5 Halloween snack ideas
If you’re enrolled in cooking school online and looking to throw a killer Halloween party, some holiday-themed snacks are a great way to add to the decorations. While putting out a bowl of candy is great for trick-or-treaters, hosting a spooky soiree requires a little more effort. For example, having a cauldron full of punch or a jack-o’-lantern pumpkin pie might add to the overall aesthetic. Besides being one of the spookiest times of year, Halloween is also a holiday in which people indulge in copious amounts of food. You’ll likely need a lot of snacks for your October festivities, here are five ideas to get you started:
1. Caramel corn
Rather than opt for microwave caramel corn or pick up a bag at the grocery store, make it fresh at home. This will allow you to add other elements such as bacon, peanuts or pecans to give your caramel corn a bold flavor profile.
2. Nacho cheese jack-o’-lantern
According to the Cooking Channel’s recipe for a nacho cheese jack-o’-lantern, making a well-decorated cheese ball doesn’t require any fancy kitchenware. With healthy servings of cream cheese and the shredded cheese of your choice, along with some veggies and spices, you can construct a cheese ball that looks comparable to a pumpkin. The Cooking Channel uses original Doritos to make the orange shell and black tortilla chips to construct the jack-o’-lantern’s face. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies.
3. Banana ghosts
Listotic recommends placing three chocolate chips in a peeled banana to create a spooky and nutritious snack. Take this to the next level by scooping out some of the banana with a spoon so it is shaped like a canoe. Then fill in the gap with marshmallows, peanut butter or chocolate chips and heat it up to make a delicious variation of a s’more.
4. Dark and stormy
These delicious mixed drinks are perfect for fall. Mix together rum, ginger beer and lime juice and then serve in a Collins glass.
5. Halloween pigs in a blanket
Take thin strips of dough and wrap them around a hot dog to give it the look of a mummy enclosed in wrappings. After these tasty snacks are cooked, you can add ketchup dots in place of the eyes. Pigs in a blanket are a classic party snack, and this variation is great for a Halloween party.