Monster Fingers Breadsticks Recipe

    Breadsticks as Monster Fingers or Witch Fingers

    Halloween is all about coming up with creative, spooky ideas. Whether it’s a costume idea or creepy-looking eats like these monster finger breadsticks, clever ideas like these make all the difference when hosting a Halloween party. The good thing is that party projects like this breadsticks recipe are really easy to execute, and while they may look scary, they taste fantastic.

    Whether you call these witch fingers or monster fingers doesn’t really matter; just know that this recipe will yield some spooky-looking fingers that will add tons of festivity and charm to your Halloween spread.

    Making this no-yeast breadsticks recipe is foolproof because you can simply use store-bought pizza dough to create the bread. There’s no need to worry about proofing your yeast or kneading your dough.

    Not only that, but other than the pizza dough, this easy breadsticks recipe only requires a couple of other ingredients, including an egg and almonds; that’s it!

    To create the look of fingers with your pizza dough, you’re going to simply roll pieces of dough into ropes, then press an almond into one end of each piece. You can choose to add some poppy seeds or sesame seeds to your breadsticks if you want, otherwise, you will just bake them as is.  When they’re finished baking, you can serve them with marinara sauce or any other dipping sauce that you want.


    Cook time: 20 minutes
    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Idle time: 20 minutes


    1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.
    2. Using floured hands and a lightly floured work surface, divide the pizza dough ball into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into 9 to 10 inches long.
    3. Grabbing each dough piece, twist the dough in the center to create the "knuckle" for your fingers then place the dough pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Let the dough rest for about 20 minutes while you prep the other ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and water together to combine.
    5. Brush the dough with the egg mixture, then press an almond down onto one end of each dough finger. Press the almond down hard to prevent it from falling off when the "fingers" bake.
    6. Bake the "fingers" for 15 to 20 minutes or until they're golden. Serve warm with marinara sauce or your choice of dipping sauce.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.