Halloween Appetizers & Snacks
We love filling the buffet table with everything from devilish eggs to guaca-”moldy”. Just because these Halloween appetizers—horror d'oeuvres, if you will—are scary and spine-tingling doesn't mean they won't taste good. Taking an extra minute to arrange these appetizers and snacks to tell a creepy story or create a laugh-out-loud scene out of your Halloween party food.
Halloween Cake PopsA fun and easy Halloween treat to make with the kids, these delightful Halloween Cake Pops are made from pound cake and then dipped in melted milk chocolate. Sprinkle with your favorite candies and enjoy.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
Scary Halloween Food (Is There Any Other Kind?)
The best Halloween food is scary, strange, and secretly quite delicious.
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Horror D'oeuvres! Halloween Appetizers to Set a Macabre MoodYou won't want to be left alone with these appetizers. We hear they have a tendency to ... disappear.
Halloween Finger Food (and Some Brains and Blood and Eyeballs, Too)These anatomy-inspired nibbles are guaranteed to gross out your friends … well, until they take a taste.
32 Truly Frightful, Totally Delicious Halloween Cookie RecipesThese frightful Halloween bites are sweet -- and a little spooky, too. They're easy to make and will wow the crowd at any Halloween party or bake sale.
Ladies' FingersIf Halloween night were to find you in a misty graveyard, suddenly feeling the touch of ghoulish fingers on the back of your neck, those fingers would probably bear a strong resemblance to these creepy confections with red-stained blanched almonds standing in for fingernails. Let them beckon to you from beyond the grave, summoning you right over to their serving plate.Gallery
13 Hauntingly Good Halloween Potluck IdeasOnce your friends get a load of these potluck treats, not even the ghost of a crumb will remain.Gallery
Healthy Halloween Treats That Are Devilishly Good
Beyond the ghosts and witches, Halloween is a frightful holiday for a lot of parents because of one thing: sweets! Want your kids to skip the prepackaged candy? Serve up some homemade treats the boys and ghouls can't resist.Recipe
Black-Widow Spider BitesFor the full Halloween experience, serve with a Bloody Fizz cocktail.Video
Devil's Salsa from Martha's Halloween BookMartha Stewart talks about their Halloween book and demonstrates the Devil's Salsa recipe.Video
Halloween Blue Cheese CrackersMartha Stewart and Christina Hendricks prepare a blue cheese dough to bake into crackers.Recipe
Scaredy CrackersLet these spooky bat- and cat-shaped crackers haunt your Halloween party.Recipe
Slimy Bog BallsWe may call them slimy, but it's hard to beat the combo of fresh herbs, pesto sauce, and goat cheese.Video
Halloween Crabmeat CoffinsEmeril Lagasse serves crabmeat coffins, the ideal Halloween treat for grown-upsGallery
Easy Halloween Treats from Everyday Food
Surprise guests with these spooky sweets and snacks on All Hallow's Eve.Video
How to Make Devil's SalsaMartha Stewart makes one of the recipes from her new Halloween book, Devil's salsa.Recipe
Devilish Deviled EggsUp the freak-out factor of your Halloween spread with a classic hors d'oeuvre with some spice and spark.Recipe
Spiced Ginger CashewsWant to really spice things up? Pair drinks with these addictive nuts.Recipe
Snowflake QuesadillasWith these snowflakes, only the cheese melts. Fold a flour tortilla in half, then in thirds. Snip out shapes, unfold, and use as the top of a quesadilla.Recipe
Shriveled Potatoes with Romesco SauceNot all Halloween-party food has to be in a scary shape or color -- like these shriveled baby potatoes. The skins of waxy potatoes turn very wrinkled when roasted; a pool of peppery romesco makes a delicious pairing. Impale the potatoes on toothpick spears for easy dipping.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Lychee and Blueberry or Cranberry EyeballsRecipe
Fried Black-Eyed PeasHot from the skillet, these small fried peas are tossed with dark-brown sugar for sweetness and smoked paprika for a robust kick.Recipe
Bony BitesAsian flavors transform these "boneyard" finds into mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres.