14 Halloween Finger Foods to Make for Your Costume Party
Scary good finger foods.
Hosting a Halloween party this year? These spooky finger foods are the perfect way for your guests to partake in the fun and food all night, no utensils necessary. Whether you're looking for recipes that are seriously scary, autumn-themed, kid-friendly, or flat-out gross—we've got you covered with grab-and-go snacks and appetizers. And of course the party isn't complete without some boozy punch for the grown-ups. Make your next ghostly get together a frightful affair with these Halloween finger foods.
1. Pumpkin Dip
Reviewer YOULIKADASPICE says, "Everybody was crowding around this dip, I served it with gingersnaps and oatmeal cookies. I also scooped out the inside of a small pumpkin and lined it with plastic wrap and filled the pumpkin with the dip. It made a great display and it was quite the popular one!"
"Bubble, bubble toil and trouble. This appetizer is commonly known and used but, I have put my own little twist on this recipe," says recipe creator ANGELA O. "It is deviled eggs made to look like the eyeballs of a lizard. It a hit with the kids at my Halloween party. Watch them get eaten up at your party!"
A peanut butter dough is molded around a pretzel stick to resemble a severed finger, and dipped in plum jam for a bloody effect. Recipe creator CanAm says, "These Halloween treats are scary enough and tasty enough for kids to love. They are also fairly healthy and the kids may want to get involved in the preparations."
"This is delicious! Will definitely make again. Took to a gathering with kids/adults and everyone loved it...Served with fresh pita bread," says reviewer luv2bmom1. The flavors of fall come together in this sweet and savory hummus made with chickpeas, pumpkin puree, tahini, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
This kid-friendly finger food will be enjoyed by all the adults at the party too. Quartered bell peppers are filled with cream cheese, wrapped with crescent dough strips, and topped with caper eyeballs.
Recipe creator JuliettevanSon says, "If you are looking for creepy Halloween food ideas, try these scary-looking eyeballs that actually taste delicious. You can use them as a cocktail garnish or serve in a bowl as a creepy snack for your kids."
It doesn't get easier than this simple snack. Mandarin oranges are topped with a celery stem for a festive pumpkin treat. Recipe creator muschel says, "If you are looking for a fun, healthy Halloween snack for your kids, try these mandarin pumpkins. I've brought them to my kids' kindergarten Halloween party as a treat and everyone thought they were super cute."
8. Apple Smiles
Try this teeth-chattering treat made with apple slices, peanut butter, and mini marshmallows. Reviewer Lela says, "My grandkids loved making this recipe. There was a lot of snacking on the ingredients and boisterous laughter! For the little ones, I had to cut the apple into eighths."
This startling snack is an easy and fun way for kids to get involved in the party prep. Reviewer Love2Bake says, "Amazing for kids Halloween parties at school or for treat bags. Also, it's a great assemble yourself project. Nice and cheap too!"
Save the seeds from your pumpkin carving for a snack that will keep people coming back for another handful. Reviewer Joyce says, "These are the best pumpkin seeds I've ever had (and I've been making the seeds for many years). They're sweet with just a little bite from the cayenne. A great combo of flavors. My new favorite!"
This relish is not for the faint of heart. Reviewer bd.weld says, "This is a sure 'fire' fix for anything bland. As a lover of spicy heat I left the seeds and membranes in the habanero peppers for that extra punch. For those that don't care for the heat just mix up a batch and toss it on a couple of logs in your fireplace, no matches required." Serve it on crackers for a utensil-free party snack.
For those who can stomach it, this creepy-crawly Halloween appetizer is made with cream cheese, walnuts, and dates. Reviewer Scooby Snacks says, "I made it but I used full fat cream cheese since I had it on hand and added fresh ground nutmeg and cinnamon for flavor. They tasted great! We could not stay out of them."
This sweet and salty Halloween snack mix is made with corn snacks, cheese crackers, popcorn, pretzels, candy corn, peanut butter candies, and a gooey candy coating. Your guests will return to the bowl again and again for this festive treat.
It's a healthy snack that always watching...and it's ready in 30 minutes! Recipe creator Lola says, "If you are concerned that your kids eat too many sweets during Halloween, try these non-candy snacks. Dried and fresh fruit like apricots, mangoes, and grapes are so much more appealing when they look at you!"