Spooky Halloween Fingers for extra creepiness at a party! Halloween can be quite stressful: decorating, carving, shopping/making costumes e.t.c…
So I came up with a simple recipe for some nasty witches fingers. Would you bite your nails from fright or take a bite?
In this article, you’ll find out how to make Spooky Halloween Fingers.
Ingredients for spooky Halloween fingers
- hot dogs (I used less sodium)
Let’s dive in! You can either watch the video or read the instruction below.
Step 1 – Cut
First, cut some hotdogs in half. Take one half and cut 2 slits in the middle of it. Simply cut two lines in a V shape, so the lines become obvious. That’ll be for the wrinkles like the ones on our knuckles.
When you finish creating the knuckle creases, move on to the finger nail part. Make sure that the nail pocket will be above the two wrinkles.
Then cut a 2~3mm straight line into the hot dog. Next, carefully remove the nail shape pocket using a petite knife. It’s like removing a dent on a potato.
If you’re not comfortable, just cut-in from the round end to the straight line. That should work just as well.
Step 2 – Boil the spooky Halloween fingers
While you are cutting the hotdog fingers, boil some water in a small pot.
When it’s boiling, put the fingers in and cook them for a few minutes. Turn off the heat, and rest them for the next step.
If you don’t have time for the next step, simply add ketchup in the finger tip pockets and you’re done.
Step 3 – Peel an apple
Now, let’s wash an apple and carefully peel it. As you know, this will become the finger nails.
Once you have a piece of peel, cut it into a finger nail shape: one side flat & trim the other side. Don’t worry about making it perfect.
Final Step – Insert the nails
Finally, insert the nails (apple peels) into the pocket you made earlier. You may have to adjust either the size of the nail or the place of insertion.
Just to let you know that the nails come off easily. But that makes them even spookier as you can imagine.
When you’re complete, place them on a plate (or a container)to present for fun!
When my children were small, I tried to come up with a Halloween lunch box. So they could enjoy & get excited about the upcoming event.
As you can see, I came up with some ideas for it (picture below). And the witch’s finger was one of them.
I thought it was preschool age friendly. Unfortunately, one of my sons was scared to eat it (at age 4).
Till this day, he doesn’t like the look of it. So I started making it as a finger food dish for a party instead!
Happy Halloween! ?