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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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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
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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

Bleeding Heart Brie

Bleeding Heart Brie

Bleeding Heart Brie

This impressive appetizer is simple to prepare and requires simple ingredients, too. The cherries add a new twist to baked Brie and provide a sweet contrast to the salty cheese and pastry.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Goblin Eyeballs

Goblin Eyeballs

Goblin Eyeballs

Our home economists had great vision when creating these devilish deviled eggs. Guests at your Halloween party will be "goblin," them up!

Backbone Roll-Ups

Backbone Roll-Ups

Backbone Roll-Ups

These roll-ups from our Test Kitchen are sliced thick, then stacked slightly askew to resemble a backbone. Feel free to use other fillings.

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

Bowl of Bones

Bowl of Bones

Bowl of Bones

These tender, saucy wings have a hint of sweet and tangy lime flavor. Your guests will devour them!—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

Li'l Lips

Li'l Lips

Li'l Lips

My kids just loved helping put the marshmallow "teeth" between the apple slices when I made these years ago. I usually made them with red apples but green apples would be a playful alternative. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
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