11 Halloween Food Ideas for You

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Thinking about whipping up some super spooky (and super easy) Halloween-themed snacks this year for your Halloween party? Look no further because we compiled a list of the best (and easiest) snacks and foods you can make faster than you can say: Zombie! Here are 11 easy Halloween food ideas for you.

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Eat-It-Up Snack Mix

Eat-It-Up Snack Mix

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups bite-size crispy cereal squares
  • 4 cups popped kettle corn or regular popcorn
  • 1 cup honey-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup salted-roasted pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup candy and chocolates mixed, of your choice

Directions:

  • In a 4-quart microwave-safe bowl, mix together cereal, popcorn, peanuts and pumpkin seeds; set aside.
  • In another microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. Microwave uncovered on high setting for about 2 minutes, until mixture is boiling; stir after one minute. Stir in the pumpkin spice. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  • Microwave 5 minutes, stirring after every minute.
  • Spread on wax paper. Let cool for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up any large pieces. Add candy and toss to mix. Store in an airtight container.

This is one of the easiest Halloween food Ideas.

Spider Bagel Pizza Bites

Screaming Hot Peanuts

Ingredients:

  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried pinch of crushed red pepper
  • optional Salt and pepper
  • 8 whole-wheat or regular mini bagels, sliced in half crosswise
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 8 pitted large black olives
  • 8 pitted large green olives

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large pan, mix tomatoes, oil, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper, if desired, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Place bagel halves on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread 2 Tbsp. sauce onto each bagel half. Top each with 1 rounded Tbsp. shredded cheese.
  • Slice 1 olive in half lengthwise. Place 1 olive half, cut side down, in the centre of 1 bagel half to make a spider body. Slice remaining olive half into 8 thin crescents to make 8 spider legs. Arrange 4 legs on each side of the body to complete the spider.
  • Repeat with remaining olives and bagel halves until all bagel pizzas are decorated.
  • Bake pizzas until toasted and the cheese has melted, 10 to 12 minutes and then serve. This is one of the easiest Halloween food Ideas.

Blood-Bath Punch

Blood-Bath Punch

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Cut 3 oranges into ½ -inch wedges; freeze.
  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, mix 1 bottle cranberry juice cocktail, 1 quart chilled orange juice, ½ cup triple sec and 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice.
  • Serve with frozen orange wedges.

Screaming Hot Peanuts

Screaming Hot Peanuts

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chilli powder
  • 2 cups high-quality dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 5 dried chillies for garnish

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 120C.
  • Whisk the egg white until foamy in a medium bowl. Whisk in sugar, water, salt, cumin, cayenne, garlic and ancho powders. Toss nuts in the mixture until well coated.
  • Spray a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment.
  • Spread nuts out on the prepared pan in a single layer. Cook for 45 minutes until slightly golden, turning nuts with a spatula every 15 minutes so they toast evenly and don’t stick.
  • Set the nuts aside, stirring periodically as they cool. When completely cool, transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with dried red chillies if desired. This is one of the easiest Halloween food Ideas.

Spider Bites

halloween food ideas: Spider Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 package semisweet chocolate melts
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups pretzel sticks

Directions:

  • Place parchment paper on baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a large glass microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Melt it on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in pretzel sticks. With clean hands grab pretzel sticks and drop on the prepared baking sheet in clusters to look like spiders.
  • Place in the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate is hardened. Remove and serve.

Cheddar Witch’s Fingers

halloween food ideas: Cheddar Witch's Fingers

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 large egg
  • Kosher salt
  • 30 sliced almonds

Directions:

  • In a food processor or bowl, whirl or rub together butter, cheese, flour, and cornmeal until the mixture has the texture of wet sand. Add egg and whirl or stir with a fork until dough holds together.
  • Scrape dough onto a sheet of cooking paper or parchment, 12 to 14 in. wide and about 14 in. long. Top with another equal-sized sheet of paper and pat dough into a 1/2-in.-thick circle.
  • Wrap in plastic and freeze 15 minutes.
  • Roll dough into a rectangle about 8 in. wide and 10 in. long, working carefully to avoid creases in the paper. Return to the freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 175°.
  • Peel off top paper and use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 30 strips, each about 1/2 in. thick and 5 in. long. Place each strip on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt to taste, then use your fingers to round the top of each strip into a fingertip shape.
  • Use a sharp knife to score shallow “knuckle” lines in each finger, then press an almond “nail” into the tip.
  • Bake the fingers until an even light brown, about 15 minutes and transfer to a rack to cool. This is one of the easiest Halloween food Ideas.

Fried Goo with Blood Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8-oz.) cheese blocks with jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Marinara sauce

Directions:

  • Cut cheese crosswise into 3/4-inch slices. Lay slices flat and cut in half lengthwise.
  • Combine flour and cayenne pepper; stir well. Combine bread crumbs and parsley in another bowl; stir well.
  • Dip cheese sticks in beaten eggs and submerge in flour mixture. Dip coated the cheese in egg again; dredge in bread crumb mixture, pressing firmly so that crumbs adhere.
  • Place cheese sticks on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a shallow wok to 180°. Fry cheese sticks until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with marinara sauce.

Frankenshake

halloween food ideas: Frankenshake

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 20 chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed
  • 4 chocolate-covered caramels, such as Rolos
  • 2 ounces red candy melts
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food colouring
  • Canned whipped cream, for serving

Directions:

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, then heat until fully melted, about another 30 seconds.
  • Tip a pint glass on its side. Using a toothpick, skewer or clean paintbrush, draw a mouth and eyes on the inside of the glass with the melted chocolate. (Add a few stitches to resemble a Frankenstein’s face.)
  • Stand the glass upright and brush chocolate on the rim of the glass and about a quarter of the way down the outside of the glass in a zig-zag pattern to resemble the hairline.
  • Press the crushed chocolate wafer cookies on the chocolate on the outside of the glass to coat. Put 2 dollops of chocolate on the sides of the glass where the bolts will be, then stick 2 of the chocolate-covered caramels on top and press to adhere.
  • Place the glass in the freezer until the chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes or overnight.

Ghost Cookies

Ghost Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar gradually, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Combine flour and salt in a large bowl; beat into butter mixture gradually. Divide dough into 4 pieces, and flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll each portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out with 3- or 4-inch ghost-shaped cookie cutters. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around edges. Let cool 3 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cookies have cooled on a wire rack for 30 minutes, ice and decorate as desired, using candy eyeballs. Let icing set and serve immediately or keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days. This is one of the easiest Halloween food Ideas.

Halloween Hummus

Halloween Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 large tub hummus
  • Cucumbers chopped
  • Carrots chopped
  • Radishes chopped
  • Mini bell peppers (multi-colored) chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes chopped
  • Black olives chopped
  • Almonds chopped
  • Crackers and tortilla chips for serving

Directions:

  • Create a skull shape from the hummus onto a platter.
  • Using the chopped veggies, colorfully decorate your Dia de los Muertos skull however you’d like.
  • Serve with fresh veggies and tortilla chips for dipping.

Halloween Spider Cookies

Halloween Spider Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt icing
  • 1 tube black gel icing
  • Assorted Halloween sprinkles

Directions:

  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar gradually, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Combine flour and salt in a large bowl; beat into butter mixture gradually. Divide dough into 4 pieces, and flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 175°c. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll each portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out with 3- or 4-inch spider-shaped cookie cutters. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around edges. Let cool 3 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Pipe cookies with Royal Icing; garnish, using the black gel as a liner for the spider cookies. Let icing set and serve immediately or keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Go forth and dazzle your guests with your army of deliciously spooky snacks!

Sources

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/photos/halloween-recipes

https://www.myrecipes.com/holidays-and-occasions/halloween-recipes/halloween-appetizers?slide=76482#76482

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