Parties are always fun to attend especially ones that are themed. What makes themed parties even better is when they’re a potluck party! Not only does this make things easier for the host but it also means there will be a larger variety of food to choose from. Whether you’re attending a Halloween party at work, sending your kids off to a potluck at school or hosting one yourself, make sure to contribute one or a couple of these recipes!
Each recipe will be perfectly themed for Halloween, the more creativity, the better! We’ll include a few cute and fun Halloween-themed recipes and few disgustingly cool and scary ones too! However, you might want to save the scary food recipes for older kids or your adult Halloween potluck.
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. Be sure to serve a tray of mummy dogs with a side of ketchup for dipping.
Edible broomsticks are utterly adorable and kids will surely gobble these up. Not only are they easy to put together but you can make a plethora in the nick of time.
Send this Halloween-themed snack with your kids to share at their school potluck. After all, it’s school-friendly and fun! However, if you choose to serve these at an adult Halloween party, they’ll love them too.
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.
Slime is all the rage with kids these days. Transform their favorite toy into an edible surprise with these jeepers creepers slime-filled cookies!
They’re chocolatey, delicious and spooky enough to share at a Halloween potluck. The slimy center comes from gummy candies and their dark color comes from dark cocoa powder.
It’s no wonder why deviled eggs are one of the most popular potluck foods! They’re a crowd-pleaser and are relatively easy to make and that is why they serve well at potlucks.
However, for Halloween, get creative and bring these spider eggs to your potluck. It’s super simple! Just grab an olive and place it on top of the deviled egg. Slice up some spider legs and serve ketchup on the side. Spooky and festive!
Another great idea is to share a platter of Rice Krispie treats. Both children and adults love them and that is why you’ll want to bring them to your Halloween potluck.
This recipe transforms an ordinary Rice Krispie treat recipe and turns them into spooky (but really adorable) marshmallowy monsters. Their funky colors and googly eyes will stand out and they’ll surely be eaten up in no time!
Add a punch of heat to the table with these Halloween jalapeno popper mummies. These adorable treats would be a great addition to any potluck.
Be 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!
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 that together create an edible pumpkin patch.
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.
Crescent rolls are awesome because if you put your imagination cap on you can turn them into much more than a dinner roll. Follow this recipe from Pillsbury and turn refrigerated crescent rolls into delicious witch hats.
You’ll trade savory rolls for a sweet dessert with this recipe! The rolls are filled with irresistible chocolate and a sprinkle of sugar on top, truly magical!
This recipe is sort of hysterical! It’s also a little spooky so you may want to save this for an adult party or one without little kids. This recipe is quite easy and only requires a few ingredients.
Meatloaf is formed into the shapes of feet and is then topped with onion toenails, a severed bone (onion slice) and some blood (ketchup). All these creative touches make for one terrifying bite!
Meatballs are another popular potluck food item. Instead of sharing a slow cooker full of meatballs, you have to make these meatball mummies for your Halloween potluck.
To make things easy you’ll want to use frozen meatballs and store-bought crescent roll dough. Wrap the meatballs with the dough and add marinara sauce and sliced olives to create the eyes for a clever mummified snack!
Instead of the taco dip cups we talked about earlier, you could make a big bowl to share with a crowd. This taco dip has a few different ingredients that make it unique.
Besides the beautiful layers and delicious flavors, the design will stand out. The spider web is creatively made from sour cream and you can even add a few artificial spiders to your dip to enhance the spooky ambiance.
We’re sharing another spooky treat, zombie finger cookies! These are quite realistic looking so this is another recipe that you might want to save for older kids or an adult-only party!
The cookies are made from a simple sugar cooker recipe. They come to life with the decorating techniques so be sure to follow the recipe and tutorial so that you too can achieve this amazingly freaky treat.
Black and orange cookies would make a great addition to any Halloween potluck. While their spooky colors will stand out on the food table, it’s the flavor that will make a lasting impression.
To achieve the dark black color, you’ll simply need to add dark cocoa powder to the cookie batter. 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.
Candy apples are a popular fall treat and are especially enjoyed during Halloween. However, don’t show up to a Halloween potluck with traditional red candy apples, be sure to share a platter of these Halloween poison apples.
These spooky apples are made with simple ingredients such as corn syrup, sugar, and water. To make them look posinonus you merely have to add blue gel food coloring to the candy apple mixture. You could even go one step further and swap plain wooden skewers for twigs!