1. Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups with Oreo Full Moons
Can you even stand it? Recipe here.
2. Deviled Egg “Eyeballs”
Just make regular deviled eggs (here’s how), the top with a slice of black olive and a caper, and streak them with red food coloring.
3. Monster Mucus
Shuck oysters, reserve juices, pour everything into a tall pitcher. Definitely scary. Instructions here.
4. Pumpkin Cheese Balls
Coat a cheeseball with paprika, and garnish with a little piece of scallion green. Recipe here.
5. Shrimp Brain Cocktail
Because really, nothing is creepier than savory food in a Jell-O mold. Recipe here.
6. Guacamole From a Pumpkin
Cool? Eww? I don’t know, but it’s definitely festive. All you need is a carved pumpkin, some chips, and your favorite guacamole.
11. Meat Head
Totally edible, but maybe more of a centerpiece? Recipe here.
14. Spider Web Dip
Just some 7-layer dip, with a sour cream spider web on top. Instructions here.
15. Frankenstein Appetizer
As long as you’re okay with eating cheese that’s been dyed green. Instructions here.
16. Carrot Rice Ball Mini Jack O’Lanterns
Weird, BUT… The idea of cooking the rice in carrot juice to make it orange is pretty great. Recipe here.
18. Frozen BOO-nana Pops
Don’t worry, no *scary* ingredients here. Recipe here.
20. Mini Donut Spiders
Easy enough for kids to make, cute enough for everyone to love. Recipe here.
22. Poison Toffee Apples
They’ll never know what hit ‘em. Recipe here.
23. Candy Corn Cheese Wedges
Candy corn may be a love-it-or-hate-it food, but cheese is a universal favorite. Instructions here.
24. Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup
Recipe and instructions here.
26. Fried Cheese Eyeballs
Fried cheese balls. Enough said. Recipe here.
27. Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins
Snap, crackle, PUMPKIN! Recipe here.
28. Cheddar Witches’ Fingers
Redefining finger food. Recipe and instructions here.