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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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Peter Pumpkin Cheese Puffs

Peter Pumpkin Cheese Puffs

Peter Pumpkin Cheese Puffs

You, too, can be "Peter the Pumpkin Eater" from the classic nursery rhyme when you prepare a batch of these fluffy and tender cheese puffs that look like mini pumpkins. Romano cheese gives them a nice tang and their cream cheese stems complete the seasonal look. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Black Widow Dip

Black Widow Dip

Black Widow Dip

You can serve this herb-flavored dip in a spider bowl (as shown) or in an orange pepper or hollowed out mini pumpkin.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Kid-Size Ghost Pizzas

Kid-Size Ghost Pizzas

Kid-Size Ghost Pizzas

These individual pizzas are super cute and made with simple ingredients. Now that's what I call party food! —Polly Coumos, Mogadore, Ohio

Peppered Tombstone Spread

Peppered Tombstone Spread

Peppered Tombstone Spread

This unique treatment for cheese dip will be sure to scare your guests silly! They'll be pleasantly surprised when they "dig in" and find that it's peppery and delicious! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Here’s a great snack that will fill the kids' bellies before they head out to collect candy. To maintain the shape of the cutouts, spread the bean mixture with a butter knife or thin spatula. You can use any shape of cookie cutter that you have on hand.—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 Caviar

Witch's Caviar

Witch's Caviar

I like to serve thsi dip with triangle-shaped tortillas because they look like pointy witch hats. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Puffy Sausage Mummies

Puffy Sausage Mummies

Puffy Sausage Mummies

Golden puff pastry and spicy andouille sausage make these delightful hand-held sandwiches great for kids and adults. The honey mustard helps mellow the spice. You can serve additional honey mustard for dipping if you like.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Candy Corn Cheese Spread

Candy Corn Cheese Spread

Candy Corn Cheese Spread

This yummy cheese spread is perfect for Halloween gatherings. It can be served warm, at room temperature or even chilled. The recipe has lots of Tex-Mex flavor, which is sure to please your guests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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