If you ask us, the decorations and costumes aren’t the only parts of throwing a Halloween party. Of course, those parts are totally integral, but there are other things that deserve a lot of attention as well! We’re total foodies, so when we throw our own Halloween party each year, we’re always finding ourselves scouring the Internet for awesome Halloween party snack ideas that our guests probably haven’t tried before.
If you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about the idea of making Halloween party snacks that are attention grabbing and delicious, check out these 15 fantastic ideas, flavour combinations, and recipes that we came across in this year’s search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Spooky Halloween graveyard taco dip
In our opinion, taco dip is one of the very best party snacks to make no matter the season, holiday, or occasion! It’s just so simple to make, easy to share, and we hardly ever meet someone who doesn’t like it. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this idea from Premio Foods for making a spooky Halloween graveyard dip! They even show you how to make the custom shaped tree and gravestone toasted pita pieces.
2. Spider web 7-layer dip
Have we really caught your attention right from the start with the idea of making some kind of delicious nacho dip but you’re just not sure you’ll have time for a presentation quite as fancy as what you saw above, since you’ll be very busy indeed leading up to the party? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at this simple spider web 7-layer dip featured in detail on A Turtle’s Life for Me instead!
3. Pumpkin Rice Krispies treat
Of course, savoury appetizer type dishes aren’t the only kind you can make for your Halloween party! We usually try to make more than one sweet dish as well, just to keep things nice and balanced. Cincy Shopper has one of our very favourite ideas, which we’ve actually made several years in a row now! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how these awesome pumpkin shaped Rice Krispie squares with chocolate chunk stems were made.
4. Scary Halloween “feet loaf”
Are you the kind of food enthusiast who loves making really novelty dishes that, for something like Halloween, might even have a little bit of a gross out factor to them? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how My Name is Snickerdoodle made this hilarious dinner entree that’s made from meat loaf but shaped like spooky severed feet. Get it? Feet loaf!
5. Pumpkin cheddar and chive cheese ball
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make some kind of novelty dish for your Halloween party, would you actually rather make it something slightly more classic so it really appeals to just about everyone at your party? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Jam Hands made this delicious cheddar and chive cheese ball that’s shaped like a pumpkin instead!
6. Gooey monster cookies
Are you actually still feeling quite enamoured by the idea of making something sweet for your Halloween party but you’re still convinced that you’d rather make something a little more spooky and weird than what you’ve seen in that department so far? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Lil’ Luna made these funny, brightly coloured gooey monster cookies that are filled with sugared eyeballs!
7. Gross Halloween “finger food”
If you’re finding yourself scrolling through our list and thinking about how you’d actually like something with maybe even more gross factor than you saw in the “feet loaf” then we’re here to tell you that your patience has finally paid off! Jojoebi Designs is here to teach you how to use hot dogs, pieces of onion, and ketchup to make these downright icky looking (but rather great tasting) snack that takes the term “finger food” way too literally.
8. Spooky mummy sandwiches
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Maybe you’re actually looking for a few spooky snacks that you can easily make all month long, like for your kids’ after school snack, rather than just for a Halloween party? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Eats Amazing made these funny little character sandwiches! Their tutorial shows you how to cut your bread into circles and use cheese and veggies to create funny little mummies.
9. Dracula denture cookies
Perhaps we’ve actually still got you thinking about how much you love the idea of making some kind of cookie dish for your Halloween party but you think you might rather try a recipe that your kids can actually help you put together before they start snacking on them? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Delish made these awesome “Dracula denture” cookies using chocolate chip cookies, red icing, miniature marshmallows, and sliced almond pieces!
10. Ghost popcorn balls
What if you’re the kind of person who actually prefers your snacks sweet and salty all at once? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this delicious ghost popcorn ball recipe that gives you precisely both those things in one place! The First Year shows you how to make it happen using a sweet homemade drizzle.
11. Candy bloody microscope slides
If you’re going to make something that has an awesomely high gross out factor, would you actually prefer to make something that looks a little more realistic than some of the things you’ve seen so far? Well, if you’re feeling open to the idea of working with heated sugar and learning a new technique the we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Ashlee Marie made these totally spooky blood spattered microscope slides that look right out of a scary science fiction movie or Dr. Frankenstein’s lab!
12. Mummy pumpkin cookies
Has your homemade treat of choice actually almost always been baked goods, especially when you’re getting a little creative with things? In that case, we have a feeling this next idea from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts is going to be right up your alley! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how these mouthwatering flaky pumpkin mummy cookies were made quite simply indeed!
13. Melted witch’s brownies
Are you the kind of chocolate addict who will turn just about any need for sweet treats int0 an opportunity for something rich and chocolatey? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The First Year not only made delicious brownies but also created quirky melted looking candy witches on top to really drive the Halloween theme home!
14. Quick and easy vampire bagels
Maybe you’re actually just still looking for a few easy idea that you can whip up just for fun throughout the week leading up to Halloween to make your kids giggle but you’re hoping to find things that are very easy indeed to do? Then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll appreciate the way Eat’s Amazing made these funny vampire bagels that are a great idea for kids with a slightly picky palate and a strong preference for plain things.
15. Cute candy bat treats
If you’re still in the market for something easy that your kids can have fun helping you make then we’d suggest grabbing the bags of Halloween loot you bought for trick-or-teat handouts, stealing a few things from the stash, and checking out this tutorial from Suburban Simplicity! They show you how they used chocolate cookies and peanut butter cups to make these funny little edible bats in just a few simple steps.
Have you made other awesome Halloween themed treats before that would make fantastic snacks at a party but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about them or link us to the recipe so we can give them a try as well!