While Trick-or-Treating is the reason for the season, Halloween can be so much more than a giant bag of candy at the end of the day. It’s easy and fun to get in the holiday spirit (see what I did there?) with festive foods from cheese balls and crackers, to main dishes filled with flavor, to desserts that are perfect if there’s a Halloween party in your future.

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Here are our Top 10 Halloween-themed party foods from members of the Cabot Cheese Board and the Cabot kitchens that will deliver a deliciously spooky surprise for young and old alike.

Your favorite ghouls will love these Halloween Cornmeal Cheddar Bones, a cheesy crunchy treat made even better when dipped into your favorite marinara sauce. It might look scary, but what a great tasting snack.

Cheesy Halloween Cornmeal Cheddar Bones

Meme at Living Well Kitchen makes her favorite Halloween Cheese Crackers into yummy bite-size treats for celebrating at her house. Hers are shaped like pumpkins, but any spooky shape will do – bats, ghosts, and witches would be just a scary and delicious!

Cheesy & Crunchy Halloween Cheese Crackers

And speaking of spooky shapes, Meme also makes delicious Halloween Pimento Cheese Sandwiches to delight her friends and family on that special day. They’re so tasty and a wholesome, holiday treat. Use cookie cutters to create just the right look.

Halloween Creamy Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

And speaking of wholesome treats, Jenn at Peas & Crayons shows us how to help get our kids into the holiday festivities with some of their favorite – and healthy – ingredients. Check out her fun post on Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats. It’s filled with great ideas to get kids of all ages in the mood for tricking and treating.

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

Brianne at Cupcakes & Kale Chips created these adorable Jack O’ Lantern Shepherd’s Pie Stuffed Peppers to feed her own hungry Trick or Treaters. What little goblins wouldn’t gobble down this savory Halloween meal?

Jack O’ Lantern Shepherd’s Pie Stuffed Peppers

Here’s another Halloween holiday dinner winner from the Cabot Kitchens. It’s as simple as serving that overwhelming crowd favorite, Mac and Cheese, baked in a pumpkin.  Make this one, then sit back and take in the compliments!

Creamy & Delicious Mac and Cheese, baked in a pumpkin

Katie from Good Life Eats loves to bake with her kids at Halloween and these Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting are one of their favorite recipes. They’re always welcome at a party or just a special treat at home.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Nothing says “party” like a yummy cheese ball and we’ve got three different recipes here that are ready to take your Halloween fun to the next level.

Leave the sweets to the trick or treaters. Gina at Running to the Kitchen brings us a grown-up taste treat to serve at Halloween or anytime. Her Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball is a sophisticated take on a traditional treat. It’s savory and loaded with cheesy, herb-scented great taste.

Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball

Cabot’s favorite treat for tricksters is this Pumpkin Holiday Cheese Ball. It wows the Halloween crowd with its cute pumpkin shape, but don’t let its exterior fool you. This cheese ball can be as mild or as spicy as you want to make it. Kids will be crazy for a mild cheddar version, but if you really want to kick it up a notch, you can use Cabot Hot Habanero Cheddar or Horseradish Cheddar for a little extra pizzazz!

Festive Holiday Pumpkin Cheeseball

And if you want to end on a sweet note, look no further than this Monster Cookie Cheese Ball from Aimee at Shugary Sweets. What could be cuter than seeing your trick or treaters dip into this monstrously yummy ball of fun?

Sweet & Festive Monster Cookie Cheese Ball

The food and fun doesn’t have to stop on Halloween. Visit the Cabot website for hundreds of great recipes for every occasion.

Cabot Creamery - 10 Best Halloween Party Recipes

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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