20 Halloween Party Appetizers
These easy Halloween party appetizers and drink recipes will be the haunting hit of your party.
A perfect appetizer and conversation piece, this pumpkin-shaped cheese ball is made with a yummy mix of white Cheddar, cream cheese, and goat cheese.
Recipe: The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball
Take popcorn to the next level with peanuts, caramel, and colorful candies.
Recipe: Caramel-Peanut-Popcorn Snack Mix
Flavors of pineapple, lime, and ginger ale make up this fun and spooky beverage. For a scary presentation, place punch bowl into a larger bowl, and add dry ice to larger bowl.
- Recipe: Brew-Ha-Ha Punch
Bake the cookies up to five days ahead, and store in an airtight container. To make our wind cookies and leaf cookies, we used round cutters and swirly piping to represent the wind, and various sizes of leaf-shaped cutters for fluttering foliage.
Celebrate Halloween by tinting one-third of the filling with orange food coloring and one-third with yellow food coloring; keep one-third white. You can also flavor the colored fillings with 1 tsp. of your favorite extract, such as orange or almond. For adults-only cookies, stir 1 Tbsp. bourbon or rum into filling before dividing to tint.
Recipe: Crème-Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
A switch from traditional Cheddar cheese to Muenster cheese gives a new taste to traditional sausage balls. Spanish olives complete the spooky look of this Halloween party appetizer.
- Recipe: Monster Eyes
Served in an acorn squash, Creamy Onion-Bacon Dip is sure to be a hit–you probably should go ahead and double the recipe.
- Recipe: Onion-Bacon Dip
Deviled Green Goblin Eggs put an eerie twist on the traditional recipe that is sure to spook your guests. Tip: Gently tap warm eggs on kitchen counter immediately after cooking, cracking evenly over entire shell. Food color will seep into the cracks, forming a pattern on the whites that can be seen after peeling.
- Recipe: Deviled Green Goblin Eggs
Get in the Halloween spirit with this blood orange-apple martini. A dash of red food coloring gives it its eerie color.
- Recipe: Blood Orange Martinis
Always a crowd-pleaser, our Pumpkin Cheese Ball combines cream cheese, cheddar cheese and a hint of paprika to make a delicious appetizer. Top with a broccoli stalk just before serving to finish the pumpkin look.
- Recipe: Pumpkin Cheese Ball
In addition to familiar lemon and cinnamon notes, molasses gives this cider a sweet kick.
- Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider
Salty, sweet, sour, fruity, gummy and more! All of your favorite flavors and tastes make up this fun Halloween party starter.
- Recipe: Trash Mix
No cooking required with this appetizer! Just pick up some shredded barbecue from your favorite restaurant, pile it on some French rolls, and slather it with barbecue sauce and a scoop of coleslaw.
- Recipe: Easy Barbecue Sliders
Try this fun and tasty take on the traditional Halloween game. Crabapples are served in a delicious blend of cranberry juice, orange juice, apple cider, and more.
- Recipe: Apple Bobbing Punch
These make-ahead, bite-sized garlic cheese balls are stuffed with pimiento-stuffed olives and topped with pine nuts to resemble pumpkin stems.
- Recipe: Pumpkin Patch Cheese Balls
Dress up plain breadsticks with a sprinkling of dry Ranch dressing mix and marinara sauce. Tie them in little bundles to resemble haysticks for a fall-themed party.
- Recipe: Breadstick Haystacks
Add a caramel chewiness to already-delicious bacon-caramel corn.
- Recipe: Sorghum Caramel Corn