Freaky Ladies' Fingers (Halloween)

Total Time
1hr 12mins
Prep
1 hr
Cook
12 mins

These are great for halloween parties! We gave them out one year to neighbors and it was so much fun to see their reaction. If you want a twist, make a shorter version and call them Gobblins toes. Just make them shorter and use plain almonds for the toe nails. Sprinkle with dried rosemary "toe hair" and it's complete!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Place a small amount of food coloring in a bowl and with a new paint brush "paint" the almond halves on the rounded side. Set aside.
  2. In a Mixing bowl place water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand for five minutes to let yeast work.
  3. Beat 1 c flour in till combined. Beat in salt and 3-1/2 c flour till combined. Beat till dough pulls away from the sides.
  4. Reduce speed and add 1/2c flour (if dough is still sticky add up to 1 c more flour).
  5. Knead till smooth.
  6. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray and put dough in covering with plastic wrap and put in a warm place to double in size (1 hour).
  7. Heat oven to 450.
  8. Heat 3 quarts water to boiling.
  9. Add baking soda.
  10. Lightly coat two baking sheets with pan spray.Divide dough into quarters.
  11. Work with one at a time keeping the rest covered.
  12. Divide each piece in 12 pieces. On a lightly floured surface roll pieces back and forth into a finger shape, ( 3-4 inches long) make sure to leave a lump for the knuckle.
  13. When all 12 pieces are formed transfer to boiling soda water.
  14. Poach for 1 minute, using a slotted spoon transfer to a baking sheet.
  15. Repeat till all 4 quarters are done.
  16. Beat egg with 1 T water and brush over pretzels.
  17. Using a sharp knife score each knuckle about 3 times. Sprinkle with salt ( and rosemary if using).
  18. Possition the almond nails into place and push down to secure.
  19. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or till golden brown.
  20. Let cool on a wire rack.
  21. These are best if eaten the first day but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Most Helpful

5 5

These were actually tasty, and they looked great! They were a hit at our Samhain celebration.

5 5

These were fun to make and a good way to get the whole family involved. I had to dilute the food color with water to make it look red instead of dark brown. This is a good healthy addition to a sugar-filled holiday!