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8 Halloween Appetizers for A Spooky Soiree

A witch's finger cookie, deviled eggs that look like eyeballs, and graveyard pudding cups
Texanerin Baking/Happy Foods Tube/My Name is Snickerdoodle

Halloween season is in full swing, which means there’s a good chance you’re throwing or attending a party soon. No get-together is complete without a spread of delicious finger foods for guests to enjoy. From hot dog mummies to bat cheese balls, here are some of the best Halloween appetizers to enjoy this spooky season.

Mini Pumpkin Hand Pies

Mini pies shaped like pumpkins
Butternut Bakery

If you want something sweet for the table, these mini pumpkin hand pies will do the trick. Made with store-bought pie crust, a cream cheese pumpkin filling, and a cinnamon sugar coating, these pies are quick and easy to make, and they taste just as good (if not better!) as a traditional pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Cookie Cutter

Use this to shape your mini pies.

These are easier to serve than pie and less messy, although they don’t skimp on flavor. They’re perfect for an appetizer, dessert, or snack for any party.

Cheese Witch Brooms

Witch brooms made from cheese and pretzels
Food Network

Kids and adults will love this fun recipe for cheese witch brooms. Perfect for Halloween parties or anytime you want a fun, easy-to-make tasty treat, this snack is sure to be a hit.

All you need is string cheese and pretzel sticks for the brooms, as well as some chives to pull everything together and mustard for flavor. Not only are these snacks easy to put together and perfect for the season, but they’re healthy too! Your guests, your taste buds, and your body will all thank you.

Hot Dog Mummies

Hot dog mummies on a plate
The Recipe Critic

If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Halloween, look no further than these delicious hot dog mummies. Super easy to make and even more fun to eat, these mummy hot dogs are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

GEORLD Small Candy Eyeballs

Decorate your mummies with these fun eyeballs.

Simply wrap pre-made hot dogs in store-bought dough to create mummy “bandages” before baking. You can also add some candy eyeballs (or dots of mustard) to dress them up after cooking. Serve them up as a fun dinner before trick-or-treating or at your next Halloween party. Either way, they’re sure to be a hit.

Eyeball Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs that look like eyeballs
Happy Foods Tube

These eyeball deviled eggs are a particularly creepy snack perfect for a spooky party or get-together. Made to look like mini eyeballs, complete with bloodshot veins, these will have everyone grossed out (in a good way).

All you need to do to make this snack is hardboil and slice some eggs, scoop out the yolks, mix in some seasoning, and pipe the filling back into the holes like you would with a traditional deviled eggs recipe. Then, use some red food coloring to draw veins on the remaining white portion of the eggs, top with some candy eyeballs, and they’re ready to eat. Even though they look creepy, they taste incredible.

Bat Cheese Balls

Cheese balls shaped like bats
My Home Based Life

No Halloween party will be complete without these delicious and spooky bat cheese balls. The perfect appetizer or snack, these bats are adorable and great for any party spread.

Garden of Eatin' Tortilla Chips

Stock up on these tasty tortilla chips.

Made with cream cheese and mozzarella, these cheese balls are shaped into bat bodies and covered in crushed tortilla chips. For the final touch, add two olive eyes and two triangle chips for the wings. They’re so realistic you might just mistake them for the real thing!

Graveyard Pudding Cookie Cups

Pudding cups that look like mini graves
My Name is Snickerdoodle

Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic graveyard pudding cookie cups. Similar to a snack you probably ate in elementary school, these taste just as good now as they did back then.

Clear plastic cups are filled with cookie crumb dirt and a creamy chocolate pudding center, then embellished with a cookie tombstone and candy pumpkin. Adorable as they are tasty, these make a perfect Halloween dessert or treat to set out during a party.

Witch Finger Cookies

Cookies shaped like witch's fingers
Texanerin Baking

Beware of these bewitching witch finger cookies! These spooky treats are sure to freak out your guests, making them ideal for any party this season. Made with shortbread cookie dough and almonds, these cookies are slightly sweet and full of flavor.

Tiptree Strawberry Preserve

This jam is perfect for these cookies.

For an extra touch of creepiness, add some red jam around the nails, which will make the cookies taste even better, too. You can even let your kids paint the fingernails with different flavors of jam for added fun.

Sweet Pepper Mummies

Mummies made from sweet peppers
Healthy Family Project

For a Halloween treat on the healthier side, try these stuffed sweet pepper mummies. Filled with a creamy, taco-inspired shredded chicken mixture and wrapped in strips of crescent roll dough, these delightful bites are sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.

These are also easy to make ahead of time so you can enjoy the party instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Just prep your peppers, mix up the stuffing, wrap them up, and bake. Add some candy eyes before serving and watch them disappear.

No matter what your guest list looks like for your next Halloween party, these spooky appetizers are sure to please young and old friends alike. Put on your best witch’s hat and get cooking.

Anne Taylor Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor is a writer with a BA in Journalism and a passion for storytelling. Her work has been published on a variety of websites including Mental Floss and Well + Good, and she recently published her first novel, What it Takes to Lose. When she's not writing, Anne loves to travel (19 countries and counting), spend time outside, and play with her dog, Pepper. Read Full Bio »
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