Spooky Snacks and Devilish Drinks

Set out a fiendish spread of appetizers and beverages when you host the annual Halloween costume party.

  • Bat Bites

    Bat Bites

    These bite-sized bats have an adult-friendly flavor from the goat cheese, cream cheese, and pesto mixture. The kids will love to shape the bats' bodies, decorate their faces, and give them wings.
  • Ghoul-Aid Punch

    Ghoul-Aid Punch

    Give your guests a scare by float a creepy ice face in your punch bowl. Fill a Halloween mask with water (seal the openings with sturdy tape), freeze overnight, then remove the ice from the mask and float face up.
  • Witches' Fingers in Bandages

    Witches' Fingers in Bandages

    Take pigs-in-a-blanket to a new level with these scary puff pastry-wrapped witch's fingers. The cocktail-size franks are the perfect size for an easy pick-up appetizer and you won't even need to serve with dip since each "finger" has red nail polish (ie. ketchup).
  • Monster Eyes
    William Dickey

    Monster Eyes

    Give sausage balls a spooky look by placing a pimiento-stuffed olive in the center of each one. These "eyes" are a fun breakfast treat on Halloween morning.
  • Blood-Bath Punch

    Blood-Bath Punch

    Let the adults enjoy the Halloween party too by serving this tangy blood-colored punch alongside other spooky treats.
  • Mummy Dogs
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey, Rose Nguyen

    Mummy Dogs

    These make-ahead hot dogs use refrigerated breadstick dough, perfect for goblins, pretty princesses, superheroes, and even their parents.
  • Brew-Ha-Ha Punch
    Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Brew-Ha-Ha Punch

    With lime drink and pineapple juice, this party punch isn't scary at all–for the kids or the adults. But putting the punch in a second bowl of dry ice gives it that eerie feeling that's perfect for a spooky party.
  • Cheddar Witch's Fingers
    Leigh Beisch

    Cheddar Witch's Fingers

    Use cheesy cornmeal breadstick dough to make scary witch fingers. They're great for snacks or to serve with soup and chili.
  • Deviled Green Goblin Eggs

    Deviled Green Goblin Eggs

    Create artful patterns on hard-cooked egg whites by cracking the shells of the cooked eggs and letting them stand in a food-coloring mixture.
  • Weiner Worms

    Weiner Worms

    Hard-core haunted house fans will love this "Halloweenie" dish made by grilling strips of hot dogs. Buns are optional.
  • Goblin Dip with Bone Crackers

    Goblin Dip with Bone Crackers

    Turn Tex-Mex bean dip into a Halloween specialty by serving it with bone-shaped crackers.
  • Cornbread Ghosts
    Photo: Kate Sears

    Cornbread Ghosts

    Serve these Cornbread Ghosts with a piping hot bowl of hearty homemade chili for an easy Halloween party entree.
  • Fried Goo with Dracula Dip
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Fried Goo with Dracula Dip

    Just about everyone loves fried cheese sticks. Our version gets a punch of heat from cayenne pepper and cheese spiced with jalapeños. To tame the heat, use plan Monterey Jack (without the peppers), mozzarella or Swiss cheese and either leave out the cayenne pepper or use less of it.

  • The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lydia Purcell

    The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball

    Give a subtle nod to the Halloween classic "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and serve this sharp-cheddar cheese ball with a pepper kick.

  • Cauldron Full of Devilish Dip

    Cauldron Full of Devilish Dip

    Fill a bread bowl with a chunky Devilish Dip to create the look of a creepy bubbling cauldron.

  • Olive Spiders

    Olive Spiders

    Dress up your spooky Halloween table (or your drink) with this fun garnish.

  • Smoky-Salty Caramel Corn
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Smoky-Salty Caramel Corn

    This sweet-and-salty treat is the perfect addition to any Halloween soiree spread.
  • Black Cauldron
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Black Cauldron

    This adults-only float is a must-make for a festive fall gathering. Depending on your crowd, you may want to provide straws, spoons, and refills.

  • Black Cat Sandwich Cookies
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Black Cat Sandwich Cookies

    Letting these cookies cross your path will bring bad luck, so make sure to gobble them up before the tray passes you by.

  • Chicken-Tortilla Soup
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Chicken-Tortilla Soup

    This fiendishly spicy soup will keep Halloween party guests warm and satisfied.
  • The Slapping Incident
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Robbie Caponetto

    The Slapping Incident

    This unique cocktail, named after an incident with General Patton during WWII, features the heady autumnal flavors of sorghum syrup, rye whiskey, Fernet Branca, and Faretti Biscotti Famosi. The drink's rich orange color means it will pair perfectly with your Halloween party color scheme.
  • Ghostly Munch
    Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Ghostly Munch

    Serve this Ghostly Munch at your Halloween party and watch as all your ghosts and ghouls gobble it right up.
  • Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball
    Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball

    This Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball is a scary-good appetizer to serve to hungry Halloween guests.
  • Blood Orange-Bourbon Coolers
    Photo: Tara Donne; Styling: Erin Swift

    Blood Orange-Bourbon Coolers

    These festive Blood Orange-Bourbon Coolers will be an instant hit at your Halloween party. The best part? They only take about 5 minutes to make.
  • Don't A'choke Dip
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Don't A'choke Dip

    Try this dip with veggies, toasted bread or pita chips... whatever the dipper it's sure to disappear in a flash.
  • Jack-o-Lantern Bread
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Jack-o-Lantern Bread

    These pumpkin shaped loaves are an eerie way to bring some Halloween spunk to the dinner plate.
  • Blood Orange Martinis
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Blood Orange Martinis

    Serve this ruby sipper in miniature, sugar rimmed martini glasses... try orange and yellow sugar sprinkles for a festive flair!
  • Olive Snake
    Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Olive Snake

    Whoever said not to play with your food really missed out. Create a ghastly appetizer featuring an olive snake over your favorite dip and paired with fresh veggies.
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
    Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    Get your fix for Roasted Pumpkin seeds with this classic Halloween recipe.
  • Spider Bagel Pizza Bites
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps  

    Spider Bagel Pizza Bites

    Looking for a great decorative dish that isn’t a sweet? Mini bagel pizza bites garnished with olives, red pepper and cheese creates the perfect savory dish that won’t cause a toothache.
  • Green Chili with Chicken
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps  

    Green Chili with Chicken

    Have some fun with your food this Halloween! This cozy chili is made in a slow-cooker, so all you have to do is roast the tomatillos and add everything to the pot. Don't forget the torilla ghosts!
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