Happy Friday Foodies!!! The countdown for Halloween is in full affect and it’s only 10 days away! Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year, most people, like myself, will be celebrating the holiday next weekend with a party or a dinner. So for those who are trying to be the Host with the Most, I have Halloween appetizers, main dishes, drinks, and desserts that take hardly anytime to prepare and will be a treat for all your guys and ghouls!
First up, Appetizers! I figured since this particular holiday is filled with candy galore, you should try these healthy alternatives.
Ghost Fruit Kabobs
What a festive, yet healthy way to kick off a Halloween party with these Ghost Fruit Kabobs as appetizers! You can use any fruit of your choice but in this picture, there are strawberries and melons. For the marshmallows, all you need is a black food coloring marker to draw the ghost’s face and the rest is pretty straight forward. Be sure to cut up the fruit in bite size pieces, create a pattern, and follow from one in of the skewer to the next!
Pumpkin Veggie Tray
You can’t go wrong with a veggie tray! It’s the staple piece of every pot luck and party. To stay in the spooky spirit, try using a pumpkin as a serving dish for your dipping sauce!
Jack O’ Lantern Burgers
Who doesn’t love a good hearty burger? What better way to fill up tummies than a Jack O’ Lantern cheeseburger and to stay within the theme, just cut the cheese slices anyway you like to resemble a Jack O’ Lantern. The kids will love it!
Graveyard Taco Dip
Taco dip is a necessity at my family functions so when I saw this dish, I knew my other foodie friends would enjoy it. This Graveyard Taco Dip recipe is basically a seven-layer dip but with only five layers! Here’s the layers:
1 can refried beans or refried black beans
2 cups sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning
2 avocados, mashed
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 cup salsa
1 bunch scallions (green onions), chopped
Top it off with tombstone tortilla chips and it will be ready to serve!
For this kid friendly drink all you need is two ingredients: ice cream and Hawaiin Punch! The Vampire Float is a spin on the traditional root beer float and sure to be a hit at your party!
Caramel Apple Sangria
For my foodies who need a little kick in their drink, I suggest the Caramel Apple Sangria. I tried this drink just last week at a wedding and it was a fan favorite! Remember to keep this out of reach of children, maybe label this as an adult only beverage.
People all over will be passing out chocolate treats so why not be a little different and serve white chocolate with these Mummy Pretzels. The trick for this treat is to put the melted white chocolate in a squeeze bottle to make mummifying your pretzels easier!
Reese’s Oreo Bats
These Reese’s Oreo Bats will be a dish that I personally will be trying this year. All you need is mini Reese’s cups, Oreos, and cream cheese frosting for the edible eyes!!!
There you have it! Try any of these Halloween inspired dishes at your party next weekend and watch them disappear!