Guest post by PureWow
The eternal Halloween dilemma: You want to throw a fabulous party, but you don’t want to get so kitschy and kiddie that you’re serving your guests fake fingers. We headed to Pinterest to find the classiest snack and drink ideas. Here, 11 Halloween recipes we love.
SMOKING BLACKBERRY SAGE MARGARITA
This deep-red cocktail combines two delicious seasonal offerings: blackberry and sage. Ooh, and check out the garnish, a smoking sage leaf.
KRISPIE TREAT GHOSTS
Just start with regular Rice Krispies treats, then top them with white chocolate and chocolate chips.
PUMPKIN CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE
Break out the Bundt pan for this crowd-pleasing cake that has cream cheese piped in the center.
BLOOD ORANGE BLACKBERRY RUM PUNCH
Fresh blood-orange juice + blackberry soda + rum = amazing results.
CANDY CORN BARK
This oh-so-Instagrammable bark is a sure win with both kids and adults. Studded with candy corn and drizzled with white and dark chocolate, this treat has a crunchy secret: It’s made with matzo crackers.
JALAPEÑO POPPER MUMMIES
Sugar is great, but don’t forget about savory snacks, too. These cream-cheese-filled jalapeños look innocent, but be careful. They have a kick.
BLOOD ORANGE SANGRIA
Another great way to use blood-orange juice? Add wine, make sangria and serve in a sugar-rimmed glass.
CANDY CORN CUPCAKES
Whip this recipe out when you want to impress everyone with your marbling skills.
Wanna go a little more subtle? These pumpkin cookies with brown-sugar frosting will do the trick.
CANDY CORN AND WHITE CHOCOLATE SOFT-BATCH COOKIES
Serve these guys warm for optimum gooeyness.
SPICED PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES WITH BROWNED BUTTER CINNAMON FROSTING
These adorable treats are bite-size, so have five. We won’t judge.