The beauty of a poolside Halloween party is that many of the zombie and ghoul approved Halloween treats is that they can be made ahead of time which means yiou’ll be able to be part of the party, rather than worrying about having to cook during.
Here are some of our favorie recipes for Halloween party treats sure to be a hit with all of your party-goers young and old.
Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno Mummies
- Jalapenos — sliced in half length-wise, seeds removed
- A mix of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, scallions and thyme
- Put the mix into the halved jalapenos
- Wrap each half with bacon
- Drop in capers for eyes.
Cook in a pre-heated 350 degree oven until the bacon is crispy. You can also grill them until the bacon is crispy. Place on a bed of red tortilla chips.
Halloween Popcorn Balls
- Cooked popcorn (from one-third cup of unpopped kernels)
- One tsp. vanilla
- 12 ounces of marshmallows
- Cooking spray
- Chopped up candy bar of your choice
- 1/3 of a cup of salted almonds
- One-half cup of black and orange M&Ms
- One tablespoon butter
In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter, add vanilla then stir in marshmallows, stirring until marshmallows are melted. Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn. Mix with a spatula in a bowl that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread the popcorn/marshmallow mixture on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper. Sprinkle remaining ingredients over the top. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour, break into bite-sized chunks. Serve.
Hot Dog Zombies
- Hot dogs
- Refrigerated crescent rolls
- String cheese
Separate the crescent rolls and hot dogs. Roll a hot dog up into a crescent roll. Bake according to package instructions. Once the hot dog (also known as a Pig In A Blanket) is cooked, use ketchup to draw on “wounds.” Use mustard to dot on eyes. String cheese can be draped across the hot gods on a serving platter to resemble tattered clothing.
Spooky Spiced, Warm Cider
This spooky treat will take some pre-planning to allow time for the apples to dry.
- Apples cut into slices with faces (think Jack-o-lantern) cut into the slices. Once these dry they will look spooky floating in the cider.
- Cider of your choice
- Cinnamon sticks
- Creepy ice cubes. (Pick up Halloween spider rings, fill a bundt tray half way with cider — freeze. Place the rings into the bundt pan ring, cover with cider and freeze until solid.
- Butter rum or butterscotch candies
Allow two to three days for your apple faces to shrink, wither and dry. If you want to move the process along, place the slices in a 250 degree oven and cook for a couple of hours until dry and withered.
Pour cider into a large kettle. Add in the butterscotch candies, heat until warm. Remove from heat, Drop in cinnamon sticks and a few cloves.
Prior to party time, pour the spiced cider into a cast iron, Halloween-themed decorated bucket and add the bundt cake ice cube ring to float on the top. Once it melts your guests will see “spiders” floating in the cider.
Add the dried apple rings either to the bucket or add them to individual glasses. Enjoy!