When the air is crisp and the crimson and golden leaves have started to fall, we’re ready for Halloween! At Bob’s Red Mill, we love all things spooky, festive and delicious. And if you’re in charge of making some pre-meal treats for your next costume party, we’re here to help!
Appetizers for Halloween offer the chance to get creative in the kitchen with something that will get your party guests swooning.
From oozing eyeball meatballs to spider cheeseballs, here are some of our favorite appetizers, Halloween recipes and spooky pieces of food-spiration!
Oozing Eyeball Meatballs and Sweet Potato Worms
These Oozing Eyeball Meatballs with Sweet Potato Worms from Inspiralized are frighteningly good! They’re made with chicken, chia and kale and are served over spiralized sweet potato noodles (or worms). Perfect for your costume party or a gathering with little ones, these are a creative and nutritious pre-meal treat to add to your list of appetizers for Halloween. You can also serve these as a main dish on Halloween or whip up a big batch of them for Halloween parties at school. We love that the recipe calls for Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds to gel up and bind the meat together, without the need for eggs.
Super Snacking Popcorn
When it comes to appetizers for Halloween, party popcorn is always a good plan! Our Super Snacking Popcorn is a delicious mixture of popcorn, nuts and seeds that are lightly sweetened with maple syrup. To give this popcorn the ultimate feeling of fall, we added our Organic Pumpkin Seeds to the mix. These seeds, also known as pepitas, are crunchy, fresh and filled with flavor. Become the hit of the Halloween party when you show up with a big bowl of this homemade treat. It offers the same crunch and flavor of some of our favorite Halloween candy bars, just without all the extra not-so-good-for-us ingredients. You can also make this popcorn spicy by adding 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Spider Cheeseballs for Halloween
These Spider Cheeseballs for Halloween are creepy, crawly and oh-so-adorable. Inspired by Charm rolls a ball of goat cheese in black sesame seeds to give the spiders their classic look and texture. He then tucks small pretzel sticks into each ball as the legs, then pops them into the fridge until it’s time to serve. Both kids and parents will love adding this to their list of favorite appetizers for Halloween. To make brown spiders, you can also use our Brown Sesame Seeds, which have a nutty taste and slightly sweet aroma and flavor. These unhulled sesame seeds are an excellent source of calcium. This means they’re perfect for balancing out that Halloween sweet tooth!
Healthy Halloween Stuffed Peppers Jack O Lanterns
These Healthy Halloween Stuffed Peppers Jack O Lanterns from It’s Yummi can be served as appetizers for Halloween or as your main dish. This easy recipe is completely festive and features orange bell peppers stuffed with a mixture of lean ground beef, rice, veggies and homemade roasted bell pepper sauce. These colorful cuties are perfect for parties or for a mellow Halloween dinner at home. Enlist the help of the kiddos in assembling your peppers and you may have found a new holiday tradition!
Spooky Spider Halloween Appetizer Dip
When you think of appetizers for Halloween party planning, nothing is as easy as a good veggie platter. This Spooky Spider Halloween Appetizer Dip kicks things up a notch by perching a spooky spider on top of the veggie dip. After you choose the perfect pepper shape, give your spider some eyes and legs and you’ll be set! Using a green dip as opposed to one of a more neutral color adds to the festive nature of the dish. Serve your spider alongside a green herb ranch dip or this edamame hummus.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls
Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls are the perfect mini meal snack. They combine raw and high protein products, which means they’re the ideal appetizer to pop before dinner. For appetizers, Halloween recipes don’t have to be complex or complicated. We like to think it’s all about having something tasty and wholesome before the trick-or-treating (and candy) mayhem ensues. These little morsels combine pumpkin seeds with other nutritious Bob’s Red Mill ingredients like Chai Protein Powder Nutritional Booster and Organic Coconut Flour. Once you’ve combined your ingredients, roll your mixture into balls, then store covered and chilled. You can make this festive and fun appetizer a day ahead of time and save yourself the work on the afternoon of Halloween!
Spiced Apple Chips
When the air is crisp and the feeling of autumn is fully here, look no further than these Spiced Apple Chips. Apple chips are a perfectly sweet appetizer for Halloween gatherings and give guests a nice break from the overflow of candy. These chips from Cooking Light are easy to throw together and fill the house with the beautiful aroma of fall. If you want to keep things simple, just sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and sugar. If it’s all things pumpkin spice you’re after, jazz things up with ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg and ground cloves. You can even opt for the Chai Spice Apple Chips, which are a brilliant mix of ginger, cardamom, allspice, coves, nutmeg and a sprinkle of sugar. However you choose to create these appetizers for Halloween, we know your guests, goblins and ghouls will love them!
Keto Mummy Dogs
When it comes to spooky appetizers, Halloween recipes can’t get much better than these Keto Mummy Dogs from Diet Doctor. They’re fun to make, fun to serve and certainly fun to eat. The dogs are wrapped in a cheesy dough that makes the end result both delicious and a little bit scary (in other words, a perfect idea for the Halloween holiday season). With a mix of almond flour and coconut flour, these mummy dogs are entirely keto. You can feel free to use our Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour, which is created from the highest quality desiccated coconut, along with our Super Fine Almond Flour, made from the finest California grown almonds. Once combined with sausages or uncured hot dogs, shredded cheese and egg, these mummies take on a life of their own! Just don’t forget the cloves for the mummy eyeballs. Enlist the help of the littles ones for this spectacularly spooky appetizer and let the festivities begin!
Pumpkin Tortilla Chips
Once you realize just how easy it is to make these Pumpkin Tortilla Chips, you may never go back to regular chips (at least not during the autumn months). It takes just a few seconds to cut your tortillas into these fun and festive shapes and they offer so much to your Halloween appetizer table. Just use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter to achieve your pumpkin shape, then bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 5 minutes or until crisp. Once you’ve cooked them on a rack, pair with one or two of your favorite dips. We love this Spicy Bengal Dip, which is made with our chana dal, or split baby garbanzo beans. Once combined with cilantro, garlic, fresh ginger, lime juice, serrano chili and a brilliant mix of spices like cardamom and coriander, this dip is perfect for crackers and chips of all sorts. Pair it with your pumpkin tortilla chips and perhaps a mug of something warm and pumpkin spice inspired!
If you’ve found yourself in charge of bringing a Halloween appetizer to the gathering, no need to fear! All it takes to turn a regular appetizer into a spooky one is a little bit of extra creativity.
Whether you’re whipping up a batch of Keto Mummy Dogs or Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls, we hope this list has inspired you to get out there and create something slightly wacky.
Have any favorite recipes for Halloween appetizers you like to make? Feel free to share them with our readers in the comments below. At Bob’s Red Mill, we’re always on the hunt for the next most delicious holiday treat.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and fun Halloween ahead!