Here are 20 easy homemade Halloween party food recipes and ideas to make your Halloween party more fun! You’ll find sweet treats and healthier options!
20 Homemade Halloween Recipes – Food Party And Snack Ideas
Here are lots of easy party food and snack recipes you can make for a simple but fun Halloween party. Most of the recipes are easy enough that the kids can make them with you and if you’d like to offer some options that are less likely to cause a sugar coma, we’re also including some healthier Halloween snack options!
Here are 2 of our videos showing the recipes from this post and you’ll find the recipes below the videos! Enjoy!
Homemade Gummy Worms Recipe
2 pkgs. red jello (cherry, raspberry or strawberry)
1 pkg. unflavored gelatin (Don’t forget, because it’s what make them firm!)
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup ice cubes
3/4 cup whipping cream
15 drops green food coloring
To prepare the mold for your homemade gummy worms, find a tall container and fill it with flexible straws. You can use a large plastic cup like a 32 oz. fast food drink cup or a quart milk carton anything that will hold your straws. Make sure to extend the flexible straws so that they can leave a texture on your worms. Then put a rubber band around the outside of the straws to keep them all together.
Combine both gelatins in boiling water. When the gelatin is dissolved, add ice cubes and stir until melted and cool. Add whipping cream and food coloring.
Pour a small amount of the gelatin mixture into the straws so that about 1 inch of gelatin is covering the bottom. (It will not only be in the straws, but around the straws in the cup. This is OK.) Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will make a “seal” on the bottom to keep the rest of your gelatin from running out.
Remove from the freezer and then fill the straws the rest of the way. There will be gelatin filling the container. Refrigerate for 3 hours, until firm.
To remove the worms from the straws, pour hot running water over the outside of the container for a few seconds to loosen the gelatin. Then just squeeze the worms out the end of the straw. Some people say you can run a rolling pin over the worms and they will squeeze out that way also.
Then enjoy your slimy gummy worms!
Black food coloring pen (found at craft stores)
Use the food coloring pen to draw faces on the marshmallows. Then use the marshmallows in hot cocoa or just put them a plate for the kids to eat.
1 loaf French bread
1 jar spaghetti sauce
mozzarella cheese (sticks or a block of cheese)
2 black olives
Slice the French break in half. Spread spaghetti sauce on the bread. If using a block of mozzarella cheese, slice into thin slices. If using mozzarella string cheese, then peel off pieces. Lay the pieces of mozzarella diagonally on the French bread (to create the texture of mummy wrapping). Place the olives between slices of mozzarella about 2 inches or so from the top of the French bread to make the eyes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Buy popsicles that have white wrappers. Then draw a ghost face on each one with a sharpie. You can just draw just 3 ovals– 2 small ones for eyes and 1 big one for the mouth.
Spider Deviled Eggs
Make deviled eggs. To make the spiders, cut a black olive in half. Place one half cut side down on the egg. Cut the other half into “legs”. Place the legs on each side of the large olive half.
White candy coating
Melt the candy coating. Place a marshmallow on each end of a pretzel. Dip in the candy coating. Then place on silpat, waxed paper or parchment paper to dry. When dry, break off the extra candy coating that ran and hardened. Place all of the bones on a tray and serve.
Mini chocolate chips (optional)
Cut a banana in half or quarters. Press 2 mini chocolate chips upside down in for eyes and use 1 regular chocolate chip upside down for the mouth. Serve.
Peel a few clementine cuties. Slice the celery into small pieces horizontally. Place the celery into the top of the cutie to make the stem of the pumpkin.
Hard Boiled Ghost Eggs
Black food coloring pen (found at craft stores)
Hard boil the eggs. Peel. Dry with a paper towel. Slice a small section off the bottom so they will stand without rolling around. Make sure the eggs are dry and then paint a ghost face on the front with a food grade marker (found at craft stores). Place on a tray and serve. (These display well with the spider eggs above.)
Octopus Hot Dogs
Cut the hot dogs about 2/3 of the way down in half. Then in quarter and in eighths. Place in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until warmed through and until the “legs” begin to curl. Remove from the water and put 2 cloves on the top of the uncut side for eyeballs.
Hot Dog Worms
Slice hot dogs in half and then slice each piece in half again. Place in boiling water to warm through and remove when the worms are starting to curl. Serve alone or serve in chili with the worms hanging off the side of the bowl.
Halloween Trail Mix
1/2 bag stick pretzels
1/2 bag Bugles chips
1 cup raisins
3 cups Rice Chex, Corn Chex or Wheat Chex
1 bag candy corns
1 bag candy corn pumpkins
Mix all of the ingredients together and serve.
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 cups mini marshmallows (or 12 large marshmallows)
1 tsp. vanilla
6 drops each green and yellow food coloring
16 cups popped popcorn (2 regular sized bags)
Dissolve the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a pan on medium heat. Remove from the heat. Add the marshmallows, vanilla and food coloring. Stir until combined and the marshmallows are melted. Pour the mixture over the popcorn, stirring to make sure all the popcorn is covered. Place in an air tight container if you won’t be serving it right away.
Halloween Hand Treat Party Favors
Fill a clear food grade glove with candies. Tie off then end of each glove with yarn or ribbon.
Candy Corn Fruit Cups
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can Mandarin oranges
Layer a couple of spoonfuls of crushed pineapple in clear cups or bowls. Then layer the Mandarine oranges and then top with whipped cream.
Fudge striped cookies
Orange or purple frosting
Turn one cookie upside down. Cover the bottom of the Hershey Kiss with frosting. Place the kiss in the middle on the backside of the cookie, pressing down so the frosting squishes out a little and make a “hat rim”.
Black food coloring or green and yellow food coloring
Add a drop of either black food coloring or green and yellow food coloring to scrambled eggs before cooking. Then scramble the eggs.
1 bottle 7-up
1 carton lime sherbet
Pour the 7-up into a bowl. Then add scoops of sherbet. (I usually use one carton of sherbet with one bottle of 7-up.) Serve.
Pour the punch into a punch bowl. Then float the grapes in the bowl. You will have Witches Brew with Eyeballs!
Tootsie Roll Pops suckers
Place a tissue over each sucker. Tie with yarn, creating a bow tie. Draw a face on the tissue for Ghost Pops!
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grizzly bear mom
your worms are DISGUSTING!
That makes them a perfect Halloween treat. :)
YES!! I love that idea!
These are such cute ideas! Something my children love to do is to turn their favorite “pigs in a blanket” meal into mummies. The hotdogs remain whole, but the crescent rolls are cut into thin strips and wrapped around the hotdogs to look like a mummy. It’s super cute!
Great job, Tawra & Jill! Thanks for the super ideas!
ELAINE D SMITH
I’m confused on the slimy popcorn…the bags of popcorn are already popped bags or microwave bags that yield 16 cups?
You need a total of 16 cups popcorn. 2 packets (or bags) of microwave popcorn yields about that amount.
About how many worms does the recipe make?
I am not really sure and it depends on the size of straws that you use too but it does make quite a large batch of them – taking a wild guess probably about 30-40