25 Best Halloween Potluck Ideas | Halloween party ideas and recipes: Food Network

Spooky and Delicious Potluck Ideas

Halloween is the perfect time to host (or attend!) a potluck. Whether you stick with a theme or bring something that showcases the flavors of fall, you’ll find that there are plenty of appetizers, sides, and desserts that fit right in. Plus, what could be better than meeting up with friends while enjoying delicious Halloween treats? If you’re looking for fun Halloween snacks or the perfect go-to dish, you’ve come to the right place — we’ve got all the recipes you need, starting with these jalapeño poppers. Instead of breading and frying as usual, we use store-bought croissant dough to make the wrappers. Kids and adults alike will love this festive take on a classic. The best part? They can be assembled ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Get the recipe: Mummy Jalapeno Poppers

Eyeball Cake

Cake pops are great for a party because they’re easy to grab without having to cut a slice from an entire cake. The best part? No utensils needed. Try these cute (and a bit gross) cake pops that look like eyeballs for your next Halloween party.

Get the recipe: Eyeball Cake

Chicken Pumpkins

Crispy Chicken Bites are an easy and delicious dish to bring to a potluck. Perfect as an appetizer, snack or entree, these little bites look like pumpkins, thanks to the celery stalk sticking out the top. Serve with ranch dressing for extra flavor.

Get the recipe: Chicken Pumpkins

Cobweb Deviled Eggs

Everyone’s favorite party appetizer gets a makeover in this deviled egg recipe. To make the spider web design, boil the eggs, then crack the shells. Let them sit in black food coloring water until they cool. Once peeled off, the food coloring leaves behind the fun design.

Get the recipe: Deviled Cobweb Eggs

Halloween Crispy Rice Treats

These colorful treats are the perfect thing to bring to your next Halloween party. Crispy, crunchy and sweet, it’s the nostalgic treat you know and love with a festive twist. Extra marshmallows act as perfect “spider webs” and chocolate covered peanuts or jelly beans make decorative insects.

Get the recipe: Halloween Crispy Rice Treats

Pumpkin cheese ball

For an easy appetizer that feeds a crowd, try this pumpkin-shaped cheese ball. The ground cheese puffs give the cream cheese ball its signature orange color, and a stalk of bell pepper looks like it came from a pumpkin. Serve with crackers, chips or crostini.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Witch finger breadsticks

There’s nothing scarier than a long, bony witch finger pointing straight at you. That’s why we love this easy breadstick recipe – it’s a fun way to add a Halloween twist to an otherwise boring recipe. Shrunken green olives act as scary nails, and marinara is the perfect “bloody” dip.

Get the recipe: Witch Breadsticks

Cake Pop Brains

Kids love anything gooey, especially during Halloween. That’s why we love these cake pop “brains” made with red velvet cake and ruby ​​chocolate fondants. Kids will love digging into this yucky treat, only to find it’s delicious and rich on the inside.

Get the recipe: Cake Pop Brains

hot dog mummies

Store-bought crescent dough is the secret to this appetizer that’s sure to please a crowd. Everyone loves pigs in a blanket, and this version turns the classic recipe into a festive treat. American cottage cheese and ketchup are all you need to make small looks.

Get the recipe: Hot Dog Mummies

Halloween jelly shots

Don’t let the kids have the fun – this Halloween, make a special treat for the adults too. These vodka-enriched Jell-o shots look like candy corn. They’re even cuter (and more delicious) when topped with whipped cream and orange sprinkles.

Get the recipe: Halloween Jelly Shots

Ghostinis with Bloody Murder Sundried Tomato Tapenade

Crostini puts an inventive twist on this seasonal treat, thanks to the magic of cookie cutters. Simply select your favorite Halloween cookie cutter, then cut the bread into shapes. Brush with olive oil, season with salt and grill. Serve with dried tomatoes and olive tapenade.

Get the recipe: Ghostinis with Bloody Murder Sundried Tomato Tapenade

Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs

You won’t be able to take your eyes off this strange appetizer. Stuffed mushrooms are a holiday favorite, and they’re especially great for Halloween. Mushrooms are packed with garlic-flavored cream cheese, then topped with strips of sun-dried tomatoes and sliced ​​black olives to make perfectly spooky eyeballs.

Get the recipe: Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs

Cookies and Scream Graveyard Crunch

This nostalgic and festive treat will remind you of being a kid. The layered dessert includes sweet favorites like vanilla crackers, peanut butter, chocolate wafer cookies and more. Once assembled, it looks like a haunted graveyard that kids will love to dig through.

Get the recipe: Cookies and Scream Graveyard Crunch

Ghost Hands Tart with Dijon Honey

Hand pies are perfect for a party because they’re easy to grab and don’t require any utensils. This recipe uses homemade pie crust (store bought is fine too), cheddar and Dijon for a tasty and irresistible treat.

Get the recipe: Dijon Honey Ghost Pies

Witch Finger Cookies

For an easy and awesome recipe that everyone will love at your next Halloween potluck, try these Witch Finger Cookies. A slivered almond acts as a fingernail and raspberry jam acts as blood to decorate these sweet and crunchy confections.

Get the recipe: Witch Finger Cookies

Meatball Mummies

The only thing that makes meatballs even more delicious? Wrap them in puff pastry! This recipe is even more fun when you put the strips of puff pastry together to look like little mummies. Make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer for an easy Halloween treat.

Get the recipe: Meatball Mummies

meringue bones

Although it may seem daunting, this recipe only uses five ingredients and is easier than you might think. Meringues are an impressive dessert in any shape, but for Halloween why not put this delicate dessert in the shape of a bone? Your guests will love the strawberry filling that looks like blood.

Get the recipe: Meringue Bones

Pumpkin and Cheese Puffs

These soft, gooey puff pastries are stuffed with American, Swiss and Cheddar cheeses wrapped around store-bought puff pastry. Garam masala and ginger add a lively, zesty flavor and pumpkin adds a smooth creaminess. A cookie cutter is enough to make small pumpkins.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cheese Puffs

black magic cake

This dark and rich dessert is like a blank canvas for Halloween decor. Top it with a candy spider or wrap it in stretched and melted marshmallow to make a spider web. Either way, it’s a deliciously easy dessert to bring to your next potluck.

Get the recipe: Dark Magic Cake

Halloween stuffed tea eggs

Deviled eggs are a great party snack, and this version is even more special. Thanks to tasty additions like soy sauce and black tea leaves, these hard-boiled eggs look like a creepy spider’s web wrapped around them. The orange filling and black sesame filling add to the Halloween theme.

Get the recipe: Halloween Deviled Tea Eggs

Mom’s Hand Pies

These mommy hand pies are as easy as pie. Make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer, then take them out when it’s time for your Halloween party. The crispy edges and soft, gooey center are hard to resist.

Get the recipe: Mommy’s Hand Pies

Marshmallow Web Ghost Cake

This impressive cake is just as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat. The sticky, stretchy marshmallows act like realistic cobwebs that criss-cross around the multi-colored, double-layered cake. Finish with little ghosts popped out of the buttercream frosting.

Get the recipe: Marshmallow Web Ghost Cake

Stuffed Ham Eyeball Sandwich

This smoked ham salad gets extra flavor from Dijon mustard, pickled relish, honey and Worcestershire sauce. Pile it on white bread cut into circles, then serve it with sliced ​​green olives to act as an eyeball. This festive treat makes for a delicious way to celebrate Halloween.

Get the recipe: Stuffed Ham Eyeball Sandwich

Apple and Caramel Croque-Monster

This delicious festive crisp is bursting with fall flavors. An easy snack to make in just 25 minutes, featuring freshly popped popcorn, crispy apples and sweet, sticky caramel. Be sure to make more — this irresistible snack won’t last long on your potluck table!

Get the recipe: Apple Caramel Monster Munch

Pumpkin Lovers Lasagna

Lasagna is a guaranteed hit at any dinner party – it’s easy to make ahead, feeds a crowd, and tastes delicious. This version is perfect for fall with the addition of sage, butternut squash and pumpkin puree. Serve it with a crisp salad or enjoy it on its own for a hearty dinner.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Lovers Lasagna