6 Spooky Recipes for Your Halloween Bash
Just because these Halloween goodies are spooky doesn’t mean they won’t satisfy a horde of hungry guests. Putting a sinister face on party food takes nothing more than a few choice ingredients and some simple sleight of hand. Cool off a sweet berry punch with frozen lychee “eyeballs” — or fashion some creepy chocolate spiders out of a few pantry staples. Kids especially will love our spine-tingling recipes, though we think partygoers of all ages can get behind these snacks and sweets with a ghoulish twist.
If you’re looking for a spooky self-serve dessert, look no further. Although it looks almost like a sheet cake, this chocolatey graveyard is made up of individual cupcakes. Oval sandwich cookies make perfect tombstones, and pliant marzipan is great for shaping the small orange pumpkins and billowy white ghosts.
Sandra Lee’s easy Spider Bites are just creepy enough for young kids to enjoy. Best of all, these sweet, crunchy clusters come together with the help of just three ingredients: pretzel sticks, peanut butter and semisweet chocolate morsels.
This punch — a spookified version of a classic rickey — is a refreshing drink for kids after trick-or-treating. Add some gin and it’s an equally refreshing after-dark cocktail for adults.
Jeff Mauro turns traditional ham salad on white bread into a bloodshot eyeball sandwich with the help of pimento-stuffed green olives and a little bit of ketchup.
Kick up the creepy factor by serving tomato soup in test-tube “shooters.” Pair with monster-shaped Muenster cheese sandwiches on pumpernickel bread.
Mix fresh-popped popcorn with caramel and toasted pumpkin seeds for an updated take on this Halloween classic. No need to go out and buy pepitas when you can roast and hull the seeds from your jack-o’-lantern.
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