Are you throwing a Halloween party this year? You’ll definitely need to be able to serve more than candy and adult beverages to your guests.
The good news is that once you pick your approach to Halloween — scary or cute (or a little of both) — you'll find no shortage of clever ideas and supplies to wow your party guests. Whether it's a creepy-crawly dessert or a spooky savory appetizer, you can be sure of finding a Halloween-themed recipe for just about every kind of party food out there.
Our 7 Simple DIY Snacks for Halloween Parties Include:
- Pumpkin Patch Brownies
- Halloween Pumpkin Punch
- Dracula Dentures
- Bloody Mary Syringes
- Jack-o'- Lantern Rice Krispies
- Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
- Mummy Meatballs
Ready to start menu planning for this year's Halloween bash?
These seven DIY eerily creative snacks are a good place to get started.
Your Halloween party is incomplete without some baked goodies that perfectly capture the essence of the holiday and these pumpkin patch brownies definitely fit the bill. Here’s how to get it done
- 1 box brownie mix, plus necessary ingredients
- 1 cup of White chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil green food coloring
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 1 cup of Crushed Oreos pumpkin candies
- Start by preheating your oven to 350°. Then line a 9-x-13” pan with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray. Prepare your brownie batter following the instructions on the manufacturer's package. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick has moist crumbs. Let cool completely.
- Combine white chocolate chips, vegetable oil, and green food coloring into a small bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth then transfer to a small zip-lock bag and cut the tip of one corner to pipe.
- Spread chocolate frosting over the brownies, then sprinkles with crushed Oreos. Pipe vines over the surface of the brownies using the green chocolate, then scatter the pumpkin candies on top of the brownies.
- Slice into bite-sized squares and you are ready to serve your guests.
Hey, it’s not a party unless there’s the good stuff right? This drink is an amazing twist from the regular punch and is a great way to welcome your guests to a night of light-hearted fun and (hopefully) some pretty good scares. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 750 ml bottle of spiced rum
- 1 cup spiced syrups
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 ½ cup of water
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- Cinnamon stick for garnishing
- Large pumpkin or punch oil
- Dry ice (optional)
- Get a large bowl, add the spiced rum, orange juice, lemon juice, spiced syrup , and pumpkin puree. Stir all together, then pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Chill until ready to serve.
- Meanwhile, place a large bowl into your hollowed pumpkin. Make sure your bowl is safe to handle dry ice because certain materials will shatter when exposed to dry ice. Take the tongs and get some dry ice into the bottom of the bowl and cover with a slightly smaller bowl. This bowl will hold your punch.
- Pour the mixture into the punch bowl, add some sparkling water then stir together. To add a bit of fun carefully pour hot water into the bottom bowl so that it makes contact with the dry ice, and activate the vapor, making it look spooky, but in a cool way.
- Your guests can then ladle the punch into their glasses and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Alternatively, you can pour them into large soda bottles and use a fun bottle decoration to make it look more enticing.
This DIY snack takes chocolate chip cookies to another level both in taste and appearance. The best part is that you don't even have to do much. You can set up your Dracula Dentures snacks in three easy steps.
- 1 can vanilla frosting
- 1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough
- Mini marshmallows
- Slivered almonds
- Red food coloring
- Preheat your oven up to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the cookie dough into 1 ½ ball and place on the baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes till it turns golden. Allow to cool off completely, then cut into half.
- Add a few drops to red food coloring into the vanilla frosting and stir until smooth, then spread a thin layer of frosting on each half of the cookie for the gums.
- Arrange the mini marshmallows around the round edges of each half of the cookie so that they form the teeth, then place the remaining halves on top. To complete the look, stick a slivered almond on each side to create the fangs.
Nothing too fancy about the drink, but it is the presentation that makes it a worthy inclusion in this list. Get some shot syringes and get ready to serve your guests some really good libations to spice up the night.
- 2 cups of tomato juice
- 8 - 10 oz. vodka
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. horseradish
- 2 tsp. hot sauce ( Tabasco)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 a lemon juiced
- Mix in all the ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together to combine until evenly mixed.
- Fill the syringes with the combination and chill. Serve cold.
This Rice Krispy treat is a delightful and delicious way to wow your guests on this night. Also, kids will definitely love them, so you could give some those who come knocking.
- 6 Tablespoon butter, divided
- 1 drop of green food coloring and 1 drop of orange food coloring
- Nonstick baking spray
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows divided
- Candy corn for eyes
- Melted chocolate
- Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray lightly. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the green food coloring along with 2 cups mini marshmallows. Cook until marshmallows are completely melted, then turn off the heat and add 2 cups of Rice Krispies, stirring gently until completely combined together.
- Take another saucepan and heat 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the orange food coloring and the remaining 4 marshmallows. Using slightly dampened hands, press the mixture into the pan, alternating to create three thin horizontal stripes of green and larger horizontal stripes of orange.
- Use a pumpkin cookie cutter to stamp out shapes. Make eyes with candy corn and the mouths using melted chocolate in a piping bag.
Lots of cheese with not-so-subtle hints of spice...what's not to love?
- 1 scallion finely chopped
- 1 sheet refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 2 oz extra sharp cheddar, coarsely grated
- 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 6 small jalapenos
- Frozen peas, thawed
- Tiny pieces of roasted pepper
- Dash hot sauce
- Allow the oven to heat for up to 375°F. Get some nonstick foil or parchment paper and line a large rimmed baking pan. Next, combine the cream cheese, cheddar, scallion, and hot sauce into a bowl. Spoon into a plastic bag that is resealable then snip off one corner.
- Cut jalapenos into half lengthwise and remove seeds. Pipe the cheese mixture into the pepper half. Unroll the crescent dough and cut into ¼ strips. Wrap 2 strips around each filled jalapeno half to create a mummy-like a pattern.
- Transfer the halves into prepared baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes till it turns golden brown. Allow mummies to cool for 5 minutes. Then place two peas or pieces of pepper on each one for the eyes. Serve on a platter at room temperature.
- ¼ c minced onions
- ¼ c panko breadcrumbs
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp. Chopped fresh parsley
- Kosher salt
- 1 8-oz.tube Pillsbury crescent roll sheet
- Yellow mustard for decorating
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Heat oven to 400°c then lines a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Add beef, onion, panko, garlic, parsley, and egg into a bowl then season with salt and pepper. Mix ingredients together with a wooden spoon until all ingredients become shaped into 1 ball. Place on a baking sheet and keep aside.
- Slice crescent sheet in half width wise and then into long thin strips. Wrap dough around meatballs to make the shape of a Mummy. Leave space to make eyes later.
- Bake for 15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through and the dough turns golden brown. Cover sheet with foil if the dough starts to turn darker. For eyes, make two mustard dots and allow them to set in before serving.
Halloween parties are meant to be fun and this includes the type of food and drinks being served, as well as their spooky presentations. The idea is to host your guest in such a remarkable way they will be looking forward to another invitation. Here at Your Fright Shop, we supply everything you need to make your Halloween party an unforgettable night.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can all these be done in less than 30 minutes?
A: Yes, most can be done in 10-15 minutes
Q:What is "Panko"
A: Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb traditionally used as a coating for deep-fried foods such as tonkatsu. The biggest difference between panko and standard breadcrumbs is that panko is made from bread without crusts
Q: Can I drive home after having one of the Bloody Mary Syringes
A: We DO NOT Recommend it.
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