Healthy Halloween Snack: Witch Fingers {Recipe}

I think it’s not a huge assumption on my part to say that all kids consume a little more sugar than usual on Halloween.  When we have a Halloween party, I always like to offer up some healthy treats to our guests.  Carrot Witch Fingers are the perfect snack or appetizer to served up at a party or just because.  They look so cool and are really very tasty!  Your guests and kids will be goblin these up in no time ;)  I made up this tray of Witch Fingers for an after-school snack for Reece and Bryce and they were thrilled and so excited to eat CARROTS!

What you’ll need:
Full-size carrots
Red apples
Peanut Butter
Colored Sparkly Gel {optional}
peeler



Directions:

Depending on whether your children are totally opposed to carrot skin, you can peel the entire carrot or not.  If you leave it unpeeled – only a small amount of skin will remain at the end and it really does help “sell” the witch’s knuckles :)
Cut the carrots into finger-length sections and use the peeler to shape into fingers.  Keep in mind knuckles when you are doing this.  There should be a flat area where the nail will go.  Use the peeler to peel of the apple skin and cut it to look like a nail.  You can make the nails rounded or pointed, depending, of course, on your type of witch :) Tip: Once you have finished shaping the finger and nail bed – use the peeler to peel off the bottom of the finger leaving a nice flat surface.  This keeps the fingers from rolling all over – of course, that would be kind of creepy!
Use peanut butter or gel to secure the “nail” in place.  You can use a variety of colors and as much as you need/want to get the look you desire.
Place the apple peel on the peanut butter or gel and you’re done!  I created entire hands because I think it’s more creepy like that.  They also look great randomly spread out.
There you have it!  Carrot Witch Fingers that are sure to delight any crowd!
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Comments

  1. Ewwwwww! That is totally revolting…and the kids are gonna LOVE IT!!!! :-) Thanks for posting.

  2. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  3. This is so cute and make such a cute snack. I’m hosting a SHOW-licious Craft Showcase if you would like to be a part of.
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  4. such a fun idea! I LOVE it!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/halloween-to-make/ Have a great weekend!

  5. I did similar fingers last year out of string cheese with almonds for the finger nails. I like the carrot idea too, especially to sneak those veggies in. Thanks for sharing!

  6. what a great spooky nutritious snack

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  7. Very cute, and it’s great to have something nutritious as well! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  8. So absolutely creepy! Love it!

  9. Love these….. nice alternative to the cookie version!

  10. oh my gosh I love this!! Great idea!

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