Parties are always fun to attend especially ones that are themed. What makes themed parties even better is when they’re a potluck party! Not only does this make things easier for the host but it also means there will be a larger variety of food to choose from. Whether you’re attending a Halloween party at work, sending your kids off to a potluck at school or hosting one yourself, make sure to contribute one or a couple of these recipes!
Each recipe will be perfectly themed for Halloween, the more creativity, the better! We’ll include a few cute and fun Halloween-themed recipes and few disgustingly cool and scary ones too! However, you might want to save the scary food recipes for older kids or your adult Halloween potluck.
These mummy dogs are so easy to throw together and you can make a large quantity effortlessly. For this recipe, you’ll only need 4 ingredients and less than 15 minutes!
Crescent roll dough is what you’ll use to wrap the hot dogs and olives are used for the eyes. Be sure to serve a tray of mummy dogs with a side of ketchup for dipping.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/mummy-dogs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Edible broomsticks are utterly adorable and kids will surely gobble these up. Not only are they easy to put together but you can make a plethora in the nick of time.
Send this Halloween-themed snack with your kids to share at their school potluck. After all, it’s school-friendly and fun! However, if you choose to serve these at an adult Halloween party, they’ll love them too.
Fake blood is the perfect decorative element that every Halloween party needs. While fake blood is often incorporated into the decorations, with this recipe you can bring it to the food table too.
If you don’t love cooking and baking then this is a great option for you. Whip up some fake blood and drizzle it over a store-bought dessert to instantly upgrade it to a Halloween-themed treat.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/edible-fake-blood/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
There are so many great ways to present taco chips and dip. Sometimes single-sized portions are great for parties so you don’t risk any double dippers.
This recipe is incredibly easy and thriving with fresh and delicious ingredients. We’ve also included a link to buy Halloween-themed cookie cutters to help you create the fun Halloween-shaped dippers.
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Slime is all the rage with kids these days. Transform their favorite toy into an edible surprise with these jeepers creepers slime-filled cookies!
They’re chocolatey, delicious and spooky enough to share at a Halloween potluck. The slimy center comes from gummy candies and their dark color comes from dark cocoa powder.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/jeepers-creepers-slime-filled-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Chips, crackers and other assorted snacks are great for parties but if you want your contribution to stand out be sure to share a big bowl of this harvest hash trail mix. This bowl is full of sweet and salty flavors and crunchy textures.
The snack combines popular Halloween candies such as candy corn and pumpkins with other popular snacks such as pretzels and Bugles. It also comes together as easy as mixing all the ingredients into one bowl, no baking required!
Deviled eggs are one of the most popular potluck foods! They’re a crowd-pleaser and are relatively easy to make and that is why they serve well at potlucks.
However, for Halloween, get creative and bring these spider eggs to your potluck. Firstly, the eggs are naturally dyed from blueberries and water. Further, unlike a traditional recipe, the center is naturally colored green with the additions of avocados and wasabi.
Another great idea is to share a platter of Rice Krispie treats. Both children and adults love them and that is why you’ll want to bring them to your Halloween potluck.
This recipe transforms an ordinary Rice Krispie treat recipe and turns them into spooky (but really adorable) marshmallowy monsters. Their funky colors and googly eyes will stand out and they’ll surely be eaten up in no time!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/marshmallowy-monster-rice-krispies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Add a punch of heat to the table with these Halloween jalapeno popper mummies. These adorable treats would be a great addition to any potluck.
Be sure to handle jalapenos with gloves or your eyes might hate you later. Follow this recipe for a fun and easy tutorial on how to achieve these cute little treats!
Dirt pudding is a fun dessert and is often filled with gummy worms. But have you had a pumpkin patch dirt cup? It’s essentially the same idea but this recipe adds a unique Halloween twist.
The cups are filled with layers of chocolate pudding and chocolatey cookie crumbles. The dessert is then topped with candy pumpkins and vines that together create an edible pumpkin patch.
Cheese balls are great for parties but be sure not to serve any ordinary cheeseball, instead, prepare this fun pumpkin-shaped cheese ball! This recipe comes together quickly and there is no pumpkin-mold necessary!
You will be provided with thorough instructions to create the pumpkin shape using plastic wrap and elastic bands. Finally, serve the cheeseball on a tray with delicious crackers.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/pumpkin-shaped-cheese-ball/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
It’s safe to say pizza is a crowd favorite and for this reason sharing pizza at a potluck would be an excellent and safe choice! These pizzas get a Halloween makeover as the cheese is cut into ghost shapes. To do this, simply use a cookie-cutter.
In addition to the cheese, you’ll also need olives to create the face. And finally, we’re including a link to a ghost cookie to help you create these pizzas effortlessly!
Ghost Cookie Cutter ? Buy it: https://amzn.to/2NJbOZo
Crescent rolls are awesome because if you put your imagination cap on you can turn them into much more than a dinner roll. Follow this recipe and turn refrigerated crescent rolls into delicious witch hats.
You’ll trade savory rolls for a sweet dessert with this recipe! The rolls are filled with irresistible chocolate and a sprinkle of sugar on top, truly magical!
https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/chocolate-crescent-witch-hats/efab0b73-f549-405d-8e5c-f05f76669bb6?src=sh%3fnicam4%3dsocialmedia&nichn4=pinterest&niseg4=pillsbury&nicreatid4=post&crlt.pid=camp.shbh38rspmkd PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PILLSBURY
This recipe is sort of hysterical! It’s also a little spooky so you may want to save this for an adult party or one without little kids. This recipe is quite easy and only requires a few ingredients.
Meatloaf is formed into the shapes of feet and is then topped with onion toenails, a severed bone (onion slice) and some blood (ketchup). All these creative touches make for one terrifying bite!
https://www.mynameissnickerdoodle.com/halloween-feet-loaf-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY NAME IS SNICKERDOODLE
Dinner rolls are often great for potlucks. They pair well with so many different kinds of foods and are easy to make too! If you like quick and easy then you’ll appreciate this recipe.
Store-bought refrigerated breadsticks are what help to make this recipe so easy. The breadsticks are then formed into a fun bone shape and are seasoned with a few ingredients.
https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/breadstick-bones/87fd33ef-fe56-4511-8a0e-9c803900c92c PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TBSP
This is another atrocious yet amazing potluck idea, puff pastry intestines! The creative thing about this recipe is you can fill the “intestines” with anything you want. Make it a sweet pastry and fill it with jam or keep it savory and fill it with ground beef, the options are endless!
The creative element comes to play when you form the pastry to look like intestines. Finally, serve this treat on a platter and everyone will be excited to try this at your potluck.
https://fabulesslyfrugal.com/recipes/halloween-puff-pastry-intestines-recipe/#.W6vBsBNKigQ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FABULESSLY FRUGAL
Meatballs are another popular potluck food item. Instead of sharing a slow cooker full of meatballs, you have to make these meatball mummies for your Halloween potluck.
To make things easy you’ll want to use frozen meatballs and store-bought crescent roll dough. Wrap the meatballs with the dough and add marinara sauce and sliced olives to create the eyes for a clever mummified snack!
https://www.highheelsandgrills.com/meatball-mummies-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HIGH HEELS AND GRILLS
If you want to participate in the Halloween theme but like to keep things healthy then these stuffed mushroom eyeballs are a must-try! They’re so easy and made of wholesome ingredients.
The base of the eye comes from button mushrooms and the filling is homemade tofu ricotta. This also means this recipe is dairy-free and vegan-friendly! The finishing touches are what turn these stuffed mushrooms into an awesome eyeball appetizer.
https://veganyackattack.com/2012/10/26/stuffed-mushroom-eyeballs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: VEGAN YACK ATTACK
Instead of the taco dip cups we talked about earlier, you could make a big bowl to share with a crowd. This taco dip has a few different ingredients that make it unique.
Besides the beautiful layers and delicious flavors, the design will stand out. The spider web is creatively made from sour cream and you can even add a few artificial spiders to your dip to enhance the spooky ambiance.
https://palatablepastime.com/2016/10/17/spider-web-taco-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PALATABLE PASTIME
We’re sharing another spooky treat, zombie finger cookies! These are quite realistic looking so this is another recipe that you might want to save for older kids or an adult-only party!
The cookies are made from a simple sugar cooker recipe. They come to life with the decorating techniques so be sure to follow the recipe and tutorial so that you too can achieve this amazingly freaky treat.
https://www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/zombie-finger-cookies.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MAKE FABULOUS CAKES
This Halloween recipe doubles as a spooky decoration and a delicious treat! Share them at a Halloween potluck and they’ll surely capture everyone’s attention.
These homemade hand pies have a decadent chocolate crust and a spooky crimson red cherry pie filling. Keep in mind to make the spooky Halloween shapes you will need a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter.
https://houseofnasheats.com/halloween-chocolate-cherry-hand-pies/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=465338662_16271918_143004 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOUSE OF NASH EATS
Black and orange cookies would make a great addition to any Halloween potluck. While their spooky colors will stand out on the food table, it’s the flavor that will make a lasting impression.
To achieve the dark black color, you’ll simply need to add dark cocoa powder to the cookie batter. Further, the addition of orange-colored M&Ms is what provides the perfect pop of orange color. Arrange these cookies on a platter with a few decorations such as fake snakes or bugs to create a spooky presentation.
https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/dark-chocolate-halloween-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SIMPLY HAPPY FOODIE
It’s always a good idea to have a variety of sweet treats at a potluck, after all, who can say no to delicious mini cheesecakes? These cheesecakes are decorated to look like Pumpkin King from The Nightmare Before Christmas movie.
These cheesecakes start with a simple chocolate graham crack crust and are topped with a sweet cheesecake filling. Then, to create the Jack Skellington face, you’ll need to prepare a chocolate ganache and decorate the cheesecakes using a piping bag.
https://hungryhappenings.com/jack-skellington-cheesecakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HUNGRY HAPPENINGS
Candy apples are a popular fall treat and are especially enjoyed during Halloween. However, don’t show up to a Halloween potluck with traditional red candy apples, be sure to share a platter of these Halloween poison apples.
These spooky apples are made with simple ingredients such as corn syrup, sugar, and water. To make them look posinonus you merely have to add blue gel food coloring to the candy apple mixture. You could even go one step further and swap plain wooden skewers for twigs!
https://travelcooktell.com/halloween-recipe-poison-apples/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TRAVEL COOK TELL
Get ready to feel nostalgic! This Halloween Dunkaroo dip will surely bring back all sorts of childhood memories. This Halloween dip is bound to be loved by both children and adults alike.
The dip is made from 3 simple ingredients and the addition of orange food coloring and Halloween-themed sprinkles will make this dip perfect for Halloween. Finally, serve the Dunkaroo dip with chocolate animal crackers for dipping.
https://www.savoryexperiments.com/halloween-dunkaroo-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVORY EXPERIMENTS
This is an edible treat that will surely capture every single guest’s attention. This incredibly spooky treat is prepared to look like a cow’s eyeball. Thankfully, this treat is not an eyeball, but instead, is a sweet treat made from coconut milk, sugar, agar-agar, and a bit of food coloring.
It’s important to note, to create the eyeballs you’ll need a spherical mold such as this one! They do require time to set in the fridge so be sure to make this recipe at least 1 day before your potluck.
https://www.squirrelsofafeather.com/halloween-eyeballs-edible/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SQUIRRELS OF A FEATHER
You don’t need stellar baking skills to make this Halloween treat! This recipe transforms store-bought donuts into a monster treat by using a few dollar store items. This is also an excellent idea if you’ve committed to preparing a dish for a potluck but have very little time to make anything.
Head to your local dollar store and pick up plastic vampire teeth, white icing and a package of M&Ms. Once you’ve gathered your materials you’ll be ready to follow this easy tutorial.
https://onelittleproject.com/halloween-monster-donuts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
S’mores are a popular summer treat, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them all year round! This recipe puts a fun spin on S’mores and transforms those flavors into an enticing dip.
The dip begins with a mixture of melted chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. These flavors are swirled together and then are topped with Halloween-themed Peeps. This dip only requires a few minutes in the oven and then can be served with chocolate graham crackers.
https://www.homemadeinterest.com/halloween-smores-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOME MADE INTEREST
These sweet and sour bat wings will surely raise a brow or two but will certainly be a great addition to any Halloween potluck. Rest assured, these are simply chicken wings that are tossed in a black colored sauce.
The sweet and sour sauce is made with pineapple juice, brown sugar, and a few savory ingredients too. Keep in mind, it is recommended that you allow the wings to marinate for 6 to 24 hours.
https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com/sweet-and-sour-bat-wings/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SPRINKLES AND SPROUTS
The great thing about Rice Krispies treats is that you can transform them into many different shapes. Try making a platter of these adorable mummy Rice Krispies treats to share at your Halloween Potluck.
You’ll be happy to discover that this recipe requires 4 ingredients and only 15 minutes of hands-on time. To transform the Rice Krispies to look like mummies, you’ll need melted white chocolate and mini chocolate chips. If you have little ones in the house, encourage them to help you prepare these mummy treats as they will surely love playing chef in the kitchen.
https://www.mykitchenlove.com/mummy-rice-krispies-treats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY KITCHEN LOVE