With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the dishes you’re going to serve at your Halloween parties, and dishes you will bring to your friends’ Halloween parties. Sure there’s the typical pumpkin pie, but take a look at these 6 creative dishes that will have your guests impressed with your creative festivity!
Halloween Parties Won’t Be Complete Without these 6 Halloween-Themed Foods
Bloody Severed Finger Hot Dogs
These hotdogs will be a popular choice for adult and children Halloween parties. All you need are hot dogs, buns, ketchup and a knife. Boil hotdogs to warm them up and then take your knife and carve out a fingernail at one end of the hot dog. You can do this by removing the top layer of the hot dog so it appears a different color. Then take your knife and make slits down the hot dog creating wrinkles and knuckle marks, as a normal finger would halve. Finally, place some ketchup at the opposite end of the hot dog and place into the bun. The regular hotdog has now turned into a bloody severed hot dog finger!
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
This classic finger food will add to the ambiance of Halloween since your rice crispy treats will be mini pumpkins! Follow a typical Rice Krispie recipe, but make sure to add red and yellow food coloring when you mix the Rice Krispies with the melted marshmallows. Once you have mixed the Rice Krispies, marshmallows, and food coloring roll the mixture into small pumpkins, adding a Mini Rolo and green M&M to the top, creating the stem and leaf of the pumpkin.
Bat Cinnamon Flour Tortilla Crisps
When your guests just need a little something sweet and crunchy, they will be reaching for these bat shaped cinnamon flour tortilla crisps. Just take a bat cookie cutter to cut out pieces of tortillas, then dip the tortillas in eggs and sugar, and finish by dipping into a bowl of cinnamon sugar. These treats will go quickly as they are sweet and small, so make sure to make a few batches!
Halloween Marshmallow Pops
This is a good treat for a kid’s Halloween party since the marshmallow pops are very sweet and creative! First melt a bowl of chocolate, then dip a marshmallow in the chocolate about ¾ of the way to create a sticky substance, then finally, roll the marshmallow in orange and black sprinkles. To top off the marshmallow pop, stick a black campfire roaster to the end of the marshmallow.
Pumpkin Patch Brownies
This is a fun treat that combines the fun of picking pumpkins at a pumpkin patch, and eating a brownie! First you’ll need all the ingredients it takes to make a brownie. Once the brownies are made and cooled, place a couple small pumpkin sugar bites (similar to the texture of candy corn) on top. Then take the top of a Milano cookie and write with black frosting “Pumpkins $.50.” This will give the illusion that these pumpkins are on sale at a pumpkin patch.
If you are in charge of bringing a main dish to a party, consider making these PB&J spiders. First make a normal PB&J sandwich with bread peanut butter and jelly. Then cut the sandwich in a circle. Finally, add 4 pretzel sticks to both sides of the sandwich. To add some facial dimension you can add chocolate chips for eyes. These will have kids eating the entrée while having fun and being festive.
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