Frighteningly Delicious Halloween Dessert Recipes

Goblins and ghouls and ghosts, oh my! Trick-or-treaters will soon be making their rounds after the season’s apples are picked and the plumpest pumpkins are carved. Hickory Farms loves Halloween, and this year, we’re excited to share our favorite ghoulish dessert recipes that will sure to be a hit at your All Hallow’s Eve soirée.

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Pumpkin Fudge 

Put a Halloween spin on basic fudge by making this recipe with canned pumpkin, marshmallow crème, white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. It’s so good, you’ll want to add it to your autumn holiday recipe collection.

gourmet fruit basket

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Apple Bites 

It really can’t get any simpler and healthier than this Halloween treat. All you need are some sliced green and red apples studded with slivered almonds. This gaping grin is both delicious and nutritious!

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Caramel Apples 

This recipe’s gourmet take on a Halloween staple will impress your party guests. You can’t beat a double-dipped apple treat (think chocolate and caramel!) rolled in a layer of delicious toasted pecans. This treat is decadent, delectable and so darn good!

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Halloween Candy Bark 

You can make this recipe with a sampling of Halloween chocolate treats, or save it for a post-Halloween surprise with leftover Halloween candy. Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, and then pour onto a baking sheet to cool before adding cut-up candy bars and Hickory Farms Honey-Roasted Peanuts to the mix. Spread evenly, and zigzag some melted white chocolate before topping with the candy of your choosing.Cut single-serve pieces and place the treats on a festive plate.

gourmet fruit basket

Your Halloween party will be a festive showcase with Hickory Farms gourmet fruits and nuts and tasty desserts. We can ship our perfect party pleasers across town or across the country to surprise loved ones near and far for any occasion. Order now for door-to-door shipping with guaranteed quality.

Delicious Halloween-Themed Party Appetizers

Here at Hickory Farms, we love Halloween! Throwing a festive Halloween party is the perfect time way to get creative with your decorations and appetizers. From spooky ghouls to cute little pumpkins, the possibilities for Halloween-inspired treats are endless. You can create some amazing treats for these festivities with some of Hickory Farms’ favorite Halloween snack recipes.

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Cheesy Pumpkins

The traditional cheese ball can easily be transformed into a fun seasonal appetizer by molding it into a pumpkin shape. Start by shredding a mixture of cheese, such as our Farmhouse Cheddar and Smoked Cheddar Blend. Then, use a food processor to combine the cheese with cream cheese, dry mustard and garlic, blending until smooth. Spoon the mixture into a pumpkin-shaped muffin tin and refrigerate overnight. Lastly, top everything off with parsley to create a cute little vine effect.

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Halloween-Inspired Hors D’ourvres

If you’re looking for a treat your kids can help out with, have your little chefs whip up a fun twist on traditional cheese and crackers. Start by lining a platter with our Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers. Then, top each cracker off with a piece of Our Signature Beef or Turkey Summer Sausage. Next, cut our cheeses into thin slices. Your kids will have a blast using cookie cutters and butter knives to cut bats, pumpkins and cats out of our cheeses.

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Witch Brooms

Another adorable way to serve your cheese is to transform it into a witch’s broom. First, cut our Smoked Gouda Blend into thin slices. Then, fold each slice in half and use scissors to cut a bit of fringe into the cheese. Finish by rolling the cheese around the bottom of a pretzel stick, fringe pointing down, and securing with a fresh chive.

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Ghost Sandwiches

A cute shape can make a simple sandwich extra special. Start by layering chicken salad, slices of our Fuji Apples and our Farmhouse Cheddar between slices of white bread. Then, use a cookie cutter to create ghost outlines. You can finish this spooky appetizer by using black olives to form the ghost’s eyes.

With Hickory Farms gourmet sausage and cheese, you can transform your snacks into fun and delicious appetizers for Halloween. Your guests will love and appreciate the creativity of your Halloween-themed treats.

Food Display Ideas for Halloween Entertaining

From gourmet chocolate spreads to healthy fruit baskets, get ready for hosting a spooktacular Halloween party.

 

There’s so much to love about October – fall foliage, pumpkin patches, and most of all, Halloween!

Halloween is such a great holiday because there are endless creative ways to express your style and have fun with entertaining. If you’re planning a Halloween party, first decide on a style. Whether you prefer whimsy and magic or a darker, creepier feel, these Halloween food display ideas will help make your party a hit.

Creepy Apothecary

Give your guests a frightfully good time with apothecary-themed Halloween décor. These printable labels are the perfect way to add a mad scientist vibe to your beverage table.

Halloween decorations from Hickory Farms

We love this Halloween serving suggestion: Serve tomato soup shooters in test tubes, accompanied by pumpernickel and cheese sandwiches cut into spooky shapes. Rich tomato soup calls for a hearty cheese, like the Smoked Cheddar Blend or Smoked Gouda found in our gourmet cheese selection.

Halloween treats using gourmet cheese from Hickory Farms

Pumpkin Party

Those looking for more quirky Halloween entertaining ideas may enjoy a pumpkin-themed party. This is a great tutorial for making your own pumpkin beverage cooler, an easy project that will certainly impress your guests.

Halloween-themed ideas from Hickory Farms

We also love the idea of pumpkin plate stands, which would be perfect for displaying a variety of gourmet sausage and cheese from one of our meat and cheese gift baskets. Use pumpkins of different colors and heights to achieve a visually interesting mix. You could even place a small bowl in a tiny, hollowed-out pumpkin to hold gourmet nuts.

gourmet nuts and other spreads from Hickory Farms

Add height to your Halloween tablescape with a multi-tiered stand filled with gourmet chocolate, classic candies and some beautiful autumn fruit. Our fruit baskets are a quick and attractive party solution, with succulent apples and pears for a healthy treat.

fruit basket spreads from Hickory Farms

Rustic Elegance

 If you’re going for more rustic Halloween décor, consider using an orchard basket as the centerpiece for your table. This rustic autumn centerpiece is a great example, using a variety of fall vegetables, seed pods, berries and leaves to create a free-flowing arrangement.

Halloween décor ideas from Hickory Farms

For a more minimalist look, create this Halloween centerpiece by filling a basket with a bed of silk leaves, then top with white mini pumpkins.

Halloween basket ideas from Hickory Farms

After enjoying one of our gourmet gift baskets, don’t forget to put the basket itself to good use! Many of our food gifts come in keepsake Peterboro baskets, beautifully hand-crafted in New Hampshire.

 How do you add a festive feeling to your Halloween party food displays? What do you do with your holiday gourmet gift baskets? Please share your ideas with us.