26 Cute (and Creepy!) Halloween Appetizers

Updated: Feb. 21, 2024

Your party needs spirited Halloween appetizers and snacks! Here’s what to serve your ghouls for an evening full of frights.

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Hot Dog Mummies with Honey Mustard Dip

This flaky, delightful treat combine the savory, juicy taste of a hot dog with a sweet kick of honey mustard. Your guest will be unraveling with excitement for this Halloween appetizer.

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Have the perfect edible centerpiece for your Halloween get-together with this pumpkin cheese ball. Smooth cream cheese, sweet pineapples and sharp cheddar blend together for this hauntingly delicious treat. Serve with crackers or a medley of fresh vegetables for the perfect scoop.
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Take a frightful, flavorful twist on the classic guacamole and chips with this Frankenguac. Made with mashed avocados, fresh cilantro and zesty lime juice, this Halloween appetizer is quick and easy to make while leaving a big impression on your party guests.
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Crescent Roll Witch Hats

These bewitching treats take only a couple of ingredients and a few minutes to make. Using the buttery goodness of prepackaged crescent rolls and the freshness of basil and sun-dried tomatoes, these rolls will leave your guests under its spell.
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Roasted Pumpkin Nachos

Tender pumpkin is generously topped with black beans, salsa and a gooey Mexican cheese blend to create the perfect bite of autumnal flavors. Load it up by adding fresh cilantro, green onions or hot pepper sauce.
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Skull Deviled Eggs

These devilishly delicious eggs are made with mayonnaise, roasted sweet red peppers, Dijon mustard and an assortment of seasonings for a hauntingly delicious Halloween appetizer.
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Witch’s Caviar

An enchanting blend of ripe olives, green chiles, juicy tomatoes, onions and more come together to make this witch’s caviar. Serve with a side of triangle-shaped tortilla chips for a bewitching scoop.
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Avocado Goat Cheese Truffles

Level up the party with these luxurious cheese truffles every guest will enjoy. Combine ripe avocados, goat cheese, cream cheese and pepper jack cheese for a rich, velvety base. Then add in a dash of crushed red peppers and chili powder for a bit of heat, and you’ve got the perfect bite-size treat.
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Mummy-Wrapped Brie

You’ll find a rich, buttery taste of brie and a touch of sweetness from apricot jam beneath this mummy’s wraps. Assemble it beforehand and then toss it in the oven right before the party begins for a warm and cozy Halloween appetizer.
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Festive Pumpkin Dip

Add a sweet surprise to your favorite party dip. First, mix together cream cheese, taco seasoning, dried beef, peppers and olives. Then add in a bit of canned pumpkin for the classic taste of fall.
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Jack-o’-Lantern Empanadas

Give your trick-or-treaters a special treat with these Jack-o’-Lantern empanadas. Filled with a perfectly seasoned filling of corn, onion, red pepper, pumpkin and beans, the crusts then get cut-outs of silly grins for a fun Halloween twist.
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Whipped Feta Dip

The base of this whipped feta dip is a fantastic blank canvas for different flavors. This version is flavored with garlic and lemon. —Dawn Parker, Surrey, British Columbia
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Sweet ‘n’ Salty Party Mix

This mouthwatering blend of crunchy pretzel sticks, Corn Chex and Cheerios topped with melted butter, garlic salt, soy sauce and sugar make the ultimate sweet and salty snack to please any crowd.
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Mummy Poppers

Get a bite-sized burst of flavor with these crescent roll-wrapped jalapeno poppers. Using chipotle peppers covered in adobo sauce and jalapeno peppers for the spicy kick, these poppers are also made with a touch of sweet honey and zesty lime for a harmony of flavors. If you’re not one for spice, tame the heat by using less chipotle peppers.
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Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins

These potato skins are loaded with savory flavors from smoky bacon, rich cheddar cheese and its hearty potato base. Top them off with sour cream and onions for a restaurant-level appetizer right at home.
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Pumpkin Snack Mix

This party mix combines all the favorite snacks you can’t stop nibbling on like buttery popcorn, nutty peanuts, Rice Chex and Cheerios. Then it adds a few teaspoons of vanilla extract, a cup of brown sugar and candy pumpkins for the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Switch out the candy pumpkins for candy corn or have both!
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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Spiders

Scare up some fun with this spooky twist on the classic ham and cheese sandwich. This Halloween appetizer is easy to assemble by using foil balls to help make those spider legs. For the details, use complementary ingredients like olive slices and pimientos for the eyes.
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Slithering Hummus Bites

These classic hummus bites will be slithering into the spotlight at your Halloween get-together. Served in mini phyllo tart shells, “snakes” made of fresh red pepper slivers are draped over the dip for a creepy effect.
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Replicate your favorite Halloween creature with this monstrously delicious creation. Vegetarian-friendly, these sushi rolls are stuffed with carrots, cucumbers and avocados for a refreshing bite. Use black and green food coloring for the Frankenstein design!
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Spider Sliders

You’ll want to get a hold of this Halloween appetizer before it crawls away. Using sweet potato fries as legs and pimiento-stuffed olive slices for the eyes, these beef burger sliders bare a scary resemblance to the creepy creature.
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Skewered Eyeballs

These Halloween appetizers will make for an eye-catching display. Fresh mushrooms stuffed with crispy bacon, red onion, garlic and cherry-sized mozzarella cheese, these treats taste awfully good.
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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Create a cozy and flavorful autumn dessert in just ten minutes with this pumpkin pie dip. Make by mixing cream cheese, sweet pumpkin puree, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Then scoop a heaping serving with a gingersnap cookie for the perfect bite.
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Gourd-geous Halloween Nachos

Make a hauntingly delicious twist on ordinary nachos with pumpkin-shaped pita bread. Toppings like gooey cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, black beans and onion pile on top for a spook-tacular harmony of flavors.
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Roasted Beetroot and Garlic Hummus

This vibrant and nutritious dip is a beautiful addition to the table spread. Made with beets for its deep red color, it uses Greek yogurt, dill, cumin, tahini and chickpeas for a homemade, authentic taste.