Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you throwing a Halloween party and looking for some fun themed treats to serve?  These are some favorites that wowed the crowd at a recent party. Don’t be “scared”, they are all easy to make.

Monster Mouths

Monster Mouths - Fun and easy treats for Halloween

You’ll need apples and some slivered almonds.  Pending the size of your apples, cut in half or quarters.  Next, you’ll cut out a wedge from the outside of the apple to mimic an open mouth.  Be careful not to cut all the way through.

Next just press the almond slivers into the open “mouth” like they are teeth.  That’s it!  Monster Mouths not only look great, but they are a healthy snack too.

Tortilla Tombstones

Cut flour tortillas into tombstones shapes.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until starting to brown.  They make a nice impact stuck in black bean dip (which can look like earth) or Guacamole (looks like grass).

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheeseball for a Halloween treat

An easy recipe to follow, the cheese ball is rolled in crushed Doritos-type chips for an orange exterior.  The stem of a bell pepper is a perfect look alike for a pumpkin.

Recipe for  cheese ball (adapted from Food Network):

  • 16 oz cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons tomato salsa
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño (optional)
  • Doritos type chips

With a handheld mixer on low speed, combine all ingredients in  a medium sized bowl until well blended.  Scoop onto a piece of plastic wrap and use the wrap to form mixture into a ball.  Chill at least 2 hours.

Before serving, unwrap cheese ball and roll in crushed chips.  Use a bell pepper stem to create a pumpkin like stem.

Witches Fingers

Witches Fingers - Creepy and fun Halloween treats

Another healthy but scary looking snack.  You’ll need baby carrots and sliced almonds.  I use a little softened cream cheese to attach the almond “Nail” to the carrot “finger” and serve with some ranch dip.

Do you have a favorite treat on your Halloween table? 

What do you think?