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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.

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

Cheesenstein

Cheesenstein

Cheesenstein

This creamy, fun dip will be the hit of every Halloween party! I've done several variations of this cheese ball. My daughters really love it! —Nila Grahl, Gurnee, Illinois

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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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

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

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Don't be afraid of this cheese ball! The combination of the bold chutney and the mellow cheddar and blue cheeses creates a wonderful flavor. It's also a convenient make-ahead appetizer because it has to set up in the fridge overnight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fried Bolts

Fried Bolts

Fried Bolts

Our home economists' nuts-and-bolts appetizers feature mushroom caps and zucchini sticks. Assemble them earlier in the day and chill until ready to deep fry.

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.

Tex-Mex Dip with Spooky Tortilla Chips

Tex-Mex Dip with Spooky Tortilla Chips

Tex-Mex Dip with Spooky Tortilla Chips

No party is complete without chips and dip. These spooky ghost- or pumpkin-shaped chips, with a flavorful Tex-Mex dip, are perfect for Halloween. You can use different cookie cutters for other seasonal parties.--Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Every year, our daughter and her friends anticipate our annual Halloween party. Among the menu items is this taco dip with bat-shaped tortilla chips. —Sonia Candler, Edmonton, Alberta

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!
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