Halloween Party Snacks
Your Halloween party menu isn't complete without Halloween party snacks. I know they're one of my favorite Halloween party foods!
Corn Maze Trail Mix
Don't underestimate the power of trail mix. Rest assured that if you put it out, by the end of the night this Halloween party snack will be gone.
The key is the right amount of sweet to salty. You can accomplish this with equal parts candy corn, pretzel nuggets, dried cranberries, peanuts, chocolate chips, and corn chips.
You may want to talk to your friends ahead of time to put in your order for pumpkin seeds. Believe it or not, one large pumpkin generally only has about a cup of pumpkin seeds. Here's what you need:
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or more, to taste
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
Clean your pumpkin seeds really well, washing them to get all of the pulp off. Spread them on a cookie pan to dry. Add all of the other ingredients to a bowl and mix well, then add the pumpkin seeds. Toss the seeds until fully covered.
Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spread the pumpkin seeds out on it so none overlap. Bake at 300 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until browned, turning them a couple of times. Let cool and place in small bowls around the house for convenient snacking.
Broken Teeth Smiles
This will be your most talked about Halloween party snack. Take round red apples and cut them into 6 equal wedges. Now cut a wedge into the red side of each of the 6 wedges. You now have an open mouth with red lips; all you need are teeth.
Really nasty looking teeth are easily accomplished by pushing slivered almonds in the top of the open mouth wedge near the front...broken and crooked are a plus! If you can manage to push a few smaller ones in the bottom of the wedge, go for it. Your decrepit mouths may look bad (in a good way), but this Halloween party snack is really good for you.
Another sweet treat, these can be used for snacks or you can add them as a dessert to one of our Halloween party menus. Take hold of a strawberry by the hair (the green top) and dip it in white chocolate. Make sure the hair (the green top) stays standing straight up.
Now paint on dark chocolate eyes, nose, and mouth with a thin paintbrush. Need a hint for drawing the face? Check out our Halloween party decorating tips if you want to see what a scared Halloween face looks like.
Pop an Eyeball
Cut extra large carrots into slices; the bigger the diameter of the carrot, the better. Add red pepper flakes to a small bowl of cream cheese. Using a small melon scooper, scoop out the cream cheese and add to the center of each carrot slice.
Finishing touch: With an extra sharp knife (ceramic ones work great), cut green olives with pimentos to use as your iris and pupil. Place the olive piece in the center of the cream cheese ball; press slightly to flatten just a little. Easiest gross halloween party food ever!
The Wormy Grave
Sweet snacks are the best, aren't they? And Halloween is the perfect excuse for a sweet snack. Fill a Halloween printed bucket or plastic pumpkin with broken/crushed cookies...Oreos and Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chips work best. Mix in gummy worms, remembering to save some to decorate the top.
Stick a small gravestone in the center of the container along the back. You can create your own out of foam board with R.I.P. and today's date written on it, or make a special cookie gravestone if you're up for it.
Add a spoon for dipping the mixture into individual small cups placed right next to the bucket. Eat it by pouring a little into your mouth at a time. It's especially cool when there's a worm hanging out of somebody's mouth!
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