I love Halloween. Costumes, candy and parties make this a fun time of year. Whether I am going to a party or a family get-together, it’s great to have some festive Halloween party food. If you are throwing a party or simply want some themed food, here are some Halloween party food ideas.
Personal Jack-o-Lantern Pizzas
These are festive and simple to make. First, I purchased some thin ready made pizza crust. I chose individual pizza sizes that were eight inches in diameter. Then, I took a big, metal pumpkin cookie cutter and cut the crust into a pumpkin. Next, we took slices of colby jack cheese and cut those into a pumpkin shape too. I used a slightly smaller pumpkin cookie cutter so the cheese had some room to melt. Next, you can choose toppings to make your jack-o-lantern face. My daughter chose pickles and I used zucchini and tomatoes. I popped these into the oven for about 8 minutes but times will vary based on your crust. If you want, you can have kids make their own pizzas as a fun party activity. Put pizza sauce and cheese on the leftover crust for an easy snack.
Halloween Caramel Dip
Take your favorite caramel sauce and put it in a colorful bowl. Sprinkle the caramel dip with Halloween sprinkles or candy corn for a Halloween look. Serve with sliced granny smith apples.
Halloween Party Mix
Take six cups of wheat waffle or chex cereal, one cup of roasted and salted almonds, one cup of raisins, one cup of chocolate covered shell candy in fall colors and a bag of pumpkin “Mellocreme” candy. Mix it all together and place into small Halloween-themed cups for easy snacking.
Chocolate Hazelnut Halloween Sandwiches
Choose a few Halloween cookie cutters and your favorite bread. I think whole wheat bread goes well with the hazelnut. Also metal cookie cutters work best on bread. Cut the bread into your shape and then spread with chocolate hazelnut butter. These look nice on a Halloween platter. They are also great to throw into your child’s lunch.
Eyeball Fruit Salad
Take a bunch of red and green grapes and peel them so they look like eyeballs. Then, use a melon ball scooper and scoop out balls of cantalope and watermelon. Put these in clear plastic cups with small forks for convenient serving for any buffet style party. Garnish with mint if you would like.
I hope these Halloween food ideas make your party spook-tacular!
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