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Halloween Appetizer Recipes

Halloween food is all about the fantastic fun and the hauntingly festive atmosphere. Embrace the ‘spookiness’ and ‘over the top’ attitude that embodies this fall celebration by creating some of these fun Halloween appetizers or be sure to check out our entire site for more gross Halloween recipes that will make everyone scream in delight!

Use a hollowed out pumpkin as a punch container. Add dry ice to the interior of the pumpkin. Now you can set your punch bowl on top of the dry ice and enjoy the effect that is created by the smoky haze of the dry ice.

Everyone loves the tangy flavor of a cheese ball and these appetizer favorites can be used as an edible centerpiece at your table or buffet bar. To better represent Halloween all you need to do is to change that boring cheese ball into a ghoulishly delicious and oh, so appropriate…

Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Cheese Ball

For this simple Halloween appetizer recipe, combine 2 cups of extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese, ½ cup of cream cheese, 1/3 cup pineapple preserves, ½ teaspoon of nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of ground allspice and 1 teaspoon light brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add ¼ cup of packed pumpkin to the bowl and beat all of the ingredients until the mixture has a smooth consistency.

Refrigerate the mix in a covered container for at least 4 hours to help create firmness that can be shaped.

Pat the mixture into a shape that resembles a pumpkin.

With a sharp knife or pumpkin blade you should draw some vertical lines to resemble the lines that are visible on a pumpkin.

Pop a broken pretzel stick into the top portion of the cheese ball for a stem. Attach a green leaf made from construction paper.

Use black or green olives to form the eyes and nose. You can cut the olives into triangular shapes if preferred.

Use mushrooms or black olive pieces to create a mouth.

Set the cheese ball in the middle of a serving tray and place assorted crackers all around your Halloween table centerpiece.

Veggie Stand-Ups

Make your table pop with bright color and give your guests some Halloween appetizers they can really rave about. Create harvest veggie bundles to decorate a place setting or buffet spread.

Cut some fresh carrots and zucchini into thin strips and arrange them into small, individual bundles. Now add a twist tie of raffia around the middle of each bundle and stand them on your table. These orange and green colors are perfect for any fall celebration and you can add little craft store figurines to the raffia for even more visual impact.

Make a veggie dip by combining 6 ounces of cream cheese and 1 cup sour cream. Blend these ingredients until the mix has a fluffy consistency. Next you can add 1 ½ cloves of finely minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon of curry powder, a dash of salt, ½ cup finely diced cucumber and some fresh parsley and chives. Stir all ingredients together and refrigerate for 2 hours in a covered bowl before serving.

Spooktacular Spider Dip

Turn up the spooky effects of your Halloween table by making a dip that is bound to attract your guests’ attention.

Mix a jar of hot salsa with 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1 teaspoon of horseradish and ¾ cup guacamole. Use a food processor or a blender to create a smooth consistency. Layer the mixture into a round pie pan or dish.

Add the sour cream to a piping bag and carefully create 4 concentric circles with a dollop of the sour cream placed in the middle of the dip similar to a bull’s eye target. Use a butter knife to draw diagonal lines from the outer edge of the dish to the center and the effect will resemble a spider’s web.

If you are looking for some creepy and gross Halloween recipes and treats then you have come to right place! Another one of my favorite Halloween appetizer recipes is the brain pate, its a simple dip that looks really creepy and is perfectly made simple with a mold just check out all the cool halloween appetizers with pictures. Another great choice are the deviled egg eyeballs which add an extra fright to the night and are a delicious little meal as well.

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