Easy Tricks for Making Unique Halloween Party Treats

September 24, 2015 Entertaining, Seasonal Tips

Witches, werewolves, ghouls and goblins of all ages love celebrating Halloween. We all know that a Halloween party involves assembling a clever costume, setting out creepy décor and selecting spooky tunes — but we also know that a great bash really hinges on providing your guests with delicious food.

Delicious savory and sweet treats make any Halloween party scarily successful.

Whether you’re throwing a party, bringing a dish to a potluck or simply making an after-school snack, these homemade goodies raise the bar for All Hallows’ Eve treats!

Savory Selections Savory items help balance out all that Halloween sugar. This bruschetta fits the bill perfectly, and it takes only 20 minutes to prepare. You could even prep it ahead of time: Make the bean mixture and set it aside. Then brush the baguette slices with olive oil and lightly toast them. When you arrive at the party, or right before guests arrive, assemble and serve.

Looking for bite-sized appetizers with a Latin-inspired spin? These pinwheels are a hit at any party. Combine the cream cheese mixture and spread it onto a tortilla with a layer of beans. Top with cheese, roll and refrigerate. Within 30 minutes, your appetizer is ready to be sliced into pinwheels and served. Don’t forget the salsa!

Sweet Sensations Cakes and cookies are an easy, crowd-pleasing choice. To give guests a real taste of the season, bake up this festive recipe (which can be used for a cake or cupcakes). It uses just five ingredients, including pureed baked beans, applesauce and pumpkin puree. Top the cake or cupcakes with cream cheese and sprinkles for a final tasty touch.

Truffles are a special treat for adults and kids alike. This particular recipe contains black beans and applesauce, making it lighter than standard truffles. These bite-sized treats can be dipped in dark or white chocolate and decorated with Halloween sprinkles. Host a decorating party, and let the kids do the dipping and add the sprinkles.

There’s really no trick to it: Delicious savory and sweet treats make any Halloween party scarily successful.

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