Breadstick Witch Fingers

It’s October! My most favorite month of the year. We are going to kick the month off with a Halloween recipe!

I always like to think about savory Halloween recipes each year. So many Halloween foods are desserts, but with so many Halloween parties, we need to break up the sweet stuff with some good savory snacks! Hence, these super simple, yet slightly spooky Witch Finger Breadsticks!

Breadstick Witch Fingers

You can make homemade pizza dough if you’d prefer, but I like to pick up the pre-made dough from the deli section of our grocery store which saves a lot of time for this recipe!

To make these breadsticks, you simply just need to roll out small balls of dough into logs, then I tried to shape them a bit with my fingers, making the middles and ends a bit wider to mimic knuckles. As you can see from the photos, some of them still lost their shape when baking, but not to worry, because they still look just fine and are equally as delicious! Oh, and for the fingernails, I just took a handful of whole almonds.

Breadstick Witch Fingers

After baking the breadsticks for about 15 minutes, I take them out and then brush them with melted butter, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese. And that’s it! Serve them with some warm marinara sauce and you’ve got the perfect festive Halloween snack!

Breadstick Witch Fingers

Witch Finger Breadsticks
Yield: 10 breadsticks

Witch Finger Breadsticks

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Witch Finger Breadsticks - These fun and spooky witch fingers are made with storebought pizza dough, a bit of cheese, and sauce for the perfect Halloween party snack!


  • 1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 whole almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Break the ball of pizza dough into about 10 even sized balls on a lightly floured surface. Take each ball and roll with hands into a rope-like shape. Shape each piece into a finger shape, making each end and the middle slightly wider (to mimic knuckles and finger tips). Place each breadstick onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Brush each breadstick with the egg. Then place an almond on the tip of each breadstick for the fingernails, pushing down into the breadstick. Bake the breadsticks for about 15 minutes.
  3. While the breadsticks are baking, in a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, garlic powder, pinch of salt, and the Parmesan cheese. Remove from the oven. Brush each breadstick with the butter and Parmesan mixture. Press down again on the almonds to keep them firmly in place. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the breadsticks are golden.
  4. Serve warm with heated marinara sauce.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 breadstick

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

Witch Finger Breadsticks

Check out these other savory Halloween recipes too!
Jack-o’-Lantern Ham and Cheese Pies
Monster Sloppy Joes
Jack-o-lantern Quesadillas
Spicy Cheddar Witch Fingers