There’s no reason at all to let kids have all the Halloween fun. Sure, it’s hard to beat a child’s excitement over dumping out a plastic pumpkin full of trick-or-treat loot and methodically sorting the sweets by categories and preference…but adults deserve some annual spooky joy, too. Why not plan a casual little get-together with friends to answer the door and admire the parade of costumes, while consuming themed food tasty enough to haunt your dreams!
What are some fun and easy Halloween appetizer ideas?
We really can’t get enough of the Halloweeño Jalapeño Popper Mummies
featured on The Hopeless Housewife
website. These peppers are pretty simple to mummify and the results are ridiculously, edible-ly adorable. While the creamy, cheesy filling helps lessen the spiciness, removing the seeds and pepper membranes should keep the heat down if you don’t care for the burn.
Offering a little drama on a plate, your party-goers will love devouring a delicious Saucy Spider
, recipe compliments of Woman’s Day
magazine. This creepy arachnid appetizer comes together quickly with pre-made refrigerated pizza dough and your favorite marinara sauce.
What is a great dinner option to have on Halloween?
If you’re going to survive the evening without a brutal sugar crash, savory high-protein options are an important part of your gathering. And, it’s actually possible to serve up a healthy dish that nails the spooky theme of the night. Continuing with the pepper theme, an entrée doesn’t get any cuter than these individually portioned Halloween Stuffed Peppers
, shared by Rachel Maser on cleanfoodcrush.com
. This dish comes together easily and holds well for a night of nibbling. With such fun faces, even the kiddos are likely to eat their vegetables.
Photo credit: cleanfoodcrush.com
What are some easy Halloween party dessert recipes?
Halloween night wouldn’t be right without a vampire appearance, and a platter of silly Dracula Dentures
will lure in even the strongest among us. Made by assembling easy store-bought ingredients, these semi-homemade creations will prompt lots of toothy grins. See Lauren Miyashiro’s simple instructions on delish.com
Photo credit: Alexa Payesko as featured on delish.com
Do you ever feel like beady little eyes are watching
you eat all of that chocolate? Who cares…enjoy!! This simple Halloween Candy Bark
won’t judge, even if it is staring back at you. The great thing about this recipe from Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste
is its flexibility of ingredients. Choose milk chocolate or dark chocolate, white chocolate or swirled, and top with your favorite holiday themed sweets or crunchy treats (and, of course, awesome eyeball candies found at most grocery stores.)
What simple homemade treat can I send home with my guests?
Nobody should go home empty-handed on Halloween, and we have a fun, budget-friendly idea for a little gift that will be enjoyed in two parts so the recipient will remember you well after the edible portion is eaten. Simply mix up a big batch of this quick Halloween Snack Mix
found on Eating on a Dime
, and pour a couple of heaping cups of the finished mix into the center of a clean, new Sticky Toffee Textiles flour sack towel
. Carefully gather the sides together, twist at the middle and secure with a colorful Halloween ribbon to offer your guests a treat they can use and appreciate in the kitchen later.