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Halloween Party Snacks to Make Your Guests Cackle with Glee


Halloween and goodies go together like a witch and her broomstick, so for your Halloween snack menu, we turned to the expert on all things witch-related: author and illustrator Gregoire Solotareff.

His book Dictionary of Witches is filled with everything there is to know about these creepy crones and even has a handful of frightful foods that witches love. To make these recipes more palatable to all the non-witches out there, we’ve taken Solotareff's disgusting delicacies and given them a devilishly delicious Halloween party twist.

Whether you’re throwing your own party or need to bring a dish to a friend’s spooky shindig, these wonderfully witchy dishes are sure to please the crowds of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins that will be crowding around the snack table.


Devil’s Food

green and blue monster cake with pink spots on an orange plate with a red background

Witch version: “There is no reason to call a cake ‘witch’s foot’ since no one would buy it, even if it was delicious.”

Our version: Cupcakes decorated with green and blue icing with boils made of Swedish berries look monstrous but taste delicious.



Witch with green skin, a pointy hat, and a long nose eating a green ice cream cone on a black background

Witch version: “Even though the ice cream flavours witches like best are the most disgusting, they take great pleasure in licking them since witches are also disgusting.”

Our version: Pistachio or green tea ice cream has the same ominous colour without the foul flavour.



muffin cup filled with brown and green bird droppings on a white plate on a blue table with an orange and pink background

Witch version: “Witches sometimes invite their friends over for tea. On these occasions, they serve them cakes made of bird droppings, which aren’t very appetizing and, moreover, are not very good. They do this as a test of friendship.”

Our version: Fill paper muffin cups with “bird droppings” — a yummy mixture of popcorn, pecans, broken up pretzels, and chocolate chips all stuck together with melted white chocolate.



white cup of dirt with pink earthworm with googly eyes sticking out the top on a red table with a yellow background

Witch version: “A pretty easy snack recipe for witches: Take an earthworm, put it in a pot of earth, add it to a cup of snail slime (you’ll need a little patience for this part), sprinkle well with sugar. Eat.”

Our version: Instead of snail slime, mix a cup of vanilla pudding with chocolate cookie crumbs, then hide a gummy worm or two in each bowl and top with a sprinkle of brown sugar.



Dirty bottle full of eyeballs on a burgundy table with a blue background

Witch version: “A potion is a kind of juice prepared with love and used by witches for different purposes: cooking, magic, wickedness or all three at the same time.”

Our version: Make your favourite potion (juice) more sinister with the addition of some eyeball gumballs into the punchbowl or juice jug.



with with yellow skin, sharp teeth, a long nose, a pointed hat and robes eating a purple and red slug on a red background

Witch version: “The slugs, even the very big ones, that witches eat (usually raw) are like peanuts for them. But usually neither peanuts nor slugs are eaten raw.”

Our version: We’re sticking with peanuts on this one. Slugs aren’t really our thing.




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