By Vanessa Greaves

If you're digging around for creative fright-night party snacks that don't take a whole lot of work, these quick and easy Halloween appetizers are for you. After all, this is one night of the year when you can't just open a bag of chips and call it good. Take a peek and give a shriek.

9 Easy Halloween Appetizers

1. Pretzel Broomstick

Put together with string cheese and pretzel sticks, the broomsticks have a little greenery tied around it for decoration. The recipe specifies spinach strips for the green, but chives would be faster and easier.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

2. Hot Dog Mummies

Halloween hot dogs are always a hit! Here's an easy classic that's perfect for making with the kids. But kids aren't the only ones who will gobble them up. If you do have to get all grown-up about them, use fancy schmancy gourmet weiners and capers for the eyeballs.

3. Severed-Finger Cheese Sticks

So easy, so creepy, so perfect for Halloween. Jenny Aleman says, "A fun, fast and easy recipe to make for a Halloween party for the kids. My daughter said they look disgusting, just what I wanted to hear!"

Photo by Shearone

4. Halloween Brain Dip

Here's a no-brainer everyone will love. A super simple guacamole is served in a scooped out cauliflower to make a deliciously gruesome centerpiece dip. Watch the video to see how easily it all comes together.

5. 2 Minute Cheese Quesadillas

An easy, cheesy quesadilla can easily be transformed into something scary with some edible eyes and extra strips of tortilla. bd.weld says "had fun making these with the grand-kids. We made them into mummies. Don't forget the candy eyeballs. These work well with flour or corn tortillas."

Photo by bd.weld

6. Easy Mini Bagel Pizzas

More Halloween pizza ideas! Make these mini bagels with pizza sauce, and cheese in minutes. bd.weld raves, "I made these for a Halloween appetizer using a mini ghost shaped cookie cutter to cut out provolone cheese."

Photo by bd.weld

7. Flayed Man Cheese Ball

Here's a deceptively easy appetizer that looks like it's a load of work, but it's not. In fact, meadecg says, "Amazing! My guests loved it! Much easier to make than I thought it would be." It's basically a cheese ball molded in a mask that's been lined with strips of prosciutto. Dead easy!

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8. Pumpkin Fluff Dip

For this super popular recipe, you stir four simple ingredients together and serve the delicious mix in a hollowed out pumpkin. Yes, it's that easy. (You can turn the pumpkin seeds into another easy party snack.)

Photo by Miracle 1997

9. Baked Mummy Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno pepper halves are filled with a cream cheese mixture and wrapped in strips of refrigerated crescent dough to make these eye-popping poppers. The eyeballs are candy googly eyes (available in most bakery aisles). Home cook Syd says, "Excellent - great for the grups attending the Halloween festivities."

Photo by barbara
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