Candy might be the treat of choice for most on Halloween, but for those planning on throwing a spooky party this year, some other sugary or savory treats should definitely be on the menu.
While some guests may be looking for something to add to their sugar rush, others might be after something to balance out the sweet stuff. And of course, everyone’s going to be looking for something that brings the spooky feel to the snack table. In order to make all the ghouls and goblins haunting your party happy, check out these 11 recipes for the ultimate in Halloween party treats.
Ghost S’mores Dip: This dip is a perfect treat because it combines the best part of summer s’mores with the theme of Halloween. Serve with graham crackers for the complete effect.
Graveyard Chicken Enchilada Dip: For those seeking a savory treat that provides plenty of spooky flavors underneath the surface, this is the way to go.
Jack O’Lantern Brownies: Get the thrill of Jack O’Lanterns at your party—without the hassle of time-consuming carvings.
Jack Skellington Oreo Pops: Anyone who likes to think of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as a Halloween movie will appreciate the time and effort you put into these nightmarish treats.
Mini Macaroni and Cheese Muffins
This savory treat, compliments of Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs, will be a spooktacular addition to a Halloween party.
This savory treat is perfect for Halloween.Photo: Andrea Correale, Elegant Affairs
- 1 package elbow pasta
- 2 tbsp. butter, divided
- 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
How To Make:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Add elbow pasta and cook 8-10 minutes until al dente, drain, and set aside.
- In a saucepan, combine butter and milk together. Bring to a simmer and add cheese. Allow all ingredients to melt together.
- Toss the pasta in cheese mixture and season with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Coat entire mixture with eggs and then spoon into muffin tin. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
- Garnish with your favorite Halloween critters, like black licorice spiders.
Monster Cookies: These gooey cookies are also sufficiently creepy, making them perfect for the spookiest time of year.
Mummy Brie: A little touch of puff pastry, some pepperoni and olives steps up your brie game and gives you the perfect scary addition to your party menu.
Peachy Halloween Mini Cupcakes
These Peachy Halloween Cupcakes are a fantastic treat for Halloween party guests.Photo: Sparkling Ice
- 1 17 oz. Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine, divided
- 1 box of classic yellow cake mix
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 16 oz. cream cheese
- 1 stick unsalted butter, 4 oz., room temperature
- 2 cups Confectioner’s Sugar
- Candy Corn for garnish
How To Make:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a mini cupcake pan with paper liner.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the Sparkling Ice with cake mix, eggs and oil. Beat on low speed before increasing to medium speed for 2 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, bring the remaining 9 oz. of Sparkling Ice to a boil and reduce the liquid to 1/4 cup. Chill to cool.
- Pour the cake batter into liners and fill to about 3/4 full. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until a cake tester or pick inserted in cakes comes out clean. Remove cakes to a rack and cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, prepare the icing by beating cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add confectioner’s Sugar and continue beating. Add remaining (reduced and cooled) Sparkling Ice. Chill the icing in the refrigerator if needed to firm it up more.
- Ice the cupcakes and garnish each with a candy corn.
Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins: Not everything needs to be spooky or creepy for Halloween. These treats are perfect for those just appreciating the time of year.
Scary-Simple Meringue Bones: Bonus points if you make enough to arrange them to look like an actual skeleton.
Witch Hat Treats: These Rice Krispie treats are another satisfying treat for those who are feeling a little wicked.