Scary Good Halloween Appetizers for the Spooky Night

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Scary Good Halloween Appetizers for the Spooky Night

This coming Halloween, whether you're having a party or just for the kids at home, all you need are some of these scary good Halloween appetizers for the spooky night. These spooky snacks are easy to make and delicious. Even the ghouls will surely love them!

Monster Wraps Recipe

Monstrous wraps from Women's Day Kitchen

Even the kids will love these Monstrous wraps from Women's Day Kitchen.

Total prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1

Here's what you need:

  • Large spinach wraps
  • Favorite sandwich filling
  • Sliced Cheddar cheese and/or nori (seaweed wraps), for hair and mouth
  • Sliced pimiento-stuffed olives, for eyes
  • Whole olives, for bolts
  • Cornichon pickles, whole for bolts, halved for eyebrows and nose

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Fill each wrap with desired sandwich filling and roll up like a burrito. Cut cheese slices and/or nori in half and cut triangle shapes for hair. Place on 1 half of the wrap. Cut the remaining half into long strips for the mouth. Cut the smallest cornichons in half lengthwise for eyebrows. Cut a thin slice for the nose. Place olive slices for eyes. 
  2. Use toothpicks to secure 2 olives or cornichons to sides of wrap for Frankenstein’s bolts.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

Pumpkin Cheese Ball by Taste of Home

This Pumpkin Cheese Ball by Taste of Home is totally a spooky Halloween appetizer.

Total prep time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

Here's what you need:

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (2-1/2 oz.) dried beef, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • Green pepper stem
  • Crackers or assorted fresh vegetables

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, pumpkin, and pineapple. 
  2. Stir in cheddar cheese, beef, and onion. 
  3. Shape into a ball; wrap in plastic. 
  4. Wrap cheese balls in 4 pieces of string or 4 rubber bands, creating indentations to resemble a pumpkin. 
  5. Chill 1 hour. 
  6. Add green pepper stem for pumpkin stem. 
  7. Serve with crackers.

Ghostly Pizza Recipe

Ghostly Pizza by Women's Day Kitchen

This creepy Ghostly Pizza by Women's Day Kitchen is surely a scary good Halloween appetizer that will please everyone.

Total prep time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Here's what you need:

  • Olive oil, for pan
  • 1 lb. pizza dough, left at room temperature for 1 hour
  • 1/2 c. pizza or marinara sauce
  • Large, pitted olives
  • 8 to 10 deli slices of provolone or mozzarella

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Place rack in bottom third of oven; heat to 425°F. Lightly brush large baking sheet with oil.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into a large oval; place on a prepared sheet. 
  3. Spread pizza sauce on top, leaving ½-inch border all around, and bake until puffed and golden brown at edges, 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cut olives in half and slice 1 half of each olive into 8 slices. Cut cheese into ghost shapes and top with small pieces of olive for eyes. 
  5. Remove pizza from oven and top with cheese ghosts. Place uncut olive halves between ghosts and use sliced olives to give each spider 8 legs. 
  6. Bake until the cheese just starts to look melted, 30 to 60 seconds.

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Dip Recipe

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Dip by Delish

This Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Dip by Delish is the best way to dress up a block of cream cheese with caramel and pecans.

Total prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6

Here's what you need:

  • 1 8-oz. block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 c. caramel, warmed
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 4 Sliced apples, for serving

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. On a serving plate, pour caramel over softened cream cheese blocks. 
  2. Top with chopped pecans and serve with apples.

Halloween Punch Recipe 

Halloween Punch Recipe by Taste of Home

This Halloween Punch Recipe by Taste of Home is bright orange sipper fits right in with October fun.

Total prep time: 10 minutes + chilling

Yield: 24 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 1 can (46 oz.) pineapple juice, divided
  • 1 package (3 oz.) orange gelatin
  • 1 carton (64 oz.) orange juice
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 quart orange sherbet

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of pineapple juice to a boil. 
  2. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. 
  3. Cool; transfer to a large pitcher or container. 
  4. Add orange juice and remaining pineapple juice. 
  5. Chill. 
  6. Just before serving, pour into a punch bowl; add ginger ale and mix well. 
  7. Top with scoops of sherbet.
Witch's Spell Halloween Wine Charms by Simply Charmed

Get your party started with these easy to make, crowd-pleasing and scary good Halloween appetizers for the spooky night. These Witch's Spell Halloween Wine Charms will keep everyone's potions... um, drinks, clearly identified! Everyone will surely enjoy their drinks with these spooky wine charms on their glasses! Here are also some creepy but thirst-quenching Halloween Cocktail Drinks to toast the season.

Happy Halloween! 

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