20 Spooky Halloween Snack Recipes You'll Want To Eat All Autumn Long
Halloween is, in my opinion, the most fun holiday out there. Not only do you get to dress up as someone you love and act like a different person for the night (or three nights, if you're in college), but you get to eat a lot of candy (a sugar high is basically encouraged) and you get to scare yourself silly with horror movies. You also get to make fun things, like spooky Halloween snacks that look so cool, you won't even want to eat them ... except you definitely will, because they're delicious. Seriously, what other time of year can you make hot dogs that look like mummies (they exist, and they're below!) or cupcakes with "brains" without coming off as a complete weirdo?
So, sure, Halloween might be synonymous with candy, but it's also the perfect time of year to have some fun in the kitchen and put together some really adorably creepy snacks and desserts. They're great whether you're having a big Halloween party or you just want to impress your friends and family ... or if you just want to make something for yourself to get into the spooky spirit. Whatever the case, you won't be able to resist this stuff. Check out these deliciously spooky Halloween snacks and get ready to go Pinterest-food crazy.
1. Deathly Hallows Cheese Board
If you're throwing a Halloween party, dinner, or even just a pre-gaming sesh, it doesn't get much more impressive than this creepy yet delicious Halloween cheese board. The recipes on Half-Baked Harvest for this include the witch's cheese hat, mozzarella eyeballs, "bloody" pomegranate baked brie, vampire teeth apples, and more. Make some of them or all of them — either way, it's a winner.
2. Orange Pumpkin Rolls
Why have regular orange rolls (a sweet roll similar to cinnamon rolls) when you could have pumpkin orange rolls? This recipe from Dessert Now Dinner Later is easy to whip up and is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Or, you know, just snacking.
3. Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs
Put a spin on a traditional appetizer with this stuffed mushroom recipe from A Spicy Perspective. It's pretty easy to do and when plated correctly, they really do resemble zombie eyeballs.
4. Guacamole Witch Tortilla Bowls
Just when you thought guacamole couldn't get any better, the geniuses over at Mom On Timeout made it into little witch tortilla bowls. These have to be the truly cutest and creepiest cups of guac ever, and it doesn't hurt that they look delicious.
5. Mini Mummy Pizzas
If you're looking for a quick Halloween treat, these mini mummy pizzas from Dessert Now Dinner Later make a great lunch or appetizer. I will admit that, once baked, these kind of just look like pizzas with eyes and an olive mouth, but hey — take a photo of them before!
6. Devil's Food Cupcakes with Pomegranate Sugar Shards
Get a little fancy with your spooky desserts and try these delicious chocolate cupcakes from How Sweet It Is. Pomegranate sugar shards make these stand out and also make them seem insanely scary... but irresistible.
7. Monster Brains
OK, yes, this "monster brains" cheese dip from Taste and Tell looks disgusting, but that's basically the point — sometimes spooky Halloween snacks means snacks that look like body parts. The important thing is that it tastes good!
8. Halloween Apple Bites
If you want to keep things a little more on the healthy side, make these apple bites from Oh She Glows. It's simple: sliced apples, jelly, slivered almonds. It's a really easy combo that tastes good too.
9. Spider Cookies
If you're looking for a really cute dessert that will kind of freak everyone out but also make them hungry, make these spider cookies from Dessert Now Dinner Later. They taste good — peanut butter and chocolate! — but personally, I think food that looks like spiders is just a bit too creepy for me.
10. Deathly Chocolate Graveyard Cakes
Oh man, how great are these little graveyard cakes from Half-Baked Harvest? Remember those pudding graveyards you used to have in Halloween parties in elementary school? These are like personal portions of them. Yes, please.
11. Witches' Finger Breadsticks
These breadsticks from Cook Nourish Bliss made to look like long, bony witch fingers are so creepy looking that you might be freaked out about eating them... but then you'll taste one and you'll get over it.
12. Ghost Pizza
If mini pizzas aren't your thing, try this ghost pizza from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs. It's simple and a classic — cheese pizza! — and the advantage of this one over the mummies is that it doesn't get messed up when the cheese melts.
13. Spooky Fried Cheese Eyeballs
Fried cheese. Halloween fun. Honestly, what more do you need? Strategically placed olives make these fried cheese eyeballs from Foodie Crush perfect for any Halloween bash.
14. Frankenstein Cookie Bars
If you really want to impress everyone with a spooky snack, go for these Frankenstein cookie bars from Something Swanky. They're more like little pieces of bakery art than cookies!
15. Mummy Halloweenies
These mummy hot dogs from Steamy Kitchen are the best for a few reasons: one, they are deliciously creepy. Two, they are basically mega size versions of mini hot dog bites you always get as an appetizer. Three, they's super easy to make. Get on it!
16. Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
These Halloween popcorn balls from A Farm Girl's Dabbles are a perfect mix of salty and sweet, and they look great as a unique appetizer for a party or just a snack to take with you on the go.
17. Forbidden Forest Chocolate Butterbeer Cake
If you want to go all out, make these spooky looking cake from Half-Baked Harvest — nailing the icing placement is key. And, sure, make some terrifying spider dessert pieces to match!
18. Witches Brew Breakfast Pudding
This bubbly green pudding from Healthful Pursuit might look indulgent, but it's actually a pretty healthy option. The ingredient that makes this look like a spooky bubbling potion? Grapes, of course.
19. Brain Cupcakes
Want your cupcakes to be creepy? Make these brain cupcakes from The Simple Sweet Life to totally freak out everyone nearby.
20. Meringue Ghosts
These little meringue ghosts from My Baking Addiction look intimidating, but are actually not that difficult to put together. And they make a perfect spooky addition to any meal!
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