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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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Fuzzy Caterpillars

Fuzzy Caterpillars

Fuzzy Caterpillars

Kids and adults will all love this uniquqe way to prepare chicken. The coconut coating provides a crunch and the dip has a tropical flair. Using a food processor makes it easy to chop the cashews.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spicy Skeleton Ribs

Spicy Skeleton Ribs

Spicy Skeleton Ribs

These ribs are sure to add kick to the party thanks to the haunting combination of spices. This can be served as an appetizer or even a hearty sandwich, depending on the occasion. Let the kids fill up on this before trick-or-treating.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Stuffed Potato Ghosts

Stuffed Potato Ghosts

Stuffed Potato Ghosts

These hearty and yummy treats are easier to make than a normal stuffed potato and are a perfect appetizer. The fingerlings are so small and tender that they’ll disappear in a flash!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Bone-Crunching Meatballs

Bone-Crunching Meatballs

Bone-Crunching Meatballs

Water chestnuts are the secret ingredient in these unique meatballs. Kids will love the “bone-like” crunch the chestnuts add when they bite into each meatball!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

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

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. These caramel apples are a tried-and-true favorite year after year. —Gail Prather, Bethel, Minnesota

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

Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip

Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip

Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip

Here's an easy recipe sure to impress party guests. The black cat cutouts that accompany the in-a-dash dip are prepared with convenient refrigerated pie pastry. —Diane Turner, Brunswick, Ohio

Halloween Eyeball Appetizer

Halloween Eyeball Appetizer

Halloween Eyeball Appetizer

Keep your eyes peeled for fun with these deviled eggs full of flavor and crowd appeal. They make the perfect appetizer for a kids' party. Serve within two hours of making for the best "vein" effect. —Bernice Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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
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