9 Grown-Up Halloween Party Snacks and Drinks

Spicy Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Pizza
Leah Maroney

It seems like every Halloween recipe would only fit at a kid's party!  These grown-up and sophisticated Halloween recipes will spice up your party. Spooky and tasty without being childish!

  • 01 of 09
    spicy bloody marys
    Leah Maroney

    Trick out your classic Bloody Mary cocktail with these spooky eyeball garnishes! You can also turn this cocktail into little shooters and place a creepy edible eyeball in each one. This recipe is SPICY, but you can always alter the amount of cayenne, horseradish, and hot sauce.

  • 02 of 09
    flaming hot cheetos mac and cheese balls
    Leah Maroney

    Creamy, crunchy and spicy–the perfect snack food combination! Flaming Hot Cheetos make these red hot Mac and Cheese Bites spicy and devilish. Add a little pitchfork to the plate to make them look extra evil!

  • 03 of 09
    Jalapeno Peach Cheeseball of Darkness
    Leah Maroney

    This cheeseball is dark and delicious. It's full of spicy jalapeno, sweet peach and is covered in black sesame seeds. Create a whole dark cheeseboard by adding dark meats, olives and crackers.

  • 04 of 09
    guacamole
    Leah Maroney

    Guacamole's green color is the perfect addition to any spooky Halloween table! You can make it look like so many gross things (vomit, boogers, a Witch's head), but it tastes amazing. It's also crazy easy to whip together last minute!

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  • 05 of 09
    Spicy Chex Mix
    Leah Maroney

    Flaming Hot Cheetos, buffalo pretzels, Sriracha hot sauce and some cayenne pepper make this Chex Mix extra spicy. It's not your momma's Chex Mix!

    Serve it in a large bowl at your Halloween party, or turn it into favor bags for guests to take home.

  • 06 of 09
    Spicy Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Pizza
    Leah Maroney

    This spicy butternut squash pizza combines some amazing fall ingredients. The chipotle peppers really compliment the butternut squash and the caramelized onions, and the blue cheese adds a delicious tang. It doesn't hurt that it's orange! It will look beautiful on your grown-up Halloween table.

  • 07 of 09
    Chipotle Pumpkin Queso Dip
    Leah Maroney

    Who would have thought that chipotle, pumpkin and cheese would taste so good together? This hearty and spicy queso dip looks beautiful served in a real hollowed out sugar pumpkin as well! It's crazy easy to make (in the microwave!) and looks impressive too.

    Make sure to serve it with lots of tortilla chips–this dip goes fast!

  • 08 of 09
    Sugar Skull Dessert Pizza
    Leah Maroney

    Who needs pumpkin, witch and ghost shaped desserts? This beautiful sugar skull dessert pizza looks creepy, yet beautiful sitting on your dessert table! It's also a slightly healthier dessert option since it's made with yogurt and tons of fresh fruit!

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  • 09 of 09
    blood orange sangria
    Leah Maroney

    Blood Orange Sangria is delicious and a little creepy since, well... it's BLOOD orange!  

    Use any kind of red wine that you like. If you can't find blood oranges, just substitute with regular oranges and a cup or two of frozen raspberries. They will make the oranges look darker and will compliment the flavor. Serve it in a large pitcher or a pumpkin punch bowl.