February 4, 2023
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Spooky Season Recipes That Are Sure to be a Hit
It is not too late to throw together a fun and festive Halloween party. In addition to loads of candy, you are going to want to serve some heartier fare to keep your guests full and happy. Here are 10 of the best Halloween-themed or fall-inspired recipe ideas for your spooky bash.
You may not need more sugar but how can you resist these awesome witch finger cookies? A sliced almond makes for the perfect realistic-looking fingernails while the raspberry jam gives off a bloody vibe. Best of all, these cookies taste as delicious as they look. The buttery goodness will melt in your mouth and you will soon forget that you are eating what appears to be a finger.
For something savory that your guests will dive into, be sure to try this pumpkin cheese ball. You will need cream cheese and ranch dressing seasoning mix for the base. Depending on if you want to make a brown or orange pumpkin, you can choose either crushed pecans or shredded cheddar cheese as the topping. A green bell pepper stem is a great way to top off this pumpkin. Be sure to leave plenty of time for the ball to chill and come together in the pumpkin shape. Serve this cheese ball alongside crackers or toasted bread for a fun and tasty treat. Feel free to make these balls a few days prior to the party and refrigerate until serving.
Kids will go crazy for these mummy hot dogs. Use your favorite hot dog or turkey frank in this recipe. You can even use a vegan dog if you have special dietary needs. Simply cut the dough into quarter-inch strips and wrap it around each hot dog to create the mummy look. Do not forget to add the candied eyeballs for the finishing touch. Even the adults at your party may want to sneak one of these mummy dogs.
Sometimes all you need is a little creativity to transform an ordinary party dish into something special for the spooky season. This spider web guacamole is the perfect example of this. You can make your favorite guacamole recipe or choose something already prepared. Use white Mexican crema or sour cream to create the webbing. All that you need to make a little black spider on top is a few black olives.
For something relatively healthy to counterbalance all of the candy, put this savory pumpkin hummus recipe at the top of your list of goodies. The hummus is made with garbanzo beans, tahini, pure pumpkin puree, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil. You can carry the theme one step further by serving this creamy hummus inside a carved sugar pumpkin. This dip goes beautifully with toasted pita bread or vegetables such as carrots and celery.
Surprise your guests with this extra fun Halloween sushi brain. Do not spoil the fun by telling them what is underneath the brain made of rice and smoked salmon. They will cut into the brain to find the guts of the brain. Don’t worry, it is just a cooked egg and avocado. You may be surprised about how good this actually tastes, despite its questionable appearance.
These deviled ham eyeball sandwiches make a great finger food for your Halloween event. The ham salad consists of smoked ham, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, honey, relish, and more. Form them into little bloodshot eyeballs on top of the white bread. Make sure to top the salad with a green olive eyeball and squirt a bit of ketchup around it for extra effect. A platter of these ghoulish sandwiches makes a fun centerpiece for your Halloween buffet table.
This kid-friendly Halloween mocktail punch will delight all of the children at your party. You can choose either blueberry, blackberry, or purple grape juice as the base of this punch. The “eyeballs” are made using lychees, cocktail cherries, and raisins. However, the star of this punch are the frozen hands made using disposable rubber gloves. Make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to freeze water inside the gloves to create the scary effect.
Aiming to serve something a little more elegant? These pumpkin and feta pies fit the bill. You will need fresh pumpkin, feta cheese, eggs, frozen puff pastry, cream, and olive oil. The handheld pies come together in a snap, making them a good appetizer to serve if you are short on time but still want to impress your guests with a savory and festive creation.
If you are hosting an adult’s Halloween bash, you are going to want to have a boozy cocktail on hand. This apple cider Moscow mule is a delicious fall cocktail, brimming with the best flavors of the season. This colorful cocktail contains Fireball whisky and dark rum. Finish it off with apple cider, ginger beer, and apple slices and cinnamon sticks for a beautiful fall-inspired garnish. The mule tastes best when served in a copper mug.
This list should provide you with a great start as you plan the food and drink for your upcoming Halloween party.
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