Scary Good Halloween Party Recipes

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means that there will be plenty of Halloween parties (and great food) coming up. If you’ve been invited to a Halloween party, and were told to bring a dish, it’s time to forgo the usual chips and dip and show up with something that’s a hit! Halloween is the only time of year when bringing a dish that looks like human brains or cut off fingers is acceptable, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get a little creative with your recipes. Here are a few scary-looking recipes that will get a lot of spooks and recognition at those upcoming Halloween parties.

Spooky Fingers

This spooky snack recipe calls for pretzels, white chocolate, and pumpkin seeds.  This recipe is delicious, and very easy to make.  

Total Time: 15 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Level: Easy

Makes 1 Dozen Fingers


8 oz. white chocolate

20 pretzel rods

20 pumpkin seeds


  1. First line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place the chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave chocolate in 30 second increments, until melted. Stir the chocolate until it’s smooth.
  2. Dip 1 pretzel rod in the melted chocolate, leaving about 3 inches uncoated at one end.  Place the pretzel rod on cookie sheet. Then immediately press 1 pumpkin seed onto the coated tip (to resemble a fingernail). Repeat with the remaining pretzel rods.
  3. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, to set the chocolate. Store fingers up to 2 weeks, in an airtight container, at room temperature.

Pizza Skulls

Just about everyone loves pizza. Bring these pizza skulls to the Halloween party, and you’ll quickly become everyone’s favorite person. Not to mention, these skulls are perfect for Halloween parties. These scary looking skulls are made from pizza dough, and filled with sausage and pepperoni. They’re also very easy to make.


Makes 6 skulls

1 (13.8oz) can refrigerated pizza dough

6 Tbsp pizza sauce

1-½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

¼ cup cooked and crumbled Italian sausage

24 slices of pepperoni, chopped


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray the cooking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

  1. Unroll the pizza dough and press in into a 15×10 inch rectangle.  Cut into 6 even strips.  Drape each strip into a skull cavity.  
  2. Sprinkle with cheese, and top off with 1 tablespoon of sauce, 4 pepperoni slices and some sausage. Top off again with cheese.
  3. Fold the dough over and press the seams to seal the skulls.
  4. Bake the skulls for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Freeze the skulls to store them for later.

Now you’re well-prepared for those upcoming Halloween parties, and don’t have to be that person who brings a store-bought snack. Use one of these delicious easy-to-make recipes, and not only will you impress your friends, but you’ll also spook them!


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