A party or occasion is made great and best with one key ingredient and that is “Good Food”. And so Halloween is a perfect occasion where you can make the best as well as interesting foods. You can make it extra special with Halloween foods ideas for party.
When you think of treat ideas for Halloween, what real foods come to your mind? You might expect a typical party with some fun-sized chocolates, sugar bombs, gummy worms, chocolate eyeballs, and so on. But you can do some better for your Halloween party this time with creepy your Halloween food
Tying some different recipes would be perfect to gather around and scream and giggle to make the party more fun. Some will be a great scary-chic dinner party. Check some of the Halloween foods ideas for party that can be made easily.
Why foods are special for Halloween?
Halloween involves many food traditions, where in fact, the amount of candy eaten on Halloween has long outnumbered the amount eaten on Christmas and Valentine’s Day. At Halloween, food has always played an important role, starting from ancient Celt traditions, and so Halloween foods ideas for party will help you to make it look complete.
Halloween foods ideas for party
Ouija Board Cake
This Halloween food is definitely an insane fun, feed-a-crowd sheet cake. So much safer than pulling out the actual ouija board.
- 1 box devil’s food cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box
- 1 c. mini chocolate chips
The sugar cookie planchette
- 1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 stick softened butter
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1/4 c. Caramel
- 4 c. powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
How to make
Preheat the oven to 350°. Store the frosting sheet in the fridge and until you’re ready to apply it, make sure it doesn’t bend or crease.
Grease and flour a 12″-x-17″ baking sheet with edges or a jelly roll pan. According to package instructions take a large mixing bowl and prepare cake mix, using hot water in place of regular water. Once the batter is combined, fold in chocolate chips and pour in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake as in the package instructions and set aside to cool.
To make the Sugar Cookie Planchettes, in a large bowl combine cookie dough and flour, using your hands. Roll out the dough and with a hole in the center cut it into triangular shapes, like the planchette that’s used to point to the letters on an Ouija board. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
To make the Caramel Frosting, take a large bowl or stand mixer and beat butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beating on the lowest speed until combined, add powdered sugar, and then beat in milk, caramel, and salt. Pour caramel frosting on top of the cake, using a butter knife to smooth it into an even layer.
Carefully peel printed frosting from its parchment backing. Loosely drape it over a rolling pin to keep it from getting bunched up. Gently place it on top of the cake, centered, and use your hand to pat it down gently. Give it a few minutes to set, then serve it with the sugar cookie planchettes.
Dead velvet cake
Dead Velvet Cake is one of the spookiest desserts and Halloween food ever. It is much easier to make than it might appear. It is the perfect pair of sweet and sinister. It gives a haunted look with its blood-red syrup topping, along with chocolatey, tender, thick, and creamy cream, cheese frost. The cake’s blood-red interior can be achieved by a perfectly good red velvet cake mix.
- flour, for dusting the pans
- 2 and 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 box red velvet cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box
- 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 stick butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pans
- 2 teaspoons divided vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cold water
- red food coloring, to taste
How to make
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take two 9-inch cake pans and apply butter and lightly sprinkle some flour. According to the package directions, prepare the red velvet cake batter.
Divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans and according to the package directions, bake the cake pans. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and butter together and beat them until light and fluffy.
To the cream cheese mixture, add the powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix until combined. Take a small saucepan, and stir the water and the cornstarch together until fully combined.
On the stovetop over medium heat, place the saucepan and add the corn syrup to the cornstarch mixture and let it simmer while stirring frequently for 2 minutes. Transfer the saucepan from the heat.
The remaining vanilla and the red food coloring should be stirred into the syrup and added enough coloring to make a blood-red color. Place one of the cakes on a cake pan and trim the dome. And to dampen the top of the cake layer, add enough of the blood-red syrup.
Cut the dome of the second cake and place it upside down on the dampened bottom cake layer. With the cream cheese frosting, frost the entire outside of the cake, making sure the top is extra smooth. Pour the remaining blood-red syrup on top, allowing some to drip down the sides.
Slice and serve.
Black Magic Margaritas
This is a creepy Halloween cocktail, with the classic margarita getting upgraded.
- 2 tbsp. black sanding sugar
- 1/2 c. lime juice
- 4 oz. silver tequila
- 2 oz. triple sec
- Red food coloring
- Blue food coloring
- Green food coloring
- 2 c. ice
- Lime slices, for garnish
How to make
Rim two glasses with a lime slice and dip in black sanding sugar. Divide the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between two glasses and stir to combine. Add food coloring until desired black color is achieved with a slice of lime and add ice and garnish and then serve to celebrate this Halloween food.
One of the Halloween treats for party is the Banana Mummies made with white chocolate “bandages” and candy eyes which will be the hit of any Halloween party treat table. They would make a nice treat, especially for the kids, more than eating an entire bowl of candy, this will be a little bit healthier.
- 4 bananas
- 4 oz. milk chocolate chips
- 1 lb. white chocolate
- 4 oz. white chocolate
- 8 lollipop sticks
- 16 mini M&M’s
How to make
Take and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and using a lollipop stick skewer each banana half and freeze until firm for at least 2 hours. According to package directions melt 1 pound of white chocolate in a large microwave-safe measuring cup. In a large microwave-safe measuring cup one at a time and shake off any excess.
Immediately place two M&M candies near the top for eyes by returning to the baking sheet and melting the remaining white chocolate in the microwave and filling a small piping bag fitted with a small and round nozzle tip.
Over the banana, pipe zigzags form bandages and repeat the step with milk chocolate. Chill or freeze until it is ready to serve.
Zombie Brain Cupcakes
Maybe you make those plain old cupcakes for your Halloween each year, but this time will make it unique with some great treat ideas for Halloween. The zombie brain cupcakes would be more special and creepy.
It would be more than a moist, chocolate cupcake with rich vanilla frosting, where some neon green food coloring and clever piping provides them with a super-festive, spooky treat.
- 1 box desired-flavor cake mix
- 4 cups vanilla or white frosting
- 1 3.4-ounce package of instant vanilla pudding mix
- Green food coloring
- Pink or red food coloring
- ½ cup strawberry or seedless raspberry jam or jelly
How to make
According to package directions for cupcakes, in dark-colored paper liners, prepare cake mix and cool completely. Take a medium bowl and prepare instant pudding mix with the help of the package directions.
To reach the desired color, tint it with enough green food coloring. Take another medium bowl, and mix frosting and enough pink food coloring to reach the desired color. Take a large piping tip or apple core and remove the core of the cupcake by inserting a large open end and twisting until the cake is loose.
Fill it with green pudding mixture and trim the cake tops off of the reserved cake piece and place the top on top of the pudding. Over the cupcakes, frost a thin layer of pink frosting and transfer the remaining frosting into a resealable plastic bag or piping bag fitted to the medium open tip.
Down the middle of the cupcake top, pipe a line and loop back up making a squiggle and back with the same motion. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and frosting. Drizzle with jam.
These are Halloween foods ideas for party with chocolate peanut butter cookies that look creepy and crawly. Surprisingly they are easy to make. Moreover, the decorations look adorable and delicious.
- 1 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 c. vegetable shortening
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 20 miniature peanut butter cups like Reese’s Mini
- 20 chocolate-covered peanuts or raisins
- Black or brown writing gel icing
How to make
Preheat oven to 350˚. In a large bowl, add peanut butter, shortening, butter, and both sugars and beat them together with an electric mixer for about 4 to 5 minutes. Make sure it gets fluffy and combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt using a mixer on low speed. the flour mixture should be added to the peanut butter mixture and beat until well mixed.
Scoop the dough into 20 even portions and roll into balls. Flatten them slightly and arrange the cookies 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. The center of each cookie should be pressed with your thumb. Bake it for 8 to 10 minutes.
Rotate the cookie sheets halfway through.
Pull the cookies out of the oven and just barely below the center of each cookie, gently place 1 Reese’s Mini and allow it to melt the chocolate body into place.
Right above the Reese’s Mini on each cookie, gently press 1 chocolate-covered raisin or peanut “head”. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets. Then use the gel writing icing to draw 8 legs from the body of each spider. Allow the icing to set. And your Halloween food is ready.
Zombie Crispy Rice Treats
Crispy Rice Treats is one of the best and most popular Halloween foods ideas for party which can be made as an adorable handheld dessert that comes together with just five ingredients. Just 30 minutes of your time is enough to make these delicious foods.
- 10-ounce (4 cups) bag of mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- Chocolate chips for eyes
- Green Candy Wafers or white wafers + green food coloring
- Round pink sprinkles for cheeks if desired
How to make
Take a large saucepan and melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows to it and stir until it gets completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add rice Krispies cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated. Into a large heat-resistant bowl, pour the mixture and let it cool for 15-20 minutes before rolling it into balls. If you try to shape them while they’re still hot, you’ll have a hard time shaping them.
Don’t let them sit too long or they’ll turn hard.
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