Zombie Fingers are made to look like ugly index fingers with finger nails surrounded in blood - they look gross but are tasty. Almonds make the finger nails.
3 cups dates, seeded
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup roasted almonds
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup dark chocolate, crushed
5-6 almonds, sliced for garnishing
In blender add dates, cocoa powder, pine nuts, chocolate, almonds, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Blend well.
Now take 3-4 tablespoons of mixture and shape it in the form of a finger, repeat same process for all fingers.
Place a slice of almond at the fingertip and press it lightly.
Transfer to freezer for 20 minutes. Use a fork to make "knuckles" on the zombie fingers, if desired. Serve and enjoy.
This recipe doubles well. Can make ahead and keep in freezer. Set out 20 to 30 minutes prior to serving.
Recipe makes 5 servings Zombie Fingers.
How does a vampire like his food served? In bite-sized pieces!