Spooktacular Food for Your Halloween Bash
Halloween may be just around the corner, but there is still time to host a party. Along with food and drinks, your decor and entertainment should go with the theme. Minimal lighting, lots of candles, cobwebs, skulls, and candy of course. Our Instagram page has lots of fun ideas for your dessert bar.
Take finger foods to a new level with
Cut out nails and knuckles then boil hot dogs as normal. Dip in ketchup and place in hot dog buns. Salty Canary listed all the fun details here
Cuteness doesn’t stop there. Try these
Jalapeno Poppers – Halloween Edition
- 10 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and pith/ seeds removed
- Use rubber gloves so your hands don’t burn from the jalapeño
- Leave the stem if you can on some or all of the halves.
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 8 ounces jack cheese, shredded
- 1 scallion (green onion), finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls (Pillsbury can work)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- candy eyeballs (can be purchased at Michael’s or on Amazon)
- Preheat oven 400° F. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, jack cheese, scallion, and salt until well blended.
- Roll out the crescent rolls and separate into 4 rectangles (not triangles) with a perforation in the middle of each. Press your fingers into the perforations to seal them. Using a pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into 10 long pieces lengthwise.
- Fill each jalepeño half with the cheese mixture. Wrap each jalapeño half with the dough, leaving a space for the eyes. Use two pieces of dough if necessary. Brush with egg mixture and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and press the eyes into the cheese where the opening is. Serve immediately.
Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
are as much fun to ‘carve’ as they are to eat. Dinner at the Zoo even has a video for you to watch!
- 1 9-inch pie crust homemade or store-bought
- 1 1/4 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup pepperoni slices I prefer turkey pepperoni
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Roll the crust out into a 12-inch circle. Use a 4-inch cookie cutter to cut out 6 of your desired shapes. Transfer the shapes to a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the 6 crust shapes. Top with slices of pepperoni to cover, leaving a small border around the edges.
- Beat the egg in a small bowl. Brush the egg along the border of the dough.
- Gather the dough scraps and re-roll the dough to a similar thickness. Cut out 6 more of your shapes. Lay the shapes on top of the pepperoni layer. Use a fork to crimp the edges shut.
- For a standard pizza pocket, use a paring knife to cut a few lines at the top. For a jack-o-lantern, use a paring knife to carefully cut out eyes and a mouth.
- Brush the tops of the pizza pockets with the egg wash. The pockets can be baked immediately or covered loosely with plastic wrap and stored in the fridge.
- Bake the pizza pockets for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately with some marinara sauce for dipping.
Happy Halloween!! Feature Image and MORE amazing ideas by Bustle