Witches' fingers

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Witches' fingers
Witches' fingers
  • Makes: 45

  • Prep time:

    plus chilling time
  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Witches' fingers are made with sweet dough decorated with almonds and jam, but they look convincing (and creepy!). Perfect for a Halloween party. This recipe makes 45 fingers and will take around 20 mins to make and bake, plus chilling time. If you have any fingers leftover, store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. These dough fingers would be perfect served with dips like chocolate fondue.


  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • 45 blanched almonds, halved
  • 5tbsp strawberry jam

Add a few drops of green food colouring gel to the dough to make these look even more gross!


  1. Using a food processor, beat the butter and sugar until pale. Add the egg and vanilla, and whisk again. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and mix to form a soft dough. Chill for 30 mins.
  2. Heat oven to 180C, gas 4. Divide the dough into 45 and roll each piece into a finger shape. Press the back of a knife into the dough to make knuckles. Lightly press an almond where the nail would be. Put on lined baking trays and chill for 30 mins. Bake for 10-12 mins until pale golden.
  3. Once cooled, spoon a little jam onto the nail base and top with an almond.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 57(kcal)
  • Fat 2.5g
  • Saturates 1.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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