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Ghoulishly Good Halloween Party Snacks

Updated on April 28, 2015

There are no tricks here - only some amazing Halloween Treats! Halloween is a great time to get creative with your party snacks! Turn every day foods into something festively spooktacular!

Below are a few of my favorite festive foods. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Flickr Photo Credit: TheCulinaryGeek

Cheesy Pumpkins

These adorable pumpkin cheese balls go great alone or serve them with crackers or pretzel sticks.

Ingredients

* 8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz container), well chilled

* 2 teaspoons finely chopped peanuts

* 4 butter-flavored pretzel spindles or sticks, broken in half

* 16 tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves

Directions

1. Line small serving plate with waxed paper. Roll each level tablespoon cold pack cheese food into a ball; place on waxed paper-lined serving plate. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.

2. With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins. Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.

3. Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves. Store in refrigerator.

Spooktacular Cupcake Ideas

Create a ghoulish cupcake creation with some tasty ingredients! A few ideas are:

Crushed chocolate covered Oreos for dirtWafer or peanut cookies as tombstones. Write spooky messages with gel frosting.Gummy WormsCreate eyeballs with melted white chips. Use an M&M with a dot of black gel frosting for the pupil. Create bloodshot red lines on the white of the eye with red gel frosting.Marshmallows make great ghosts and skulls. A dab of black gel frosting for the face details.

Flying Ghost Treats

It won't take long for these delicious ghost treats to disappear!

Ingredients

* 1 three-foot fruit snack roll (any flavor), unwrapped

* 14 pretzel sticks (2 to 3 inches long)

* 2/3 cup white vanilla chips, melted

* 1 1/2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips (52 chips)

Directions

1. Line large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Unroll fruit snack roll. With kitchen scissors, cut 3/4-inch-long fringe on one long side of snack roll. Cut fringed roll into 2-inch pieces.

2. To make each "broomstick," wrap piece of fringe around one end of pretzel; press to seal. Place "broomsticks" on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

3. Drop rounded 1/2 teaspoonfuls of melted white vanilla chips crosswise onto pretzels; shape to resemble "ghosts" seated on "broomsticks."

4. Press 3 miniature chocolate chips into each "ghost" for eyes and mouth. Let stand at room temperature for about 45 minutes or in freezer for about 5 minutes or until set. Peel candies from waxed paper.

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Goblin Grins

Make your guests grin when they crunch into these spooky Halloween apple treats!

Ingredients

* 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

* 1/2 tsp. vanilla

* 2 large apples, cut into quarters

* 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Directions

1. BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well.

2. CUT thin wedge in peel side of each apple piece; fill with 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture. Insert 4 to 6 nuts in cream cheese mixture in each apple to resemble teeth.

3. SPOON remaining cream cheese mixture into serving bowl. Serve with apples for dipping.

Quick and Spooky Sandwiches!

Create some deliciously creepy finger foods with creative sandwiches!

Create tombstone shaped sandwiches and write spooky messages with mustard colored with black gel food color. Peanut butter and jelly tombstone sandwich messages can be written in squeezable jelly.Created a festive PBJ or grilled cheese by cutting out silly jack-o-lantern or skull faces on the top slice of bread.Turn a sub sandwich into a serpent sandwich with green olive eyes and a red pepper tongue!

Spiderweb Nacho Spread

Your guests won't be scared to dive right in to this spooky layered dip!

To create edible spooky spiders use a whole black olive for the body and sliced strips of black olives for the legs. To save time you can use already prepared Guacamole.

Ingredients

Bean Layer

* 2 cans (16 oz each) lowfat refried black or pinto beans

* 1/4 chopped cilantro

* 2 Tbsp lime juice

* 1 Tbsp hot Mexican chili powder

* 1 tsp minced garlic

* 3 large plum tomatoes sliced

* 1 1/2 cups thick and chunky salsa

* 1 cup (4 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend

Photo: Mary Ellen Bartley

Guacamole Layer

* 4 ripe avocados

* 3 Tbsp lime juice

* 2 Tbsp lime juice

* 2 Tbsp minced red onion

* 2 large jalapeno chilies, seeded and minced

Directions

1. Bean Layer: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Scrape the mixture onto a 12- to 14-in. round serving plate and smooth into a 10-in. circle with a spatula. Arrange tomato slices around edge of bean layer to make a border.

2. Drain salsa in a strainer to get rid of excess juice. Spread over bean mixture, leaving some of the bean layer showing around the edge. Sprinkle cheese over salsa, leaving some of the salsa layer showing.

3. Guacamole: Halve avocados; remove seeds and spoon flesh into a medium bowl. Add lime juice, onion, jalapenos and salt, and mash until fairly smooth. Spoon over cheese layer and spread into an even layer.

4. Place sour cream in a zip top bag; seal bag and snip a small tip off one corner. Pipe a spiderweb design over guacamole and onto the plate. Decorate with toy spider. Serve with tortilla chips.

* Plan Ahead: You can make 4 hours ahead, cover and refrigerate.

What Ghoulish creation did you serve at your Halloween gathering?

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    • lewisgirl profile image

      lewisgirl 

      4 years ago

      Great idea! Love the spiderweb nachos!

    • PamperedPen profile image

      PamperedPen 

      5 years ago

      The Cheesy Pumpkins are my favorite!

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      Marelisa 

      5 years ago

      Love the spiderweb nacho spread. Will definitely steal (I mean, borrow). :-)

    • queenofduvetcover profile image

      queenofduvetcover 

      6 years ago

      The Spiderweb Nacho Spread looks so good! I don't mind the spider. =D

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      mouse1996 lm 

      6 years ago

      I love these eyes. So fun and festive.

    • Lisa Remmick profile image

      Lisa Remmick 

      7 years ago

      The Spiderweb Nacho Spread look really good.... you gave me some great ideas the kids will love!

    • squid-pinkchic18 profile image

      squid-pinkchic18 

      7 years ago

      Very cute snack ideas. Those apple teeth are hilarious!

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      AmbrosiaPopsicle 

      7 years ago

      Mmm candy corn and sugar ghosts, my favorite!

    • ZablonMukuba profile image

      ZablonMukuba 

      7 years ago

      nothing this fancy but this year am doing it differently

    • oztoo lm profile image

      oztoo lm 

      7 years ago

      I keep reading all these great Halloween lenses and wishing we celebrated it more here in Australia. These look really great fun recipes and snacks too.

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      Vicki Green 

      7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Some great ideas. Will be trying some of these.

    • rootadesigns lm profile image

      rootadesigns lm 

      7 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Vacation-In-My-Head 

      7 years ago

      This is great! I am definitely going to have to try some of these. The flying ghosts are cute, but the nachos look sooo good! :-)

    • funcook profile image

      funcook 

      7 years ago

      Love these ideas - I'm adding you to my Halloween treats lensroll.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 

      8 years ago

      What clever recipes and I just love your lens title. :)

    • ssuthep profile image

      ssuthep 

      8 years ago

      Super Ideas. What a treat. This lens is going to come in handy this Halloween. Thanks.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Great Ideas! Thank you for Sharing

    • squid-janices7 profile image

      squid-janices7 

      8 years ago

      Fantastic lens with so many great party ideas! I've lensrolled it to my Halloween Party Food Ideas lens.

    • Bonfire Designs profile image

      Bonfire Designs 

      8 years ago

      It scary how many of those cupcakes look so good! Really nice Halloween treats, so happy to give you 5 stars.

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      halloweendecorations56 

      8 years ago

      Wow What great Halloween Party Snacks.. I can't wait until Halloween so I can chow down.. with these great morsels

    • CherylsArt profile image

      Cheryl Paton 

      9 years ago from West Virginia

      Such cool Halloween snack ideas! The goblin grins are spook-stacular! Featured this on my Halloween stamps lens - http://www.squidoo.com/Halloween-stamps

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      Laniann 

      9 years ago

      What good ideas for creating many good looking Halloween treats. Easy to see that both kids and adults will enjoy these. 5*s

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