Want to scare some little ghosts and goblins this Halloween? Try these spooky trick-or-treat party goodies. Ghoulishly yummy, monstrously healthy, these treats will satisfy every vampire, witch, bat, zombie, ghost, mummy and creature on your Halloween party guest list. Set out food in bowls, buffet style and be sure to label each treat, just in case the ghouls don’t recognize them. Before eating, you can play the blindfold game. Give each guest a paper plate and blindfold them. Give out samples of each item, tell them what it is and let them touch and feel it before eating. Everyone should be good grossed out.
Bat teeth: Black and orange candy corn
Mummy brains: popcorn or caramel corn (mummies are dried out, so naturally, their brains will be a little shriveled and crumbly)
Vampire teeth: Red apple wedges with skin left on. For a particularly gruesome effect, place a dish of ‘blood’ for dipping (Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup)
Pumpkin blood: orange juice
Zombie Barbie brains: Marshmallow cream pumpkins or whole walnuts
Ghost Flesh: marshmallows
Skeleton fingers: mozarella cheese sticks or pretzel rods
Skeleton ears or hearts: traditional pretzels (heart shaped)
Witches’ Brew: mulled spiced apple cider. Heat apple cider (dragon blood) add whole cloves (Eye of Newt), cinnamon bark (dragon claws), lemon slices (dragon scales) and raisins (dried toad’s eyes).
Frankenstein’s Nuts and Bolts: Chex Mix or Cheerios Trail Mix
Witch Guts: Pistachio pudding
eyeballs: green grapes
Sliced zombie brain sandwiches: Sandwiches made with lunchmeat
Frankenstein Monster Finger Sandwiches: Hot Dogs with ketchup
Mummy eyeballs and zombie skin: Assorted dried fruit: raisins, cranberries (Craisins), apricots, mangoes, papaya, bananas, blueberries, cherries
Witch blood: Mountain Dew, green Kool-Aid, milk colored with green food coloring
Witches blood slushies: frozen honey dew melon or kiwi, blended with Mountain Dew or clear soda.
Dragon eyeball slices: sliced kiwi
Bat wings: dried apple slices, Fruit Leather cut like bat wings
Cobwebs or Mummy wrappings: cotton candy
Toasted spider legs: chow mein noodles
Ghost guts: marshmallow paste
Ghost guts cookies: Pinwheel or marshmallow filled cookies
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