick option? I've got you covered. These particular breadsticks are made using the Sunflour Mills gluten free mix for Rolls & Sandwich Bread. You can find their products at grocery stores or order online at

Mix up dough according to the instructions on the box. A yeast packet is included but don't let that deter you. They don't have to rise for long and are the BEST gluten free breadsticks I've ever eaten! My family didn't even notice.

But because they are gluten free the breadstick dough is really soft like thick pancake batter. To create the bones fill a ziploc bag with dough or plastic piping bag and pipe bone shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silcone baking mat.

Bone breadsticks on pan ready for the oven

Let them raise for a few more minutes before baking according to the instructions for rolls.

Regular Breadsticks {with gluten}

Baked Bone breadsticks on pan - finger food for halloween

There are tons of recipes for making your own breadstick dough but the EASIEST way to make these babies for a Halloween party are Pillsbury breadstick dough.

After popping open the canister {how satisfying is that sound!?} lay each breadstick out on a lined baking sheet and use your kitchen shears to snip each end. Then stretch the ends out to create the nice V shape on both sides. Bake according to instructions.

Butter and Cheese Breadsticks

Skull and breadstick crossbones on tray

After your Halloween breadsticks {regardless of gluten content} are baked up nice and golden brush them with melted butter. Then sprinkle with a healthy dose of parmesan cheese. If using fresh parmesan, place in oven to broil for a few minutes and melt the cheese.

Finger Food Bloody Marinara Dip

Bone breadsticks and marinara on tray with skull - finger food for halloween

Now that your halloween bone breadsticks are nice and cheesy it's time to warm the marinara and serve it up! Who doesn't love bloody finger food for Halloween!? EEK! But seriously, it's delicious and fun. Regular food served up in an interesting way can make all the difference at a celebration.

You could easily use a cinnamon roll dough for sweet breadsticks as well! Tint up the frosting and enjoy a spooky breakfast.

Are you brave enough to try this finger food for Halloween? Serve up some bone breadsticks for Halloween dinner and if you do I'd LOVE to see it! And if you share, please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love seeing all your hard work! 

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Finger food for Halloween bone breadsticks by Salt Lake Party Stylist

Day 4 Halloween Appetizers

I love these bone breadsticks so much and they go perfectly with the Spooky Spinach Artichoke Halloween Dip Jordan's baking up over at Jordan's Easy Entertaining.

Spinach artichoke dip with purple and orange crackers for Halloween

Regular food becomes something magical with a fun name. The green dip could be “pond scum”, “Gillyweed” or just pain old moldy cheese. SO MANY fun ways to get creepy with your menu at Halloween!

Day 5: Then join us again tomorrow for DIY Halloween Decor

More Halloween Food Ideas


  1. Natalie Mayhew

    So clever! My kids would love these! They love breadsticks and fun spooky way of serving them!

    • Brianna Adams

      It’s such a great Halloween dinner option. Thank you. The marinara is great fun.


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