10 Snacks and Drinks You Need to Make for a Horror Movie Watch Party
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10 Snacks and Drinks You Need to Make for a Horror Movie Watch Party

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10 Snacks and Drinks You Need to Make for a Horror Movie Watch Party
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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.

Bacon Bloody Mary

Bacon Bloody Mary
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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.

For the Bacon Bloody Mary recipe, click here.

Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn

Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn
Courtesy The National Popcorn Board

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.

For the Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn recipe, click here.

Easy Taco Dip

Easy Taco Dip
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Salsas and dips are a must for any party. This taco dip recipe is easily customizable to your liking. You can make your own tortilla chips in an air fryer to take this dish to the next level.

For the Easy Taco Dip recipe, click here.

Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups
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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.

For the Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups recipe, click here.

Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket
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Take pigs in a blanket, a nostalgic childhood treat, to the next level by including everything bagel seasoning. Call them mummy fingers to transform them into a haunt-approved appetizer.

For the Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket recipe, click here.

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels
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Skip ordering pizza and make these bite-size homemade pizza pinwheels instead. Create a pizza monster by adding olives for the eyes.

For the Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels recipe, click here.

Peanut Butter Lovers Trail Mix

Peanut Butter Lovers Trail Mix
Courtesy of Rachel Cooks

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.

For the Peanut Butter Lovers Trail Mix recipe, click here.

Marshmallow-Stuffed Hot Cocoa Cookies

Marshmallow-Stuffed Hot Cocoa Cookies
Courtesy of Beth Ebin

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.

For the Marshmallow-Stuffed Hot Cocoa Cookies recipe, click here.

Red Wine and Berry Spritzers

Red Wine and Berry Spritzers
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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.

For the Red Wine and Berry Spritzers recipe, click here.

DoubleTree Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie

DoubleTree Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie
Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton

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.

For the DoubleTree Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, click here.

 

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