Halloween: Party Food Crafts

Throw a scary-good Halloween party with these frightfully easy and delicious party food crafts that are sure to impress your guests!

A Feetloaf, Crispy Rice Brains and Mozzarella Olive Eyeballs.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jason DeCrow, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

A Feetloaf, Crispy Rice Brains and Mozzarella Olive Eyeballs.

Feet Loaf:

Start with your favorite meatloaf recipe and shape the meatloaf into a foot with a small ankle (no structure needed--free-form it!). Make the toes by using a butter knife to separate and mold the meat. Cut an onion in half and add to the top of the ankle to make a leg bone. Cut cloves of garlic into bite-size pieces and put 1 on each toe to make nails. Now it's time to add the sauce: Whisk together some ketchup, vinegar and gochujang in a bowl and brush the mixture over the foot and at the top of the ankle.

Bake according to the meatloaf recipe, tenting the toes if needed with aluminum foil. And there you have it…feet loaf!

Crispy Rice Treat Brains:

Start with your favorite crispy rice treat recipe or one from a cereal box. Before adding the rice cereal, add a few drops of red food coloring to the marshmallow mixture until you get a light red color. Shape the mixture into small oval shapes to mimic brains. Make a divide down the middle of each with a butter knife to create the right and left side of the brain. Use store-bought red gel icing to drizzle squiggly lines over the brains. For an added spooky touch, find Halloween skulls at your local craft or party store. Cut off the tops of the skulls and put your crispy rice treat brains in the bottoms! 

Pepper, Cheese and Olive Eyeballs:

Start with small mozzarella balls and carve out a 1/2-inch piece from each with a melon baller or paring knife. Place each mozzarella ball inside a roasted cherry pepper with the cut side facing up. Slice green olives (with pimiento pits) into discs. Place an olive disc in the scooped out part of each mozzarella ball. Put your completed eyeballs on a serving tray and drizzle with balsamic vinegar! It's the perfect bite for all of your party guests.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Arts and Crafts Class: Food Crafts

Get creative when packing lunch for your kids. We'll show you how to make lunch box crafts that are almost too cute to eat!

Halloween: DIY Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Get creative this Halloween with fun and easy food-inspired Halloween costumes that you can make at home!

Turkey Crafts

Add a little whimsy to your Thanksgiving celebration with these turkey-shaped appetizers and snacks from The Kitchen.

Wine Bottle Crafts

Stop wine-ing! There are many things you can do with your wine bottles after you've finished the wine. Here are a couple we came up with:

Photo Kitchen Crafts

Next time you're gifting a photo, change up the standard frame and try these photo craft ideas using items from the kitchen.

Piece of Cake Summer Party

Summer is winding down, but it's not too late to throw one more outdoor party and go out with a bang! We're getting one last taste of summer with these fun, new party ideas. The Kitchen and party planner Mary Giuliani teamed up to make a memorable summer party with "snacktivities" for all ages.

No-Fail Party Prep

Your summer soirees are about to heat up because party planner to the stars Marcy Blum is revealing all the latest party trends!

Piece of Cake Summer Party

Throw a great summer party with our easy tips for pleasing a crowd. We'll show you how to upgrade your favorite dishes and let your guests customize their cocktails with these new ideas for food, drinks and more!

No-Fail Party Prep

Take your 4th of July bash to the next level with these fun and easy party ideas!

Piece of Cake "Lazy Brunch" Party

New Year's Eve is a late night for many people, but that doesn't mean you can't entertain on New Year's Day. The Kitchen has a few super simple ideas that make for a fun brunch with minimal effort--you can sleep in and still be a great host!
More from:

The Kitchen