Appetizer Snack Recipes
25 Haunted Recipes for Easy Halloween Snacks
From snack mix and popcorn to dips and finger foods, find the spookiest easy Halloween snacks to serve at your party!
I couldn’t stop eating this popcorn when I first tried it at a friend’s party. My generous pal offered the recipe, and now I bring it to gatherings often. Color your corn an eerie green hue to add a spooky effect at Halloween. —Courtney D Wilson, Fresno, California
Play the mad scientist this year and bring a monster to life. He’s frightfully fun and delicious! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
You can assemble our baked Brie appetizer in advance and bake it right before the party. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
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
Previously, I had made this dish with black beans and corn off the cob in the summer. Wanting to try it with fresh fall ingredients, I replaced the corn with roasted pumpkin—yum! It’s also good with butternut squash. —Lesle Harwood, Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Kids of all ages love the sweet and salty blend in this fast-to-fix snack mix. —Shana Reiley, Theresa, New York
These haunting appetizers are perfect for a Halloween party—or any occasion, really! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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
We’re always trying to do fun things with food to make meals memorable. Better grab one of these sandwiches before it walks away! —Frank Millard, Edgerton, Wisconsin
I came up with this rich, creamy pumpkin dip when I had a small amount of canned pumpkin left in the fridge after my holiday baking. It’s also great served with sliced pears and apples, or as a spread on zucchini bread. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas
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
I make these for my grandchildren. You can change the cutter shape and food coloring to suit any occasion, but this is a surefire trick-or-treat winner! —Jane Whittaker, Pensacola, Florida
Use vegetable scraps to create ghoulish monster faces on each wonton dip cup. Cut leftover wontons into fun Halloween shapes with small cutters and bake until lightly browned. —Betty Huddleston, Liberty, Indiana
This easy snack lets you try out any alter ego your heart desires. The different mustache shapes alone are endless, from handlebar to old Hollywood! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
I first tasted this quick and easy cream cheese apple dip at a friend’s Christmas party. I kept going back for more. —Karen Wydrinski, Woodstock, Georgia
Everyone will get a kick out of this creamy, savory spread. The zippy cheddar ball can be made a day ahead. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
These flaky mummy sandwiches are instant party hits! The accompanying mustard dip adds just the right kick.
Our Test Kitchen staff enhances the already fabulous flavor of beef kabobs by topping them with a colorful roasted red pepper sauce. Guests will fall in love with these appetizers!
Dill and garlic go well with the tang of feta in this cheese ball…in fact, I think it tastes like a million bucks. It’s super easy to do and for other holidays omit the black sesame seeds.
These individual pizzas are super cute and made with simple ingredients. Now that’s what I call party food! —Polly Coumos, Mogadore, Ohio
These wings are guaranteed to have your guests licking their fingers clean! If desired, you can replace the seasonings listed in the recipe with 1/4 cup purchased blackened seasoning. —Corey Russo, Orono, Minnesota
With its pleasant orange flavor, this simple spread perfectly tops a variety of breads. Each bite has just the right amount of sweetness. —Ruth Hastings
These bite-size potato appetizers combine the tang of sour cream, the sharpness of pepper jack and the distinct flavor of cilantro to make a delectable snack that’s easy to prepare. —Sona Massey, Stephens, Arkansas
When I think Frankenstein’s monster I think Halloween. Give this guy a try this year they are the cutest! These rolls are so fun to make and even more tasty. I love getting creative with the different faces I can make. You can make half as Frankenstein’s monster and half plain, with the nori on the outside, to cut your prep time down. Mixed up on the plate the effect looks great. Keeping this fun little appetizer veggie is a super plus. Not only do you not need to worry about raw fish sitting on a counter all night, but it keeps things veg-friendly for all of your guests.
Family and friends will be shocked to learn these tasty brains are actually pot stickers! —Jacquelynne Stine, Las Vegas, Nevada