16 Halloween Party Food Ideas That are Scary Easy to Make!
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Gather your ghouls and goblins to eat all these fun Halloween party food ideas this year.
For me, Halloween is all about eating creative and fun snacks and treats!
While much of the excitement can revolve around creepy crawly Halloween costumes, I’m over here dreaming about easy and delicious Halloween party food ideas! There are so many fun and spooky Halloween snacks to make because you can use your imagination and get really creative. It’s even more fun to get the kids involved too!
Some of these Halloween food ideas look professional, and rather complicated, but are actually very simple to pull off! I am fond of low-effort clever treats that anyone can do.
Here are 16 of the cutest & spookiest Halloween party food ideas to consider:
Creative snack boards with a variety of meats, cheeses, and fruits are still very trendy and popular. My Halloween-themed board has some festive candy involved, too! The spooky meat skull is my favorite part, and all of this was easy to put together.
3. Stacked Pumpkin Cookies Using Store-Bought Dough
Stack these larger ready-to-bake pecan turtle caramel cookies under smaller ready-to-bake pumpkin sugar cookies for a festive cookie that is insanely delicious and very low effort. You can use the chocolate chip variety instead if desired! Just remember the 12 big cookie packages work best.
The key is to bake the larger cookie first for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, remove it from the oven and place the smaller sugar cookie on top. Then bake it for another 6 minutes. The result is a double-decker cookie that’s festive and oh so delicious!
4. Halloween Spooky Eye Ball Tacos
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5. Haunted Ghost Pizza
Your little goblins are sure to get some silly spooks from this creative and easy-to-make ghost pizza. My talented teammate Chelsey made this with her kiddos and they were thrilled! She used a knife to cut the ghostly shapes herself out of cheese and added olives for the eyes.
It looks so delicious and festive once baked!
Here’s a simple Halloween party food idea all will love. Adding chocolate and a pretzel changes the flavor profile to a salty and sweet snack. Candy corn pretzel hugs are so delicious and very easy to make!
If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice desserts, this idea should definitely be on your must-make list! This 3-ingredient pumpkin fluffy, creamy, and perfectly sweet dip makes a delicious snack and/or dessert to share with friends and family.
Are Reese’s pieces your favorite Halloween candy? Consider creating a Reese’s Pieces dessert dip using peanut butter as a fun twist to traditional cheese balls. It’s perfect for Halloween party food or any occasion, and is very easy to compile!
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This Guac-O-Lantern is just as clever as it is delicious! I love the idea of hollowing out a small pumpkin and having it look as though it’s throwing up. It’s funny and yet looks disgustingly good at the same time! 🤮
These spooky spider cookies are really easy to make! All you need is cookie mix, malt ball candies, chocolate-covered peanuts or raisins, and black icing for the legs.
11. Monster Eyeball Cake
My Hip2Save sidekick decorated the cutest monster cake with her kids last Halloween! I love the bright colors and swirly designs. I bet she created a lot of fun memories also with the kiddos too.
Here are Liz’s tips to recreate her Halloween cake:
“After applying a crumb coat on the cake, we started at the bottom of the cake and worked our way around in a circle to make sure we filled in all the spots with icing using a Wilton star tip! After this monster was fully purple we then went over some areas with green icing to give him spots!
My two tips for making a monster cake of your own would be that consistency of icing is important! If it’s too thin, it won’t hold the “fur” shape, and if it’s too firm it’ll be hard to squeeze out of the piping bag! So if you’re making your own icing be sure to add milk/heavy cream in small increments until you get that perfect in-between consistency!
I would also recommend using gel-based food coloring because it won’t affect the consistency.”
12. Bloody Band-Aid Wafers
These bloody Band-Aid wafers seriously freak me out, but they’re SOOOO simple and so darn creative! All you need to do is add white cookie icing to the middle portion of vanilla wafer cookies and top with a drop of red gel icing as “blood”. The kids will really get a kick out of it. 😂
13. Halloween Pudding Cups & Fresh Fruit Cups
These are also perfect for classroom Halloween parties or putting in a child’s lunchbox!
Here’s how to make the perfect fall pitcher of apple cider sangria! This adult drink recipe using white wine is super easy to throw together and tastes very light and refreshing. What a great way to take advantage of inexpensive and in-season apples this time of year, too!
15. Halloween Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
Check out the boo-tiful sugar cookies my Hip2Save sidekick made last year for a party! Halloween is a perfect excuse to break out the cookie cutters and bake cookies. Be sure to check out our tried and true sugar cookie rolled dough recipe to make for all holidays!
If you love caramel apples but not the work involved in making them, consider making this easy caramel apple spread idea with all the same vibes! You can use sliced apples for dipping, and it’s so delicious with the flavor combo of cream cheese and candy crumbs.