Since you hopefully have your Halloween costume chosen, it is time to concentrate on the celebration. While your guests will enjoy your truly creepy Halloween decorations, what we all really look forward to at any get-together is the treats. This year, do not settle for traditional — go for Halloween snacks that are spooky. Go beyond the chips and salsa. Get more imaginative than pouring guacamole out of a pumpkin’s mouth. This Halloween, do not just have a cake — make it bloody. And if you are going to have a punch bowl, at least throw some shrunken heads in it. Add little tricks to your treats this Halloween with these 10 easy-to-make horrifying foods that are so delightful it is scary.
These finger foods are great for party guests of all ages, and the best part is that all of these recipes are cheap and easy to make. There is no need to put your blood, sweat, and tears into these treats. Just take that extra step on the eerie side to become the creepy chef everyone will be talking about after they are full of delightful frights. So tie on your apron, and get ready to enjoy the best Halloween party ever.
1. Monster Donuts
Your party guests will go nuts for donuts with these little monsters by ThriftyFun. All you need is a pack of vampire teeth, a bag of chocolate chips, and a few dozen glazed donuts to turn your ordinary Krispy Kreme into a crispy scream. When your guests are done with their treat, they have got a set of teeth to take home with them. Party favor: check!
2. Dracula’s Dentures
These dentures by The Girl Who Ate Everything only require four ingredients: sliced almonds, mini marshmallows, red frosting, and cookies. Cut one cookie in two halves, spread frosting on one side, and stick on the marshmallow teeth. Then, add the almond fangs for the finished look. Your guests will crave these more than vampires crave blood.
3. Mozzarella Eyeballs
Mozzarella balls topped with sliced olives and pimentos suddenly turn into an eye-popping treat you are going to want to serve up come Halloween.
4. Cupcake Brains
Increase your baking IQ by turning your average cupcakes into brilliant brains. This eerie effect is all in the decorating technique. Use a piping bag with pink frosting to create these creepy treats.
5. Bloody Cake
Nothing says “spooky celebration” more than a bloody cake. After you have got your fluffy cake covered in white frosting, melt a cup of red frosting and lightly drip it over the edge of the cake. Then, cover the top of the cake in a hot red mess, and stab your cutting knife right in the center. Say It With Cake brings us this creepy cool confection.
6. VooDoo Cookies
Why wait till Christmas to bake gingerbread cookies? Pull out that cookie cutter early and start baking these voodoo dolls by Not Quite Nigella. Add a few stitches and a missing eye, and you have got one creepy cookie.
7. Witches Fingers
Make this “finger food” by shaping strips of Pillsbury dough into fingers, adding in creases around the knuckles, and stick them in the oven to bake. Once the witches’ fingers have cooled off, stick on an almond nail with strawberry jelly. This is one Shockingly Delicious finger food.
8. Poisoned Apples
It would not be a Halloween party without a little poison. Make these “poison apples” by simply adding black food coloring into your already-melted caramel. They will taste the same, but they make the party a little darker. Polish The Stars has the recipe.
9. Jello Brain
It does not take a brain surgeon to know that this oldy but goody never disappoints. A brain-shaped Jello mold is all you need to make this disgusting snack. A little raspberry sauce gives the whole thing deliciously gruesome appeal.
10. Mummies in a Blanket
A terrifying twist on a party classic. Dress up your pigs in a blanket as mummies this Halloween using a few drops of mustard for eyes.