Halloween Witches Fingers 

It was a dark and stormy night. The wind howled as the branches from the trees battered the side of the house. Suddenly a haunting wail pierces through the din…

“Maaaammmy I need a weee weee”
Argh I was hoping it was a ghost, now I have to get up!  

We’re all very excited for Halloween and have been cooking up a storm of treats which you can see over on our Instagram page

But our favourite and most gruesome are our severed witches fingers. They look positively disgusting but taste amazing. Buttery shortbread, chocolate centre and a whole almond make these a perfect addition to a warm cup of milk or tea, if you can look past the fact it’s a creepy finger…

We used salted caramel matchmakers for our centres (currently in Poundland).


250g plain flour

50g cornflour 

100g caster sugar 

200g real butter

Few drops gel/paste food colouring  (we used purple but green or orange would be equally gross)

15 whole blanched almonds

15 salted caramel matchmakers 

Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas Mark 4

Line 2 baking sheets with greeseproof/baking paper

In a large toddler friendly bowl mix the flours, butter, sugar and food colour until you have a fairly firm dough.

Scatter a good handful of flour over the worktop and pop a heaped tablespoon of dough on top.

Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and wrap around an individual matchmaker.

Shape into a finger by pressing around the chocolate and press an almond in top to create a fingernail. Using the edge of your spoon, make 3 indents halfway down to create a knuckle. Place complete finger on a prepared baking sheet.

Continue until you have used all your dough. You should hopefully have between 10- 15 fingers unless your kids enjoy eating raw dough and randomly pressing almonds in as much as mine do…

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until starting to brown.

Leave to cool before enjoying😀


By bakingwithkidsandcath

Sharing our baking on Instagram @Baking_With_kids messy mum of 2 toddlers with easy recipes for screen-free fun 😀

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