Spooky season is here and it’s time go all out for this fun holiday. If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year be sure to stand out from the rest by winning your guests over with a wide spread of delicious food. Not only do you want the food to be delicious but you’ll certainly want your presentation to be on point too!
We’ve compiled a list of spooktacular Halloween-themed appetizers, drinks, entrées, and desserts. Show off your creativity and share a couple of these recipes with your friends and family at your next Halloween party. Once you’ve planned the menu, start planning your party decorations. Check out these Halloween party decorations using dollar store items for spooky and budget-friendly ideas!
Breadsticks are so last year! So this year be sure to make a platter of these cheddar witches’ fingers. This delectable appetizer combines flour and cornmeal with cheese and a few seasonings to create this delicious treat.
To create the fingernails, all you will need are sliced almonds and a dab of food coloring. Additionally, this recipe yields 30 fingers and only requires about 15 minutes of your time from start to finish.
https://cooklikeachampion.com/2010/10/cheddar-witches-fingers-spooky-cheese/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOK LIKE A CHAMPION
Many parties will have bowls of chips or other assorted snacks but if you want your food table to stand out be sure to share a big bowl of harvest hash trail mix. This bowl is full of sweet and salty flavors.
This snack combines popular Halloween candies such as candy corn and pumpkins with other popular snacks such as pretzels. It also comes together as easy as mixing all the ingredients into one bowl, no baking required!
http://www.thehouseofhendrix.com/harvest-halloween-trail-mix/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE HOUSE OF HENDRIX
Fake blood is the perfect decorative element that every Halloween party needs. While fake blood is often incorporated into the decorations, with this recipe you can bring it to the food table too.
If you don’t love cooking and baking then this is a great option for you. Whip up some fake blood and drizzle it over a store-bought dessert to instantly upgrade it to a Halloween-themed treat. We’ve also included three dessert ideas where you can easily add fake blood to create a spooky appearance.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/edible-fake-blood/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Halloween is a fun holiday for the kids and the adults, however, all those candy bars and treats come loaded with sugar. To help alleviate the sugar overload, try making a Halloween-themed fruit snack.
This idea is so easy you don’t even need a recipe, you just need to get creative! Add a piece of green onion or a small sliver of celery to turn clementines into adorable pumpkins. Or add little drops of dark chocolate to bananas to create spooky and healthy ghost!
These mummy dogs are so easy to throw together and you can make a large quantity effortlessly. For this recipe, you’ll only need 4 ingredients and less than 15 minutes!
Crescent roll dough is what you’ll use to wrap the hot dogs and olives are used for the eyes. Serve a tray of mummy dogs with a side of ketchup for dipping.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/mummy-dogs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Deviled eggs are a crowd-pleaser so there is no question as to why they should be on your food table. This Halloween, get creative and share a platter of these spooky spider eggs.
Firstly, the eggs are naturally dyed from blueberries and water. Further, unlike a traditional recipe, the center is flavored and naturally colored with avocados and wasabi.
https://familyspice.com/spider-eggs-avocado-wasabi-deviled-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FAMILY SPICE
Meatballs are another popular party food. Instead of preparing a slow cooker full of meatballs, you have to make these meatball mummies for your Halloween party.
Frozen meatballs and store-bought crescent roll dough are used to help make this recipe incredibly easy. Wrap the meatballs with the dough and add marinara and olive eyes for a clever mummified snack!
https://www.highheelsandgrills.com/meatball-mummies-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HIGH HEELS AND GRILLS
Add a punch of heat to the table with these Halloween jalapeno popper mummies. They’re not scary at all, they’re adorable nonetheless would be a great addition to the party.
Make sure to handle jalapenos with gloves or your eyes might hate you later. Follow this recipe for a fun and easy tutorial on how to achieve these cute little treats!
http://www.fastforwardfun.com/jalapeno-popper-mummies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FAST FORWARD FUN
If you like easy recipes then you’ll appreciate this idea. A can of store-bought refrigerated breadsticks come together with parmesan cheese and a few other ingredients to make these fun breadstick bones. Be sure to serve the breadsticks with warm pizza sauce.
Further, this delicious appetizer can be ready in 25 minutes or less and will surely be gobbled up quickly.
https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/breadstick-bones/87fd33ef-fe56-4511-8a0e-9c803900c92c PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TBSP
Cheese balls are great for parties but be sure not to serve any ordinary cheeseball, instead, prepare this fun pumpkin-shaped cheese ball! This recipe comes together quickly and there is no pumpkin-mold necessary!
You will be provided with thorough instructions to create the pumpkin shape using plastic wrap and elastic bands. Finally, serve the cheeseball on a tray with delicious crackers.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/pumpkin-shaped-cheese-ball/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Halloween is overflowing in sugary (and delicious) treats. This Caprese salad appetizer will help balance out the food table and will provide your guests with a fresh, healthy, and delicious option.
Keep in mind, this isn’t your ordinary Caprese salad, these bites are arranged to look like eyeballs! Your guests will get a kick out of the presentation and will certainly enjoy the fresh flavors.
http://cieradesign.com/2014/10/20/halloween-caprese-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CIERA DESIGN
If cheese strings are a typical snack in your house then you need to try these cheese and pretzel broomsticks this Halloween. The instructions are easy to follow and you’ll have these made in no time.
The best part is you will only need 3 ingredients to whip these into shape. They’re fun to make too, so go ahead and encourage your kids to help with preparing a platter of these pretzel broomsticks.
https://onelittleproject.com/halloween-treat-cheese-pretzel-broomsticks/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
Chips and dip are always a good idea, especially for a party! Assemble a delicious 8-layer taco dip with a Halloween twist.
This dip does contain several layers but you’ll be happy to know that it only requires 5 minutes to throw together. Finally, be sure to follow the instructions provided in this recipe to create the sour cream spider web.
https://pudgefactor.com/spooky-8-layer-taco-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE PUDGE FACTOR
Easy recipes are our jam and that is why the team at Forkly has created a fool-proof recipe for these spooky pretzel spiderwebs. All you’ll need are 3 inexpensive ingredients that you can find at your local bulk food store.
Follow the simple steps in this recipe to create these in a hurry! They’re so easy you could even have your children help prepare them.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-3-ingredient-spooky-pretzel-spiderwebs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Every party needs delicious drinks. If you’re having an adult-only Halloween party we highly recommend this boozy cocktail.
Witches brew is a vodka-based cocktail that is a deep purple color and sweet in flavor. You can enjoy this cocktail as a shot or add soda to make it a drink!
https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com/witches-brew-a-halloween-cocktail/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SPRINKLES AND SPROUTS
Your guests will be captivated by the alluring gold luster in this cocktail but it’s the sweet flavor that will have them asking for more. This poisoned apple cider cocktail is made with apple cider, rum, and a couple of other ingredients.
The secret to achieving the stunning gold glitter is to add edible luster dust to the drink. This can often be found at a cake decorating shop or bulk food store. Although, you can omit the luster dust if you’re having difficulty finding it and the drink will still taste wonderful.
https://www.thechunkychef.com/poisoned-apple-cider-cocktail/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CHUNKY CHEF
This cocktail may have your guests squirming in their seats but that just means this drink is perfect for your Halloween party! The vodka-based drink is made with Amaretto, orange juice, and club soda.
The gory syringes are filled with sweet raspberry syrup. Once your guests mix the raspberry syrup with the cocktail they’ll see how wonderfully the flavors work together.
https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/vampire-cocktail/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SELF PROCLAIMED FOODIE
Not everyone loves boozy cocktails and that is okay, or perhaps you’re having a family-friendly party. Whatever the case may be, serve your guests this delicious black widow lemonade.
To achieve the spooky colors you’ll need to combine pomegranate tea with a blackberry sauce which will help you create that blood-like color. Keep in mind, this recipe yields 6 servings so you may need to double or triple the recipe depending on your guest list.
https://www.countryhillcottage.com/black-widow-lemonade/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COUNTRY HILL COTTAGE
Another excellent family-friendly drink option would be this hocus pocus Halloween punch! Serve this punch by the glass or make a large quantity and serve it in a punch bowl.
This drink combines peach mango juice with a carbonated peach drink to create a vibrant orange beverage. Finish the drink by serving each glass with a scoop of mango sorbet.
https://www.nourishedsimply.com/hocus-pocus-halloween-punch/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=450046110_15524760_263413 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NOURISHED SIMPLY
These sweet and sour bat wings will surely raise a brow or two but will certainly be a great addition to any Halloween party. Rest assured, these are simply chicken wings that are tossed in a black colored sauce.
The sweet and sour sauce is made with pineapple juice, brown sugar, and a few savory ingredients too. Keep in mind, it is recommended that you allow the wings to marinate for 6 to 24 hours.
https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com/sweet-and-sour-bat-wings/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SPRINKLES AND SPROUTS
Pizza is always a good idea for any party but instead of ordering in, prepare these fun mini mummy pizzas! Better yet, turn it into an activity and have your guests prepare their pizzas and then enjoy them together for dinner.
This recipe only requires 5 store-bought ingredients. The secret to transforming these pizzas to look like mummies is to use sliced black olives for eyes and sliced mozzarella sticks.
https://www.mommymusings.com/halloween-mini-mummy-pizzas-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MOMMY MUSINGS
Spider dogs are often enjoyed around the campfire but they would make an excellent treat for a Halloween party too. These spider dogs get a Halloween upgrade with the addition of a bread-body and olive eyes.
To create the spider body and eyes you will need a can of refrigerated crescent rolls and sliced green olives. They come together in just 25 minutes and would serve well with a side of mustard and ketchup!
https://www.plainchicken.com/2017/10/spider-hotdogs.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PLAIN CHICKEN
These monster meatball sliders would make an excellent entrée or appetizer. To create the monster face all you’ll need are sliced olives, toothpicks, and a pair of cheesy teeth!
To help make these sliders come together quickly, be sure to use a bag of frozen meatballs, a jar of marinara sauce, and store-bought dinner rolls. In 30 minutes or less, you can have these spooky sliders ready to serve to your party guests.
https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/monster-meatball-sliders/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CHELSEA’S MESSY APRON
This recipe provides you with not 1 but 2 spooky dinner ideas using flatbread! Share a mummy pizza or pumpkin quesadillas with your party guests. Better yet, prepare both recipes! After all, they’re both quite easy to prepare and come together in about 10 minutes.
For the pumpkin quesadillas, simply use a knife to cut the pumpkin faces. As for the mummy pizza, you’ll want to cut string cheese into strips so that you can make the cheese look like strips of cloth! Finish the mummy pizza by adding pepperoni and olive eyes.
https://lilluna.com/flatbread-halloween-recipes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIL’ LUNA
It’s important to offer your guests delicious appetizers and drinks but offering an array of delicious desserts is important too! Serve a bowl of candy, or make a Halloween-themed dessert – your choice!
This delicious sweet treat has the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors and has just enough holiday sprinkles to make them perfect for Halloween. With just 3 ingredients, you’ll have these Halloween pretzel bites ready in no time.
https://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/2017/09/halloween-caramel-pretzel-bites.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CUPCAKE DIARIES
Dirt pudding is a fun dessert and is often filled with gummy worms. But have you had a pumpkin patch dirt cup? It’s essentially the same idea but this recipe adds a unique Halloween twist.
The cups are filled with layers of chocolate pudding and chocolatey cookie crumbles. The dessert is then topped with candy pumpkins and vines to create an edible pumpkin patch.
https://www.icanteachmychild.com/pumpkin-patch-dirt-cups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I CAN TEACH MY CHILD
Another popular party food item is Rice Krispie treats. Both children and adults love them and that is why you’ll want to share a platter at your Halloween party.
This recipe gives an ordinary Rice Krispie treat recipe an upgrade and turns them into intriguing marshmallowy monsters. Their funky colors and googly eyes will surely capture your party guests’ attention.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/marshmallowy-monster-rice-krispies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
The great thing about Rice Krispies treats is that you can transform them into many different shapes. Try making a platter of these adorable mummy Rice Krispies treats to share at your Halloween Potluck.
You’ll be happy to discover that this recipe requires 4 ingredients and only 15 minutes of hands-on time. To transform the Rice Krispies to look like mummies, you’ll need melted white chocolate and mini chocolate chips. If you have little ones in the house, encourage them to help you prepare these mummy treats as they will surely love playing chef in the kitchen.
https://www.mykitchenlove.com/mummy-rice-krispies-treats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY KITCHEN LOVE
Your party guests will surely think that these mini cheesecake bites are boo-tiful! They’re also incredibly easy to prepare too.
Instead of preparing a complicated crust recipe, head to your local grocery store and pick up a package of ready-made mini tartlet pastries. In addition to the tartlet pastries, you’ll also need 4 simple ingredients for the cheesecake filling. Finally, to make the cheesecakes look like little ghosts, simply add chocolate chips for eyes!
https://www.eatsamazing.co.uk/family-friendly-recipes/dessert-sweet-treat-recipes/ghostly-mini-cheesecake-bites-recipe PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EATS AMAZING
Slime is all the rage with kids these days. Turn a fun activity into an edible surprise with these jeepers creepers slime-filled cookies!
They’re chocolatey, delicious and spooky enough to share at a Halloween party. The slimy center comes from gummy candies and their dark color comes from dark cocoa powder.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/jeepers-creepers-slime-filled-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Black and orange cookies would make a great addition to any Halloween party. While the spooky colors will stand out on the food table, it’s the flavor that will make a lasting impression.
Just like the jeepers creepers cookies, you’ll simply need to add dark cocoa powder to the cookie batter to achieve a dark black color. Further, the addition of orange-colored M&Ms is what provides the perfect pop of orange color. Arrange these cookies on a platter with a few decorations such as fake snakes or bugs to create a spooky presentation.
https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/dark-chocolate-halloween-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SIMPLY HAPPY FOODIE
Cupcakes are a crowd pleaser and they’re easy to make too! This recipe puts a fun Halloween twist on a simple cupcake recipe.
You can make your favorite chocolate cupcakes from scratch or save yourself some time (and effort) and use a box cupcake mix. In addition to the chocolate cupcakes, you’ll need orange and green icing, Oreo cookies, and Hershey’s chocolate kisses.
https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/witch-hat-cupcakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TASTES BETTER FROM SCRATCH
You don’t need stellar baking skills to make this Halloween treat! This recipe transforms store-bought donuts into a monster treat by using a few dollar store items.
Head to your local dollar store and pick up plastic vampire teeth, white icing and a package of M&Ms. Once you’ve gathered your materials you’ll be ready to follow this easy tutorial.
https://onelittleproject.com/halloween-monster-donuts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
Mummify your food by using crescent roll dough — it’s so easy! These Nutella banana mummies are adorable and delicious.
This recipe will walk you through instructions on how to braid the dough to turn a sweet treat into one that is perfect for Halloween! Once the finishing touches are complete, the candy eyes and dreamy glaze drizzle are what will set this treat over the top!
https://ourbestbites.com/nutella-banana-mummy-rolls// PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OUR BEST BITES
These homemade hand pies have a decadent chocolate crust and a spooky crimson red cherry pie filling. Keep in mind to make the spooky Halloween shapes you will need a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter.
This Halloween recipe doubles as a spooky decoration and a delicious treat! Share them at your Halloween party and they’ll surely capture everyone’s attention.
https://houseofnasheats.com/halloween-chocolate-cherry-hand-pies/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=465338662_16271918_143004 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOUSE OF NASH EATS