20 Spooky Halloween Party Food Recipes to Impress Your Guests

I absolutely love Halloween! I’ve always loved monsters and ghosts and all the spooky decorations and themed food that you get with Halloween…the only problem is that I’m Australian.

We don’t really celebrate Halloween here. Up until a few years ago, nobody in our town ever went trick-or-treating – and by the time people did start doing it, I was too old to be walking round town dressed as a monster, begging for sweets.

That aside, I still love to celebrate the spooky holiday (even if it’s not a holiday here) in my own way.

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So today I’ve rounded up the very best Halloween treats, drinks and deliciously scary party food to help you celebrate the spooky season too! So without further ado, let’s get into it!

Mummy Dogs by I Heart Nap Time

Mummy Dogs are my favourite thing to make for Halloween! My sister and I love them and they’re so easy to whip up. Kids and adults alike will be lining up for these bad boys.

Mousse Graveyards by Spice Cravings

This no-bake, fuss free chocolate graveyard mousse is rich, decadent and silky smooth. Topped with chocolate biscuit ‘dirt’ and vanilla biscuit ‘tombstones’ this dessert is sure to impress.

Spider Cupcakes by Mom Foodie

Aren’t these spider cakes cute?! Edible fondant spiders are placed on top of chocolate cupcakes for a great Halloween treat for any age! Want to make these even easier? Then simply use a packet cake mix.

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Non-Alcoholic Blood Bag Punch by Finding Zest

Wow all your Vampire guests with these clever ‘blood’ bags! These fake I.V bags are super clever and you can get them right here.

Spider Cookies by What a Girl Eats

These cookies are a fun, homemade treat for Halloween. And the delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven.

Eyeball Toffee Apples by Chewable Structures

Is there anything more iconic than a toffee apple at Halloween? It’s a classic treat that I feel is a must at any Halloween party and if you want to try your hand at making your own then this is your ultimate guide.

Raspberry Mummy Pies by Veggie Desserts

Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable Mummy Pies. Easy and delicious, these pies are readily adaptable to suit your taste preferences by simply switching up the fillings!

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Cheesy Monster Dip by Easy Cooking With Molly

Is it really a party without dip? I’m not sure, but just in case you better check this recipe out. This easy monster dip is ready in 15 minutes, gluten free and can be made in both oven or stovetop.

Banana Mummy’s by Lemons & Zest

Looking for a fun and easy treat to make with the kids this Halloween? Well, you don’t get much easier than these banana mummy pops. They’re also great if your trying to avoid the traditional sugar high this year because the kids will love them.

Boozy Graveyard Puddings by Tipsy Chickens

Sorry kiddos’ but this one is adults only. These make ahead boozy puddings get the Halloween treatment with a graveyard look, complete with worms and tombstone.

Brain Jelly by Simply Happy Foodie

This jelly is both gross and awesome at the same time! It’s the perfect make ahead dessert that’s a real show stopper, and all you need is a mold like this.

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Bat Doughnuts by The Simple Sweet Life

Chocolate doughnuts? Yes, please! These Halloween bat doughnuts are every bit as easy as they are sweet. Perfect for your next Halloween party.

Frankinstein Suckers by Crayons & Cravings

Lollipops are a Halloween staple. Well, now you can impress your guest with your very own homemade Frankenstein Suckers, and don’t worry; they’re so much easier than you think!

Pretzel Cheese Witch Brooms by Meaningful Eats

These bite sized witch broomsticks are an easy, healthy Halloween snack the kids will love! Made in minutes, with absolutely so cooking involved!

Halloween Sugar Cookies by Partylicious

Who doesn’t love beautifully decorated sugar biscuits? They’re such a great thing to make with the kids and are a real crowd pleaser! You can make them in various shapes, but for Halloween, I like these.

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Halloween Brownie Bites by Practically Homemade

As if you need an excuse like Halloween to have brownies. Perfect for any decorating novice, these spooky goodies won’t last long on the dessert table.

Halloween Sushi by The Chopstick Chronicles

These mini sushi balls make a great finger food and will be a hit with all your guests! They’re so much easier to make than regular sushi and require a lot less skill and equipment! Decorating them gets them ready for Halloween and makes them that much cuter!

Witch Hat Cupcakes by The Simple Sweet Life

There’s no fondant needed with this recipe because these awesome witch hat cupcakes are pure icing goodness! These cake are a real crowd pleaser and oh so cute.

Halloween Almond Cookies by Meaningful Eats

Gluten Free cookies anyone? Who said celiacs need to miss out on all the fun? These GF almond cookies will be a real hit at your Halloween party, and these cute little cookie cutters will make the perfect shapes every time.

Peanut Butter Apple Monster Teeth by Meaningful Eats

Halloween is the time for sweets, sugar and stuffing our mouths with every lolly under the sun, right? Well if you’re looking for a different option, something that may not give you instant cavities, then you’ll love these cute little apple monster teeth! They’re three ingredients and incredibly easy!


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C’est Cheese On The Go – A Mobile Cheese Van That’s Going Places

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Phone: 0447 754 184

Website: http://cestcheese.com.au

Upon attending the Gourmet in Gundy food and wine festival in September, I sampled many delicious offerings. But one particular thing stood out for me. C’est Cheese On The Go is a mobile cheese van serving up a selection of fine cheeses and dishes that would make any cheese lover drool. 

I had been eyeing off the food van all day. It seemed as though a few people had the same idea, as there was a big line up at the van. C’est Cheese seemed to be very popular. We ordered a ‘2 Cheese Platter’ which served 2-5 people. 

Once we got our cheese platter, we headed back to our table to enjoy feed. The platter came with two cheeses of your choice, as the name suggests, crackers and quince paste and it was $26. I did feel that the price was a bit much for what we got on the platter. 

We chose a France Comté, which was a hard, nutty cheese, and a Fromage D’affonois which was a creamy Brie cheese also from France. 

The Comté was said to be one of the most eaten cheeses in France. It’s aged for 18 months in the Comté caves and had a nutty, pungent taste and smell. It was a hard cheese, but was smooth on the tongue. The richness of the cheese was matched sensationally with the crackers. 

The Brie was creamy and had a lovely, delicate flavour that paired so perfectly with the crackers. It was sensational and I can’t remember ever having any better. I was told it was one of the best Brie’s there was, and after trying it, I don’t think I can argue. 

The wafer thin crackers had a subtle taste and a delightfully crunchy texture. They were the perfect kind of crackers to have with a small cheese platter as they really let the flavours and textures of the cheeses stand out. The quince paste wasn’t anything special. It was nice, it just didn’t stand out compared with the delicious cheeses it was matched with. 

When I first spotted C’est Cheese On The Go, I was keen to try what they had to offer. I can truly say that they delivered much more than I expected. I would recommend getting in line early if you get the chance because C’est Cheese is something worth trying. I highly suggest booking this amazing cheese van for your next party, function or big event.

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Mixed Berry Cheesecake Slice

Mixed berry is probably my favourite cheesecake flavour. I love fruity, tangy desserts a lot more than rich chocolatey ones, something that my dad thoroughly disagrees with. I sort of feel that you’re either a chocolate dessert person or a fruity dessert person.

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If you are a fruity kind of person, then I got you covered! This berry cheesecake slice has the perfect amount of tangy, berry flavour, whilst still being decedent and creamy.

And what exactly is a cheesecake slice, you ask? Well, it’s what you get when you intend to make a cheesecake and realise at the very last minute that you’re out of gelatine and quickly have to improvise because you have guests coming over. Or so I’ve heard….

Mixed berry Cheesecake slice

If you don’t want to serve this as a slice then fear not, because it works perfectly fine as a full sized cheesecake too! And if you don’t want to use Marie biscuits, or can’t find them then don’t worry because any kind of plain biscuits will work, they’re just the ones I used in this case.

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Mixed Berry Cheesecake Slice

  • Servings: 20 Slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 x 395g tin Condensed milk
2 eggs
500g Cream Cheese
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 cup Mixed Frozen Berries
150g Butter, melted
250g Marie Biscuits (see notes)
Fresh Berries, to serve
Whipped Cream, to serve (optional)

Directions


1. Preheat oven to 150°C and line a 20cm x 30cm slice tin with baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang.
2. Crush biscuits in a food processor until fine. Add the butter and stir until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture into the slice tin and flatten out, making sure the base is level and even. Place in the fridge and cool for 30 mins.
3. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese in a mixmaster until smooth. Add condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla and beat again until smooth. Add eggs and beat until well combined.
4. Add berries to cream cheese mixture and gently stir through with a spatula or spoon. Pour mixture on to biscuit base and smooth out with spatula.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until just set and turn the oven off. Cool in the oven, with the door slightly ajar for 1 hour. Place in the fridge for 2 hours, or overnight to chill. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream.

Notes: Any type of plain biscuits can be used instead of Marie biscuits, they were just the ones I had on hand!
Please note that cooking time does not account for cooling time.

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Top 10 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Your Life Easier

I will admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for kitchen gadgets. Not in the sense that I sit up at 11pm at night with a glass of wine watching late night infomercials, but if I see something that looks good, then you know…

So today I’m sharing with you my top 10 kitchen gadgets to make your life a little easier!

My Top 10 Kitchen Gadgets

Keep in mind that I may receive a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase. However, this does not impact my views and opinions – I do really love these products!

1. Food Processor

There was no hesitation when choosing my number one kitchen gadget. A decent food processor will make your life so much easier, trust me. Anything from grating to blitzing, the food processor is my absolute must have in the kitchen. I use mine to make guacamole, cheesecake bases, sorbet and dips; like my Mediterranean Layered White Bean Dip. 

2. KitchenAid Mixmaster

Unfortunately, I do not currently own one of these mixmasters, but boy do I want one. The thing that’s makes this mixmaster so special is the attachments you can get. From pasta makers, spiralizers, you can even get a sifter and scale attachment! There are so many attachments, the only problem (and the reason I don’t have one yet) is the price tag. 

3. Mandolin Slicer

Cut your prep time in half – literally. With this handy tool, you can achieve thin, uniform slices every time. Just run your veggies up and down the Mandolin for slicing, shredded and grating with ease. Making veggie chips? No problem. Need some coleslaw for the barbecue? Covered. How about some carrot cake? Sorted. I just recommend using the guard to make sure that you slice the veggies and not your fingers. Use it for homemade veggie chips, coleslaw, salads, grated vegetables, slicing fruit and vegetables and shredding. 

4. Microplane Zester

The humble zester can do so much more than just zesting lemons! From getting garlic nice and fine to finishing of your pasta with some freshly grated Parmesan, a zester can be really helpful. Use it on citrus, Parmesan, garlic, nutmeg, ginger and even chocolate. 


5. Mr. Whipstir – A Mechanical Whisk

Okay, I will admit that I was suckered into buying this after watching a live infomercial in the middle of BigW – but it really does work! I seriously love this thing; it saves me so much time and energy making scrambled eggs and omelettes and you can even use it to froth milk for coffee! Use it for eggs, milk, cream, making dressings, pancakes and just about anything else you use a normal whisk for.

Mr Whipstir 2 piece set – easy to use mechanical hand whisk by Mr. Whipstir


6. Lemon Squeezer

I use citrus quite often; I love the tangy, fresh flavour that you get from lemons and limes. This means that having a decent lemon squeezer is must for me in the kitchen. It really makes things a lot easier and it gets every last drop of juice out of the fruit. 

7. Spiralizer

Say hello to gorgeous, vibrant summer salads and oodles of zucchini noodles! A good quality spiralizer will turn any drab salad into something amazing. My Auntie has one that makes all different sizes of veggie ribbons and noodles – I’ll admit that I have gadget envy; mine only does noodles. 

8. Blender

If you think that all you can do with a blender it make smoothies, then think again. From achieving smooth and creamy soups to luscious salad dressings and sauces, a blender can do amazing things. You can even use it to make pancake batter. Use it to make smoothies, soups, salsa, dressing, hollandaise sauce and pancake batter.

9. Garlic Press

All right so I’m not sure if everyone else is as obsessed with garlic as I am, but if you are then you definitely need to have a garlic press. Say goodbye to peeling and dicing garlic – just pop in a clove, squeeze and your ready to go! Use it for almost any dish that uses garlic (and if you’re like me, that’s basically everything!) 

10. Potato Ricer

If you love smooth, creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes than a potato ricer is a must! Just add the boiled potatoes to the ricer and push through and add the dairy and salt for the best mashed potato you’ve ever had. Totally worth it. Use it for making any kind of mash veggies or purée. 

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Sour Cream & Chives Twice Baked Potatoes

Do you ever get strong food cravings? Like the kind of cravings that make your mouth water just thinking about it. Yeah, I do.

Sour Cream and Chives Baked Potatoes

A few weeks ago I had one of those cravings. I had an extremely strong craving for potatoes. And not just any old potatoes, I didn’t want mash or anything. What I wanted was a big, steaming hot baked potato topped with something delicious! 

Sour cream and chives baked potatoes

Nothing else would do and I was determined to eat one before the day was out. So I headed into the kitchen, put my cooks hat on (not really, I don’t have a cooks hat!) And thus, this recipe was born.

At the time I didn’t have any of my usual baked potato toppings, like beef mince or coleslaw…our cupboards and fridge were pretty bare. But we did have sour cream and my herb garden was bountiful, and is there a better combination than sour cream and chives?

Baked potatoes are one of those meals that just scream ‘comfort food’ for me. It’s one of those things that you just yearn for, whether it’s winter or summer. And the best thing is, you can basically cook them anytime you like, even when camping!

Sour Cream & Chives Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

For the Spuds

4 Potatoes
1 tbsp Butter
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

To Serve

1/4 cup Sour Cream
1 tbsp Fresh Chives, finely chopped

Directions


1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Thoroughly wash potatoes and pierce with a fork in several places. Bake potatoes for 45-50 minutes, turning halfway.
2. Carefully remove potatoes from oven and cut in half. Remove inside of potatoes, leaving a 1cm edge, and scoop into a bowl.
3. Add butter, onion powder and season to taste with salt and pepper. Roughly mash with a fork until incorporated.
4. Spoon mixture back into potatoes, top each one with Parmesan cheese and return to the oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
5. Remove from oven and top each one with sour cream and chives. Serve immediately.

Notes: 1. Inserting a metal skewer into the potatoes helps them to cook more evenly.
2. Feel free to mix and match extra toppings as well! Bacon works really well with these potatoes!

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Sour Cream and chives baked potatoes

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Super Easy Beef Stir Fry

Who doesn’t love a good stir fry? Stir fries are one of my favourite things to have for dinner. They’re quick, easy and fresh, and leftovers can easily be stored in the fridge or freezer! That’s what this recipe is for! It makes quite a big batch so that there’s plenty to take to work for lunch the next day, or have dinner already cooked and waiting.

Easy Beef stir fry recipe


This recipe (or just about any stir fry recipe) is really customisable. Don’t have broccoli? No problem. Have some beans that need using? Throw them in the wok! There’s absolutely no need to order take out, this dish will be on your table in under 30 minutes!

Super Easy Beef Stir Fry

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Clove Garlic
500g Flank Steak, cut into strips
1/4 Red Capsicum
1/4 Green Capsicum
1 Red Onion
1/2 Head Broccoli
1 tsp Rice Flour
1 tsp Garlic Salt
Salt & Pepper, to taste
4 cups Cooked Rice, to serve

Directions

Add oil to a wok or large saucepan on medium/high heat. Finely dice the garlic and sauté in the pan until golden. Add the beef to the pan and cook until browned. Meanwhile, slice the onion and capsicum and cut the broccoli into florets. Add to wok and stir to combine. Add rice flour to a cup of water and mix in. Add rice flour mixture to wok and season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Continue cooking until meat is cooked through. Serve with rice.

Notes : This recipe will last up to three to four days in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Easy Beef Stir Fry Recipe

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