19 Halloween Party Foods That Will Scare Your Guests

19 Halloween Party Foods That Will Scare Your Guests

Fall is here, which means Halloween is officially approaching! This spooky holiday offers many different scary events, such as haunted houses, scary hay rides, trick-or-treating, and Halloween parties. If you are planning to host a Halloween party, your guests will not only be looking to have a restless time, but they will also look forward to devouring some delicious Halloween party food.

Whether it’s a small gathering for a scary movie or a big celebration in elaborate costumes and sinister decorations, you’ll want to make sure to serve up killer recipes that will have your guests coming back from the dead to spend seconds. Check out these Halloween party treats, then take a look at the #1 Halloween candy mistake you make.

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Chili is a hearty home dish that you can make in a crock pot. An added bonus is that this appliance also doubles as its own serving bowl, giving you one less thing to worry about cleaning up after your guests leave. This smoked version (which comes from using smoked chipotle peppers) will definitely add a little heat to your party.

Get our recipe for Smoky Crockpot Chili.

Chocolate pudding with olive oil and sea salt
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Pudding is a delicious classic dessert that can be served in small plastic cups for an easy, handy dessert for your party. This particular recipe contains a sweet and savory mixture of chocolate with olive oil and salt, resembling a chocolate-covered biscuit.

Halloween party pro tip: Throw in some gummy worms or crumbled chocolate cookies to make the pudding look like clay.

Get our recipe for Chocolate Pudding with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.

Commando pumpkin cake bites on a wooden cutting board
Blaine Moats

These brownies are party-size, bite-sized, so they’re easy to pop just in your mouth. Using pumpkin puree is a great and versatile way to make decadent and moist cakes, while also being the perfect fall dessert.

Get our recipe for Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie Bites.

Mash the pumpkin potatoes in a large bowl with the chives, oil, and salt.
Blaine Moats

Dancing to Monster Mash while eating this potato mash seems to be the perfect combination for a Halloween party. Replace classic mashed potatoes with this pumpkin version, tying up entire fall sides.

To make it more party-friendly, you can serve it bar style with potatoes in a bowl and let your guests add their own fixings. Bacon for minced meat and cheese for sliced ​​minds…Think of the endless ways you can make it a real “monster mash” (plus it makes it easy to serve and eat too).

Get our recipe for Pumpkin-Potato Mash.

Spicy pumpkin chicken served in white pots
Jason Donnelly

What’s better than a hot pepper that you can cook all day while you’re decorating? Chili This is the topic, of course. Adding pumpkin to this slow-cooking chili recipe increases the feel of fall.

Get our recipe for Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Chili.

Hot dog wrapped mummy
Courtesy of Home Made Interest

A food so creative, you won’t believe it’s also so easy to make. Think of your typical “pigs in a blanket” recipe, but the dough is cut thinner and wrapped around the hot dog in a criss-cross shape. The addition of candy eyes makes this mummy come alive. It’s a great choice for kids and adults alike.

Get the recipe from Make home interest.

Healthy smoked roasted eggs
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Deviled eggs are great foods to use in Halloween party recipes. They are small in size but delicious with every bite. The heat of the spice really plays up the word “devil,” while the bacon is a mouthwatering addition.

Get our recipe for Smoky Deviled Eggs with Bacon.

Hasselback fries
Carlin Thomas / Eat This, Not That!

An air fryer is a great device that makes it super easy to cook crispy foods quickly and with less oil. If you’re looking for a simple appetizer for your Halloween party, try this version of crispy fries. By repacking potatoes, you’re not only exposing more potatoes to get more crispiness, but you’re also creating opportunities to put some extra in between each slit. So if you want to throw in some ketchup (also known as blood), it could be a fun treat.

Get our recipe for Air Fryer Baby Hasselback Potato Bites.

Candy Bar Blondies
Courtesy of Sally’s Bread Addiction

The best time to make these blondes is when all your Halloween trick-or-treat candy is on store shelves. You’ll be able to use some of these Halloween candy to your advantage and throw in these themed candy to offer to your guests.

Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

apple crumble
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

When you think of the fall season, it’s more than just pumpkin picking, it’s also apple picking! Use all those apples that have been picked to your advantage by making this delicious apple crumble that will be a happy addition to your dessert table.

Get our recipe for Apple Crumble.

Pretzel candy corn
Courtesy of Always The Holidays

One of the most popular candy around Halloween is candy corn. And although this fall is not loved by everyone, it deserves to hit the party in this nonsense. The addition of biscuits makes a sweet and savory mixture worth sinking your teeth into.

Get the recipe from Always the holidays.

Cheese balls with pistachios and cranberries with snacks on a plate
Kirsten Hickman / Eat This, Not That!

The nut and fruit duo add great crunch and acidity to the recipe. Being in ball shape also makes a great appetizer, allowing guests to easily dip pretzels, crackers, or chips.

Get our recipe for pistachio and cranberry cheese balls.

Charcuterie board with cheese, meat, fruits and other toppings
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Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? What’s great about this DIY snack board is that you have the ability to put whatever you want on it. For this special Halloween party, decorate the board with baby pumpkins and add slices of apples, spiced nuts…really whatever you find just right for the event!

Get our recipe for the Charcuterie board.

Beef stew recipe in a black lined glass bowl
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Once the ingredients are prepared, the last step for this beef stew is to cook it in the slow cooker. This easy-to-carry party food is full of flavour. Plus, it can be a great comfort food, especially on cool fall nights.

Get our recipe for beef broth in red wine.

Healthy Spaghetti Meatballs
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Spaghty with meat balls? Like brains and eyeballs for this Halloween party recipe. This easy pasta dish can be served in a giant bowl so everyone can eat their own serving. Pasta with marinara sauce can be like brain and blood while meatballs can be eyeballs (and you can attach candy eyes for big effect).

Get our recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs.

cheese cheese
Courtesy of Spending With Pennies

Between football season and the popularity of breweries, beer is a fall staple, so why not add it to your Halloween party recipe mix? This delicious, cheesy dip is perfect for bags or pretzels and chips you might be putting on. You can even add it as a dip to some other finger foods.

Get the recipe from Spend with pennies.

Paleo pulled pork sandwich
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Pulled pork is a versatile dish that can be served either as an appetizer or as an appetizer. Once the meat is cooked, you can set up a station for guests to add pulled pork and toppings to either mini hamburger buns to create sliders or larger buns if you’re looking for an entree.

Get our recipe for pork sandwiches.

Scary finger sandwiches
Courtesy of Hungry Waitress

Nothing screams Halloween more than some finger food. No, really, actual finger food! Guests can enjoy snacking on these festive cut-out number sandwiches that are sure to make you laugh (or even scare).

Get the recipe from hungry waitress.

Chicken wings with blue cheese sauce and celery on a plate
Kirsten Hickman / Eat This, Not That!

Cooking chicken wings in a quick pot couldn’t be easier thanks to Instant Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe. This saves you a lot of time and effort while trying to prepare for the rest of the evening. Serve the wings straight from the pot for a mess-free clean.

These scary and spooky foods for Halloween are sure to be a hit with your guests, making you the most talked about party of the year. You will be asked to host next year’s event before this event ends!

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