20 Hauntingly Good Halloween Potluck Recipes
Halloween parties are the time to go all out with the bizarre, fantastical, haunting, and extravagant ideas. From over-the-top costumes that take a page out of our founder's book to thematic holiday recipes, we love throwing (or attending) an all-out Halloween celebration.
If you're hosting a potluck party for adults or kids this Halloween you'll need spine-chilling recipes to serve but there's more to hosting than the food. One of the best things about a potluck is that the host shares the work with other guests. It's all about collaboration; some guests might bring Halloween-themed paper goods while others will prepare a crowd-friendly appetizer. The more your guests chip in with food and drinks—and maybe also with setup and cleaning duties!—the less work there is for you and more time to enjoy the festivities.
If kids are attending the potluck, set up a DIY station so they can decorate brownies, cookies, or cupcakes. Try scaredy-cat brownies; they're a perfect way for kids to customize treats. They can go sweetly innocent or all out wicked depending on how devilish they feel. Another crowd-pleasing dessert that'll please guests both young and old? Halloween blondies, which are also an inspired way to use up extra Halloween candy. Mix in M&Ms, peanut butter cups, and chocolate bar pieces, or whatever other sweets you have on hand. The end result is a colorful, fun bar cookie that your guests can enjoy. Another bonus: You won't be tempted to keep on eating Halloween candy until December!
No Halloween potluck party is complete without a spooky punch—one of our favorite adult add-ins is black vodka, which tastes like regular vodka but has an intense inky hue. Garnish beverages with bone-chilling frozen fruit or stuffed olives that look like eyeballs that are sure to give your guests a good scare.
Candy-Corn Sugar Cookies
There's no easier or more suitable Halloween cookie topping than individual pieces of candy corn. These treats are kid-friendly and totally delicious.
Crisp Candy-Corn Treats
Halloween Bloody Mary Shooters
Prosciutto-Wrapped Fig Hearts
Black-Tahini and Eggplant Dip
This deep dark chocolate cake is topped with a magical chocolate bird's nest. Create the nest by piping melted chocolate into a cake pan filled with chilled vodka—it forms an instant organic ring shape that you can pile high. It's pure magic to look at or to eat!