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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.

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Nothing tastes better at this time of year than a sweet-to-eat caramel apple! For our harvest fest, subscriber Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas happily agreed to share her favorite recipe, including instructions on making caramel sauce. "That rich homemade flavor just can't be beat," she says.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

Halloween Vegetable Dip

Halloween Vegetable Dip

Halloween Vegetable Dip

Even your veggies can wear costumes this Halloween. How? By Donning the dip Evelyn Pederson of West Concord, Minnesota shares here! "It has a bright orange color, just like a jack-o'-lantern," she notes. "Plus, I get lots of compliments on its taste."—Evelyn Pederson, West Concord, Minnesota

Leg Bones

Leg Bones

Leg Bones

Kids can help out with these bone-chilling breadsticks because they're so simple and fun to do. Enjoy them with a favorite soup, stew or chili. —Summer Jones, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Cauldron Cheese Ball

Cauldron Cheese Ball

Cauldron Cheese Ball

Red and yellow pepper strips make the perfect “fire” for this easily constructed cauldron. Be sure to take a picture before the whole thing gets gobbled up!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chip 'n' Dip Bread Witch

Chip 'n' Dip Bread Witch

Chip 'n' Dip Bread Witch

Who needs tricks with a treat as bewitching as this appetizer? This ghoulish beauty is sure to steal center stage on your table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Who wouldn't want to eat our cute little bugs? Quick and easy prep and undeniable kid appeal make these a must-have for the buffet at a child's party. Be prepared for the recipe requests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Everyone will get a kick out of this creamy, savory spread. The zippy cheddar ball can be made a day ahead. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia

Juicy Bat Wings

Juicy Bat Wings

Juicy Bat Wings

These wings are guaranteed to have your guests licking their fingers clean! If desired, you can replace the seasonings listed in the recipe with 1/4 cup purchased blackened seasoning.—Corey Russo, Orono, Minnesota

Fluffy Caramel Apple Dip

Fluffy Caramel Apple Dip

Fluffy Caramel Apple Dip

This sweet, smooth and fluffy dip is really a crowd-pleaser. Be careful—it's so good that you won't want to stop eating it! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Blood 'n' Guts Dip

Blood 'n' Guts Dip

Blood 'n' Guts Dip

Everyone will love this dip that gets its bold zip from the Dijon mustard. It pairs perfectly with Pretzel Bones! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Witch's Hairy Finger Breadsticks

Witch's Hairy Finger Breadsticks

Witch's Hairy Finger Breadsticks

With its bright green color and shredded cheese that looks like hair, you'll think you really are eating a witch's hairy finger! These taste best when served right out of the oven because the cheese is still warm and soft. Don't forget the marinara dipping sauce! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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