Get Spooky With These 11 Halloween Party Food Ideas!

One of my favorite holidays of the year is coming up quickly: Halloween! Not only do I love getting dressed up, but I also love preparing festive treats for my family, friends, and anyone else who dares enter my haunter establishment.

Just kidding! My house isn’t really haunted, but I did decorate it to look like a creepy old house this year.

If you’re having a Halloween get together, it can be hard to decide what to make. I’m here to share 11 of my favorite festive treats. Let’s go!


#1 Halloween Macarons

For one of the easiest treats to pick up and eat, you’ll want to try making these scrumptious Halloween Macarons!

I know making macarons can seem like a terrifying feat, but this recipe from Jane’s Patisserie make the whole process a little bit easier by explaining in detail. Don’t worry: Your macarons won’t be frightening any guests away! They’ll be scrumptious; I promise.


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Jane was kind enough to give me a little taste of what she thinks about these lovely little treats:

" Macarons are one of those little treats that I think everyone craves once you get the taste for them… They're delicious little treats that I make every Halloween for my friends and family, and they're always a hit! They look daunting, it sounds frightening when you read the method, but they are SO worth it, and are much easier to make than you think! Sieving the Icing Sugar & Almonds in this mixture is an absolute MUST if you want smooth topped and shiny Macarons, and from there, take it easy and relax and enjoy the Macarons at the end! "

If you want to explore more easy-to-learn-from pastry recipes, I recommend checking out the rest of Jane’s blog where you can find step-by-step instructions for making other complex treats such as Champagne Cheesecake, Lemon Tarts, and even Chocolate Orange Mousse!

Jane’s passion is for pastries, and you can easily join in on her joy by following along with the many wonderful recipes she’s shared.

Jane Dunn

#2 Crinkle Cookie Truffles

Truffles are one of the best little sweet treats to make during the holiday season, and these spooky ghost-like truffles are no different! Crinkle Cookie Truffles are the way to go.

When I first tried making these, I ended up eating so many of them that I actually had to give them away to stop eating them!The truffles are decadent but easy to make, and the white powder gives the illusion that these little guys might be willing to haunt your dreams if you ask nicely!


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Kim’s Cravings is a great blog to visit when you’ve got a craving but you don’t want to overindulge. While you still can enjoy full flavor from Kim’s treats, she is a mom who does a great job of making sure that things are a little bit healthier from time to time.

And that is something I can seriously respect!

Eating healthy, clean, and delicious doesn’t have to mean that your food tastes like cardboard - and Kim proves just that with each one of her delicious recipes!

Kim Lee

#3 Ghost Cupcakes

If you want to make a treat that looks even more like our ghoulish friends without having to do too much more work, these Ghost Cupcakes might be the perfect treat to bake up!

Sometimes, I shy away from making cupcakes that look like animals, people, or ghosts because the decoration aspect can be too complicated for a beginner like me.

But these Ghost Cupcakes are easy - the frosting is the ghost! The only thing extra you have to do is give him a little face, and that’s easily done. For the spookiest treats on the block, make these Ghost Cupcakes!


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Once again, this recipe is from the lovely Jane of Jane’s Patisserie. She does a great job of making recipes that are for all skill levels, and this particular recipe is good for any skill level baker. It feels good to be able to make something cute, and Jane helps you accomplish that.

Like me, Jane likes to experiment with recipes she finds online, so you can trust that she only shares recipes that work!

Jane Dunn

#4 Oreo Spider Cookie Sandwiches

These Oreo Spider Cookie Sandwiches from A Dash Of Sanity are the cutest spiders I have ever seen! Normally when I see a spider, I run the other direction.In this case, I see these cookie sandwich spiders, and I hope that there are more! It’s not often that you wish for more spiders to appear.

Everything creepy about spiders becomes adorable with these cookies. Their legs turn to licorice, their venom is tasty frosting, and their eyes are just a little too big to be scary! Have fun while making these delightful terrors.


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Sandra is the lovely woman behind A Dash Of Sanity, and she knows that things can get a little crazy in life. But that doesn’t mean that we need to let family meals or decadent desserts fall by the wayside because.

Recipes from A Dash Of Sanity embrace the little joys that can be found in preparing something delicious, and everything is written in a way that helps you learn more about baking, cooking, and serving a wonderful meal!

Sandra McCollum

#5 Halloween Oreo Brookie Bars

Have you ever heard of a brookie bar before? I hadn’t either until I tried making these delightful Halloween Oreo Brookie Bars!

A brookie bar is a bar that is made from a layer of chocolate chip cookie with a layer of brownie. Can you say double yum?As if that wasn’t delicious enough, these Halloween Oreo Brookie Bars up the game and incorporate Halloween flair for an even more interesting treat. The Halloween oreos inside make the color scheme perfect for your Halloween party, and they’re super easy to make.


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Valerie created her blog From Valerie’s Kitchen to document her family’s recipes so everyone could have access to them, and it grew exponentially from there!

Simple, seasonal cooking is key at Valerie’s Kitchen, so try coming here when you’re looking for inspiration for your next seasonal party or gathering. She’ll be sure to have a recipe that strikes your fancy!

Valerie Brunmeier

#6 Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispie Treats

If you’ve never made Rice Krispie treats before, then you are missing out on one of my favorite treats of all time! This recipe for Jack-O-Lantern Rice Krispie Treats does a great job of updating a classic dessert favorite to fit a Halloween affair.

What I love most about these little treats is that you don’t have to do any crazy decorating. The chocolate candies do the work for you, so don’t worry about your decorating skills if you decide to make these for your seasonal soiree!


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Amy’s Healthy Cooking Blog has grown from a simple, part-time blog to a full-time healthy eating site! Whether you want to eat clean, light, or just eat something delicious, there’s a recipe for you on Amy’s blog.

The mantra here is sample: feed your body, feed your soul. When you eat clean, your body will feel better. Why not enjoy your food and be healthy?

Amy Atherton

#7 Pumpkin Bar Edible Mummies With Cream Cheese Frosting

These adorable Pumpkin Bar Edible Mummies With Cream Cheese Frosting get the season right in two ways.

First, the design! Who wouldn’t love to invite a little mummy friend to serve at their next party?

Second, the flavors! It’s fall, and that means it is pumpkin season. This little treat has a great pumpkin flavor that you can’t turn down. The warmth pairs well with the sweetness; your guests will love it!


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Rachel Cooks is a fantastic blogs that is full of recipes that anyone can do - and I mean that! So often, we come across “easy” recipes that are actually quite advanced.

But that’s not the case with recipes from Rachel. She wants her food to be accessible and possible for anyone to make with the right instruction. If you want to create some unique but easy desserts and meals, this is the blog to visit!

Rachel Gurk

#8 Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Let’s face it: not every treat at your party should be super high in calories or super sugary, right?

If you want to make a slightly healthier alternative, these low-carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are a good alternative to other desserts.

Made with peanut flour and no-sugar sweeteners, it’s easy to make these low-carb treats and they still taste delicious thanks to a healthy helping of peanut butter and vanilla. Healthy doesn’t have to be hard, and that’s where these little spiders can help!


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Carolyn started her blog All Day I Dream About Food to start sharing her tips for eating a low-carb, gluten-free diet after finding some success in cooking this way at home.

On the blog, you find mostly low carb, gluten free food recipes that everyone can enjoy because they still taste delicious! Whether you have a condition that requires you avoid carbs or you just want to eat a little healthier, Carolyn’s blog can help you find the way to do just that!

Carolyn Ketchum

#9 Eyeball Pasta

Are you planning to have more than just desserts set up for your Halloween party? Then this is the perfect meal to accompany your spooky treats: Eyeball Pasta!

I had never considering making a special Halloween themed meal before, but that changed completely when I first saw this amazing recipe.

The green noodles are spinach noodles, and the creepy little eyeballs are made from string cheese and black olives. Ingenious, right? Another cute options are Meatball Mummies!


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Holly is the recipe creator and photographer that created Spend With Pennies, and her blog’s goal is to help you make creative recipes for everyday food. With a little imagination, every meal can become something more than just sustenance.

All recipes posted by Holly are tested by her friends & family, so you be sure that you’ll find lots of delicious foods to sample here.

Holly Nilsson

#10 Healthier Halloween Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are one of my favorite treats to prepare and serve no matter what the occasion is. You can make them in all sorts of different shapes, and decorating can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be!

These Healthier Halloween Sugar Cookies use a sugar cookie base recipe that has wheat flour and pastry flour instead of traditional white flour, and the frosting is not a royal icing frosting. Instead, it’s a simple cream cheese frosting with less overall sugar!

For a healthier spooky treat, these cookies are the right choice.


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Erin, the face behind Texan Erin, loves to share recipes that are a mix of gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and some 100% whole grain treats.

Some of these recipes she has tested and improved on her own; others are creations to fill a void when you want something healthier but just can’t figure out how to do it. One thing I can guarantee is that all of Erin’s recipes are delicious (and better for your body!)

Erin D

#11 Stuffed Halloween Cupcakes

Do you want to really impress your party guests with something they haven’t seen before? Then I suggest serving up these Stuffed Halloween Cupcakes, which can be decorated like any of your favorite Halloween creatures!

The fun part about these stuffed cupcakes is that you can mix up what stuffing goes inside of them! For some, try using frosting inside. For others, use little hard candies instead. I even put popping candy in some of mine. Mix it up & have fun.


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Elizabeth is the baker, photographer, writer, taste-tester, and Chief Sugar Officer at SugarHero, and boy, do we need to thank her!

What I love most about Elizabeth’s blog is how much she embraces what dessert really is: indulging by sugary goodness! She is self-described as: “pro-butter, anti-cake mix, and firmly believe that desserts should be as gorgeous as they are delicious.”

Who can argue with that mentality?

Elizabeth LaBau

Get Spooky!

Which of these Halloween party food ideas did you like best? You can probably see that I have a thing for desserts, so I hope you do, too!

No matter what type of recipe you prepare, make sure to embrace the spirit of Halloween. Be aware of things that go bump in the night, and always be giving to those around you.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Sophia Gardner

I'm Sophia, food blogger, dog lover, homemade cooking and travel passion. I really hope you enjoy my blog, i'll do my best to share great recipes, healthy living tips and just general 'food' thoughts!

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