I love throwing Halloween parties. Mostly because I get to make delicious food and give it disgusting names. Here’s a round-up of all the deliciousness I made this year and the nastiness I called it. Most of these items are easy to make (and can be done ahead of time) so you won’t be slaving away in the kitchen while your guests are having a goulishly good time! My hot hubby and I dressed up as Johnny and June Cash this year. We had a blast!
First up, Roasted Zombie Eyeballs. You can make your own meatballs, or just buy some packaged/frozen ones. The secret is in the sauce. You’d never guess that grape jelly and chili sauce would combine into such a devilishly delightful combination! How spicy this is depends greatly on what brand of chili sauce you use. Start with half the called for amount and adjust to taste. I keep mine warm in a crock-pot on the food table.
Next on the mwuh-ha-ha menu, Maggot Stew. I know, it looks sooooo disgusting. It’s a glorious sausage and black bean chili recipe from one of my favorite blogs. Then you simply make up some minute rice, toss it with a little olive oil to make it glisten and dump it in the middle of your chili. Fabulously freaky!
One of my favorite party appetizers involves pickled veggie wrapped in cheese and meat. These Flayed Witches Fingers are easy to whip together with all store-bought ingredients. I used a jar of pickled beans I got from my mom-in-law, but you can easily use asparagus from your local supermarket. Slap some softened cream cheese on deli ham and roll it around your veggie. They are sure to thrill all your ghosts and goblins!
No party would be complete without a powerful punch. This Witches Brew is deadly good. You’ll need a GIANT cauldron or will need to scale down the recipe to fit it in a normal punch bowl. I recommend the cauldron – at my party we downed the entire batch of this punch. It’s always a big hit!
Since it’s Halloween, you absolutely must have a few sweet things to munch on. Try this easy Scarecrow Crunch (or as I called it, Tooth Decay Fodder). You can adjust it as you like. I added peanut M&Ms in addition to the Reese’s Pieces and used Quaker Squares instead of Life cereal.
Speaking of sweets. These delightful Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes are perfect for a fall party. They start with a boxed cake mix, but you’d never know it by the time you’re done. Fantastic!
I also made this incredible Apple Pie Dip. I mean, Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails. Tastes like perfect apple pie. Yuuuuuum! I used corn tortillas instead of whole wheat and sprayed them with canola oil instead of brushing with butter.
This simple twist on a Caesar salad gets a hit of gag inducing grossness from the name. I’m very proud of it. Mixed Booger Salad with Snot and Scabs. It’s pasta tossed with romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and (if desired) chicken. Just rip up a rotisserie and throw it in there. I leave the dressing on the side so the salad doesn’t get soggy during the party – and everyone can decide how much “snot” to pile on. Tee-hee!
Finally, my Pizza Rolls are remade by calling them Gooey Flesh Spirals with Coagulated Blood (marinara sauce). I can never make enough of these. Something about bread and cheese is just what costumed crazies want when partying the night away.
Enjoy these frightfully fantastic goodies and be safe this Halloween!
If you are carving pumpkins and want to save your seeds to make something delicious, check out my best ever roasted pumpkin seed recipe!