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This ghoulishly good recipe for ladies' fingers and men's toes is from "Best of Martha Stewart Living -- Halloween."

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2006/2007
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Fingers and toes are best eaten the same day; or store, covered, up to 2 days at room temperature.

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  • weheartmartha
    20 OCT, 2010
    I made these for a party for my 4H girls but baked them soft - they are amazing! Thanks again Martha :) I mixed up the dough and when breaking it into fourths I added parsley to one, garlic to one, onion to one just for variety.
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  • mariekoran
    12 MAY, 2010
    one of the first comments asked what can be used instead of almonds, due to an allergy . I believe thick shaved coconut should work fine. Unless you color it, it'll be extra white. But it will have a nice thin, curled, frail look to it that would look like a bad fingernail. One way to color coconut, though I've never done it is to shake it in a bag with some food coloring diluted in water first.
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  • marthaspears
    31 OCT, 2008
    I just made these last night for my halloween party tonight and they are awesome! If you bake them for less time, they're softer, if you bake them longer, they get crispy. I prefer the soft ones while my boyfriend likes them crispy. *TIP* If you make these in advance (like I did) they get chewy the next day. Toast them in the toaster oven quicky and the fresh baked taste/texture is back. *note* I found these to be on the salty side. Go easy on the sprinkling of salt on top.
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  • deidrewolf
    31 OCT, 2008
    I made similar fingers just using breadstick dough, cutting them shorter, rolling and scrunching them and adding the sliced almond 'fingernails' and they came out great! http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g48/deidrewolf/?action=view
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  • ravensnest5
    7 OCT, 2008
    I have made these in the past. I put them in a hinged lid chest lined with an old lace napkin. (fingers pointing up, of course) They are very cute, but, they aren't sweet, as the article states. They are basically finger shaped pretzels. Make sure you put the baking soda IN THE WATER, not the dough, as I did the first time. Oops, boy was that a big mistake! Also, make sure they are completely cooled before you store them. The condensation makes them rubbbery and ruins the "manicure".
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  • ravensnest5
    7 OCT, 2008
    I have made these in the past. I put them in a hinged lid chest lined with an old lace napkin. (fingers pointing up, of course) They are very cute, but, they aren't sweet, as the article states. They are basically finger shaped pretzels. Make sure you put the baking soda IN THE WATER, not the dough, as I did the first time. Oops, boy was that a big mistake! Also, make sure they are completely cooled before you store them. The condensation makes them rubbbery and ruins the "manicure".
    Reply
  • ravensnest5
    7 OCT, 2008
    I have made these in the past. I put them in a hinged lid chest lined with an old lace napkin. (fingers pointing up, of course) They are very cute, but, they aren't sweet, as the article states. They are basically finger shaped pretzels. Make sure you put the baking soda IN THE WATER, not the dough, as I did the first time. Oops, boy was that a big mistake! Also, make sure they are completely cooled before you store them. The condensation makes them rubbbery and ruins the "manicure".
    Reply
  • ravensnest5
    7 OCT, 2008
    I have made these in the past. I put them in a hinged lid chest lined with an old lace napkin. (fingers pointing up, of course) They are very cute, but, they aren't sweet, as the article states. They are basically finger shaped pretzels. Make sure you put the baking soda IN THE WATER, not the dough, as I did the first time. Oops, boy was that a big mistake! Also, make sure they are completely cooled before you store them. The condensation makes them rubbbery and ruins the "manicure".
    Reply
  • ravensnest5
    7 OCT, 2008
    I have made these in the past. I put them in a hinged lid chest lined with an old lace napkin. (fingers pointing up, of course) They are very cute, but, they aren't sweet, as the article states. They are basically finger shaped pretzels. Make sure you put the baking soda IN THE WATER, not the dough, as I did the first time. Oops, boy was that a big mistake! Also, make sure they are completely cooled before you store them. The condensation makes them rubbbery and ruins the "manicure".
    Reply
  • DollyB
    7 OCT, 2008
    Try making the spot for the toe nails and painting the nail with melted white coating chocolate after they are done baking and cool.
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