Spicy Witch Fingers

Over at Mamanista! we’re having a Kooky Carnival, where bloggers and webmasters who contribute a will be entered to win an e-subscription to What’s Cooking and a copy of the Shrek Cookbook.

I’m not entering since I own that blog, too, but here’s my recipe for Spicy Witch Fingers:


12 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and cleaned of seeds, etc.
1 red bell pepper
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, or monterey jack cheese
Spices to taste: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper
1 cup breadcrumbs
salsa, for serving


  1. Halve and clean jalapenos carefully (most people will want to use gloves)
  2. Mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese and spices.
  3. Fill jalapeno peppers with cheese and spice mixture
  4. Roll stuffed peppers in bread crumbs**
  5. Cut the red bell pepper into mini-triangles for witch nails and press into the narrow end of the jalapeno.***
  6. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes on a greased pan or on foil.
  7. Serve with bloody salsa or other dip if desired.

** Some people like to dip the peppers first in flour, then in a well-beaten egg, then the bread crumbs

*** If prepping ahead, you can freeze these.

Captain Dad shows off my spicy witch fingers and bloody monster toes.

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  1. MommyK says:

    I second the wearing gloves! I thought washing my hands thoroughly would remove the pepper oil from my skin last time I chopped jalepenos. Then I touched my eye and discovered how wrong I was! This recipe looks yummy!

  2. Shelly says:

    Spicy Witch Fingers…fabulous! I am going to print it out for our next Halloween Party!