Halloween Party Food

Make your party complete with these fun and creative Halloween Party Food recipes.

I like Halloween so much that I start making this food for the kids' lunches on October 1st and continue throughout the whole month!

These recipes go all the way from having pumpkin bread for breakfast, lots of fun recipes for lunch, snack and drink ideas to finishing it off with a scrumptious dessert!



Table of Contents
Halloween Party Food

Pumpkin Bread

Monster Toes

Graveyard Cake

Jello Worms

Witches Brew

Infested Ice Cubes

Jack-0-Lantern Pizza

Mummy Muffins

Pumpkin Bars

Spooky Juice

Haunted Ice


Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1-2/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Directions:

    In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and allspice together; mix well.

    In a large bowl, combine the sugar, pumpkin, water, eggs and oil in a bowl; mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring as you go.

    Pour batter into a well-greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

    Jack-o-Lantern Pizza

    This Halloween Party Food recipe couldn't be easier and it's very popular with the kids.

    Ingredients:

    • Prepared pizza dough
    • Jarred or canned pizza sauce
    • Preshredded pizza cheese
    • Pepperoni slices
    • Sliced black olives

    Press out the dough onto a round pizza pan. Slice off a small piece of dough to create the stem at the top.

    Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce. Top with shredded cheese. Arrange the pepperonis according to the picture. Top the "eyes" with 2 black olive slices.

    Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes or until golden brown.


    Monster Toes

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    • Cocktail wieners
    • Tortilla shells
    • Red Decorating Gel
    • Toothpicks
    Using a sharp knife, cut a notch into the end of each cocktail wiener to create a toenail.

    Cut 1/2" x 5-1/2" strips of tortilla shells. (Works best if you warm the shell in the microwave for a few seconds.) Wrap a cocktail wiener with a tortilla shell to create a mummy looking wrap. Secure with a toothpick. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes or until warm.

    Remove the toothpick. Fill in the "toenail" with red decorating gel. (Ketchup works well also.)


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    English Muffin Mummies

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    Slightly toast the english muffins. Spread each muffin half with pizza sauce. Place two sliced black olives for the eyes. Criss-cross string cheese. Place in a 350 degree oven just until the cheese is melted.


    Editor's note: This is an easy recipe for the kids to help with at your Halloween Party for Kids!


    Graveyard Cake

    This is the Halloween Party Food Recipe that I had the most fun with. It was time consuming, but well worth the effort.


    graveyard cake

    • Boxed cake mix
    • Can of chocolate frosting
    • Oreo cookies
    • Shortbread cookies (rectangular in shape)
    • Decorating gel
    • Coconut
    • Candy pumpkins
    • Can of whipped cream

    Bake the cake according to package directions. Frost when cake is cooled. Crush the Oreo cookies and sprinkle on cake. Use the shortbread cookies to create headstones. Use the decorating gel to write on the tombstones and add detail to other parts of the graveyard. Use coconut to create lawn debris. Scatter candied pumpkins throughout the graveyard. Use the whipped cream to create ghosts.


    Pumpkin Bars

    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 cups flour
    • 16 oz. can of pumpkin
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Mix all ingredients. Spread batter in a greased jelly roll pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-35 minutes. Frost when cooled.

    Frosting:

    • 8 oz cream cheese
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 4 cups powdered sugar

    Mix the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together. Slowly add the powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Spread on the bars after they cool.

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    Jello Worms

    I had soooooo much fun freaking the kids out with these worms. They look so real! But I will warn you, they are a little messy to make and take some time. I wouldn't suggest making these the day of your party. Plan ahead and have some stored in the refrigerator.

    jello worms

    • 2 - 3 ounce boxes of raspberry Jell-o
    • 3 cups boiling water
    • 3/4 cup whipping cream
    • 1 package unflavored geletin
    • Green food coloring
    • 100 flexible straws

    Mix the Jell-o and unflavored geletin with the boiling water. Stir until well dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

    Stir in the whipping cream and green food coloring.

    Bind the straws together with a rubberband. Find a tall container that is similar in width to the size of your straw bundle. Place the straws in the container.

    Using a small funnel and pouring slowing, fill the straws up about 1" with Jell-o mixture. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to partially firm this mixture. (This prevents the Jell-o mixture from continuing to seep through the end of the straws.)

    After 30 minutes, fill the straws with the rest of the Jello mixture. Place in the refrigerator until firm. To release the worms, run the straws under warm water until they slide out, use a rolling pin to roll them out or use a pliers to hold the top of the straw and pinch the worms out with your fingers.


    Spooky Juice

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    Mix equal parts of Mountain Dew and blue Kool-aid for a radio active look to your drink. Chill before serving.


    Witches Brew

    • 1 46 oz. can pineapple juice
    • 1-1/2 qt. container orange sherbet
    • 1 - 2 liter bottle of gingerale
    Mix all ingredients. Chill before serving.


    Haunted Ice

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    Haunted Ice
    (For a punch bowl)

    Fill a vinyl glove with water. Add food coloring if desired. Tie end of glove with a rubberband and freeze overnight. When your ready to place ice in your punch bowl, dip the frozen glove in warm water, remove the ice and add to punch bowl.


    Infested Ice Cubes

    Make ice cubes in regular ice cube trays and add a Gummi Bug to each cube. Add food coloring to the cubes for an added affect.


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