The “halloweenies” you see here are adorable, but they really don’t even deserve a recipe. They’re just cocktail-size sausages artistically wrapped in thin slices of puff pastry with little black currant or peppercorn eyes… (some people use mustard dabs for eyes after they’re cooked). Bake in a moderately hot oven (375 F/190 C) about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Halloween really snuck up on me this year, and that never happens. I usually have a costume idea by August. By the first of the October, I’m usually sipping cider and roasting pumpkin seeds.
But this year, I’m stuck with an arm cast, so everything takes longer to do, and I’m left with fewer costume options. Mummy? Zombie accident victim? Abominable snowman? I’m at a loss…
Thankfully, cast or no, there can still be treats.
We’ll be doing another Halloween potluck at work. If, like me, you’ve let Halloween sneak up and surprise you, you might need a few good recipe ideas for holiday eats.
Let’s have a look at some tasty Halloween party food thoughts, eh?
A Menu of Spooky Delights for Halloween
Obviously, sweets and drinks tend to be the focus for Halloween, but if you’re throwing a party, I think most guests will be grateful to see a few savory treats as well.
A Few Sweet…
Cookies of the Dead (Cute and scary.)
Goo-ls (or Globins) (Cute, scary and CRUNCHY!)
Brandied Caramel Sauce (For dipping sliced apples or pears.)
Pumpkin Spice Bread (Pumpkins!)
Not-Very-Scary Cakes (And not too bad for you, either.)
Off-The-Hook Maple Nut Bars (Seriously: these are deadly good.)
A Few Savory…
Naturally, the Halloweenies shown above are really popular and easy.
Black Bean Soup (Dark and bubbly.)
Devils on Horseback (Good year-round, but great on All Hallow’s Eve.)
Hot Artichoke Dip (Serve with cut veggies as a nice contrast for all the sweets.)
And a Couple of Drinks for Good Measure
Mulled Hot Apple Cider (for the kids)
The Bronx Cocktail (for the grownups)
Hoping your Halloween costume ideas are going better than mine!