Halloween Breadsticks – Witch Fingers Easy Recipe
September 20, 2023
witch finger breadsticks on plate for Halloween

Halloween Breadsticks as Witch Fingers an Easy Recipe

Halloween Breadsticks can be a lot of fun! You can make bones, snakes, or my all time favorite…..witch fingers! Or this year, we're calling them Frankenstein fingers. Change up the color and they can be any kind of monster finger your heart desires!

It's Day 3 of our 13 Days of Halloween. Every year I try to come up with fun ideas that surround a general theme. This year we're doing Frankenstein and sharing all things Mad Science and spooky greens with a few witchy details thrown in for good measure. If you missed yesterday's post it's here: Day 2 – Halloween Charcuterie Witch Hat

Halloween dinner witch finger breadsticks on plate
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Simple Halloween Breadsticks Ingredients

Pillsbury dough sheet on tray

You only need a few ingredients for these spooky Halloween breadsticks

  • Pillsbury Crescent Roll Sheet Dough
  • Melted butter
  • Green food coloring
  • Cream cheese
  • Sliced Almonds or Almond flakes

Suggested Kitchen Equipment:

Cut Breadstick Dough

Pillsbury dough cut into strips for breadsticks

Lay the dough out on a greased cutting board {or silicone mat} and fold over in half, pressing down the edges. Then, using a rotary pizza cutter cut into equal strips. I got 9 total breadsticks out of a regular sheet of crescent dough.

Form Dough into Halloween Fingers

Strips of dough with knuckles cut for finger breadsticks

Once your strips are ready you need to do 3 things:

  1. First, pinch the top to create a point, the sharper the better because it bakes out
  2. Next, pinch along the finger in two places to create indents and give your fingers some shape
  3. Finally, using the kitchen shears create 2 snips at each indent for the knuckle
Breadstick dough on sheet pan ready for the oven

Now that they're ready, pop them into a preheated oven and bake according to the instructions on the package. It's typically 375° for 12-15 minutes. Make sure they aren't placed too closely to each other or they will end up baking together.

Bake Halloween Breadsticks

baked breadsticks shaped like fingers

Once baked nice and golden they look a little like fingers now! But the magic isn't done….we have a few more steps to make them totally spooky. But they're easy, I promise!

Make ‘Em Green

butter and green food coloring for basting Halloween breadsticks

Instead of trying to dye the whole lump of dough, it's SO EASY to just dye a little butter and brush it on the baked finger breadsticks. You can add as much or as little food coloring as you want. I used 2 drops of food color for 2 TB of butter.

Breadsticks basted with green butter

For a more dramatic color change feel free to add more. You can also add 2 layers of butter if desired to intensify the color and add to the flavor.

Halloween Breadsticks Need Fingernails!

A dot of cream cheese at the end of each witch finger breadstick

Now that they are successfully green, another important part of the EWWWWW factor is adding fingernails. I used a small dollop of cream cheese for mine, but you could easily substitutes softened butter, frosting, peanut butter, sour cream, etc. Anything that'll help the fingernails stick to the bread that will still taste good to you when eating.

almond slivers added as fingernails to finger breasticks

Once your nail beds are ready, apply your fingernails and press lightly so they stick. Sliced almonds make a great nail as they are already the perfect shape, but you could also use shaved coconut, cheese slices, or even pepperoni if you're willing to shape each nail.

Halloween Dinner Breadsticks

witch finger breadsticks on plate for Halloween

Now that they're ready you can place them on a pretty platter and serve them up with Halloween dinner. Breadsticks go SO well with my Butternut Squash soup or as a side dish to our Spooky spaghetti with Blood Bags!

Halloween dinner witch finger breadsticks on plate

Witch Finger Halloween breadsticks are the perfect thing to take to a work party, family dinner, or Halloween event all October long. I promise they will be a hit wherever they're served!

If you try making these Frankenstein Fingers, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

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Witch finger breadsticks for Halloween

Every Day of our Halloween Celebration

Day 1: Frankenstein Halloween Snack Mix

Day 2: Halloween Charcuterie Witch Hat

Day 3: Frankenstein Finger Breadsticks Easy Recipe

witch finger breadsticks on plate for Halloween

Day 4: Halloween Flowers and Frankenstein Decoration Ideas

Day 5: Halloween Baby Shower Food Ideas – We've Create a Monster

Day 6: Halloween Mocktail Recipe for Monster Sunrise

Day 7: Halloween Baby Shower Theme – We Created a Monster Decor

Day 8: Halloween Food Ideas for Frankenstein Party

Day 9: Brain Cake – Tutorial for Easy Halloween Cake

Day 10: Halloween Costume Couples – Frankenstein and Bride – Monster Family

Day 11: Halloween Breakfast Ideas that are Cute and Easy

Day 12: Mad Science Birthday Party Ideas for Halloween Lovers

Day 13: Mad Science Halloween – Edible Experiments

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