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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.

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

Silly Snake Sub

Silly Snake Sub

Silly Snake Sub

This slithering sub makes a fun and tasty centerpiece. Add your own creative touches and feel free to mix and match the meat and cheeses to suit your family's tastes. You can also add breadsticks to make "legs" if you want the sub to look like a centipede.

Slithering Hummus Bites

Slithering Hummus Bites

Slithering Hummus Bites

Friends often ask me to make my hummus dip for parties. One year at Halloween, I decided to take it further by piping it into phyllo shells and topping it with olives and roasted red peppers to make creepy creatures. —Amy White, Manchester, Connecticut
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Gourd-geous Halloween Nachos

Gourd-geous Halloween Nachos

Gourd-geous Halloween Nachos

My family loves nachos so much that I sometimes serve them for lunch. To get in the Halloween spirit, I used a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out chips from pita bread. You can change the cutter shape to match any theme.—Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey

Spider Sliders

Spider Sliders

Spider Sliders

We're always trying to do fun things with food to make meal memorable. Better grab one of these sandwiches before it walks away! —Frank Millard, Edgerton, Wisconsin

Mummy-Wrapped Brie

Mummy-Wrapped Brie

Mummy-Wrapped Brie

You can assemble our baked Brie appetizer in advance and bake it right before the party. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

Crescent Roll Witch Hats

Crescent Roll Witch Hats

Crescent Roll Witch Hats

It doesn’t take magic to transform these crescent rolls into charming witch hats—just a few minutes and a couple ingredients. They’re so good, you’ll want to make a double batch. —Mara Fletcher, Batesville, Indiana

Sweet Potato & Chorizo Croquettes

Sweet Potato & Chorizo Croquettes

Sweet Potato & Chorizo Croquettes

Chorizo and paprika add smokiness to these crispy bites. For a harvest party, make them into little pumpkins using pretzels sticks and cilantro leaves.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jack-o'-Lantern Empanadas

Jack-o'-Lantern Empanadas

Jack-o'-Lantern Empanadas

Your trick-or-treaters will love these spooktacular pockets with silly grins. The savory filling is perfectly spiced, and the refrigerated pastry makes prep easy.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Skewered Eyeballs

Skewered Eyeballs

Skewered Eyeballs

Someone is watching! These stuffed mushrooms are awfully tasty. The toothpicks look threatening, but they help folks grab their share of the finger food.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mummy Poppers

Mummy Poppers

Mummy Poppers

I wrapped these spicy jalapeno poppers in puff pastry like a mummy. The appetizers are hot enough to wake the dead, but you can tame the heat by adjusting the amount of chipotle peppers.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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