18 Oct 2012

Halloween Party Food

I love the fall, the cold dark evenings, all wrapped up in hat, gloves and scarf. People think I'm a bit strange that I say its my favourite time of year. Theres just a sense of homeliness when its cold outside and inside cosy and warm, with a fire lit up and sat on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate watching a good movie. With fall comes Halloween, a time when kids can become whoever they want to be and get all hyped up on sugar and adrenaline. People all over the world host parties to celebrate this time of year, if your planning a party this year and need some inspiration for party food to prepare that will scare your guests into next year, then look no further. I have come up with 10 spooky party food snacks that you and your quests will enjoy again and again. 
1) 1 pack of ice cream waffle cones
2) 3 cups of chocolate moose
3) 1 pack of Oreos
4) 1 big bar milk chocolate (melted)
5) 100's & 1000's in the colours orange, white & black

1) Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler until melted
2) Cover outside of the waffle cones in the melted milk chocolate, the dip into the 100's and 1000's
3) Leave to dry
4) Once dry, fill with the chocolate moose
5) Twist oreos in half and using one side stick to the bottom of the cone (using the melted milk chocolate as a glue) 
6) Enjoy! 

1) 5-6 apples
2) 1 pack of caramels 
3) Lolly sticks
4) 100's and 1000's, nuts, sprinkles, candy corn
5) 2 tablespoons milk

1) Melt caramels in a double boiler adding the two tablespoons of milk and stir until smooth
2) Once melted, stick the lolly stick into the apples and dunk into the melted caramel until covered
3) Next dip into sprinkles/nuts/candy corn or topping of your choice
4) Enjoy!

1) Chocolate cupcake mix
2) Chocolate frosting
3) 1 pack of Oreos
4) Orange and brown smarties

1) Bake cupcakes according to package instructions
2) Once cooked and cooled, frost with chocolate frosting
3) Split Oreos in half and using the icing side place 2 Oreos on each cupcake (see picture)
4) Place brown smarties the centre of each Oreo
5) Finally place one orange Smartie in the middle of the two Oreos
6) Enjoy your owl cupcakes!

1) Jelly/jello 
2) Straws
3) Sellotape

1) Mix up jelly/jello according to package instructions
2) Stick Sellotape to one end of the straws to close one end of.
3) Pour the mixed jelly into the straws and fill to the top
4) Leave to set in the fridge for 4-5 hours
5) Once set, cut the straws away and you will be left with strips of jelly that look like worms
6) Enjoy! 

1) 1 pack of Oreos
2) vanilla flavoured angel delight
3) orange sprinkles

1) Mix up angel delight according to package instructions
2) pour a small amount of angel delight into the bottom of a glass, top wit a small amount of orange sprinkles, top that with more angel delight, and then topped with crushed Oreos
3) Repeat this process until you reach the top of the glass
4) Enjoy! 

1) 1 pack of peanut butter cups
2) Pretzel sticks

1) Stick a pretzel stick in the bottom of a peanut butter cut
2) Enjoy!

1) 6 Red & green peppers
2) 1 pack of Spaghetti 
3) Your favorite pasta sauce 

1) Boil spagetti according to package instructions
2) Once cooked, drain and put back into the pot
3) Into your pot on a low-medium heat stir in your favourite pasta sauce
4) Using a sharp knife cut the top of the peppers and carefully removed the centre
5) Carve your peppers into whatever scary/spooky faces you feel like
6) Once pasta and sauce is heated through pour into the peppers and place the pepper lid back on
7) Enjoy!

1) 1pack of marshmallows
2) Skewers
3) Black and red writing icing
4) 1 big bar white chocolate (melted)

1) Stick three marshmallows on a skewer
2) Melt chocolate over a double boiler until smooth and glossy
3) Dunk the marshmallow skewers into the melted chocolate 
4) Once dry use the writing icing to draw faced on your marshmallow mummies
5) Enjoy!

1) 1 pack Frankfurt sausages
2) 1 pack shortcrust pastry

1) Cut the Frankfurt's in half
2) Roll out the pastry into long thin pencil like strips
3) Wrap the sausages in the pastry strips
4) Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until pastry is golden brown
5) Enjoy! 

1) 2-3 apples
2) Smooth peanut butter
3) 1 pack of Mini marshmallows 

1) Cut apples into slices using a apple slicer or knife
2) Spread peanut butter on one side of every slice
3) Stick 5-6 mini marshmallows onto the peanut butter side of the apple, and using another slice peanut butter side down stick it on the marshmallows
4) Enjoy !

Thanks for taking your time to read these halloween party food ideas, if you have more party food treats that you would like to share, them feel free to leave a comment as I would love to hear them. 

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day,
Rachel Ward


  1. I am just mesmerised by what you've made, and so well! The Owl Cupcakes, Spaghetti Brains and Mummy Rolls made me smile in particular! One day I hope to be able to make and actually enjoy these treats! Your ideas are just fabulous! X

  2. Hey there! I hopped over here from the comment you left on Life of a Cupcake! Check out my post on witch puddles! I think you'll enjoy them! We're big Halloween heads in our home.

    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

    1. Thanks for looking around, and of course i'll check your post out, :) going over there right now :)