One of the most iconic parts of Halloween are the inventive snacks we can make. Anything can be made into a creative, ghastly, yet delicious snack – sweet or salty, it’s up to you. Even a quick research will reveal hundreds of possibilities, so let’s not waste any time and get into the thick of it!
For these snacks I tried to select a good variety of both sweet and salty options. Halloween is all about being creative in taste and presentation, so hopefully you’ll find plenty of both in here. There’s still a couple of weeks until October 31st, so you still have time to take your notes and start working on your Halloween treats!
“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." – Milton Berle
Sweet and Salty
Popcorn is always quick and easy, but for a Halloween snack, we can make it a bit more interesting. Cover them in white chocolate for a sweet edge that preserves the look, and add assorted pretzels and M&Ms into the mix for some variety. Sprinkle it with salt to round up the taste and it’s pretty much done.
Tip: you can create the custom bags as well to make it even more special!
The base of this entire snack are boiled eggs, which are super easy to do. But the real secret to these deviled eggs is the yolk mixture that we can make to resemble a pumpkin. Here’s how it goes:
- Once the eggs are done and peeled, cut them in half and remove the yolks neatly with a spoon. Store the egg whites in a container.
- Place the yolks in a bowl and smash them using a fork.
- Add some mayonnaise, lemon juice, dijon, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix it well.
- With a spoon, place the mixture on the egg whites and sprinkle with paprika for that fiery red look. You can also use a knife and gently shape the mixture to better resemble pumpkins.
- Finish with a small chive as the stem, and serve!
Bite sized eyeballs
Don’t worry, they’re not looking at you.
OR ARE THEY?
These pastry buffs are the perfect example of how presentation changes everything. In essence these are simple pastry buffs the way you’re probably used to making, but the final touches make the difference.
Finish them off by placing slices of cucumber and olives on top of each other, using cream cheese as glue. Then trace some ketchup lines around the sides to simulate red eyes and there you go – what was once an innocent pastry buff is now an evil pastry buff.
Though these mummified hot dogs have just awoken from their eternal slumber, they’re quite fresh and yummy. And the best part: three ingredients only!
All you need to create these adorable mummies is a pack of crescent rolls, hot dogs, and mustard. Then:
- Slice the crescent rolls into thin strips to roll up the hot dogs leaving a small opening for the eyes.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Add a small drip of mustard to create the eyes.
Snack your bats
These peanut butter tarts were given a makeover worthy of a witch’s house. Tasty as always, but slightly revamped for a Halloween recipe.
It’s your usual peanut butter tarts recipe, but you’ll be cutting the dough in the shape of bats and witch hats to make them fancier – but these shapes, as seen above, are fairly simple to achieve without much hassle. To finish it off, use white frosting to draw the bat’s eyes and the witch’s hat line.
Another easy recipe that yields incredible results. Creative Halloween snacks don’t necessarily need dozens of ingredients – this one only requires a handful.
For this deliciously vile apple you’ll need:
- An apple (duh)
- Light corn syrup
- Black gel food coloring
- Wooden candy stick
Then it’s all a matter of preparing the syrup with sugar and black food coloring to create the mixture to envelop the apple. It certainly looks vile, but it tastes wonderful.
No, these are not actually bat wings – they’re chicken wings! But you can use the name as a way to make what would otherwise be simple chicken wings into something a bit more interesting.
The chicken wings themselves are fried in oil like you’re used to, but you can create a special sauce for the occasion!
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