October 8, 2012
Halloween is the perfect time of year to throw a festive party! Whether you’re hosting a full-out costume party or just having a few friends over, here are some quick, easy and fun Halloween recipes to make your party spook-tacular!
Grab your punch bowl and party cups and stir up some old fashioned Butterbeer. Use butterscotch syrup for a kid-friendly version and butterscotch schnapps to kick it up a notch for the adults.
- 2 liters root beer or cream soda
- Butterscotch syrup (or schnapps) to taste (about 1 cup)
Mix well and pour into punch bowl with ice cubes or ice hands (freeze water in rubber gloves, then peel away the glove for a frozen hand!)
Get the party started with a spooky appetizer served on a plastic trays lined with orange and black napkins.
Mozzarella Cheese Ball Spiders
- Large balls of mozzarella cheese (as many as needed)
- 8 pretzel sticks per cheese ball
- 2 capers per cheese ball
Insert pretzel sticks into cheese ball for legs and capers for eyes. Serve with crackers.
Get creative with your Halloween entree by adding spooky twists to standard dishes. Try spaghetti with eyeballs (meatballs wrapped around an olive), bones (rack of ribs) on a platter, or blood (tomato soup) in a pumpkin.
A party wouldn’t be a party without dessert. Try these quick and easy recipes—if you dare!
Krispie Balls With Worms
- 6 cups crisped rice cereal, plain or chocolate
- 1 bag mini marshmallows or 1 jar marshmallow fluff
- 40 gummy worms
Melt marshmallows on stove over low heat. Add cereal and mix thoroughly. Butter your hands. Shape krispie mix into balls, adding gummy worms as you go. Store in a cool, dry sealed container.
- 1 package oval shaped sandwich cookies, or peanut shaped – “nutter” sandwich cookies
- 1 bag white chocolate chips, or about 12 oz white almond bark
- mini candies or chocolate chips for eyes
Using a regular kitchen knife gently saw off one rounded end of the cookies to make them “ghost” shaped. Melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, starting with 1 minute, stir and return for 20 second intervals until completely melted.
Dip cookies in the melted chocolate and place on wax paper. Before they set up add eyes with miniature chocolate chips, or small candies. (in the photo we used small licorice candies cut in half, but you can use anything you have on hand)
Don’t forget a late night snack! Create your own version of a Halloween Monster Mash by mixing ingredients like: popcorn, peanuts, candy corn, pretzels, chocolate chips, cheese crackers, or anything else you love. Serve it all up in plastic cauldrons placed all around your party space.