These Red Velvet Oreo Truffle “Witch Fingers” are not only spookishly simple to make, but they’re also devilishly delicious!
Whether you’re one of those fanatics who has their costume planned out 364 days in advance, or if you’re a procrastinator (I like to call it spontaneous) like myself, odds are there’s at least one thing you really enjoy about Halloween. It could be the horror movies, the costume parties, the haunted corn mazes, the pumpkin patches, or having the excuse to take your 6-month old trick-or-treating just so that you can binge on all of that free candy. Because if I’m being honest, that’s really the only reason why you would want to have kids in the first place. Am I right?
As someone who’s never been a fan of the horror movies (I prefer not to pee myself), I can say that I gravitate more toward the PG and under Halloween movies. My top two favorites would have to be “Hocus Pocus” and “The Witches”. If I’m being honest, “The Witches” still freaks me out to this day. As a child (and STILL as an almost-adult), it especially traumatized me when the people transformed into those nasty mice!
And who can forget the Grand High Witch?? She looked almost TOO real with her bald head, her protruding clavicle bones, her hairy warts, and her rotten hotdog-looking fingers. Which brings me to today’s gruesome little recipe…
How cute–I mean, HIDEOUS are these little witch fingers??
Unlike the Grand High Witch’s wart-infested fingers, these look like they’ve been maintained a little better. They even have lovely red nails. You could tell that this was a witch who cared more about her appearance than most other witches who cared more about stealing little children to eat.
And apparently, this witch also LOVED her Oreos because the fingers taste EXACTLY like Oreo Truffles. RED VELVET Oreo Truffles, to be more specific.
Who knew witch fingers could have such soft, red velvety, creamy interiors with surprisingly smooth and chocolatey skin. Oddly enough, the red nails also taste exactly like chocolate-covered almonds. Who knew??
Before we go any further, I have to admit something…these actually are NOT real witch fingers! Gasp! Yes, I know they look super realistic and scary, but no, I lied. For one thing, eating human flesh (whether mortal or immortal) is looked down upon and probably illegal. And another thing, real fingers just don’t taste as good as these fake ones.
To make up for my lies and deceit (I know I had you ALL fooled), here’s a quick video to show just how fun and easy these little “witch fingers” are to make!
Red Velvet Oreo Truffle “Witch Fingers”
Yields: 15-20 fingers (depending on the size)
1 (12.2 oz) package Red Velvet Oreos (24 cookies)
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 and 1/2 ounces red candy melts
10-12 ounces green candy melts
In a food processor (or in a large ziploc bag with a rolling pin), crush the Oreos until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in the cream cheese until a smooth dough forms. Chill mixture for 30 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll and form about 2 Tablespoons of Oreo mixture into a finger-like shape then place onto baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Chill in the freezer for an hour.
While “fingers” are chilling, make the “finger nails.” Melt the red candy melts in a small bowl in the microwave until smooth. Working with one at a time, dip the almonds into the melted candy melts, tap excess chocolate off, then place onto a parchment or wax paper-lined dish/baking sheet. Refrigerate dipped almonds until chocolate has set.
Place green candy melts in a shallow dish then melt in the microwave until smooth. Remove “fingers” from the freezer.
To make them easier to dip, I inserted a skewer about 2/3 of the way through the bottom of each finger. Dip the “finger” into the melted candy melts, tap off excess chocolate, then place back onto lined baking sheet. Place one almond onto the tip of the “finger” to form the nail. Use a skewer to add lines and create a more realistic finger. *This step can also be done with a knife after chocolate has set up.* Repeat with remaining “fingers” then place in the refrigerator until set.