5 Halloween Snack Recipes
If you want to offer some fun and delicious fare at your annual costume party, try these 5 Halloween snack recipes. From simple dips to monster-themed shrimp dishes, these Halloween snack recipes offer something for every party. Find spooky serving dishes and tablecloths at department stores or specialty shops to complete the look.
Black Widow Dip
- 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces)
- 1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
- 2 tablespoons basil (fresh or dried)
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Add all ingredients to food processor and blend.
- Serve this Halloween snack with tortilla chips, pita chips, or fresh vegetables such as celery or baby carrots.
Bleeding Heart Brie
- 1 tube crescent rolls
- 1 round of Brie cheese
- 1/3 cup cherry preserves
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- Unroll and divide crescent dough into squares.
- Cut large circle from each square.
- Put one circle on greased baking sheet. Place cheese round on top of circle. Cover with preserves. Place second dough circle on top of preserves and cheese.
- Seal dough sides together. Brush dough with egg.
- Bake this Halloween snack at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool five minutes then serve.
Creepy Crawly Bugs
- 1 tube refrigerated breadsticks
- 8 smoked sausage links or hot dogs
- 3/4 cup potato sticks
- Separate breadsticks.
- Cut eight strips in half. Set aside remaining dough strips.
- Cut hot dogs or sausage links in half. Wrap each piece hot dog or sausage with one of the cut dough strips. Be sure to leave the rounded end of the hot dog or sausage peeking out from the dough. Place on baking sheet, seam sides down.
- Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Move from baking sheet to serving plate and let cool.
- Decorate each bug with potato sticks as antennae and legs. Use mustard and ketchup for eyes and spots on these Halloween snacks.
Harvest Snack Mix
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 1 cup mixed nuts
- 1/2 sunflower seeds
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cup chocolate bridge mix
- Add pretzels, nuts and sunflower seeds to large bowl. Mix cinnamon, butter and cloves in smaller bowl.
- Pour a third of butter mix over pretzels, nuts and sunflower seeds and stir. Place the pretzels, nuts and seeds on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 300 degrees.
- Put popcorn in large bowl. Coat with remaining butter mixture.
- Add baked pretzel, nut and seed mix to buttered popcorn.
- Mix thoroughly. Return to baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Let mixture cool before transferring to large bowl.
- Toss in candy corn and bridge mix before serving this Halloween snack.
Dragon Claws with Blood Sauce
- 10 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound uncooked, peeled, deveined, medium shrimp
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- 4 teaspoons horseradish
- 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper sauce, depending on taste
- Bring water and salt to boil in large saucepan. Add shrimp and reduce heat. Simmer uncovered until shrimp turns pink. Drain liquid and place shrimp in ice water to rapidly chill. Remove shrimp from water. Pat dry and refrigerate.
- Mix ketchup, lemon juice, lemon peel, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce in small bowl.
- Arrange shrimp on serving platter to resemble dragon claws. Serve with “blood” sauce.