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Severed fingers almond substitutes

post #1 of 39
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greetings ladies,
I showed my kids the severed fingers cookies and they want me to make them for Halloween (we may have a party), but the problem I'm having is finding a substitution for the almonds. One of my twins is severely allergic to ALL nuts & tree nuts icon_cry.gif

Any suggestion on what else I can use?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 39
Sorry I don't know what you are talking about, did not see the cookies but here is a bump
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post #3 of 39
I say leave off the nuts and indent the tip slightly with a spoon or something like that and brush colored egg in the nail bed. this will give the look of a nail. make it brown or some terrible gross color. How about prunes, raisens, crainberries or pumpkin seeds if they are safe!!!

good luck and let us know how they enjoy them
post #4 of 39
what are the almonds used for?? fingernails???
post #5 of 39
How about just making the tips of the finger pointy and painting a nail on them when they are cooled. or you could use a piece of fruit tape cut into a nail share and stick it on when cookies are warm?
post #6 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynnzee

I say leave off the nuts and indent the tip slightly with a spoon or something like that and brush colored egg in the nail bed. this will give the look of a nail. make it brown or some terrible gross color. How about prunes, raisens, crainberries or pumpkin seeds if they are safe!!!

good luck and let us know how they enjoy them



Lynnzee, Thanks so much for the tip. I will try it and let you know how it turns out.

BadKitty, yes, Almonds are used for the fingernails.

Uniqueask, I didn't upload any photo of it b/c I haven't made any yet. But you can do a search on here for "severed fingers" and a ton of photos will pop up. They are so cute-in a creepy way and a great Halloween party snack.
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post #7 of 39
Cut a piece of fondant in shape of nail. Stick it on with dab of frosting.
Fondant can be all different colors.
Or use some candy melts and form them.
Or make candy clay and stick them on.
Oh, I could go on and on.
In my gallery I made the fingers. Almonds aren't the only things to use.
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post #8 of 39
carful with the candy melts, the Wilton ones are not nut-free safe
post #9 of 39
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Thanks again for the tips everyone. I will post pics after Halloween. But then again, I may do a trial run to see if they will come out right. What is the best thing to use for "blood"? strawberry jelly (or any red jelly)?

Cupcakemkr, I'm very careful. I'm always in the store reading the back of ingredients to make sure they are nut-free. I do not want anything happening to my baby. The last time he ate a muffin (from his class) we ended up in the ER b/c he had a sever allergic reaction and he didn't respond to the OTC anti-histamines. Now we have an epi-pen. So, trust me, I'm extremely careful.
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post #10 of 39
candy corns could be easy and tasty.
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post #11 of 39
To make edible Fake Blood: Stir drops of gel Red food color (I use Americolor Super Red) into Clear Corn Syrup until desired shade. Add a bit of chocolate syrup to make it less clear and more like real blood. Thin with a bit of water if too thick.
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post #12 of 39
Wow, thanks for the heads up on the Wilton candy melts. I didn't know that!! Who would have thought!

As far as the blood, it's a tricky one. The 'gel' tubes you can buy, never seemed to dry. So if I covered the plate of the cookies, the gel always stuck to the saran wrap. Maybe the above corn syrup recipe would be better.
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post #13 of 39
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Hello Everyone,
I was on youtube and I came across a video on severed Cheese fingers & severed witches fingers using bread. Here is the link for the cheese.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb3JRoQGOQM

bread fingers link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4AbMOjV7k&NR=1

I personally like the severed cookie fingers.
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post #14 of 39
Thank You for the link, and here is another.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4AbMOjV7k&NR=1
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post #15 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Uniqueask

Thank You for the link, and here is another.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4AbMOjV7k&NR=1



Thanks, but I added that link in my post. I wish they made videos for the cookies, even though I have a general idea of how they did it.
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