The best Halloween finger foods are revoltingly delicious. Dipped in make-believe blood, garnished with gummy body parts, sizzling with torn fingers-there’s nothing quite as fun as the best Halloween finger foods that serve your worst nightmare on a silver platter. Guaranteed to amuse your guests, these 10 best Halloween finger foods are easy and so much fun to make. So have yourself a frightful, appetizing night.
#1. Dead Finger Bites
Voted the best Halloween finger food by Halloween gourmets, Dead Finger Bites are made from puff pastry and hot dogs. Cut long hot dogs in half and wrap their middle with Pillsbury puff pastry (located in the freezer of your supermarket). Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. Snip the cut end of the hot dog to make this Halloween finger food look like ripped fingers. Then use honey and sugar to glue acrylic nails to the round hot dog tip and paint the nails red.
#2. Ogling Egg Eyes
The best Halloween finger food for revolting your guests, Ogling Egg Eyes are made of… you guessed it, eggs. Boil a whole bunch of eggs, then peel and half the hard-boiled eggs. For a gourmet touch, fill the halved egg whites with egg salad or just leave the yolks as is.
Next, stick a black olive in the middle of the egg yolk. And now for the gory finish of these fun Halloween finger food-fill a sandwich bag with ketchup, snip the bottom of the bag, then squeeze out thin lines of ketchup around the olives to create bloodshot eyes.
#3. Body Parts Chocolate Cups
This elegant Halloween finger food is all about chocolate. Buy chocolate dessert cups (like these). Spray whipped cream into each cup then top the whipped cream with revolting looking gummy body parts, like a brain, mouth, feet. Fingers will be flying to grab every last one of these delicious Halloween finger foods.
#4. Spider Chips
For an easy but frightening Halloween finger food, make a Spider Chip Centerpiece for your party table. Pour chips into a bowl, then throw in a few plastic spiders. Add more chips, then more spiders. Finish off with a mound of chips with an enormous spider hidden just under it. This Halloween finger food is guaranteed to send the chips flying at your party.
#5. Bloody Vegetable Dip
Spoil your guests with the healthiest Halloween finger foods a vampire could ask for. Arrange fresh vegetables on an elegant tray. Make your favorite dip or simply mix onion & chives cream cheese with low fat sour cream. Then add red food color and mix well for a bloody dip. Halloween finger foods never looked so gory.
#6. Eyeball Jell-O
Perfectly gory, this best Halloween finger food is super easy to make. Buy readymade Jell-o in plastic cups. Buy red cellophane at a craft store. Wrap each cup from below with red cellophane and secure with a rubber band. Leave the cellophane to stick out all around the Jell-o cup, then decorate each Halloween finger food cup with a Jell-o eyeball (like this soft eyeball candy).
#7. Skull Taquitos
Add some substance to your Halloween finger foods with baked taquitos. Start at a party store and buy a few large skulls. Rest each skull atop a large clear flower vase filled with water colored red with food coloring. Use nail polish to paint a gory cut on the skull, as if it’s bleeding into the vase. Fill these horrifying serving dishes with delicious Halloween finger foods. You can buy frozen taquitos in chicken or meat flavor, bake them then stuff the skulls.
#8. Spider Cupcakes
Add a sweet side to your Halloween finger foods. Buy or bake cupcakes, then decorate them with a spider web motif. Place icing in a sandwich bag then snip the bottom corner of the bag. Squeeze icing out of the bag to create an octagon of curved lines around the periphery of the cupcake top.
Next, squeeze a second octagon inside the first with the corners of the inner octagon ballooning out of those below. Continue to add octagons inside the spider web until you fill the whole cupcake top. Then decorate this sweet Halloween finger food with a plastic spider at the center.
#9. Ghostly Meringues
From 101 Cookbooks comes a spooky Halloween finger food idea. Create Meringue cookies in the shape of ghosts following this recipe. Use cake decorating candy to give your ghostly meringues eyes. Smear ketchup on a tray and cover the ketchup with saran wrap, then display your Halloween meringues over this blood mess.
#10. Cannibals’ Barbecue
Turn your everyday shish kebab into horrifying Halloween finger foods. Skewer chicken and tomatoes on spits and barbecue as usual. After you take the spits off the grill, skewer large gummy eyeballs at the top.
And check out this article for the best Halloween party snacks.