Whoa, October has gone by lightning fast! While you’re putting the finishing touches on your costume and picking out the perfect candy to hand out to trick or treaters, don’t forget to add some creepy crawly foods to your menu for Halloween night!
I’ve compiled a list of 28 creepy crawly foods that will make your Halloween party (or even just a fun meal for the night!) send shivers down your guest’s spine. Check out these ghastly dinner, snack, drink and dessert recipes (and yes, there are gluten free, dairy free and vegan options so anyone can be
grossed out enjoy)!
28 Creepy Crawly Foods to Make this Halloween
1. Mini Ghost Pizzas
These little guys are super easy to make! Recipe from Crayons and Cravings.
2. Pink Brain Mousse in White Chocolate Skulls
If you’re expecting Zombies they’ll be sure to love this sweet treat! Recipe from Mom Foodie.
3. Monster Halloween Marshmallow Pops
Not only are the bright colors super fun these pops are also gluten free. Win win. Recipe from Recipes From a Pantry.
4. Peppered Tombstone Cracker Spread
A hauntingly delicious appetizer. Recipe from Delicious Table.
5. Blood Bags Halloween Drink (Non-Alcoholic)
Calling all vampires! This fruity punch looks scary but tastes oh so sweet. Recipe from Finding Zest.
6. Sweet and Sour “Bat” Wings
I promise these are more treat than trick – but it’ll still be fun watching your guests (or your kids) squirm when you bring these to the table. Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts.
7. Spell Book Rice Krispy Treats
Probably the most creative cereal treats you’ll ever make. They’ll definitely cast a spell on your guests! Recipe from Organized 31.
8. Mummy Sweet Potato Brownies
Sweet potato and chocolate combine to make your new favorite fall treat. Recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.
9. Stuffed Pepper Jacks
Pick your favorite combination to stuff in a jack-o-lantern carved pepper. Even better? There are vegan and gluten free options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Recipe by Spabettie. (Frito Pie Pepper Jacks pictured).
10. Halloween Zombie Fingers (Gluten Free)
You read that right. These sinister looking treats are gluten free and vegan! Recipe from Recipes From a Pantry.
11. Witches Brew Trifle
This spellbinding dessert only looks like it contains eye of newt (what is that anyway?). Recipe from Food Meanderings.
12. Healthy Halloween Treats
If you’re scared of the sugar coma that’s sure to come later in the evening, then whip up some banana ghosts, vampire apples, pumpkin oranges, and celery witches fingers. Recipes from A Mindfull Mom.
13. Spaghetti With Deviled Eyes
If you want a truly eye-catching meal (wink), try this devilish pasta dish! Recipe from Our Wabisabi Life.
14. Spooky Halloween Brownies
These ghostly brownies are so easy to pull together, it’s scary. As a plus, your little ones can easily help with these since they use premade ingredients! Recipe from Reese Alvarado.
15. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
If you’re looking for a snack that’s a little less on the scary side, these pumpkin shaped Rice Krispy treats are perfect. Recipe from Cincy Shopper.
16. Monster Mash Snack Mix
If a scary movie marathon is in the plans, my Monster Mash Snack Mix is the perfect sweet and salty accompaniment! Recipe from A Dairing Life.
17. Bloody Red Velvet Cocoa
Enjoy this warm chocolatey drink after a night of trick-or-treating. Recipe from Our Wabisabi Life.
18. Spider Deviled Eggs
This creepy crawly snack is surprisingly simple to make. Recipe from Fun Thrifty Mom.
19. Gluten Free Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake
Stun your guests with this spooky dessert that even those with food allergies can eat! Recipe from Rhian’s Recipes.
20. Melting Witch Chocolate Bark
“What a world!” I can’t decide if this bark is the cutest or scariest thing I’ve ever seen, but I definitely know it’s delicious. Recipe from Food Meanderings.
21. Cherry Vampire Beergaritas
These cherry beergaritas are the perfect blood colored cocktail. Just garnish with vampire teeth! Recipe here.
22. Snake Tongue Rolls
Add your favorite toppings to these gruesome but tasty Snake Tongue Rolls. Bonus points for ketchup “blood”. Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts.
23. Easy Raspberry Mummy Pies
Puff pastry and raspberry jam combine to make a tasty (and easy!) Halloween party treat. Recipe from Veggie Desserts.
24. Spooky Ghost Vegan Bounty Bars
These only contain 5 ingredients, plus they’re vegan so all of your party guests can enjoy! Recipe from The Petite Cook.
25. Halloween Pizza Potato Skins
Decorate these savory potatoes with your favorite toppings to make mummies, ghosts and spiderwebs. Recipe from Three Olives Branch.
26. Halloween Wicked Witch Finger Cookies
These are almost too gruesome to eat – almost. Recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.
27. Pumpkin Caramel Chocolate Skulls
Dairy, egg, soy, and gluten free…oh and vegan. If you like your chocolate spicy, there’s a link to a wasabi ginger variation as well. Recipe from Spabettie.
28. Vampire Bite Cupcakes
An egg and dairy free cupcake that’s sure to give you goosebumps. Recipe from VNutrition and Wellness.
I hope you’re inspired to create some creepy crawly food for Halloween – whether you’re throwing a party, or just for fun. We’ll be enjoying some bat wings for dinner and munching on Monster Mash Snack Mix while we watch scary movies!
Do you like creepy crawly foods for Halloween? Are you having a party or going trick-or-treating? Let me know your Halloween traditions below!
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