9 Grown-Up Halloween Party Snacks and Drinks

spicy bloody marys
Leah Maroney

If it seems like every Halloween recipe would only fit in at a kid's party, look no further. These sophisticated snacks and drinks will spice up any adults-only party with the right kind of spooky details and scary-good flavor.

  • 01 of 09

    Spicy Butternut Squash Pizza

    Spicy Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Pizza
    Leah Maroney

    This spicy butternut squash pizza combines the best of fall's seasonal ingredients. The chipotle peppers add a kick to sweet butternut squash and caramelized onions, while blue cheese offers a delicious tang. With its orange color, the slices will fit right in on a grown-up Halloween party table.

  • 02 of 09

    The Best Guacamole

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    Leah Maroney

    Guacamole's naturally green color can easily be played up to look, well, frightening. Garnish it with Cheetos (aka witches fingers) or olive "eyeballs" and serve with blue tortilla chips as an additional Halloween twist. Luckily for guests, it'll be far tastier than it looks.

  • 03 of 09

    Flamin Hot Cheetos Mac and Cheese Bites

    flamin hot cheetos mac and cheese balls
    Leah Maroney

    Creamy, crunchy and spicy—that's the perfect snack-food flavor profile. Flamin Hot Cheetos make these bite-sized mac and cheese balls spicy and devilish. Add a little pitchfork to the plate to make them look extra evil.

  • 04 of 09

    Spicy Chipotle and Pumpkin Queso

    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!

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  • 05 of 09

    Sugar Skull Dessert Pizza

    Sugar Skull Dessert Pizza
    Leah Maroney

    Who needs pumpkin, witch and ghost-shaped desserts? This colorful skull-shaped dessert pizza looks hauntingly beautiful sitting on your dessert table. It's also a slightly healthier snack option since it's topped with yogurt and tons of fresh fruit.

  • 06 of 09

    Devilishly Spicy Chex Mix

    Spicy Chex Mix
    Leah Maroney

    Flamin Hot Cheetos, Buffalo-seasoned pretzels, Sriracha, and cayenne pepper ensure that this Chex Mix is not for the faint of heart. Serve it in a large bowl at your Halloween party or turn it into favor bags for guests to take home.

  • 07 of 09

    Spooky Bloody Marys

    spicy bloody marys
    Leah Maroney

    Trick out your classic bloody Mary with spooky garnishes. You can also turn this cocktail into little shooters and place a creepy edible eyeball inside each glass. This recipe is devilishly hot, but you can always alter the amount of cayenne, horseradish, and hot sauce for less of a bite.

  • 08 of 09

    Jalapeno Peach Cheeseball of Darkness

    Jalapeno Peach Cheeseball of Darkness
    Leah Maroney

    This cheeseball is dark and delicious. It's packed full of spicy jalapenos and sweet peach, then covered in black sesame seeds. Create an entire sinister-looking cheeseboard by adding dark meats, olives, and crackers.

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  • 09 of 09

    Blood Orange Sangria

    blood orange sangria
    Leah Maroney

    Blood orange sangria is delicious and thanks to its bloody crimson hue, a little creepy. 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 also compliment the other ingredients. Serve it in a large pitcher or a pumpkin punch bowl.