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Halloween Appetizers

Throw a fun fall party for your friends or your kids with these festive recipes for Halloween appetizers, including spooky snacks, party mixes, salsa, hummus, fondue, pumpkin seeds, caramel apples, popcorn balls, pumpkin dip, gingersnaps, smokies, cheese spread, apple dip, witch's fingers and more.

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Sweet Potato Hummus

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Mary Leverette
With a little planning, it’s easy to whip up a batch of hummus for unexpected guests, a potluck or an after-school snack. I always bake up extra unpeeled sweet potatoes so I can quickly mash the pulp for this unexpected dip. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
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Finger Sandwiches

Finger Sandwiches

Finger Sandwiches

You can also tuck the carrots inside two slices of bread, so they stick out both ends of the sandwich. Cool and creepy! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pepper Popper Fingers

Pepper Popper Fingers

Pepper Popper Fingers

Our Test Kitchen had a hand in making these Halloween-inspired jalapeno poppers. They're baked instead of fried so making them is a snap. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Typically called a Jezebel Sauce, this sweet, fruity topping has an underlying bite from horseradish. The sauce, from Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania is also great over pork or chicken.
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Brie with Apricot Topping

Brie with Apricot Topping

Brie with Apricot Topping

Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a round of smooth and creamy brie with warm sweet apricots. This is one easy appetizer certain to make any occasion “special.”

Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

This witch's cauldron doesn't hold a spooky brew--just a Halloween snack that's frightfully fun! Our Test Kitchen formed a pot by toasting a slice of rye bread, then filled it with a creamy dip that's perfect with the pretzel "logs" and sweet pepper "flames" that are placed underneath.

Frankenguac

Frankenguac

Frankenguac

Play the mad scientist this year and bring a monster to life. He's frightfully fun and delicious! —Nanette Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada

Bone Slices

Bone Slices

Bone Slices

A savory seafood filling is featured in these creepy bone pieces from our home economists. For even more fun, stack slices on a platter to resemble a backbone. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sweet-and-Sour Sausages

Sweet-and-Sour Sausages

Sweet-and-Sour Sausages

A perfect buffet appetizer, these zesty links also make a great main course. I've prepared them so often that I can recite the recipe from memory.—Dorothy Anderson, Langley, British Columbia

Dated Eyes

Dated Eyes

Dated Eyes

These spooky-looking appetizers are the perfect balance between sweet and salty. They are easy to serve and hold, making it a good hand-held appetizer. Shape the dates as round as you can.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Nutty Stuffed Toadstools

Nutty Stuffed Toadstools

Nutty Stuffed Toadstools

These haunting appetizers are perfect for a Halloween party—or any occasion, really! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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