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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.

Gruesome Greek Dip

Gruesome Greek Dip

Gruesome Greek Dip

Guests will not be able to stop eating this savory dip. The orange color makes it natural for a Halloween party. —Gina Wilson, Austin, Texas

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

My annual Halloween bash wouldn't be the same without the now famous Mummy Man. When kids first see Mummy Man, they wonder if they can actually eat him. I assure them they can, and we hack off a foot or an arm with some crackers. —Rebecca Eremich, Barberton, Ohio

Fluffy Orange Spread

Fluffy Orange Spread

Fluffy Orange Spread

With its pleasant orange flavor, this simple spread perfectly tops a variety of breads. Each bit has just the right amount of sweetness. —Ruth Hastings
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Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

AT HARVEST PARTIES, fall festivals or any autumn event, the flavorful fellow here will raise a crop of smiles! To stuff this savory appetizer full of good taste, our Test Kitchen cooks shaped a scarecrow using red peppers, carrots, broccoli and lots of other fresh veggies. Since you can make the crust with refrigerated dough and quickly prepare a cream cheese spread to put on top, you'll be ready to form your own colorful character in no time.

Spooky Spider Snacks

Spooky Spider Snacks

Spooky Spider Snacks

These kooky critters feature bodies made of creamy peanut butter simply sandwiched between round butter crackers. Chow mein noodles are ideal as the crunchy legs, and plump raisins act as eyes. They are a great treat for Halloween.—Andrea Chapman, Helena, Oklahoma

Festive Pumpkin Dip

Festive Pumpkin Dip

Festive Pumpkin Dip

An unexpected use for pumpkin is in this creamy, zippy snack dip. It's a chunky, satisfying dip perfect for any time.—Evelyn Kennell, Roanoke, Illinois

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
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