halloween party

Easiest Halloween Party Snacks?

You want to have a party but you don’t want to spend a lot of time on preparing food? These recipes are quick and tasty!

Barbecued Meatballs

1 32-oz. package frozen meatballs
1 bottle (12 oz) chili sauce
1 jar (10 oz) grape jelly

Put the chili sauce and jelly in a slow cooker. Stir.

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Add meatballs and stir to cover with the sauce. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until heated through.

Makes about 5 dozen.

Deviled Egg Eyeballs

deviled egg eyeballs

Hard-boiled eggs
Ingredients for your favorite deviled egg recipe (see link below if you need ideas)
Black olives
green and red food dye

Cut a small slice from the end of each hard-boiled egg. Cut eggs in half horizontally rather than lengthwise. This will make them look round instead of oval.

Make your favorite deviled egg recipe.  Add green food coloring to the yolk mixture and put a spoonful into each egg hollow.

Put a slice of black olive in the center of each. If you want, use red food dye to paint veins on the egg white.

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Haunted Pizza

Frozen pizza (or your favorite take-out/delivery*)
Mozzarella slices
black olives (optional)

Using a ghost-shaped cookie cutter, cut ghosts out of the mozzarella cheese slices. Finely dice a black olive to use for the ghosts’ eyes.

Begin cooking the pizza as directed on the package. Set the timer for five minutes less than the total cooking time.

When the pizza is mostly cooked, place the mozzarella ghosts on top. Add pieces of black olive for the eyes, if desired. Finish baking for the last five minutes. Serve hot.

*If using take-out pizza, place the cheese ghosts onto the pizza. Bake at 350 degree for 3 to 5 minutes, or just until the ghosts begin to melt.

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Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cake

2 cups cold milk
1 pkg. (4 serving size) instant chocolate pudding
1 pkg. whipped topping (Cool-Whip), thawed
1 pkg. (16 oz.) Chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
Candy pumpkins

Put the cookies in a large zip-lock bag and crush with a rolling pin.

In a bowl, combine pudding mix and milk until well blended. Then fold in the whipped topping. Fill rectangular glass baking dish with pudding mixture alternating with the cookie crumbs. Top with cookie crumbs.

Refrigerate for at least one  hour, then decorate with candy pumpkins.

Reese’s Witches’ Brooms

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Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups
small stick pretzels
1/4 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or milk chocolate)

Don’t make these until shortly before your party, otherwise, the pretzel sticks will do what pretzels do when left out – get soft and no one wants a soft shaft. Broom shaft.

Fortunately, they’re quick to make. Unwrapping the candies takes the most amount of time.

Unwrap peanut butter cups.

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave at half power (50%) for 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted. (Microwave a few more seconds if needed.)

Dip 1/2″ of one end of each pretzel into melted chocolate and then press it into the bottom of a peanut butter cup. Set aside until chocolate is hardened. (When I checked mine after an hour, the chocolate was firm.)

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