With Halloween just a few weeks away, our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers are gearing up for the festive holiday party season.
At The Daily Meal, we are getting into the spirit, too, and so for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme), we asked our food bloggers to share some of their favorite treats for Halloween.
The submissions poured in and our inboxes were teeming with fun recipes and creative ways to transform normal, everyday food and desserts into Halloween-themed super treats and savory eats.
Stay tuned for the ultimate Halloween cookie round-up coming next week, but first, we have savory and sweet snacks that would take any Halloween party — for kids and/or adults — above and beyond.
2 Cookin' Mamas
If you fear death by chocolate (or death by Halloween candy in general, perhaps) sneak a few carrots into your cupcakes for some slight relief. Click here for the recipe.
How about some spooky fruit to balance out the sugar overload? With the help of her daughter, Two Healthy Kitchens got creative and transformed kiwi into Frankenstein's monster! Also not to be missed: her apple mummies and monsters, as well as her Ghostly Fruit Dip. Read more about these Frankenstein Kiwis here.
Here, “triple chocolate” means a chocolate cupcake filled with decadent chocolate ganache then topped generously with fluffy chocolate frosting. No Spoon Necessary writes, “I give you permission, and encourage you, to kill some of your loved ones with chocolate filled kindness… in the spirit of Halloween.” For this recipe, click here.
No Spoon Necessary
Here, hot dogs are wrapped in bacon and shredded cheese, then covered with puff pastry to look like mummies. Serve with a ketchup and mustard spider web dipping sauce. For this recipe, click here.
“Yes, I have slipped into the dark side and (finally) made a pumpkin flavored treat! But these are nothing like your ordinary pumpkin treats. These are ooey, gooey marshmallow combined with lightly salted popcorn for a sweet & salty snack attack!” writes Sweet and Spicy Monkey. For this recipe, click here.
Two creepy red dots are all it takes to spookify classic red velvet cupcakes. Check them out here.
Eat Drink and Save Money
This wonderful, fall-inspired drink is great to have on hand at parties for those hoping to abstain from or limit their intake of “festive” drinks. Find this recipe here.
An Alli Event
For this punch, you’ll need two types of Fanta soda and orange sherbet. It’s easy to make a lot of this drink, and the festive orange color will help everyone get into the Halloween spirit. Click here for the recipe.