Need a low carb Halloween party snack? Try these easy, savory Chedz Witch Fingers that will only take minutes to throw together. No measurements are really required as well. You will surely impress your guests with this festive appetizer!
1/2 TSPMarina Sauce or SalsaThis is used to resemble "bloody" nails and knuckles. Optional: red food coloring
Lay out 15 Chedz Sticks on a cutting board or dish
Lay out 15 pieces of slivered almonds (pick ones that are not too broken and that resemble fingernails. Chipped nails are fine).
Dip the edge of 1 end of slivered almonds in marina sauce (or salsa or food coloring) and put a scant of cream cheese at the bottom back of the slivered almonds (about half way up). Be careful not to break the slivered almonds.
Press the slivered almonds on top of a Chedz stick and gently press down gently so that you do not break the slivered almond. Repeat until finished with the number of desired witch fingers.
Optional: Take a toothpick and dip it in the marina sauce, salsa or red food coloring and brush it across the Chedz sticks to resemble "bloody" knuckles
Place on a serving platter with marina sauce or other dipping sauces. Enjoy!
Chedz, cheese and salami marry very well together. Try this super simple quick appetizer for any party. The recipe is flexible depending on your preference. We outline two different versions of Chedz Cheese Salami Roll-ups to get your party off to a good start!
Chedz Cheese Salami Roll-ups (2 Ways!) - Courtesy of Susan Hall
Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each salami slice.
If you prefer to use cheese slices, cut cheese into quarters and put on each slice of salami.
Put a Chedz stick on each salami covered with cream cheese.
Alternatively, put a Chedz stick on each salami covered sliced cheese.
Roll-up each salami into a log like shape. If using cheese slices, roll them carefully as it is thicker and the Chedz can break.
Optional: Add a green olive on each salami roll and insert a toothpick in the middle. If using sliced cheese since the rolls are thicker, ensure that toothpick is inserted through the seams as pictured in order to hold the log shape. When placed upright, you can push the salami roll down further.
Optional: If you do not prefer green olives, you can opt to use other toppings such as cranberries or whatever you desire. Or, leave it off entirely.
Crush about 15-20 Chedz sticks to be used for topping. Reserve the remainder of the sticks for display and dipping.
Spread half of the cream cheese into the bottom of a 9 inch casserole dish, pie plate, etc. Layer chili, green chilis (if using), shredded cheese, and remainder of cream cheese until complete. End with shredded cheese.
Top with the crushed Chedz
Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve hot with Chedz sticks.