Six Scary But Tasty Halloween Finger Foods

published by Kristie Leong MD on Sep 23, 2008

When you’re planning your Halloween party, keep it fresh and exciting with scary Halloween finger foods. Here’s how.

Are you planning a Halloween party this year? Why not make it even more creepy and scary by serving bone chilling, yet tasty Halloween finger foods? Halloween is one time of year when ordinary party foods just won’t do. With a little creativity you can turn Halloween party food into creations that will be remembered long after the party is over. Here are some ideas for Halloween finger foods:

Creepy marshmallows

Marshmallows are a versatile Halloween treat that are simple to decorate using food coloring, chocolate, raisins, and bits of fruit. Use food coloring to dye them bright orange or black and decorate them with chocolate chips, raisins, and candy bits to make Halloween style pumpkin heads, monsters, and other creepy creatures. Put them on a stick and prop them up in a dish of candy corn or jelly beans as an embellishment.

Eerily decorated apples

Create a slightly different variation on the candy apple. Coat fresh apples with white chocolate with food coloring added to give the Halloween shades of your choice. Use bits of candy, raisins, coconut flakes, and icing to create eery monsters and other ghoulish characters. Place each apple on a stick and display them prominently on your Halloween serving table.

Witch’s eyes

Cut small tomatoes into halves. Scoop out the interior and fill with cream cheese. Add a black olive in the middle to create the pupil of the eyes. Group them together in pairs on a Halloween serving tray.

Have a big pot of witch’s stew

Prepare a big bowl of tomato soup and place it in the middle of your Halloween serving table. Call it bloody witch’s stew. Serve the stew in black ceramic bowls with ghosts and goblins painted on them.

Halloween cookies

Make a batch of gingerbread cookies with white icing on top. Use frosting tinted with food coloring and a frosting applicator to draw on designs of ghosts, goblins, and witches. You can even writing Halloween words such as “creepy” and “boo” on the surface of the cookies. An alternative is to sprinkle the cookies with bright orange and black cake decorating candies or decorate the cookies with candy corn or black, string licorice. You can also use cookie cutters in the shape of bats, and ghosts.

Halloween cupcakes

Cupcakes offer another creative way to display your Halloween spirit. Cover them with orange icing and use a frosting applicator to draw on pumpkin faces, spider webs, and other eery designs in chocolate. Another alternative is to put marshmallows decorated like ghost heads on top of each cupcake. The possibilities are limitless!

Halloween finger foods are a great way to let your creativity run free. Enjoy making your own variation of these Halloween treats.


One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by LP Jardine
    September 23rd, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    Some great ideas, especially the cupcakes and the marshmallows.

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