35 Frightfully Quick Halloween Party Food Recipes
Halloween Party Marshmallow Pops
Looking for easy Halloween party food ideas? Your party guests will go crazy over kid-friendly Halloween marshmallow pops decorated to look like a skull, mummy, ghost, pumpkin, and Frankenstein. Candy pieces and fondant make each pop unique, while paper party straws give the silly spooksters a place to perch.
Halloween Oreo Ball Ghosts
Scary-Good Halloween Donuts
Marbled Caramel Apples
Perfect for fall gatherings, these chocolate-covered caramel apples are almost too pretty to eat. Make a batch in just 30 minutes of hands-on time. The treats make for perfect Halloween finger foods at any holiday party.
Halloween Hors D'ourvres
For a horrifyingly delicious Halloween food recipe, use mini Halloween-theme cookie cutters to cut out pieces of cheese and meat. Place the creepy cutouts on top of your favorite crackers and accent with leaves of dark green lettuce. Small black olive pieces easily embellish these creative crackers.
These fun mummy hot dogs look like a lot of work, but they can be made in a pinch—simply wrap dogs with refrigerated breadstick dough. Serve the treats at any (and all!) fall and Halloween parties this season.
Topsy-Turvy Witch Cupcakes
Your favorite cupcakes can easily become a plate of Halloween desserts. Make cupcakes wicked fun with these easy-to-create pointy witch shoes. Download our witch shoe pattern and print onto cardstock; cut out. Using white chalk, trace the shoe patterns onto black cardstock; cut out. Cut striped straws into 2-1/4-inch lengths. Cut a tiny slit in each straw, and insert the shoe cutouts into the slits.
Fast Party Dips
Wicked-Easy Snack Mix
Chomping Halloween Oreo Monsters
Decorate sandwich cookies with candy coating and sprinkles to make silly monster treats. Finish the creepy creatures with candy eyes and serve them with mini chocolate chip cookies to chomp!
Bloodshot Peanut Butter Eyeballs
Your Halloween party guests won't be able to resist these creepy eyeballs. To make, gradually add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar to 1/2 cup peanut butter, stirring until combined. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper until dry. Melt 8 ounces white candy coating in a heavy saucepan, stirring over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating. Place on waxed paper; let stand until coating is firm. Using a small paintbrush, paint red food coloring on the coated peanut butter balls to look like veins, and pipe on small dots of black icing for pupils.
Bag of Bones Snack Mix
Caramel Apples 4 Ways
Watch to learn how to make this classic fall party food and go-to Halloween treat! We dipped ours in chocolate chips, nuts, crushed pretzels, and candy pieces, but you can use whatever you'd like.
Forget the bonfire: All these gooey fright-night snacks need to get party-ready is a microwave. To add Halloween flair, dip the melted marshmallow edges in orange and yellow nonpareils, and swap plain graham crackers for chocolate-flavor ones.
Graveyard Taco Dip
Venture into this graveyard and you'll discover a tasty taco party dip. Layers of refried beans, lettuce, and black olives mimic dirt and grass; tortilla shells easily transform into tombstones, a spooky tree, and a creepy cat in this Halloween food recipe.
Eyeball Ice Punch
Your guests won't be able to shake the feeling that they're being watched when helping themselves to a glass of refreshing punch—a creepy eyeball ice ring floats inside. Made from fruit and candy, this spooky decoration will add sweet flavor to any Halloween drink.
Moldy Cheese Balls
Though these green cheese balls look past their prime, their "mold" is just a simple herb coating that adds flavor and an eerie appeal. Garnish this easy Halloween food recipe with plastic spiders for a little extra creep factor.
Veggie Skeleton with Double Dips
Create a spooky skeleton from your favorite vegetable dippers. Serve with extra cut veggies so as Halloween party guests eat the food, they can rebuild Mr. Bones' body for fun.
Spooktacular Halloween Milk Shakes
Frankula, Frappula, Hallo-Witch Shake—these milkshakes are made with Halloween’s creepiest characters in mind. The mint, chocolate, and fruity flavors will go perfectly with any quick Halloween food recipes.
Poison Apple Gum Balls
Scare up some fun with these spooky poison-apple candies. Green apple gumballs get the easy Halloween sweet treatment with a drizzle of black icing and licorice for a treat that's almost too spooky to eat.
Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball
Turn a simple cheese ball into the perfect Halloween party food by dressing it up as a playful pumpkin. Roll the prepared ball in crushed nacho-cheese-flavor snack chips and place on a kale-lined platter. Cut a black olive into two triangle-shape pieces for the eyes and press into the cheese ball. Add three olive halves to form the grin (you may need to remove chips from these areas so the olives stick). Place a mini pickle on top for a stem.
To truly celebrate the holiday, this Halloween party drink is as orange-flavored as it can get (orange sherbet, juice, and slices are all on the ingredients list!). Add dry ice to give it a creepy effect.
Halloween Monster Cookies
Just as sweet as your favorite Halloween chocolate candy, monster cookies are a must-have at your party. These Halloween party treats could really be served at any holiday gathering—just leave out the creepy candy eyes.
Polka-Dot Halloween Party Cupcakes
Festive-color frosting topped with a polka-dot pattern is an easy way to decorate your Halloween party cupcakes for an impressive yet fuss-free impact. Use orange and brown frosting and candy-coated chocolate pieces for a polka-dot contrast in classic Halloween colors.
Tangled Web Shakes
These scrumptious milk shakes are a great way to get all your Halloween party guests involved in the fun. Have each person create their own tangled sugar spiderwebs and creepy chocolate and caramel drizzles along the insides their glasses.
Halloween Candy Bark
An addictive mix of salty and sweet, this colorful candy bark will be a hit at any Halloween party. Best of all, it's super easy to make!
When shaped into a simple pumpkin, hummus transforms into the perfect festive Halloween party food. Scoop hummus onto a serving plate, cover with finely shredded carrots, and make a stem from a piece of green onion. It's that easy!
Caramel popcorn is the ultimate when it comes to easy Halloween party food recipes. Whether your Halloween shindig is for kiddos or adults, this sweet-yet-salty popcorn recipe is a sure way to satisfy any hungry monsters who attend.
Made from sweet candies, these scurrying spiders will have partygoers squealing with delight. Melt candy coating or candy disks and place in a resealable plastic bag; snip off a small corner. Pipe spider legs onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper and sprinkle with nonpareils; chill until firm. Squeeze small circles of melted coating onto another baking sheet lined with waxed paper, and insert eight chilled legs into each circle. Add a 1-inch candy truffle on top of each circle for the body, and use small candies or frosting for the eyes. Chill until firm.
Easy Pretzel Fingers
Need an extra hand with your Halloween party buffet? Not with these simple fingerlike sweets! Dip large pretzels or breadsticks into melted white candy coating, and add sliced almonds to the ends for fingernails. For a more horrifying Halloween party food display, place the pretzel fingers in a jar wrapped in an old shirt cuff.
Chocolate Spider Cake
A 9-inch round chocolate cake (from a box or from scratch) can be trimmed and decorated to look like many people's worst nightmare: a spider. But with rolled wafer-cookie legs—held together with melted chocolate—and a chocolate sprinkle-coated body, this spider cake is a delight instead of a fright. Give it a classy-creepy appeal by keeping it faceless, or a kid-friendly look using licorice, chocolate pieces, and other candies.
Floating Hand Punch
This easy Halloween recipe is sure to scare! Make frozen hands by filling latex gloves with tonic water and gummy worms. Drop the finished hands in a citrusy fruit punch and finish this delicious Halloween drink recipe with fresh sliced oranges.
Easy Ghost Cocktails
This creamy vodka cocktail is filled with vanilla and white chocolate liqueur. Finish each glass with whipped cream and a homemade white chocolate ghost. Make this easy Halloween recipe up to one day ahead of your party.