Halloween snacks

10 ghoulishly good Halloween party food ideas

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10 ghoulishly good Halloween party food ideas

Hosting a Halloween party? Then you'll be in need of some scary snacks and petrifying party food. And there's no need to be scared stiff of creating a spooky spread, because we have some easy party food ideas that will be a screaming success.

From Mozzarella-topped olive eyeballs, stuffed mummy peppers, and brain cupcakes - browse our recipes below and you're sure to be the ghostess with the mostess.

1. Mozzarella and olive eyeballs

For eery eye-catching bites, cut pitted green olives in half. Use the end of a drinking straw to cut circles out of black olives, then put in the holes in the green olives to create pupils. Arrange the olive halves on top of mini Mozzarella balls to complete.

2. Stuffed mummy peppers

How boo-tiful and scary do these peppers look? To make them, preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/ Gas 6. Halve and deseed some Grower’s Selection Baby Peppers. Fill with soft cheese, wrap in thin strips of puff pastry and bake until golden. Pipe on soft cheese eyes and dot with ketchup. Serve hot or cold.

3. Frogspawn crush

Tempting and tasty, this frogspawn crush can be enjoyed by big kids and little 'uns too! Simply peel and chop a few kiwi fruits and put into a jug. Using the back of a spoon, gently mash the fruit to break it up. Add ice and top up with chilled Chosen By You Tropical Crush Zero.

For the ghost cups, blend a handful of ice, a good dollop of vanilla yogurt and a splash of milk until smooth. 

4. Slithering snake and extra pear-estrials

These serpentine fruity fiends are impressive, yet so simple to make. Thread slices of strawberry and banana onto a skewer, or carefully balance them next to each other for a curved snake. Finish with a whole strawberry for the head, chocolate drop eyes and a banana forked tongue. 

For the extra pear-estrials, cut pears in half vertically and remove the stalks. Roll out a piece of soft liquorice or some ready-to-roll black icing and cut out pointed eyes, little diamond-shaped noses and short, thin mouths. Position on the pear halves to create alien faces.

5. Mallow-een skull pops 

Little ones will love making this. Take some white marshmallows and push a cake-pop stick into the bottom of each. Use black piping icing or writing icing to draw eyes and a stitched mouth onto each marshmallow.

For extra wow-factor, pipe Day of the Dead skull-style flowers and swirls on your cake pops, using brightly coloured icing!

6. Brain cupcakes

They may look gruesome but they are deliciously tasty. You can make your own bloody brain cupcakes, or simply buy some uniced cakes and pipe on your brainy topping. 

7. Blood and bone meringues

Just a few simple ingredients create these bone-chilling meringue bones and blood dip. Once you've made your meringue, pipe into bone shapes and bake. You could even use them to decorate a cake if you want a showstopping centrepiece.

8. Injurebread men

These poor gingerbread men have had a Halloween 'snack-cident' and we're calling them 'Injurebread men'. They're deliciously gingery and spiced, and couldn't be simpler to make and decorate.

9. Day of the Dead biscuits

Bake some pretty but gruesome Day of the Dead inspired ginger biscuits. We've opted for a rather intricate design but it's easy to replicate if you've got some time and patience. 

10. Tombstone biscuits

Decorate these tombstone biscuits with your own creepy Halloween messages. You could even get your guests to decorate their own if you leave out some melted chocolate and writing icing

Feeling inspired to make your own Halloween treats? Make sure you pop into your local Asda or head online