5 Spooky Snacks Perfect For Halloween Day
Halloween was made for snacking!
Candy isn't the only thing you can munch and crunch on during this spooktacular holiday! Try making these 5 spooky snacks that you can bring to any Halloween party:
1.- Halloween Snack Mix
Let’s start with an easy one! All you need to do is combine everyone's favorite mini snacks (pretzels, popcorn, cereal, nuts, chocolates, etc.) into a bag or container. It's a really great idea to take a bag or two with you while you trick-or-treat through your friends’ Halloween party!
2.- Candy Kebabs
Who said kebabs must always be savory!? Stack your favorite gummies and marshmallow treats on skewers, then slide into a glass jar full of candy for a treat that can also serve as the perfect spooky centerpiece.
3.- Spooky Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches (Bat shaped)
PB&Js are the perfect evening snack! And also a super simple way to get a filling treat into your goblin friends’ tummies. Using a bat-shaped cookie cutter, press into pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (found in the freezer section) and be ready to enjoy the spooky sweetness.
What you'll need:
- Bat cookie-cutter - easy to find on your favorite online marketplace.
- Your favorite peanut butter brand
- A delicious blueberry jelly sandwich (frozen)
4.- Dracula Denture Treats
Do you remember our almond cookies recipe? You can use it to make a spooky yet realistic treat in a few steps! Muahaha.
You will need:
- 1 can vanilla frosting
- Red food coloring
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- Slivered almonds
- Follow the directions of our almond cookies recipe. Once the cookies have cooled down, cut them carefully in half.
- Grab your bowl and add the vanilla frosting plus a few drops of red food coloring. Stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half.
- Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of half of the halves. Place the remaining halves on top, then stick a slivered almond on each side to create vampire fangs.
5.- Bread Bowl Cauldron with Spinach Dip
Spinach dip is always a crowd-pleaser but put it in a bread cauldron and you've got an appetizer that will give your guests spooky chills all night long!
- 1 c. sour cream
- ½ c. mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 package frozen chopped spinach
- ½ c. chopped scallions
- ¼ c. shredded carrots
- 2 refrigerated breadsticks
- Black Icing Color
- Green Icing Color (optional)
- 1 round loaf pumpernickel bread
- 1 package of cream cheese
- La Española Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, basil, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt; mix well. Stir in spinach, scallions, and carrots; blend well. Tint green with icing color if desired. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight for flavors to develop.
- Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll 2 attached breadsticks from a package of refrigerated breadsticks. Twist and form into a handle shape. Insert a toothpick into each end and bake as the package directs. (You can bake the remaining breadsticks as well and serve them as an accompaniment to dip.)
- Remove the breadticks from the oven and let them cool completely. Paint handle with black icing color. Cut the top off bread and hollow it out to form a bowl. Insert the handle into the top of the bread bowl.
- In a small bowl, tint cream cheese black with icing color. Transfer to a zip-top bag. Snip 1/2-in. hole from one corner of the bag. Pipe around the top of the cauldron.
- Add the Spinach dip in the hole of your cauldron and drizzle it with La Española Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil to elevate the flavors of your spooky potion! Serve with baked breadsticks and raw vegetables.
This year’s Halloween night, don’t let the scaries keep you from enjoying these amazing snacks that are not only super “instagramable”, but they taste delicious too! Do you have a must-try Halloween recipe that you think we should know? Head over to our Facebook and/or Instagram and share it with us!