5 Easy Halloween Party Food Ideas: Creepy Halloween Food Ideas

Halloween is the best night of the year for a full-on, fancy dress party. Bring your friends round, dress up like a zombie/mummy/vampire and decorate the living room until it looks dilapidated enough to pass as a home for the undead. But there’s still something missing – food and drink. That is why we are sharing 5 easy Halloween party food ideas for you!5 Easy Halloween Party Food Ideas: Creepy Halloween Food Ideas

5 Easy Halloween Party Food Ideas: Creepy Halloween Food Ideas

If you’re unsure about how to sort out the problem of Halloween party food, that’s understandable. It’s a little tricky to make food that is as disgusting as it is delicious…If you need some inspiration for easy Halloween party foods that will leave your guests impressed and well fed, we have a few ideas.

1. Spooky Spider Eggs 

Easy Halloween Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs are a slightly creepy, fun and healthy Halloween food idea. It is perfect for a party or an after-school snack, and this Halloween recipe is simple enough for your kids to make!

spider egg canapé

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 12teaspoon ground mustard
  • 18teaspoon salt
  • 18teaspoon pepper

Directions 

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Slip out yolks and mash.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cut the whole olive in half.
  4.  Put one half on mashed yolk for the spider’s body.
  5. Thinly slice the other half for the spider’s legs. Put four legs on each side.

2. Bat wings

Bat wings, yuck! Don’t worry – they’re actually chicken wings (much easier to get hold of and a bit tastier too) marinated in a truly delicious sweet barbecue sauce and crisped in the oven.

bat wings 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 1 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp black food coloring
  • 1.8 kg chicken wings

Directions

1. Combine the brown sugar, golden syrup, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and barbecue sauce in a large bowl until the sugar has fully dissolved

2. Add 1 tbsp black food coloring to the marinade a little bit at a time until it has reached a consistent black color

3. Stab the wings multiple times with a fork (to help them soak up the marinade), then add them to the bowl and place in the fridge for a few hours, or ideally overnight

4. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C (fan)/ 350°F/ Gas 4 – only do this once the wings have fully marinated!

5. Remove the wings from the marinade and place them on a roasting rack, fanning each wing out to give them more of a ‘batlike’ appearance

6. Place the rack with the wings in the hot oven for 45-60 min. Meanwhile, pour the leftover marinade into a saucepan and cook on a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced to a thick, syrupy consistency, then remove from the heat

7. Remove the wings from the oven and spoon the black reduction over the cooked chicken wings, before returning to the oven for 10-15 min.

8. Remove the wings from the oven again and serve

3. Bloody hot dog fingers

halloween sausage

Ingredients

  • 12 hot dogs (any type — chicken, beef, pork or veggie)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • Ketchup
  • 12 hot dog buns

Directions

  1. Cut off a small layer of the hot dog at the tip (this will be the area where the fingernail would be), and cut off the other end completely.
  2. Right below the area where the fingernail will be, make 3 small cuts on an angle, then again in the opposite direction and again where the knuckle would be. Once the hot dogs boil, this will give them a more realistic look.
  3. Cut the onion in half, and remove the 2 layers of onion skin.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, drop the onion pieces and the hot dogs into the pot. Boil for about 5 minutes, and then drain.
  5. Cut the onion into strips and then into small pieces that look like fingernails. 
  6. Add a few drops of ketchup on the hot dogs, then place the onion “nail” on top, creating the finger.
  7. Garnish with extra ketchup, and serve.

4. Watermelon Monster

Brilliantly simple, childishly gross and healthy as well, the Watermelon Monster has become a staple easy win in the weird world of Halloween party food. We’ve given ours a seasonal twist by making the fruit salad ‘vomit’ out of seasonal fruit because – let’s face it – a watermelon isn’t very autumnal and we’re trying to compensate.

halloween monster

Ingredients

  • 1 watermelon
  • 4 pears
  • 2 bunches of grapes
  • 4 apples

Directions

1. Mark out the monster’s mouth with a pen, like you, do when carving a pumpkin

2. Cut out the edge of the mouth with a knife, taking care not to slip!

3. Lift out and discard the mouth chunk of watermelon, using your knife to lever the segment free. 

4.Empty out a portion of the watermelon using a spoon

5. Cut two slices from the center of an apple (use the remainder in the fruit salad) and halve a grape. Insert two cocktail sticks into the watermelon above the mouth – this is where the eyes will go. Skewer one slice of apple on each, and top with each with half a grape.

6.Dice the pears, remaining apple and grapes – this is your fruit salad

7.Place your watermelon monster head on a platter, then spoon the fruit inside the head and spilling out onto the platter
Tip: If you’d like to make your monster extra scary, you can drizzle some fake blood or jam around his mouth…

Tip: Save some of the watermelon flesh you scoop out and add it to the fruit salad

5. 3D Ghost Cookies

Looking for something ghoulish to add to your Halloween party menu? These 3D ghost cookies will make the coolest addition. An easy treat, that also tastes good? What could be better?

ghost cookies

 

Ingredients

Cooked & cooled Sugar Cookies
18-24 large marshmallows

 White Frosting
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted plain shortening 
  • 3-5 Tbsp hot water

Black Frosting

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSp melted butter
  • 1/8 tsp black coloring

Directions

You can make your own amazing sugar cookies, or you can cheat and get some from the shop.

1. Whisk together the ingredients for the white frosting. Then whisk together with the sugar and water, adding additional tablespoons of water until the frosting is smooth and runny enough that it drips off the whisk easily.

2. Melt the marshmallows a bit so that they meld to the top of the cookie. Set the marshmallows out with an inch or two between them. Put them in the microwave and heat them just until they begin to puff up about 15-20 seconds.

3. Spray a rubber scraper and use that to quickly transfer the melted marshmallows off the mat and onto your cookies. 

4. Grab a spoon and just spoon the white frosting over the top of the marshmallow on the cookies. The idea is to cover it completely, and have the frosting on the entire face of the cookie. 

5. Whisk together the ingredients for the black frosting. Now use a rubber scraper to transfer that frosting to a small ziplock bag.

6. Let the frosting dry, then just use your finger to pat down any point edges to the eyes and mouth.

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Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃👻 🌙