Cheese Wafer Fingers
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Cheese Wafer Fingers



Not sure what to serve at your Halloween party this year? How about giving everyone the finger? That joke may be in poor taste, but these cheese wafers aren't.

I don't know how else to describe them, but whether you're having a get together this Halloween or just want to make something a bit gnarly looking -- but delicious, I assure you -- these fingers will be a hit!

Cheese Wafer Fingers  (Makes about 20 2-inch Fingers)

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs, 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 20 mins,
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Not sure what to serve at your Halloween party this year? How about giving everyone the finger? That joke may be in poor taste, but these cheese wafers aren't. I don't know how else to describe them, but whether you're having a get together this...


  • 1/2 pounds or 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup raw almonds, slivered or whole blanched


  1. 1. Place the first 3 ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine (dough may be a bit crumbly, but it will stick together).
  2. 2. Take a piece of dough and mold into a “finger” shape. Then place 1 slice of almond on the top of the “finger tip” for the “nail”. *
  3. 3. Refrigerate fingers for 1 hour or overnight.
  4. 4. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  5. 5. Place fingers on a parchment paper or Silpat-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Let fingers cool on sheet for 2 minutes before removing.
  6. 6. Serve.
  7. *Press almonds down well into fingers to make sure they stay.
Cheese Wafer Fingers

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  1. japananana

    October 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Bravo! This is an awesome recipe. The fingers were creepy AND delicious. Upon baking them, the blanched whole almonds became a creepy, crunchy brown. They were a hit at the party and I was asked for the recipe!
    To those who find the dough to by dry and crumbly- that’s the way mine was too. When you start molding them into finger shapes, the warmth from your hands will soften the dough. It might take a little time but they are worth it! So delish!

  2. Robin

    October 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Tips for anyone having trouble: be sure to use fancy/finely shredded cheese. Also, mine works better with the butter warmer than room temp. I put mine in the microwave on low for about 12 seconds. Finally, I use wax paper to help me roll the fingers into shape. It works better than rolling in my hands and I can work faster. The dough can dry out pretty quickly.

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  4. Emily

    November 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Eek! I’ve got the same problem! I just made a double batch but my “dough” isn’t sticking together AT all! Not sure what to do.

    • Lyudmila

      February 4, 2014 at 6:27 am

      Sometimes I feel the need to come to a cabin with you, and have an adventure with you.but right now? All i long to do is sit next to you on a front porch. That’s all.Oh my frneid. I’m sorry for your loss, so very sorry.

  5. Michelle

    October 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I’m finding that the dough isn’t sticking together at all. I’ve blended the first 3 ingredients for several minutes and all I have is an off white color flour in my processor. No water? Milk?

  6. Erin

    October 28, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Any suggestion of what to do if the dough is too crumbly & won’t mold into shapes?

  7. christine

    October 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

    they are not fully sticking together”. what should I ad more of?? I used half ww flour and half all purpose.

  8. Shell

    October 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Is it possible to replace the white flour completely or at least partly with whole wheat flour or will the fingers become too dense?

  9. Brandy

    October 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    could you freeze these?

  10. Kirsten

    October 19, 2011 at 7:20 am

    i packed the dough into a tablespoon and made beetles. the best part is that they tasted soooo good. Thank you for this recipe, easy and fabulous!

  11. Coralee

    October 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Delicious! I just pulled these out of the oven and they turned out great! They were so simple and it tastes like crackers and cheese all in one! Thanks for this yummy treat!
    Also in case anyone is wondering I used whole wheat flour and they worked fine

  12. Tina

    October 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    how many fingers did you get out of the listed ingredients?

    • Amy

      October 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      (Makes about 20 2-inch Fingers)

  13. Amy

    October 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Would love to make these for my sons school party, however they have a NO nut policy. Any other ideas to use in place of almonds?

    • Sheri

      October 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      You could use false nails..they aren’t edible but I think you can find a set at most dollar stores.

      • Lori Sorci

        October 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

        Golden raisins ?

        • catherine

          October 17, 2011 at 5:24 pm

          I like the golden raisin idea! Big plump ones!

        • Amy

          October 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

          Great ideas!!! Thank you!

  14. HereticPrincess

    October 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    These are cute, except for the spider ring 😛 (I HATE spiders)

    • catherine

      October 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Shockingly my kids (who are petrified of most animals) actually loved the spiders!

  15. Juliet

    October 17, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I am confused about the 1 cup of almonds as well. Do they go into the dough, or are they just to make the nails?

    • HCinKC

      October 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

      The almonds are just the nails. :)

    • catherine

      October 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

      The almonds are only for the nails :)

  16. Samantha F in St. Paul

    October 17, 2011 at 10:52 am

    It’s too bad we can’t send homemade food to my daughter’s school because these would be perfect!

    Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Amy

    October 17, 2011 at 10:11 am

    love these lol

  18. Kirstin

    October 17, 2011 at 8:35 am

    So clever! I am going to make the Cheese Wafer Fingers and put a spider, or skull, ring on each for my son’s class. Weelicious to the rescue again! : )

    • yeni

      October 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

      What a cute idea, Kirstin! I may do the same. These wafers are very classroom friendly.

  19. sylvia

    October 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I am looking forward to trying these. You used the almonds in the fingers as well as just for the nail? Right? Just making sure!

    • catherine

      October 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

      Good eyes, I tweaked the writing. The almond are only for the nails :)

  20. Evelyn

    October 17, 2011 at 7:14 am

    My kids will love these wafers!!!