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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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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
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Festive Pumpkin Dip

Festive Pumpkin Dip

Festive Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin adds a sweet element to savory cream cheese dip. It's a chunky, satisfying snack for fall. —Evelyn Kennell, Roanoke, Illinois

Pepper Popper Fingers

Pepper Popper Fingers

Pepper Popper Fingers

Our Test Kitchen had a hand in making these Halloween-inspired jalapeno poppers. They're baked instead of fried so making them is a snap. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peppered Tombstone Spread

Peppered Tombstone Spread

Peppered Tombstone Spread

This unique treatment for cheese dip will be sure to scare your guests silly! They'll be pleasantly surprised when they "dig in" and find that it's peppery and delicious! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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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

Stuffed Potato Ghosts

Stuffed Potato Ghosts

Stuffed Potato Ghosts

These hearty and yummy treats are easier to make than a normal stuffed potato and are a perfect appetizer. The fingerlings are so small and tender that they’ll disappear in a flash!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Graveyard Veggie Pizza

Graveyard Veggie Pizza

Graveyard Veggie Pizza

Scare your guests with this delicious, yet good-for-you addition to your next Halloween party!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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.

Crunchy Monster Claws

Crunchy Monster Claws

Crunchy Monster Claws

Cajun seasoning adds flavor, and a crunchy coating helps keep these chicken fingers moist. This recipe makes a great appetizer to serve at any Halloween gathering. It'll "grab" the attention of kids of all ages. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

This witch's cauldron doesn't hold a spooky brew--just a Halloween snack that's frightfully fun! Our Test Kitchen formed a pot by toasting a slice of rye bread, then filled it with a creamy dip that's perfect with the pretzel "logs" and sweet pepper "flames" that are placed underneath.

Apple Dip With Crisps

Apple Dip With Crisps

Apple Dip With Crisps

"My sister created this recipe for a family celebration, but it's great anytime," relates Joni Karcher, Geneva, Nebraska. With the tempting taste of a home-baked pie, this finger food pairs warm spiced apples with cute cutout shapes from a prepared crust.
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