If you need Halloween food ideas, look no further. From spider pizzas to jalapeno mummies to all the cookies, brownies and treats you can imagine, these are the best homemade Halloween snacks for a spooky good time. Includes savory dinners, drinks, snacks, boards and healthy choices.

Spooky Halloween food ideas, like jalapeno popper mummies, apple monsters, bat tortilla chips and spider mini pizzas, arranged on a large dark platter on a dark background.

These Halloween Snacks are perfect for spooky season

While it used to be that my husband was the biggest Halloween fan I’d ever met, and I was just along for the ride, somewhere along the way, I really started enjoying it all, too.

I’ve gotten into it so much that I’ve even started specializing in Halloween recipes, and this blog has become quite a popular hub for spooky snacks!

If you’re hosting or attending a Halloween party this year, or you just want to serve a big plate of delicious but kind of creepy snacks for dinner before trick-or-treating, the Halloween food ideas I’m sharing below have you covered!

Halloween Food: what do people eat to have a scary good time?

I think there’s two camps for Halloween themed food – creepy or cute. Creepy involves lots of slimy eyeballs and fake blood. I think these types of Halloween snack ideas are good for an adults-only party, but probably too scary for kids.

So, I took a more “cute” approach for these Halloween snacks.

OK, so maybe the spider pizza bagels are a little bit creepy, but the mummies and monsters are just adorable, in my opinion. This Halloween party food is spooky but not too scary!

Spooky Halloween party food, like jalapeno popper mummies, apple monsters, bat tortilla chips and spider mini pizzas, arranged on a large dark platter on a dark background.

About these easy Halloween food ideas:

For this Halloween party food platter, here’s what we have:

  • Jalapeño popper MUMMIES
  • PUMPKIN deviled eggs (not pumpkin flavored, they just look like little pumpkins!)
  • Mini pizzas topped with SPIDER olives
  • Apple and peanut butter MONSTERS
  • BAT tortilla chips and salsa

There’s a lot going on here, so let’s break this Halloween snack board out, snack by snack, as well as give you even more ideas to include!

Closeup photo of Halloween snacks like jalapeno poppers wrapped up like mummies.

Fun Halloween Food Ideas

Jalapeño Popper MUMMIES

For jalapeno popper mummies, you’ll be breaking out the crescent roll dough and mini candy eyeballs.

Please see my Jalapeno Mummy Poppers post for all the details on how to make them, as well as a substitute for jalapenos for those who would prefer a non-spicy popper.

I don’t think the mummy poppers necessarily NEED a dipping sauce, but feel free to serve them with marinara, ranch or sweet and sour sauce like I’ve done here.

PUMPKIN Deviled Eggs

These pumpkin deviled eggs aren’t pumpkin flavored (that sounds kind of gross to me), they just LOOK like little pumpkins.

Please see my Halloween deviled eggs post for all the details on how to make deviled eggs that look like pumpkins.

Closeup of Halloween food ideas, like bagel pizza bites topped with black olive "spiders"

Favorite Halloween Snack Ideas

Mini Pizzas with SPIDER Olives (my favorite Halloween snack idea!)

The little spider pizzas are probably my favorite snack on this Halloween food ideas board! It’s as simple as grabbing a box of frozen mini pizza bagels and a can of pitted black olives.

Please see my Halloween Mini Pizzas post for all the details on how to cut the spiders and assemble these pizzas!

Closeup of Halloween themed food, like deviled eggs that look like pumpkins, jalapeno poppers wrapped like mummies and green apples cut out like monsters.

Apple and Peanut Butter MONSTERS

For the apple monsters, you will need 2 Granny Smith apples and about 1/2 cup of peanut butter or nut butter of your choice (although it needs to be a thicker kind that isn’t runny).

You will also need about 40 pine nuts for the “teeth,” a small chunk of cheese or mango you can cut into triangles for the “tongues,” and some candy eyeballs for this Halloween party food.

Detailed instructions for how to assemble these little monsters are in the recipe card at the very bottom of this post.

More Halloween Foods to try

BAT Tortilla Chips and salsa (one of the easiest Halloween food ideas!):

For the bat tortilla chips, you will need flour tortillas and some type of seasoning (I like chili powder and salt, but a prepared seasoning like Tajin works great, too).

Use small bat cookie cutters to cut bats from the tortillas, sprinkle them with seasoning and bake until they are crispy.

Serve the chips with store-bought salsa of any variety, or homemade mango salsa.

Halloween food ideas like spider pizzas and apple monsters.

Ideas on how to serve Halloween Party Food

I like to make several different Halloween snacks and then pile them all onto one large platter for a fun and spooky effect.

But, if you’re expecting a bigger crowd or you don’t have a large enough platter, you can put each type of snack on its own plate or platter. Spread them around your party space so there’s a haunting treat at every turn!

Which Halloween snacks can be made in advance?

If you’re attending a Halloween party at somebody else’s house rather than hosting, most of these Halloween snacks can be carefully packed up and taken with you.

The bat tortilla chips and mango salsa are, of course, a no brainer Halloween themed food to pack up and take. The pumpkin deviled eggs and apple monsters also travel just fine if you pack them carefully.

The jalapeño popper mummies are best warm but still really good at room temperature – bake them and cool them just before leaving, and then pack them up.

Make sure the mummies are fully cool before you put them in any sort of airtight container, otherwise they’ll steam and the crescent roll dough will get soggy.

However, the spider pizza bagels are really best when fresh. If you’re traveling with these, I would recommend cutting the olives into “spider parts” and taking them with you.

Then, when you get to your host’s house, bake the pizza bagels and then assemble the spiders on top and serve them right away.

Closeup of small bowl of chopped mango salsa with tortilla chip "bats"

Halloween Food Ideas FAQs

What do you bring to a kids Halloween party?

The Apple Monsters and Spider Pizzas are the most popular options for a kids Halloween party.

What is popular food for Halloween?

Round out your Halloween snack spread by adding other popular Halloween foods like candy corn and roasted pumpkin seeds.

What kind of food do you serve at a Halloween party?

I think a combination of sweet and savory treats is best for any party, including Halloween. Add some desserts like Halloween-themed cookies, brownies or a cake to the savory snacks below.

What is traditionally not eaten at Halloween?

Traditionally, certain foods have been avoided at Halloween due to their associations with bad luck or the supernatural. These foods have included nuts, apples and eggs. But as you can see, I haven’t avoided any of these when coming up with Halloween food ideas!

The Best Halloween Food Ideas

Spooky Halloween food ideas, like jalapeno popper mummies, apple monsters, bat tortilla chips and spider mini pizzas, arranged on a large dark platter on a dark background.

Apple Monster Halloween Food

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Using just a few simple ingredients and a paring knife, you can make these healthy, adorable Apple Monsters for Halloween!


  • 2 Granny Smith apples, quartered
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (natural peanut butter is too runny, so use traditional JIF or Skippy)
  • 40 pine nuts
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese or 1/4 mango, cut into small triangles
  • 8-16 medium candy eyeballs


  1. Using a sharp paring knife, cut a "mouth" out of each apple quarter. Fill gaps with peanut butter. Press pine nuts and cheese or mango pieces into peanut butter to resemble teeth and tongues. Using small dabs of peanut butter, "glue" one or two candy eyeballs onto each apple above mouth.
  2. Arrange on large platter, along with Mummy Jalapeno Poppers, Halloween Mini Pizzas, and Halloween Deviled Eggs.


Home Chef Tips:

  • Round out the board with bat chips and salsa: Cut flour tortillas into bats with a bat cookie cutter. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Serve with salsa or mango pico de gallo.
  • Serve the jalapeno mummies with marinara, sweet and sour sauce or ranch dressing, if desired.
  • Fill in any gaps on the board with fresh mango slices wrapped in prosciutto, and salami.

Recipe ideas adapted from Recipe Runner, Simply Recipes, Fork & Beans, Tadka Pasta and Frugal Coupon Living.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is for Apple Monsters only. This website provides estimated nutrition information as a courtesy only. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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