Quick and Easy Halloween Recipes: Zombie Fingers

TaquitosHere’s another quick and easy Halloween recipe for a tasty treat your guests will love: zombie fingers! I always run out of these, no matter how many I make. You can prepare these warm “finger foods” in less than thirty minutes and people will absolutely love them — trust me!

First, we’ll start with a quick list of everything you’ll need, then I’ll show you how easy these are to make!

Preparation Time

5-10 minutes (plus cook time on taquito package)

What You’ll Need


  1. Prepare frozen taquitos according to package directions (usually 10-20 minutes in the oven on a baking sheet) and let cool. You can make your own flour taquitos from scratch, but it will take longer.
  2. Optional: Cut the taquitos in two if you want shorter zombie fingers
  3. Cut strips of bell pepper into triangular fingernail shapes
  4. Insert one fingernail into each taquito finger
  5. Place zombie fingers onto a serving platter and garnish as desired, with napkins nearby. One idea is to organize them into hand formations using different lengths to represent each finger and thumb.

Tip: Try red or green peppers to make demon or witch fingers. You can also substitute beef taquitos for chicken taquitos or present a mix of both. The reason I use steak is simply for the red meat look. You’re supposed to be eating a human zombie finger after all!

Check out more Halloween recipes in the Food & Drink section. For more party ideas, check out the Ideas section.

2 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Halloween Recipes: Zombie Fingers

  1. quick and easy Halloween, I like the concept of that, and these Zombie fingers sound cool. have a pic of the finished result?

    • Thanks Vic. I don’t have a pic of them yet, because I never thought to take photos of them before, but I will definitely take a couple of photos next time I make them and add them to this post! In the meantime, if you have any other questions or need help with anything, just let me know!

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