The best Halloween party snacks
Whether you're throwing a Halloween party for little monsters or grown-up ghouls, we've got lots of snacking inspiration, from creepy canapés, to spine-tingling sharing plates.
Make your Halloween party a night to remember with a spread of tantalising treats. We've conjured up our spookiest selection of sweet and savoury snacks to spirit your guests away. From frightening finger food, to devilish dips and desserts, prepare to put on a phantasmagorical display of culinary wizardry.
We've also got plenty more recipe ideas for a haunting Halloween party.
Savoury Halloween snacks
1. Halloween mini baked potatoes with sticky sausages
Irresistably sticky and scrumptious, these mini baked potato hot dogs are sure to be gobbled up in no time. The cocktail sausages are coated in a finger-licking honey and soy glaze, and packaged in bite-sized baked potato 'sandwiches'. Team them with a swirling cauldron of soured cream and ketchup for a brilliantly 'bloody' dip.
2. Devilled eggs
Make devilled eggs that bit more demonic with a multicoloured makeover. We've soaked the eggs in food colouring to up the fright-factor, and filled them with an irresistably creamy blend of mayonnaise and egg yolks. You'll need to make these in good time for the colours to soak in, preferably a day ahead.
3. Halloween cheeseboard with creepy crackers
Cheeseboards aren't just for Christmas! Dazzle guests with a spread of frightening fromage and blackened homemade crackers. Blue-veined, orange and charcoal-coated varieties will all look the part on a haunting Halloween cheeseboard – more mature monsters are sure to approve!
4. Healthy Halloween nachos
Make your nibbles a bit less naughty with these light and crispy Halloween nachos. The spooky tortilla bat shapes can be cut out using scissors or cookie cutters, then baked until golden and crisp. Serve with a healthy homemade salsa, fresh guacamole and purple carrot sticks.
5. Pumpkin hummus
There are many ways to cook with pumpkin, but one of our favourites is this super-creamy hummus dip. Full of flavour and goodness, it makes the perfect party centrepiece, especially when served inside a pumpkin with crudités such as peppers, breadsticks and pitta chips.
6. Pastry snakes
Transform a pack of puff pastry into some seriously slithery customers. These cheesy pastry snakes are fun to make and can be coated in a variety of seeds for extra crunch. Little witches and wizards will love crafting their scariest serpentine creations.
Sweet Halloween snacks
7. Kiwi slime pies
We've brought a taste of the tropics to Halloween with these fruity kiwi slime pies. Make your 'slimy' filling by combining green jelly and custard, then top with sliced green and golden kiwi fruits. These pretty pastries will be sure to lure in a hoard of hungry partygoers.
8. Chocolate-covered pretzels
Sweet, salty and spooky – what more could you want from a Halloween pretzel? These chocolate-coated snacks can be decorated with googly edible eyes, which you can find in supermarkets. Warning: they're almost too cute to eat!
9. Halloween toffee apples
Bewitch your guests with an offering of glistening 'poisoned' toffee apples. Dipped in a bubbling cauldron of toffee, these forbidden fruits can be cast in a steely black or shiny red using food colouring. Make sure to let them cool on baking parchment before taking the first fateful bite, though.
Read more tips on how to make candy apples.
10. Halloween cupcakes
Cupcakes are popular treat at any party, so why not give your sponges a spooky twist with some awe-inspiring faces. Little monsters will have a scream decorating these black velvet Halloween cupcakes with icing and sweets. From black cats and skulls to ghastly ghouls, build your own army of unsavoury characters.
Prefer a vanilla sponge? Make a batch of these ghoulish Halloween cupcakes instead.
11. Spooky surprise truffles
Raise the stakes on a game of gourmet roulette with a selection of surprise chocolate truffles. A myriad of mysterious fillings awaits those who dare to sample these delicacies. From capers and olives, to sour fizzy sweets, we dare you to devise a host of frightful flavour combinations.
12. Halloween biscuits
There's more to these ghostly biscuits than meets the eye. Snapping them in half will reveal a a surprise popping candy centre to tantalise your tastebuds. Create the piñata effect by layering a biscuit with a cut-out centre between two full biscuits. This can be filled with silvers balls or rainbow sprinkles for younger kids.
If you are short on time, make our super-simple bat biscuits instead for another spooky snack.
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