5 Frightfully Fun Halloween Snack Hacks
From Mummy Roll-Ups to Spooky Sliders and Meatball Pumpkins, host a scary good gathering using simple products from your kitchen or freezer and enhancing with a few pantry staples. Tara Bench, a sought-after food stylist and recipe developer who blogs at TaraTeaspoon.com, shares a few of her own secrets for making Halloween parties frightfully fun and easy with semi-homemade treats.
Among Tara Teaspoon’s tips: “I try to take the scary out of Halloween party planning by using simple ingredients to make creative and spooky treats that only take a few minutes. My easy party potion consists of festive decorations, dim lights and candles paired with tasty treats and candy – plus I love a mix of savory and sweet semi-homemade snacks for Halloween gatherings, so the kids – and adults – don’t fill up on too much candy before the trick-or-treating begins!”
1. Mummy Pizza Roll-Ups
Pizza and Halloween – they just go together. These Mummy Pizza Roll-Ups by Tara Teaspoon start with Farm Rich Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups drizzled in Alfredo sauce and make for a creepy good snack. Or lay them out on a serving platter and add to your Halloween spread for a pre-trick or treating quick meal. With 12 grams of protein per serving, these will give your little monsters the fuel they need to hit all of the houses on the block this year.
2. Meatball Pumpkins
The pumpkin patch comes to your table using frozen meatballs, a celery stem and creamy vodka marinara sauce. These little pumpkins, also by Tara Teaspoon, rest atop a bed of spinach pasta and can be served as a Halloween dinner or with toothpicks for hors d’oeuvres.
3. Creepy Sliders
Everybody’s sure to take a second look when they see these eyeball sliders staring back! Made with pre-cooked Chicken Bites and a few basic ingredients, they’ll add creepy stares to your Halloween spread in 10 short minutes. Learn how to make ‘em.
4. Mozz Stick Mummy Bowls
This mummified serving dish can be made in a flash and adds a touch of terror to your party table. Plus, it recycles items you have around the house. Fill it up with your favorite snacks (like yummy mozzarella sticks) and you have a scary good combo. Find this easy food craft here.
5. Spider Web Nachos
Get tangled up in this ghoulish gathering of tortilla chips, BBQ Chicken Bites, black beans, pineapple, cheddar cheese, onions and black olives – topped with a creative drizzle of ranch dressing in a spider web pattern. From My Big Fat Happy Life.
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