5 Fun Halloween Snacks

Lillian McMeekin, Reporter

Spooky season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the food we’re going to serve at our halloween celebrations. I’ve taken the liberty of compiling five spooktacular snacks and testing them out, and one taste tester remarked that the treats are “As tasty as they are spooky!”
First, we have bat oreo truffles. For this recipe, you’ll need:
  • Oreos
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Chocolate candy coating
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Food processor or blender
Essentially, you just crush a package of oreos into a coarse powder using a food processor/blender and then mix in a brick of softened cream cheese, form them into round truffle shapes, and let them chill. Then, decorate with chocolate candy coating, candy eyeballs, and some halved oreo cookies to make them look like bats. Here is how the truffles I made turned out:
The next recipe is breadstick rattlesnakes. For this recipe, you’ll need:
  • Refrigerated pizza dough
  • Wooden skewers
  • Cooking spray
  • Any toppings you wish
This recipe may be the easiest to make. You just cut your pizza dough into thin strips and twist them around some greased wooden skewers. Next, decorate them with your desired toppings and bake them according to the directions with your pizza dough. I used some garlic, seasonings, and mozzarella cheese, but the linked recipe calls for olives and peppers to give the rattlesnakes faces. Have fun with it! Here’s the finished product:
Next up, we have pumpkin deviled eggs. For this recipe, you’ll need:
  • Boiled eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Mustard
  • Red food dye
  • Mini pickles
  • Paprika
  • Pumpkin Puree (optional)
These pumpkin deviled eggs are almost exactly like normal deviled eggs, so they’re perfect if you just feel like making a staple dish and elevating it to spooky standards. So, you take your boiled eggs and half them, putting the whites on a platter and separating the cooked yolks into a bowl. Mash the yolks and mix them with some mayonnaise and a little bit of mustard, salt, and pepper to make the filling. The linked recipe also recommended adding pumpkin puree to make them authentic, but I decided to omit it. Add a drop or two of red food coloring to the mixture to make it orange, and spoon the mixture onto the egg whites. To get a pumpkin texture, you can take a fork and run it over the filled egg. Then, just chop up some mini pickles into small pieces and place them above the filling to create the stem, and you’re done. Here’s the final product:
After the deviled eggs, you can sweeten things up again with these mummy pumpkin hand pies. For this recipe, you’ll need:
  • Premade pie dough
  • Pumpkin pie filling
  • Candy eyeballs
  • One egg
Though this recipe can be made with completely homemade ingredients, if you want to make it with some more user-friendly alternatives, this is what I did. First, take your pie dough and spread it out onto a flat surface. Cut the dough up into rectangles, and cut the scraps into thin strips. Then, spoon your pumpkin pie filling onto the rectangles (leaving some room on the edges) and drape the thin scraps over the filling to make it look like a wrapped mummy, pressing the strips into the rectangle dough on the edges to secure it. Once all the pies are made, take one egg, scrambling it well, and brush it over the dough. Now, bake the pies for about 15-20 minutes and allow them to cool before placing the candy eyeballs onto the filling to create the mummy’s eyes. Here are the results of my finished hand pies:
Now, for these cinnamon roll brains, this is what you’ll need:
  • Two cans of cinnamon rolls
  • Red food dye
All you need to do for this recipe is unroll the cinnamon rolls and arrange them in a greased casserole dish in whatever scrunched-up pattern you wish. Bake according to the directions on the can, and while they’re baking, mix some red food coloring into the frosting they came with. Once cooked, allow them to cool a little bit, and pour the frosting over the rolls. Here are the finished results of my cinnamon roll brain casserole:
As a bonus recipe, you can freeze some water into a few non-powdered gloves to make hand-shaped ice cubes and use them as ice to cool down some punch of your choice. This is a simple way to keep yourself hydrated throughout the night while still keeping to the spooky theme! Here’s what it looks like: