As fun as Halloween parties can be, it’s tough to whip up festive snacks on such a busy day. Our list of easy Halloween treats for a party uses basic ingredients and simple shortcuts, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the fun. From mummy hot dogs to strawberry ghosts, here’s how to enjoy some spooky snacks when you’re short on time.
Easy Halloween Treats for a Party in Under an Hour
Are you wondering, “What should I bring to a Halloween party that isn’t hard to prepare?” Easy Halloween treats don’t require fancy decorations or elaborate presentations to make a party fun. These quick and simple snacks come together in under an hour with enough festive flair to make any gathering a celebration.
Mummy Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are a kid-friendly, go-to snack that gets a spooky reboot in this easy Halloween party food. Instead of encasing the hot dog in a bun, this recipe uses strips of store-bought puff pastry to look like a mummy’s wrapping. Simply cut the sections of dough into long strips and wrap them around the hot dog, leaving space towards the top for the face. Bake until golden brown and add two drops of mustard eyes before delighting your guests.
- Hot dogs
- Store-bought puff pastry
- Cooking spray
Candy Corn Cupcakes
Homemade Halloween treats should always include cupcakes but this ubiquitous party dessert gets a unique twist with candy corn colors. Prepare and evenly divide the store-bought white cake mix into two separate bowls. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring to one bowl and orange to another. Spoon the yellow batter into each compartment of a prepared cupcake pan so each is ⅓ full. Repeat with the same amount of orange batter on top. After baking, top with white frosting and a piece of candy corn and watch them disappear.
- White cake mix
- Vanilla frosting
- Orange food coloring
- Yellow food coloring
- Candy corn
Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus
As much as we love our sweets, savory snacks can make easy Halloween treats for a party too. This homemade hummus gets its festive orange color from the addition of pumpkin puree and paprika while the chipotle powder gives it a spicy kick. Combine these ingredients, along with the traditional chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil, in the food processor before serving with veggies or pita chips.
- Pumpkin puree
- Chipotle powder
- Lime juice
As elegant as chocolate-dipped strawberries appear, they can make easy Halloween treats for a party. And when you substitute milk chocolate for white, these sophisticated snacks get a ghostly makeover that’s too cute to be scary. Simply dip strawberries in melted white chocolate and place them on wax paper, allowing the excess chocolate to pool at the base of the strawberry. After adding mini chocolate chips for eyes and a mouth, this pool of sweetness hardens to form the trailing tail for your ghost.
- White chocolate or vanilla candy melts
- Mini chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
We hope these recipes provide easy Halloween treats for a party that still leaves plenty of time for celebrating. From all of us at Service Care, we wish you a Happy Halloween!