Although Halloween parties are not required, it is a great idea to throw one. But, Halloween is the most frightening holiday of the year. You can host a party in your home, or just serve plain old triangle sandwiches to your guests. If you aren’t sure what to do but need some ideas, we have a list of top Halloween appetizers that you can make.
There were many suggestions on the Internet, but we chose to only gather the easiest recipes (in true DIY.com fashion) and those that looked great at a Halloween party. We believe in healthy eating and have tried to avoid junk food and foods with high amounts of processed ingredients.
What are the best Halloween appetizers to serve your guests?
While appetizers remain the same over the years, holiday trends such as Halloween can cause recipes to change, especially visually. We did some research on what people are cooking for Halloween 2021 and came up with these 15 ideas. These recipes don’t necessarily have to be the best, since this article isn’t a ranking article. However, these are the most popular recipes right now or on Halloween platters.
1. Spider Web Cupcakes – Easy Halloween Food
Take the convenience of cupcakes and add a spider web pattern to make some delicious sweet appetizers. This recipe is also great for Halloween food. You will need to have a variety of ingredients if you decide to bake spiderweb cupcakes. These include buttermilk, eggs and cold water. These ingredients can only be used to make cupcakes. If you wish to make frosting, you’ll need to melt some chocolate and then pour it over the cupcakes. Then, use a toothpick and create intricate spider web designs. Remember that we only used white and dark chocolate because they were in contrast. However, you can also use other types of chocolate or food dyes to make it even more interesting. You can use store-bought cupcakes, and then frost them with the frosting. But, for those who have limited time, we recommend using our recipe. We are proud to say that cupcakes made from our recipe are delicious and much more calorie-friendly.
2. Halloween Party Food – Assorted Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds make a great pre-meal snack, just as good as cheese crackers or chips. It’s not surprising that pumpkin seeds also make a great Halloween party food. Pumpkin seeds can be dried immediately so they don’t get spoiled by moisture. They can also be enjoyed with a good beverage because they are dry (naturally dried or roasted). Pumpkin seeds are very healthy from a nutritional standpoint. They are high in antioxidants, zinc, magnesium and other nutrients. The best part about roasted pumpkin seeds is their taste. You can either roast them with salt or cover them with cinnamon and sugar if you’re looking for a fall dessert. Pumpkin seeds are great for Halloween appetizers. The only problem is that everyone will need to be served a plate or cone to dispose of the pumpkin seed peels.
3. Halloween Food Ideas – Marshmallow Monsters
Halloween night and a haunted campfire with ghost stories go hand-in-hand like Christmas and Home Alone. So it was only natural to include a marshmallow-based dish on our list. We present the Halloween marshmallow monsters as a simple and effective way to make spooky Halloween food. We would normally try to convince people that making marshmallows from scratch is healthier, but they are so inexpensive and contain so few ingredients that it would really be a waste to make them yourself. You will need some store-bought, large jumbo marshmallows (the better the bigger the better), candy and chocolate icing. For those who don’t like sticky fingers, toothpicks or kebab spikes are recommended for larger marshmallows. The picture shows that you don’t need to know much about how to make marshmallow monsters. Simply take marshmallows and cover them with marshmallows. Once they look like monsters, you can decorate them however you wish.
4. Halloween Food – Mini Pumpkin Pies
A great trick to make food more attractive is to reduce its size. That’s why most food has a miniature version. This is also true for traditional pumpkin pie. It can be reduced to make Halloween food. The mini pumpkin pie is the same as the single large, but there is no difference in ingredient quality. The only difference is the way they are presented and the fact that they are easier to eat hand-to-hand. To make the crust, you will need almond meal, oat flour and maple syrup. Because we used almond flour and oat flour, the pie crust is virtually gluten-free. This makes it a great choice for people with food intolerances. We used cane sugar, maple syrup, cane Sugar, corn starch and vanilla to make the mini pies’ filling. If you don’t mind eating a few more calories to get creamier mini pies, you can cover them with whipped coconut cream. Its flavor and texture go well with the pumpkin. You will need to prepare 12 mini pies for one batch. If you are hosting a large party, and don’t have the time to bake them all at once, we suggest that you make several batches.
5. Halloween Party Food Ideas: Pumpkin Spice Granola bars
If you enjoyed our recipe to roast pumpkins in various ways, you will love our pumpkin spice granola bar recipe. It also falls under the category for healthier Halloween party food ideas. Granola is often marketed as a healthy food. However, it can quickly turn into junk food when made with the wrong ingredients. This recipe for pumpkin spiced granola bars proves that. You will need baking pumpkin, coconut flakes and oats. Also, egg whites, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt are needed to make the granola bar. Some vegetable oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup and Other than the ingredients, it’s not worth mentioning because the whole process of making granola involves mixing everything into a larger bowl until everything is fairly even. Next, portion the granola and place it in molds to make it look like a candy bar. Wrap it in aluminum foil or paper and store it in the refrigerator until it hardens.
6. Halloween Food Ideas for Adults: Witch Finger Cookies
You know how wonderful it feels to make something delicious and lick your fingers after you touch it. If you like cooking, you will probably fall in love the following recipe: Halloween witch-finger cookies. These cookies are a Halloween food idea for adults. Young children might scream if they see them, especially if the cookies are realistic. These cookies look creepy, but they are actually quite simple to make. You only need softened butter, sugar and eggs, as well as flour, salt and baking powder. Some of the ingredients can be blanched to create witches’ fingers, cinnamon, and other food dyes. To make these cookies, all you have to do is mix the ingredients together, form the dough into long fingers (the thinner the fingers, the crunchier they will be), then add one blanched almond to one end to create the fingernail. After you have made both the dip and the cookies, you can serve your guests. However, we recommend you each give your guests a plate.
7. Creepy Halloween Food Ideas: Jack-O-Lantern Mini pumpkin Pies
Mini pumpkin pies can be great, but if your goal is to impress your guest with your decorations, you might make the crust in the form of a Jack-o-Lantern or another symbol of Halloween. Our Jacko-Lantern mini pumpkin pies recipe is one of the creepiest Halloween food ideas. However, the creepiness of these mini pumpkin pies is directly proportional to your baking and cutting skills. This recipe is a little more calorically dense than the one for mini pumpkin pie. You can eat a few more of them without feeling guilty. To make the crust, all you need is some all-purpose flour, some salt, some powdered sugar and unsalted butter. For the filling of the mini pies, you will need to prepare the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, eggs, cornstarch and salt. Also, add some milk and heavy cream. Mini pies will be spicy due to the ingredients used for filling. However, if you want to make them even more hot, you can add a little freshly ground pepper. You should not overdo it as this is still dessert and perhaps not everyone likes exotic flavors. Baking the mini piers is done in typical pie fashion, and the core of the entire recipe is how you manage to cut the top crust, although things can be a lot easier if you have something to help you do it quickly, like a Jack-o-Lantern-shaped cookie cutter.