Severed-Finger Cheese Sticks


This would make quite an eye-catching appetizer tray for your upcoming Halloween party. Come on, what kid wouldn't think you were the coolest parent ever, if you made some of these? Be sure to tear the cheese sticks in half as irregularly as possible, as this really gives it that stomach-turning realism. You can use ketchup instead of hot sauce, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
12 severed fingers


  • 6 string cheese sticks

  • 12 almond slices

  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce, or to taste


  1. Round off the ends of each cheese stick with a paring knife to resemble a fingertip. Roughly tear each cheese stick in half to form two torn-off "fingers".

  2. Shave off a piece of each cheese "fingertip" to form a nail bed; place an almond slice on the "nail bed" to form a "fingernail".

  3. Cut a few shallow lines in center of each "finger" to form knuckle marks.

  4. Pour several drops of hot sauce into small pools of "blood" on a serving plate. Dip torn ends of the cheese fingers into "blood" to resemble bloody fingers. Lay each "finger" in its own pool of "blood".

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
7g Fat
1g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.