Frightful Halloween menu

Set a spooky mood with ghoulish snacks, spicy chili, and a graveyard-inspired dessert

Halloween Cheddar Witch's Finger Crackers
Photo: Leigh Beisch

THE MENU

Raspberry Sangre Margaritas
We like serving these zingy cocktails in test tube-shaped tumblers to play up their "bloody" side.

Cheddar Witch's Fingers
These ghastly little nibbles are rich with cheesy flavor, and a real snap to make.

Spicy Sesame-Nut Mix
Flavored with a heady blend of cayenne, sage, and cinnamon, this snack sets the stage for the offerings to come.

Pepita-Roasted Tomatillo Dip
This smooth, rich texture comes from puréed tomatillos, not cream.

Devilish Chorizo Chili with Hominy
Not only is this chili easy to make ahead, it actually improves with time. If you like your chili very spicy, add an extra teaspoon of chipotle powder.

Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Crème
This is a true chocolate-lover's dessert: rich, thick puddings topped with chocolate wafer "dirt" and cookie "gravestones." Best of all, you can make the puddings with very little fuss using a microwave and a blender.

Tombstone Cookies
These cookies are designed as accessories for our chocolate pots de crème, but they also make a nice Halloween snack. Follow our simple design or cut the gravestones into more elaborate shapes topped with crosses or lunettes.

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