Recipe courtesy of Arlyn Osborne for Food Network Kitchen

Witch Finger Breadsticks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
These eerie breadsticks, made with store-bought pizza dough, get their flavor from Italian seasoning and sesame seeds. Turning each rope of dough in the middle forms a gnarly finger knuckle which, paired with a green olive "nail," helps to create a haunting and delicious appetizer!



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Whisk the oil, Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Lightly flour a work surface and divide the dough into 10 equal portions with a bench scraper or chef's knife. Roll each portion into a 10-inch rope. Twist each rope in the middle and arrange on the prepared baking sheets. (Each twist will look like a gnarly witch knuckle.) 
  4. Brush the breadsticks with the seasoned oil and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Firmly press an olive half on the end of each breadstick to stick to the dough. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with warm marinara sauce.