30 Halloween Food Ideas That Are So Good, They're Scary

You are not prepared for how crazy delicious these eats and treats are.

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Jonathan Boulton

If you're throwing a Halloween party this year, you need to serve more than candy and booze. These festive ideas are so easy, it's scary. Serve these appetizers, desserts, and snacks at your bash and watch them disappear—just like magic.

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Kat Wirsing
Halloween Layer Cake

It's almost too cute to eat, but you'll also feel too bad to waste it. I mean, those Milano gravestones look so good, it really is scary.

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Alexa Payesko
Pumpkin Patch Brownies

This clever take on a traditional dessert is worthy of some serious brownie points—literally.

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Alexa Payesko
Dracula Dentures

Kind of terrifying, but who could go wrong with chocolate chip cookies, frosting, and marshmallows? If you have anything bad to say about this, you're a monster...sorry.

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Kat Wirsing
Eyeball Pasta

My stomach has been eyeballing this spaghetti and eye(meat)balls all day.

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Jonathan Boulton
Reese's Bats

Nothing to eek about here. These Reese's bats are far from spooky, just delicious. And your kids can make them.

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Alexa Payesko
Poison Apples

Okay, this may be the one exception to that whole "an apple a day" phrase.

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Sally Quinn
Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

Your not-so-basic version of the beloved pumpkin spice.

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Naomi Robinson
Bat Truffles

Rumor has it these bats turn to vampires if not eaten ASAP.

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Alexa Payesko
Ghost S'mores Dip

These have to be the most boo-tiful toasted marshmallows I've ever seen. Not to mention there are chocolate and graham cracker layers floating below. I'm dead.

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Naomi Robinson
Jack-o'-Lantern Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats will never steer you wrong. Especially when they're themed. And let me tell you, these pumpkin treats will have your guests doing the Monster Mash.

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Ethan Calabrese
Mummy Brie

Thanks to puff pastry, your basic baked brie becomes a totally spooky Halloween appetizer.

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Ethan Calabrese
Glowing Black Widow Oreo Pops

The secret to that ghoulish glow? Mi a little tonic water into melted white chocolate and then shining a blacklight on the buffet.

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More: 20 Sweet Halloween Treats Beyond Candy

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S'mores Pumpkin Cupcakes

It's what happens when two seasons collide.

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Ethan Calabrese
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

A sprinkle of paprika gives mashed yolks a seasonal pop of color. Don't forget to top with chive "stems."

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Naomi Robinson
Blood Drip Cupcakes

*Will brave the blood for the sake of dessert.

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More: 20+ Hilarious Halloween-Themed Cupcakes to Bake

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Naomi Robinson
Candy Corn Ghost Cupcakes

Whatever you feel about candy corn—these cupcakes will change it.

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Ethan Calabrese
Graveyard Chicken Enchilada Dip

This graveyard chicken enchilada dip is way easier than making individual appetizers for all your party guests.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Chocolate Filled Pumpkins

Filled with not one but two kinds of chocolate (milk and white chocolate ganache!), these mini pumpkin cakes are the perfect individual dessert idea.

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Ethan Calabrese
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Cupcakes

Step 1: Top your favorite cupcake flavor (bonus points if you made mini cupcakes) with this amazing glow-in-the-dark glaze. Step 2: Dim the lights at your Halloween party, and your guests will be seriously impressed.

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Mummy Meatballs

If you've got a tube of Crescent Rolls on hand, you can make these easy meatballs.

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Matt Armendariz
Decadently Dark Candy Apples

Struggling with the sticks? Sharpen twigs with a utility knife before skewering produce. Then wipe off any juice before dipping for a perfect glossy coating.

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Jonathan Boulton
Candy Corn Ice Cream

Candy corn haters, keep an open mind. This is stupid good.

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Ethan Calabrese
Ghost Pizza Bagels

It's literally scary how much we love these.

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Ethan Calabrese
Spider Web Cake

We wouldn't mind getting stuck in this spider web — give us a fork, and we'll eat our way out of this chocolate and marshmallow dessert.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Ouija Board Cake

Your Halloween bash needs this insanely fun, feed-a-crowd sheet cake.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Monster Munch

A perfect sweet/savory snack to get you ready for all the candy.

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Alexa Payesko
Jack O' Lantern Bowls

Skip the basic bowls and serve dessert in a chocolate jack o' lantern instead.

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Jonathan Boulton
Dead Velvet Cake

R.I.P. you.

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Jonathan Boulton
Jack-O'-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

The best kind of jack-o'-lanterns are the kind you can eat.

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Alexa Payesko
Strawberry Ghosts

Fruit means you can eat more candy later, right?

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