Halloween Food Decoration Ideas that are Easy, Spooky, and Delicious

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Halloween Food Decoration Ideas that are Easy, Spooky, and Delicious

The Halloween holiday is just around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about what you will be cooking for your Halloween party. Halloween food decoration ideas can help you create a festive atmosphere with some spookiness, scariness, and deliciousness!

Here are our favorite Halloween recipes, including spider pizza, mummy hot dogs, and stuffed Halloween pumpkins.

I try to incorporate fun Halloween meals throughout October. These recipes all have simple steps and some of our family’s favorite things. These straightforward recipes can make mealtime around Halloween a little more fun.

Halloween Food Decoration Ideas for Main Course

Stuffed Halloween Pumpkins

Orange bell peppers carved at jack o lanterns.  Stuffed with rice and beans.
Stuffed Halloween Pumpkins

These Stuffed Halloween Pumpkins are simple with a few extra steps than regular stuffed peppers. They are one of my favorites to make every year. Stuffed Halloween Pumpkins are easy to make, and you can serve them with a variety of fillings. You can follow any stuff pepper recipe. In some recipes, you don’t have to cook the pepper first. Cooking the peppers first is a personal preference. 

Ingredients

  • orange, green, or red bell peppers
  • rice
  • black beans
  • chopped onions
  • diced tomatoes
  • taco seasoning
  • Monterey jack cheese

Steps

Start with orange bell pepper. If you can’t find an orange pepper, a green or red pepper will work as well.

Wash the pepper. Be sure the pepper will stand upright. If it doesn’t stand upright, you may need to cut a slice off the bottom to sit upright carefully, but do not cut through the pepper.

Next, cut the top of the pepper off. Set the pepper top aside because you will need it to place back on top of the pepper in the end. Remove the seeds and ribs.

Then carve a jack-o-lantern face of your choice onto the side of the pepper just like you are carving your Halloween pumpkin. I find a small paring knife works best for cutting the pepper.

Next, prepare the filling. Our family typically does rice, black beans, chopped onions, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, and Monterey jack cheese. I cook the rice in the rice cooker. Saute the chopped onions until soft. Add in black beans, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning. Stir until the beans are covered and heated thoroughly. Fold in the cheese and rice.

I cook the peppers for about 20 minutes, then stuff them with the filling above and cook for another 20 mins at 350°F. After you cook the stuffed peppers, I like to place the lid of the pepper back on the stuffed pepper and serve hot.

I have also served spaghetti in the jack o peppers instead of rice and black beans. You can easily make this your dish and stuff the peppers with what your family will enjoy best. 

Be sure to add these to your next Halloween Party menu or family dinner. Edible decorations always make mealtime a little more fun.

Mummy Hot Dogs

Stack of hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls to look like a mummy.
Mummy Hot Dogs

These Mummy Hot Dogs are fun Halloween party food for all ages. These are straightforward Halloween recipes. You will want to buy a pack of hot dogs and crescent rolls.

Ingredients

  • hot dogs
  • crescent rolls in the tube
  • ketchup
  • mustard

Steps

You will unroll the crescent rolls, so they are in a flat rectangle or square. Then instead of tearing apart to make crescent rolls, take a pizza cutter and cut the dough into thin strips the long way. You will want to do this with all of the dough. I prefer ¼ inch strips or smaller.

Next, you will take the stripes of dough and individually wrap them around the hot dogs. Then place the Mummy Dog on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake them for about 12 to 15 mins at 375° F. You will want to watch them; as you are looking for the crescent wrap to be golden brown. 

Once the mummy hot dogs cook, let them cool, then add the eyes. We typically use black olives to make the eyes because we usually have olives in the fridge. Edible candy eyes could be an option instead of the black olives.

Serve with your favorite hot dog dipping sauce.

Spider Web Dipping Sauce to go with the Mummy Hot Dogs

If you want to take your Mummy Hot Dog presentation up a notch, you can make a cute spiderweb pattern with ketchup and mustard.

Squirt ketchup in a small bowl. Then using mustard squirt three thin circles in the ketchup bowl, one inside one another. Use a toothpick and slowly pull the mustard through the ketchup. Start in the center of the smallest circle and pull out to the largest ring of the mustard. Repeat this numerous times. Now you have a ketchup and mustard spider web.

Spider Pizzas

English muffins with sauce and cheese arranged as a spider web.  Olive cut as a spider.
Spider Pizzas

Halloween Spider Pizzas are another fun recipe to get in the Halloween Spirit. For this quick and easy, fun recipe, we use English muffins as the pizza crust.

Ingredients

  • English muffins
  • Marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Carrot sticks

Steps

We slice the English muffins in half, layer them with marinara sauce. We often make these two different ways depending on what we have on hand.

One way would be to place the cheese around the English muffin, so it looks like a spider web. Then take one black olive and slice in half. Place one half of the olive face down as the body of the spider. Take the other half and slice thinly. Arrange these small pieces as the spider legs. 

The second way we make spider pizzas is to layer the English muffin with marinara sauce and cheese as you normally would for a pizza. Then use orange carrot match sticks to look like a spider web and then make the olive spider. 

Pizza is a crowd-pleaser at our house. Getting creative with the toppings can be fun for the whole family, making the most festive pie. 

Other Halloween Pizza ideas include arranging the pepperonis into a jack o lantern face on a regular size pizza. Create a Mummy pizza. Use thin strips of cheese to look like a mummy and two olives for the eyes.

Halloween Food Decoration Ideas for Snacks

Apple Monster Mouth

Apple slices with peanut butter and marshmallows as teeth.
Apple Monster Mouth

Monster Mouths make great sweet Halloween treats. These are perfect for Halloween night or earlier in the month for spooky Halloween treats. 

Monster mouths with apples, nut butter, and candy for the teeth are always fun, and I love mixing fruit in with a treat.

These do take some prep but note that the apples can brown before serving, so add some lemon juice to the cut apples or cut them right before serving.

Ingredients

  • Apples
  • Nut butter
  • Candy corn or mini marshmallows
  • Lemon juice – if cutting apples ahead of time to prevent them from browning

Steps

Wash and cut the apples into wedges. When cutting the apples ahead of preparing, cover them with lemon juice to prevent them from browning. Take two apple wedges and fill them with peanut butter or any nut butter of your liking. Then place candy corn as the teeth. Monster mouths is an easy and festive treat. 

When we make these at other times of the year, we will use mini marshmallows as the teeth. If you don’t like candy corn, you can use any candy for the teeth. 

Pumpkin Clementines

Banana half with chocolate chips as eyes and mouth.  Clementine with celery as stalk.
Pumpkin Clementine & Ghost Bananas

These are super easy and my go-to for taking a snack for the class. You will need a bag of clementines and celery stalks.

Ingredients

  • Clementines
  • Celery stalks

Steps

Rinse the clementines first. Then peel the clementine, but keep it together as a whole. 

Wash the celery stalks. Cut the stem in half longways. Then chop the celery into about 1-inch pieces. The size may vary depending on the size of the clementines, so do one first before chopping all the celery. 

Take the piece of celery and stick it in the middle of the clementine, so it looks like little pumpkins with a green stem. 

Ghost Bananas

These are another great Halloween snack. They are hard to make ahead of time because you will need to peel the bananas. It is best to create these just before serving.

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips

Steps

You will need bananas and mini chocolate chips. Peel the banana and cut the banana in half. Stand the banana upright on the platter. Push the chocolate chips into the banana for eyes and a mouth. 

Ghost String Cheese

Ghost string cheese is the easy way if you need individually wrapped Halloween snacks to send into a school.

Ingredients & Supplies

  • Individually wrapped string cheese
  • Permanent marker

Steps

Purchase individually wrapped string cheese and draw ghost eyes and mouth on the string cheese wrapper with a permanent marker.

These are perfect for a Halloween party, after teams sports treat, or a class snack. It can make snack time so much fun. You can also head to a local craft store and get some googly eyes to stick on the string cheese if you prefer. 

Additional Halloween Food Decoration Ideas

Cutting board with pita bread and a bowl of orange pumpkin hummus
Pumpkin Hummus

These are a few additional recipes I love to share on a Halloween table.  Below are the links to some of my favorite fall dishes to serve. 

Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Spider Web Taco Dip with refried beans.  

I hope you have a Happy Halloween and can enjoy some delicious Halloween party foods this year. Hopefully, these edible Halloween food decoration ideas will make your list for your next Halloween dinner party or provide exciting ideas to take for an easy appetizer or Halloween snack.  

Does your family have a favorite Halloween food or creepy Halloween food decoration ideas? Please share below. 

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