40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash

These recipes taste as good as they look.

halloween party food
Steve Giralt

The key to throwing a successful Halloween party: Making loads of festive food that'll impress your guests and taste good to boot. From creepy appetizers to clever desserts, all of these recipes should be part of your menu for this year's gathering.

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halloween party food enchanted brooms
Kate Sears
Enchanted Brooms

The best treats are sweet and savory, which is why these brooms will magically disappear within minutes of being set down.

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halloween party food Black Cat, Bat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts
Steve Giralt
Black Cat, Bat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts

The kids will love creating these creepy critter treats. Just hand them some candy corn and M&Ms and let them get creative.

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halloween party food mini cauldrons
Kate Sears
Mini Cauldrons

Calling all chocolate lovers. This lava cake is rich and decadent, but still has all the charm you're looking for in your Halloween dessert.

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halloween party food Candy Kebabs
Steve Giralt
Candy Kebabs

Grab a few wooden skewers and stack colorful gummies and marshmallow treats onto them for a grab-and-go dessert the kids will go nuts over.

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halloween party food Candy-Covered Apples
Jonny Valiant
Candy-Covered Apples

Red syrup and red cinnamon gummies are the most important ingredients for these candy-coated Red Delicious apples.

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halloween snacks - Halloween Cat Cake
Steve Giralt
Halloween Cat Cake

Guests won't be able to resist petting the orange cotton candy tail on this festive cake.

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halloween snacks - Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes
Steve Giralt
Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes

Chocolate sprinkles have never looked so good. But be warned: the kids are definitely going to fight over the bride (after all, there's way more frosting on her).

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halloween party food Test Tube Dips
Steve Giralt
Test Tube Dips

Instead of serving guac and hummus in a regular old bowl, buy test tubes from your local craft store to create a mad scientist-inspired setting.

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halloween party food banana mummy pop
Antonis Achielleos
Banana Mummy Pups

You can convince yourself that your kids are eating a healthy-ish dessert when you serve this banana recipe.

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halloween party food candy corn fudge
Tara Donne
Candy Corn Fudge

The secret ingredient: tart cherries that make sure sweet candy corn isn't too overpowering in this bite-size treat.

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Halloween party food Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl Cauldron
Mark Ferri
Spooky Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl Cauldron

If you're not careful, this bread bowl cauldron will get carried off by one of your party guests. Made of pumpernickel bread and filled with creamy spinach dip, it certainly won't be full for long.

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Halloween party food bat cheese balls
Steve Giralt
Halloween Cheese Balls

Combine goat and cream cheese together to create these tortilla winged cheese balls — the perfect bite-size pre-party snack.

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Halloween party food Saucy Spider with Hairy Spider Leg
Con Poulos
Saucy Spider with Hairy Spider Leg

This pizza dough dipping bowl will double as a centerpiece for your halloween table — and guests will love scooping parmesan dusted spider legs into marinara sauce.

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Halloween party food Candy Cobwebs
Steve Giralt
Candy Cobwebs

Chocoholics will go crazy for this pretzel web covered in white chocolate, drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate, and decorated with chocolate malt-ball spiders.

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Halloween snacks - Coffin Cake
Steve Giralt
Coffin Cake

This festive cake is almost too cute to eat! And you can wrap up the decadent red velvet cake in a foamboard coffin using this free template.

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halloween finger foods Bite-Size Eyeballs
Steve Giralt
Bite-Size Eyeballs

Top these cheese pastry puffs with slices of cucumber, olives, and squiggles of spicy Sriracha for a Halloween treat you won't be able to take your eyes off.

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halloween party food Melting Chocolate Skulls
Courtesy of SugarHero
Melting Chocolate Skulls

Pour deep red ganache onto this chocolate skull for a sweet berry surprise that looks anything but delightful.

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toffee candied apples Poison Toffee Apples
Courtesy of Simply Delicious
Poison Toffee Apples

Don't let this sinister snack fool you: Made with Granny Smith apples and sweet candy coating, this snack is absolutely delicious.

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Halloween party food Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies
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Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies

Surprise guests with a spooky image when you slice into a roll of halloween cookies.

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Halloween party food Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip
Courtesy of A Night Owl
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip

Use graham crackers, fruit, or Biscoff cookies to scoop up this light and fluffy pumpkin pie cheesecake dip. Serve it in a mini pumpkin for a snack guests won't forget.

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Halloween party food Spooky Chocolate Sticky Rolls
Courtesy of Life, Love and Sugar
Spooky Chocolate Sticky Rolls

Grab those Hawaiian sweet rolls from your kitchen to make these gooey chocolate sticky roll in less than 20 minutes!

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halloween party food Jack-O-Lantern Mac and Cheese Cups
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom
Jack-O-Lantern Mac and Cheese Cups

Dress up the kiddos' favorite meal with this cute pumpkin cup.

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halloween party food Devilish Eggs
Courtesy of Cookin' Canuck
Devilish Eggs

Kick up the heat and satisfy the grown-up devils at your party with a drizzle of Sriracha.

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halloween party food White Chocolate Mummy Pretzels
Courtesy of My Recipe Magic
White Chocolate Mummy Pretzels

Melt white chocolate over pretzels for a simple Halloween DIY party treat.

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halloween party food Caramel Apple Nachos
Courtesy of Life in the Lofthouse
Caramel Apple Nachos

Try this creative take on nachos by subbing chips for healthy apples and a little caramel flare.

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halloween party food Nutter Mummies
Courtesy of Plain Chicken
Nutter Mummies

Coat Nutter Butter cookies with melted almond bark or white chocolate in a zig-zag formation to create a cool mummy texture.

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halloween party food Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip
Courtesy of Well Plated
Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Impress party guests with this tasty dessert dip. With cookies on top, scooping it up will be better than a piece of cake.

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halloween party food Halloween Candy Bark
Courtesy of Just a Taste
Halloween Candy Bark

Load chocolate with trick-or-treat candy and break it into lots of small pieces.

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halloween party food Jalapeño Popper Mummies
Courtesy of The Hopeless Housewife
Jalapeño Popper Mummies

If you're one for spice, these mummies will give you just the right Halloween kick.

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halloween party food Peanut Butter Monster Munch
Courtesy of Back to Her Roots
Peanut Butter Monster Munch

Mix pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, and candy with melted peanut butter to get this sticky party mix. Everyone will be scooping for extra.

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