Try these Baked Mashed Potato Witch Fingers for your Halloween party this year – Vegan and gluten-free with no artificial colors! And pretty fun, especially served with this blood-like Beet ‘gel’ Ketchup!
This year, I am blowing all the blast-doors open and letting all my spookiness out! Every Friday this month, Keep an eye out for a Halloween themed treat, right here! Last week, I made these really happy-creepy (I still haven’t reached a verdict yet on that!) Vegan Pastry Voodoo Dolls. This week, it’s these super-easy Mashed Potato Witch Fingers and BONUS! They’re Baked! It’s so simple, that it could be a great project to do with kids! Let them shape the fingers!
And to add to the creepiness, instead of the regular ketchup, why not try this Beet Gel Ketchup instead – made with beets, hence no artificial colors needed to achieve a bloody look! No preservatives and it’s Vegan too! I bet you can make these much healthier using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes!
Wouldn’t these look real nice at your Halloween Party? I mean, it’s just fries but look how creepy they are! Awww! If you don’t want them looking so yellow, just omit the turmeric and it’ll be more pale and death-like instead!
Unlike the piped version of my earlier Baked Mashed Potato ‘Fries’, this dough is much firmer, allowing you to shape them into a finger by rolling them in your palms.
Creepy ‘Nails’ that you can eat!
The ‘nails’ are just de-skinned and roasted Almonds – I make these at home. Soak almonds in water overnight or until the skin ‘slips’ off with ease. Pat them dry on a paper towel and split them at the seam to form two halves. Roast them in a preheated oven at 350°F/180°C until dry and golden brown. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container until you need them.
Pop them in the oven for 20 mins to half hour – if you time it right, they’ll be coming out of the oven just as your guests are coming in!
When you make these (which I really think you SHOULD!), be sure to SHARE YOUR PHOTOS with me through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see what you cook from here and will share it with pride on my social media feeds.