Festive Tricks for Delicious Halloween Treats

Carving pumpkins. Choosing costumes. Cueing up corny monster songs.

Think beyond the candy corn this year and impress your family with eye-popping, mouthwatering snacks that look and taste amazing. Try out some of our favorites below. We recommend taking pictures before you dig in, though, because these dishes won’t last long.

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Serve Up Spooky Shapes

Food Network came up with this genius Candy Corn Cheese Tower – talk about a creative twist on a classic Halloween candy style! We love saving the cheesy scraps leftover from carving for a delicious fondue recipe too.

Serve up these bone-shaped cornmeal cheddar breadsticks for your Halloween. Bone-Appetit!


Put those Halloween-themed cookie cutters to work! There’s no need to buy crackers; these fun cheesy crackers are super simple to make – and with just a few ingredients, kiddos can help make these into fun festive shapes for the season.

Check out these pumpkin shaped pimento cheese sandwiches from Living Well Kitchen – festive and adorable!

Also try your hand at this Halloween Cheese and Crackers Platter from Peas and Crayons. It’s the ultimate in spooky fun and makes for irresistible finger food.

These festive crackers are (almost) too spooky to eat!

Use Nature as a Bowl

There are always pumpkins a plenty around Halloween. When you’re buying pumpkins for carving this year, pick up an extra one for this amazing mac and cheese recipe. It’s loaded with award-winning Cabot sharp cheddar–then baked right in the pumpkin!

Or try these festive Shepherd’s Pie Stuffed Peppers from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.


Cheese Balls—Two Ways

If the kids have room after they sample this year’s finest candy, they’ll love this festive-looking Pumpkin Holiday Cheese Ball. You can make it extra kid-friendly by subbing in Cabot Mild Cheddar.

Grown-ups will go crazy for this Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball  from Running to the Kitchen made with cream cheese and grated white cheddar and coated in pumpkin seeds (hint…it goes great with a glass of bold red wine).

Make this Halloween all about food, family, and fun. Cheers!

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