The perfect appetizer for Halloween is one that doubles as spooky décor for the table. We have a few new recipes and many from the recipe vault to share this season. Let us know which ones you are most excited for.
Making this spooky little spider is quick, easy, and sure to impress. We whipped up a double batch of Chocolate Chip Cheeseball to make a bigger spider, but one would do just fine for a smaller crowd. Place about 1/3 of the prepared mix in plastic wrap and 2/3 of the mix in a separate sheet of wrap. Refrigerate while you gather the rest of your ingredients.
You will need black licorice, red fruit leather, and candy eyes. Cut the fruit leather into an hourglass shape to resemble a black widow’s marking. Then, cut 8 pieces of licorice to appropriate length for spider legs (we used the excess to make pinchers). Once your two cheeseballs have become firm in the refrigerator, roll each in the included cookie topping.
Now it is time for assembly! Place the two cheeseballs side by side. The larger will be the body and the smaller will be the head. Insert 4 strips of licorice on each side of the body as legs; place fruit leather in the center of the body; position the two candy eyes on the front of the head (and pinchers below if using). Serve up our creepy crawly friend with cookies and fruit for everyone to enjoy!
These tasty little smiles only take a few ingredients to make. Slice up apples, prepare your favorite sweet cheeseball (we love pumpkin for the fall vibes and contrast in color), and gather a few marshmallows. To assemble, spread the prepared cheeseball on one side of each of the apple slices. Then, place mini marshmallows between two apple slices as the teeth.
More Spooky Recipes to Love!
We love snacks that feed into a theme and double as décor. Here are a few more recipes that are perfect for spooky, harvest parties and to enjoy all season long!
Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Spooky Dessert Pizza
Spiced Orange Cookies
Graveyard Dirt Cake
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Caramel Cheesecake Baked Apples
Trick & Treat
Turtle Cheesecake Brownies
Tuscan Olive Boat