Halloween Appetizers for Grownup Gobbling (and Goblins)
Halloween snacks for the kids? Easy-peasy. You’ve got your severed fingers, your candy-corn-dotted rice-cereal treats — Halloween was made for kids. But if you’re like me, and Halloween is Christmas, your birthday, and Mardi Gras all rolled into one, you’re going to keep celebrating it well past the appropriate age, and you might want your party snacks to age accordingly.
In other words, your grownup friends might be okay with one dish of candy corn, but even if it’s homemade, that’s about as far as they’ll be willing to go. You need sophisticated snacks for your classy crowd — tasty, satisfying, autumnal and maybe just a little creepy-funny.
We’ve collected a few dips (that range from the zesty to downright sweet), a couple of party mixes (fond throwbacks to childhood favorites, but updated for a modern crowd), and several wild cards: hilariously themed appetizers that wink at childish snacks, but are devilishly tasty in their own right.
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