Halloween Appetizers and Snack Recipes

Find easy Halloween appetizer ideas, from spooky mummy toes and witches' fingers to ghoulish brain dips, plus healthy snacks like pumpkin seeds.

Staff Picks

Ghoulishly Good Halloween Snack Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars
A sweet and salty snack mix that is perfect for Halloween!

Zombie Eyes (Halloween Meatballs)

Rating: 5 stars
These are a must for your Halloween party! Not only are they fun, these meatballs are super-moist and flavorful. Use disposable forks for easy clean up.

Mini Cheeseball Pumpkins with Caramelized Garlic

Rating: 4.2 stars
These look great on any Thanksgiving or Halloween table! Very fancy looking, but so easy to make. (Prep time includes chill time.)

Baked Mummy Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.67 stars
These baked Halloween jalapeno popper mummies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Pretzel Broomstick

Rating: 4.17 stars
Yummy cute little snacks.

Healthy Halloween Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Rating: 4 stars
The red pepper gives this hummus a lovely orange color, perfect for Halloween. Serve with black corn chips.

Witch Hat Dippers

Rating: 5 stars
A great snack for Halloween parties! Very versatile and easy to personalize for your own tastes. Serve them nice and hot with some dipping sauce, like Andrea's Marinara Sauce II.

Hot Dog Mummies

Rating: 4.57 stars
I made this meal for my grandma when I was a kid and it's super simple and a great idea for kids to make to start to learn how to cook!

Halloween Shrimp Cocktail Brain

Rating: 5 stars
Realistic, creepy, AND yummy. Make it the day before your Halloween party so it has time to set. Serve with assorted crackers, baguette slices, cucumber slices, and celery sticks.

Spider Deviled Eggs for Halloween

Rating: 5 stars
Looking for some easy Halloween ideas for a potluck or your Halloween party? Everyone loves deviled eggs and they are easily turned into creepy spider deviled eggs.

Severed-Finger Cheese Sticks

Rating: 4.6 stars
This would make quite an eye-catching appetizer tray for your upcoming Halloween party. Come on, what kid wouldn't think you were the coolest parent ever, if you made some of these? Be sure to tear the cheese sticks in half as irregularly as possible, as this really gives it that stomach-turning realism. You can use ketchup instead of hot sauce, if desired.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 4.47 stars
Here is an easy recipe for roasting fresh pumpkin seeds.

Inspiration and Ideas

9 Easy Halloween Appetizers
Want creative Fright Night party snacks that don't take a whole lot of work? Take a peek and give a shriek.
Halloween Brain Dip
Feed your inner zombie with this creamy avocado "brain" dip.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.68 stars

A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.