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There was a time when all you needed to throw a decent Halloween party was a big tub to bob for apples in and a bowl of candy corn. The costumes were the real show, right? Nowadays, folks are treating Halloween like the Super Bowl. That means all the stops are pulled out to put on an exceptional fright fest. Along with the ghoulish decorations and the hope that a real ghost might show up, you can also treat your guests to some “horrific” theme snacks.

These are some Halloween party treats that will make for a memorable evening:

Deviled Egg Eyeballs

Is there anyone who doesn’t love deviled eggs? You could just serve the basic recipe and get away with it as a Halloween party snack. After all, they have devil in the title. To kick those eggs up a notch, place a sliced olive in the center and then drizzle Sriracha to make it look like the eyes are bloodshot. Creepy and tasty.

Monster Mucus

This one might not be for the faint of heart but if you have folks who enjoy raw oysters, they’ll get it. All you need to do is shuck the oysters and glop them all into a pitcher. Better yet, use a science lab beaker. Have a pair of tongues and bowl of cocktail sauce on the side. Looks gross sitting out and being consumed.

Poisoned Candy Apples

Fall is for apples. Halloween is for candy apples. Black food coloring is for poisoned candy apples. The mixture of light corn syrup and sugar along with the black food coloring makes for an apple dipping sauce that is positively gruesome. Perfect for your Halloween party.

Bat Cookies

You’ll find Halloween theme cookie cutters in the shape of bats that are perfect for any of your favorite sugar cookie recipes. You can also use those same cutters to make bat shaped sandwiches or even watermelon slices. So, go batty!

Slimy Bog Balls

This is one of those Halloween party snacks that sounds and looks a lot worse than it really is. Here you just roll goat cheese balls in fresh herbs. Then place them on a bed of pesto. The result is a fresh delivery from the “swamp” that will have your guests clamoring for seconds.

Be sure to get some dry ice to drop in the punch bowl, too. Nothing says creepy like fog in a drink!