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Dorie Greenspan suggests piping her sweet meringue mixture back and forth to create mummies. To create ghosts instead, "pipe the meringue vertically using a circular motion to create little towers," says the author of Dorie's Cookies. "Don't go higher than 2½ inches— the ghosts will topple over." Get the recipe HERE.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar's scary snack is a fun (and stress-free!) way to spend an afternoon with the kids. Once you've got your dough together all you do is roll, twist and snip. Get the recipe HERE.
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Finally, a healthy Halloween party snack that is still sufficiently creepy: green apple wedges with strawberry tongues, sunflower seed teeth and a spread of peanut butter.
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MUMMY HOT DOGS
Crescent roll dough + hot dogs = super creepy Halloween magic.
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Another savory mummified snack? These cheese-stuffed jalapeño poppers.
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SPOOKY BOO BROWNIES
Who knew that marshmallows make very convincing ghosts?
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Sometimes the best party snacks are the best activities, too – get everyone to craft their own marshmallow Frankenstein (that is, if they can resist eating all the ingredients first.)
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GRAVEYARD TACO DIP
This tasty, creamy dip is delicious all year round – though in, say, April, you may want to omit the tortilla chip gravestones.
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GRAVEYARD CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DIP
If you still want to have a dip decorated with gravestones but are craving something sweeter than refried beans, whip up this gooey dessert dip that tastes exactly like chocolate cheesecake.
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Cookie cutters are not just for cookie dough – use them to cut tortillas into spooky shapes, then dessert-ify them with cinnamon, sugar and butter.
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DARK CHOCOLATE PRETZEL SCREAMS
Turns out, you can put candy googly eyes on just about anything.
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PEANUT BUTTER SPIDER COOKIES
If you're scared of spiders, avert your eyes. The skinny chocolate spider legs on these easy-to-make cookies are surprisingly lifelike.
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BLOOD SPLATTER COOKIES
These crispy cookies bridge the gap between festively spooky and just plain creepy.
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WITCH HAT CUPCAKES
If you've only been using ice cream cones for ice cream your whole life, you've been making a huge mistake.
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SKULL CHEESE BALL
Eating a rich, skull-shaped cheese ball is technically a salad when you surround it with fresh crudité.
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CANDY CORN JELLO SHOTS
What party is complete without jello shots, which is both alcohol and a snack?
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Once again: a sweet treat that will add Halloween spirit to any party…if you're able to not eat all the ingredients when preparing.