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Spooky season is right around the corner. Between visits to pumpkin patches and haunted houses, you’re probably preparing for a horror-movie marathon. But you can’t have a great watch party without having some snacks to eat and—after a good jumpscare—inevitably spill all over your couch. So, hang up your cobwebs, put out the plastic pumpkins and prepare these spine-chilling and tasty snacks and drinks for your guests.
What cocktail could be more appropriate for a horror-themed movie night than a deep red bloody Mary? You can easily prepare this cocktail in a big batch before the movie starts since it only takes 10 minutes to mix. Set up a bloody Mary bar with extra hot sauce, olives, lemon wedges, lime wedges, strips of bacon, celery, pickles, peppers and other garnishes for your friends to build their drink.
Why settle for everyday buttered popcorn? Switch it up with sweet, savory and spicy popcorn. Brown sugar and honey bring the sugar, which is balanced by an earthiness and just a touch of heat from curry powder and cumin. If this flavor combo isn’t for you, consider caramel-coated popcorn, ginger turmeric popcorn or cinnamon cranberry popcorn.
Peanut butter cups are a classic popular Halloween treat. What’s the best way to make them even better? Adding mini pretzels. This sweet and salty combination is so scrumptious that it will be hard to take just one.
Skip ordering pizza and make these bite-size homemade pizza pinwheels instead. Create a pizza monster by adding olives for the eyes.
Channel the outdoor vibes of the mandatory creepy woods in a horror movie with this trail mix. You can customize this recipe to fit your taste. You can load up your trail mix with peanuts, but for a nut-free option, use cereal, plain and crispy M&M's, chocolate chips and plain pretzels.
Marshmallows and hot cocoa are a match made in cozy heaven. But what happens when you put these two ingredients together in the form of a cookie? True dessert bliss. This cookie recipe is a great snack to munch on while you’re snuggled up in your comfy blanket.
This red wine and berry spritzer recipe is easy to make and great for serving large crowds. This may seem like a pretty pitcher cocktail, but toss in a spooky-hand ice cube and it will surely give your company a good scare.
When it comes to the best snack foods, it’s hard to beat a warm chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk on the side. Eat this cookie to settle your soul after a long night of horror movies. If that’s not good enough, we have plenty of chocolate chip dessert recipes beyond the cookie.
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