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Haunted Halloween Hors d'Oeuvres that are Quick and Easy!

Written by Whitney Bennett

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It’s Halloween today! It’s time to take the kids trick-or-treating and whip up a few spooky snacks to keep them fueled up throughout the evening… so they don’t end up binging on candy tonight! (Let’s be honest, that will probably happen, too!) Regardless, here are some fun Halloween themed treats that are simple and easy to make! Make sure to download the recipe cards so you can save them for next year!

Downloadable recipe card for poison apples. Click here to download.

“Poison” Apple

Candied apples are a wonderful fall treat … but mix some black food coloring into the mix and you’ve got the perfect Halloween rendition! This recipe was inspired by Country Living… take a look at how easy it is to get drippy, black candy apples!

PREP TIME: 40 minutes

COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

What You Need:

    • 6 Granny Smith apples
    • 6 wooden dowels
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup corn syrup
    • 1/2 cup water
    • Black food dye

Downloadable recipe for poison apples.

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How to Make Them:

  1. Wash and dry apples.
  2. Put dowels into the apples’ center.
  3. In a large pot, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat.
  4. Add black food coloring.
  5. Allow the candy to boil until it reaches a hard crack stage of candying (310 degrees Fahrenheit)
  6. Dip the apples into the candy mixture and place with the wooden dowel face up onto a baking sheet to dry.
  7. Let the apples cool completely before serving

Downloadable recipe for pumpkin seeds.

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Pumpkin Seeds

Did you do some pumpkin carving this Halloween? Don’t throw away your pumpkin’s insides! They make a delicious sweet or salty treat! Follow the steps below (and make sure to separate them out by pouring water into the bowl!) to make this easy and delicious snack!

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOKING TIME: 50 minutes

What You Need:

  • Pumpkin seeds from your carved pumpkin - About 2 cups
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano
  • ½ cup powdered parmesan cheese

(For sweet pumpkin seeds)

  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar/cinnamon mixture

Printable recipe card for pumpkin seeds.

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How to Make Them:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Pour your pumpkin insides into a bowl and fill with water. The seeds will rise to the top!
  3. Scoop out the seeds with a slotted spoon.
  4. Lay your seeds out flat on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove seeds, add spices and oil/butter.
  6. Bake for another 20 minutes.
  7. Add more seasoning to taste.

Printable recipe for jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers.

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Jack-O-Peppers

Why should pumpkins have all the fun this Halloween? Make some of your favorite taco filling and stuff some bell peppers… just make sure to carve a scary (or smiling) face onto them before roasting!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOKING TIME: 30 minutes

What You Need:

  • 2 bell peppers
  • Your favorite taco filling (we used ground beef, quinoa, roasted tomato, and cheese)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Printable recipe card for jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers.

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How to Make Them:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Remove your pepper’s top, seeds, and white inside ridges.
  3. Carve your pepper masterpiece!
  4. Rub your pepper with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  5. Roast your pepper until soft, about 20 minutes.
  6. Fill with your favorite taco filling, top with cheese.
  7. Serve with a squeeze of lime!

Printable recipe card for apple monster mouth snacks.

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Monster Mouths:

This simple and easy treat is not only healthy, but easy to make and will sure to get a “scream” of delight from your kids or guests!

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOKING TIME: 0 minutes

What You Need:

    • Peanut butter
    • Apples
    • Yogurt covered almonds

Printable recipe card for apple monster mouth snacks.

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How to Make Them:

  1. Cut apples in 8 slices each
  2. Place peanut butter on one side of two slices
  3. Add yogurt-covered almonds and sandwich the two slices together, forming a mouth.

Printable recipe card for Franken Avocado Toast.

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Franken-Toast

Just like Frankenstein's monster, you’ll be using a bunch of different pieces to make this healthy treat … but the end result will most likely be a lot cuter!

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOKING TIME: 1 minute

What You Need:

    • 1 can sliced olives
    • Hardboiled eggs
    • 1 avocado
    • 1 red pepper
    • 4 slices of wheat bread

Printable recipe card for Avocado Toast halloween themed.

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How to Make Them:

  1. Toast the bread
  2. Mash up avocado, spread across bread
  3. Cut the peppers into small slices
  4. Cut the eggs into slices
  5. Drain olives
  6. Decorate Franken-toasts with the vegetables and hardboiled eggs!
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste

Printable recipe card for Boo-nana, bananna snacks.

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Boo-Nanas in a Pumpkin Patch

Don’t be frightened! These little treats are all fruits and veggies except for the Boo-Nana faces! It’s a perfect mid-morning snack for your youngsters!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOKING TIME: 0 minutes

What You Need:

  • 4 bananas
  • 4 tangerines
  • 2 celery sticks
  • Chocolate chips

Printable recipe card for Boo-nana, bananna snacks.

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How to Make Them:

  1. Cut the bananas in half
  2. Peel the tangerines
  3. Push the chocolate chips into the banana to create a face.
  4. Place the celery in the center of the tangerines
  5. Serve!

Printable recipe card for sausage mummies.

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Sausage Mummies

This Halloween, don’t do pigs in a blanket … just make sausage mummies! You can add cheese to your recipe for a delicious twist!

PREP TIME: 30 minutes

COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

What You Need:

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 can (8 oz) crescent rolls
  • Ketchup/mustard as desired

Printable recipe card for sausage mummies, hot dogs in a blanket.

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How to Make Them:

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Separate the dough into triangles - cut this dough into strips.
  3. Wrap strips of dough around each hot dog. Leave a space for your mummy’s face!
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 13-17 minutes, or until dough is golden brown.
  6. Draw your mummy’s face on with ketchup and mustard.

Enjoy these? Make sure to download our free, printable recipe cards! Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Mari-Allyson Dee-Taylor contributed to this article.

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