Quick Halloween Party Food

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Prepare a Halloween party food spread that will have all the ghouls and guys howling in delight. From Halloween desserts to finger foods, these frightfully delicious party foods are guaranteed to impress. Trust us, you'll want to make Halloween food recipes all year long.

Halloween Party Marshmallow Pops

Looking for easy 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

So adorable yet so easy, these cookies-and-cream Halloween party treats will disappear so quickly it's like they're real ghosts. Plus, they take just six ingredients.

Scary-Good Halloween Donuts

Grab your favorite donuts and create a gang of ghoulish (and delicious) monsters. These Halloween desserts take just one step, plus a little creativity.

Pumpkin Bread Truffles

Perfect for fall gatherings, these adorable truffles are made with sweet pumpkin bread and decadent cream cheese frosting. 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.

7 Adorable Fall Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes look like a lot of work, but they can be made in a pinch—simply add the decorations to store-bought cupcakes. 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.

Bloody-Rimmed Martinis

Call on your inner vampire when you suck down these "bloody" martinis that pair well with any Halloween party appetizers. Not only will the drizzling red icing help set the Halloween mood, but their coconut flavor will keep your guests coming back for more.

Spooky Rock Candy Cake

This frighteningly beautiful cake will stop guests in their tracks—no matter how extravagant your Halloween food spread is. Only you will know how sinfully simple it is to make.

Wicked-Easy Snack Mix

For an easy Halloween party snack, toss together equal amounts candy corn, pretzels, peanuts, and corn chips. The delicious combination of sweet and salty will have this tasty appetizer disappearing in no time.

Chomping Halloween Oreo Monsters

Decorate sandwich cookies with candy coating and sprinkles to make silly monster treats.

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

Your Halloween party guests will love grabbing these creepy bags of snack mix! The sweet mix will have them coming back for more.

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.

Spooky S'mores

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 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 milk shakes are made with Halloween’s creepiest characters in mind. The mint, chocolate, and fruity flavors will go perfectly with any Halloween food recipes.

Poison Apple Gum Balls

Scare up some fun with these spooky poison-apple candies. Green apple gum balls get the 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.

Transylvania Punch

Halloween party punch doesn't get much simpler than this! Add cherry-flavor red gelatin to lemon-lime carbonated beverage for a spooky addition to your drink selection.

Halloween Punch

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!

Hummus Pumpkin

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 Corn

Caramel popcorn is the ultimate when it comes to Halloween 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.

Terrifying Tarantulas

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.


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