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8 Delicious and Easy Halloween Themed Appetizers

stuffed peppers wrapped in pastry to look like mummies for Halloween
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It’s time to dust off your cauldrons and cook up some wicked treats because Halloween is almost here. If you need a little eerie inspiration, have a look at our eight favorite party appetizers.

Whether you need something cute that the kids will love, or something a little more frightening to put on the table, we’ve got something for you.

Halloween Taco Dip

A taco dip that uses sour cream and other ingredients to create a spiderweb.
The Tipsy Housewife

Taco dip is a fan favorite at parties all year long. It’s super easy to prepare, and by the end of the night, it’s all eaten up, making for easy cleanup.

In this recipe, you’re taken through various steps and images that demonstrate how to layer and then create a spooky spider web. With a little Halloween spirit and ingenuity, the author attempted to use sour cream and a plastic baggie to pipe out the strands of silk.

Enjoy this classic yet festive hors d’oeuvre served with tortilla chips.

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Halloween Jalapeno Popper Mummies

Jalapeno poppers that look like little mummies.
The Hopeless Housewife

If you’re looking for something on the cuter side, here’s an adorable appetizer for you. Jalapeno poppers are another standard party starter many people love snacking on.

How can you go wrong with a kick of spicy combined with melted cheesy goodness? It’s no wonder this popular dish has so many excellent renditions.

Today we bring you the mummified version of this delicious treat. You’ll cut open fresh jalapeños,  stuff them with cream cheese, and then wrap them up with crescent rolls. Be sure not to wrap them too tight, or these mummies might come back and haunt you.

Get the Recipe: The Hopeless Housewife

Halloween Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs with colored cracks and filled with green yolk.
Parenting Chaos

If you want something a little out of the ordinary, these creative deviled eggs might be a hit. Taking this traditional party favorite and turning it into a bizarre and icky looking starter is what Halloween is all about.

A separate recipe will teach you how to make hard-boiled eggs to look just like dinosaur eggs. By creating green colored yolk filling, your eggs will look creepy but taste delicious. Try these if you dare—they’re just so tasty, it might give you a scare!

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Pizza Skulls

Little pizza popper molded perfectly into spooky skulls
Plain Chicken

Here’s another cool and creepy recipe that takes pizza to a whole new level. This recipe might look intimidating at first due to the beautifully molded skulls, but it’s pretty simple. As long as you have the right skull pan, you’ll want to make these every year.

By pressing refrigerated pizza dough into the skull pans and loading it with sauce, cheese, and other fillings, you’ll create a mouthful of yum. By the end of the dark night, you’ll be left saying RIP, because everyone will devour these tasty skulls.

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Graveyard Enchilada dip

Enchilada Dip with gravestone shaped tortilla coming out of it.

Enchiladas are super yummy, so why not turn this entrée into an edible burial ground? With popular ingredients like shredded chicken, pepper jack cheese, and taco seasoning, you’ll love every bone-chilling bite.

What makes this recipe special are the hand-crafted tortilla gravestones. Enjoy this hors d’oeuvre with tortilla chips and maybe a foggy cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Delish

Buffalo Meatball Pumpkins

Little meatballs that resemble pumpkins
The Gunny Sack

These pumpkin meatballs are tasty and super festive for this time of year. If you need something a little more kid-friendly, these might do. The author takes buffalo sauce, pumpkin puree, butter, and ranch to brew up a tasty concoction.

Once you drizzle the sauce over the meatballs, you’ll have a cauldron . . . ahem, we mean crockpot full of little pumpkins. Add a little trick to your treat by sticking in pretzel stems and parsley pumpkin leaves.

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Guacamole that looks like Frankenstein's face.
Taste of Home

Guacamole is a very popular dip and gets devoured at any party you attend. Ever thought about using it to make a frightening Frankenstein face? Okay, we have to admit, this frankenguac is pretty adorable.

Don’t be intimidated, though. With a little bit of piping practice and perfectly placed black olives and chips, you’ll have a fantastic dip that everyone will love.

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Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs

Stuffed Mushrooms that resemble eyeballs
Vegan Yack Attack

Here’s a creepy yet straightforward idea for making stuffed mushrooms that look just like eyeballs. This is an excellent vegan option if you’re hoping for that. Another bonus is they’re gluten-free.

With a little tofu, garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings, the fillings in these mushrooms come together nicely to create a delicious treat. Folks will be eyeing these all night, so make sure you get yourself a bite before they all disappear.

Get the Recipe: Vegan Yack Attack

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Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »
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