Witch’s Finger Breadsticks with Maple Mustard Dip

We had to share this great trick or treat recipe with you! If you’re having a party this one is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.

SpoonFed: Via Gourmet

MAKES 4 DOZEN FINGERS AND 1 1/4 CUPS DIP
  • ACTIVE TIME: 1 HR
    TOTAL TIME: 1 1/2 HR
We guarantee you’ll be cackling with delight as you roll and stretch bread dough into these shockingly realistic gnarled fingers, from the fungus-green almond-slice nails with bloody cuticles, to the pretzel-salt warts. Turn these into the centerpiece of a Halloween party and get your kids or your friends in on the action. Give prizes for the scariest and most realistic. Above all, let your freak flag fly high!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR DOUGH:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

FOR FINGERS:

  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 48 sliced almonds or peanut halves
  • 8 drops red food coloring, diluted with 1/4 teaspoon water
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water (egg wash)
  • 1/2 tablespoon pretzel salt or coarse sea salt

FOR DIP:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup coarse-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or mild honey

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