Our Best Halloween Party Recipes

Party food. The phrase alone is enough to induce fear and panic in anyone who is trying to eat healthier. But a Halloween-themed party menu, often dominated by candies, cakes and sugar, is extra scary!

Don't fear Halloween parties this year! We've compiled some not-so-devilish recipes that you can make for your guests, or offer to bring to your next costume party.

Crawling Mexican Layer Dip
This party dip is always a hit! To draw the spider web on the top, put the sour cream in a sandwich bag, snip a small piece from one corner and squeeze.

123 calories, 2.8g fat, 6mg cholesterol, 662mg sodium, 13g carbs, 3g fiber, 11g protein
Toxic Waste Soup
This healthy soup looks ominous and spooky, thanks to nutritious green peas. Serve with a bit of cheese to make this "hazardous" soup a real treat!

226 calories, 4 g fat, 13mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 31g carbs, 9g fiber, 17g protein
Jack O' Lantern Smoothies
Melted chocolate painted on the inside of a glass makes this seasonal smoothie into a fun, decorative drink. Let kids paint their own funny faces!

147 calories, 1g fat, 6mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 28g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g protein
Possessed Pumpkin Chowder
Trying to use up your Halloween pumpkins? This flavorful soup will do the trick!

173 calories, 6g fat, 18mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g protein
Black and Orange Soup
Black beans and orange sweet potatoes might seem an odd combination, but they're perfect for Halloween!

274 calories, 1g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1,455mg sodium, 57g carbs, 13g fiber, 11g protein
Cackling Corn and Black Bean Salsa
The bright colors of this salsa will rival any fanciful costume. Stuff this light dish into orange peppers for a really festive display!

147 calories, 1g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 31g carbs, 7g fiber, 7g protein
Black Sludgy Fudgy Brownies
Black beans in brownies? Sounds spooky, but beans add richness and fiber without adding fat—a tricky treat for sure!

105 calories, 3g fat, 37mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 4g protein
Vampire Deterrent
Just a touch of this pungent condiment of garlic and parsley will flavor any meal—and ward off vampires as a bonus! Serve it with cooked meat, fish, or vegetables.

3 calories, 0g fab, 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein
Witch's Cauldron Chili
Warm your family to the bone with this hearty one-pot meal. Take it to your next Halloween party!

185 calories, 6g fat, 24mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 22g carbs, 6g fiber, 11g fiber
Bloody Popcorn Balls
Just add a dash of red food coloring to this mixture to dye traditional popcorn balls red. Warning: Eat this popcorn and face the fate of Lady Macbeth. Thy hands shall never be clean again!

157 calories, 2g fat, 5mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 36g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g protein
Seasonal Stuffed Pumpkins
Pumpkins used as serving bowls can hide all sorts of mysterious foods, like eye of newt or frog livers! In this case, miniature pumpkins hold savory rice!

120 calories, 3g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g protein
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Member Comments

I make a black bean and sweet potato chili and love it. I love pumpkin so going to have to check out that pumpkin chowder. Thanks for the suggestions Report
oh dang! I was looking forward to that cup cake! LOL the brownies will do tho. Report
I made brownies with black beans in it a few years ago. NOT one person knew the brownies had beans it them. They tasted just like regular ol brownies!! same texture, same taste. Report
Black beans in brownies? Now that is SCARY!! Report
These not only look like fun, but look delicious! Report
Cute ideas! Report
Great idea's! Report
Oh, so good. Report


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Stepfanie Romine
Stepfanie Romine
A former newspaper reporter, Stepfanie now writes about nutrition, health, fitness and cooking. She is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher who enjoys running, international travel and all kinds of vegetables. See all of Stepfanie's articles.