Nothing is better for a Halloween party than a Halloween snack board stuffed with spooky snacks and festive treats. This Halloween board has themed snacks for every type of eater, from homemade witch hat cookies to peanut butter monster snacks to jack-o-lantern oranges.
Plus, everything can be made in a few simple steps so you can spend less time worrying about food and more time enjoying it with your guests.
Halloween is a great time to get together with friends and family. Whether it’s for a movie night, neighborhood party, classroom party, spooky baby shower, or big Halloween bash, they all have one thing in common – food.
You can’t do Halloween without fun snacks and ever since I made this viral Halloween dessert board, I’ve wanted to make a snack version!
This festive Halloween snack board works for all types of Halloween celebrations. With the perfect combination of salty snacks, fresh fruit, sweet treats, and spooky elements, this Halloween board has it all.
The best thing is everything on the fun snack board can be made in a matter of minutes so there is no wasting time and it can be thrown together last minute!
Simply buy and prep the snacks then you can assemble the board in a matter of minutes, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy these fun Halloween games with everyone.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Versatile – if there is something you don’t love, you can switch it out with something you do.
- Little supplies – you can make this whatever dishware you have. So if you don’t have a good charcuterie board, use a large cutting board or large platter instead. Easily swap out the cauldrons for small bowls.
- Quick and easy – everything on this board can be made in minutes or bought from a grocery store, saving you valuable time.
- Candy eyeballs – I like using a variety of sizes like this pack or you can use fun colored ones like these.
- Gummy worms – you can also use these creepy gummy bugs for even more spooky fun.
- String cheese – any brand works just fine.
- Pretzel – I prefer the original shape to pretzel sticks but you can use your favorite type of pretzel.
- Caramel apple suckers – I am a sucker for these because they are delicious and easy to find, but you can switch them out for these Halloween shapes or zombie suckers.
- Candy flavor popcorn – use any type of popcorn you want! If you want a nonsweet option a cheddar popcorn would be perfect.
Additional Snack Options
In addition to the things I included on my snack board, any of these other recipes would be great to include in a Halloween snack board too!
- Frankenstein pretzels
- Oogie Boogie donuts
- Oreo spiders
- Halloween bark
- Spellbook brownies
- Mummy dogs
- Pumpkin pizzas
- Spider web pretzels
- Spider cookies
- Witch rice krispy treats
Any of these Halloween party snacks would also make a great option!
How to make a halloween snack board
Making this spooky Halloween snack board is surprisingly easy to do. Below you will find everything you need to get it done in no time, including easy-to-follow steps with pictures.
1 – Prep The Halloween Snacks
- Buy ingredients from the store.
- Make the witch-hat cookies according to the recipe then set aside.
- Make the peanut butter monster crackers according to the recipe then set aside.
- Draw spooky faces on oranges and string cheese.
2 – Add Bowls to the Snack Board
- Pick a board you want to use. This board would make it extra spooky!
- Line the tray with parchment paper for easier cleanup or skip the parchment paper if you don’t care!
- Pick two medium bowls to place on your board. This white mini pumpkin bowl is really cute! Fill those medium bowls with items that would work well in bowls like cheese balls, popcorn, small candies, etc. Then place them on the board in opposite corners.
- Pick three small bowls or cauldrons (these cauldrons are the perfect size) for the board and fill with smaller candies like candy corn, gummy worms, etc. Add to the board trying to space them out from each other and from the larger bowls.
3 – Add Large Items to the Snack Board
- Place monster crackers along the center of the tray.
- Add witch-hat cookies to the side of the monster crackers.
- Add in any other larger snacks and treats you may be using, trying to space out the sweet treats so that you can add in the less sweet snacks!
4 – Add Additional Snacks
- Add all the clementines to the upper corner of the tray so they fill the corner. They’re round so work perfect in corners!
- Place the string cheese on the other end of the board, balancing out the healthy snacks on the board.
- Add suckers or any longer snacks in the extra spaces on the board. I like to do this after you add the other big items so that you can sneak the sucker sticks under things like the clementines!
5 – Add Spooky Finishing Touches
- Fill in any empty space with gummy worms or other spooky candies like gummy eyeballs (like in my Halloween punch), candy corn, and more.
- Place candy eyes throughout the board for an extra eerie feel.
- Add your favorite Halloween decor to the table or tray. Plastic spiders or a skeleton hand would be great on the board and make a great topper for things like the caramel corn!
Once you have all of the snacks placed on the board how you want it, your Halloween snack board is now ready to serve!
I recommend serving immediately since it has string cheese but if you’re not going to serve right away, simply remove the string cheese (remembering where it goes), wrap with plastic wrap to use later!
Expert Tips And Storage Info
Keep at room temperature unless you are using perishable items (like the string cheese) then store them accordingly in the fridge and just add to the board last minute.
Make the board ahead of time then wrap tightly with plastic wrap to keep the items fresh, making sure to remove any perishable items before you wrap it.
Switch out any of the items on the board with your Halloween favorites! You could even skip making any snacks and just use all store-bought snack items if you’re really in a hurry!
Keep backups of all of the items available so that if all of the say string cheese gets eaten, you’ll have ones ready to go to replace the items!
For a Halloween charcuterie board, put spooky snacks (like Halloween pretzels, ghost string cheese, and pumpkin pizzas) and Halloween treats (like Halloween rice krispies) on the board.
You can also mix in universal snack items like pretzels or popcorn that people enjoy year-round. You can also never go wrong with candy for Halloween.
It’s best to leave a charcuterie board out for no more than two hours when dealing with any perishable items. However, if all the snack items on your board are safely kept at room temperature, you are safe to keep it out for as long as you like.
More Easy Halloween Snacks
If you’re looking for more Halloween snacks, try out some of these fun Halloween recipes!
- Candy corn cups – layers of pudding turn these into the cutest candy corn treats!
- Halloween frosting board – this fun play on a Halloween dessert board combines a frosting board with a dirt cake!
- Fall snack mix – add a few candy eyeballs to this autumn mix for the best Halloween snack mix!
- Marshmallow dip – serve up some fresh fruit with this monster dip for a fun Halloween snack!
- Frankenstein guacamole – chips and Frank, that’s how the saying goes? This fun Halloween inspired snack is a great option!
Halloween Snack Board
- Line the tray with parchment paper.
- Place the larger items in medium bowls and put one in the upper corner of the tray and the other bowl in the lower corner of the serving tray.1 bag cheese Balls, 1 bag candy flavored popcorn
- Place small candy items into cauldrons and place them in the remaining corners. Adjust their position to make it look how you want.1 bag candy corn, 1 bag gummy worms
- Then place clementines in the upper corner of the tray.1 pkg clementine oranges
- Place the string cheeses toward the bottom of the tray.1 pkg string cheese
- Fill in the middle of the board with peanut butter monster crackers.1 batch peanut butter monster snacks
- Place witch hat cookies the the side of the monster crackers.1 batch witch hat cookies
- Line the edges of the serving tray with pretzels and suckers.1 bag pretzels, 1 bag caramel apple suckers
- Fill the remaining empty spaces with gummy worms or other Halloween candy.
- Place candy eyes throughout the board for an extra eerie feel.
- Finish decorating by adding other Halloween decor items such as spider rings or skeleton hands.
- Cover in plastic wrap until ready to serve. Then serve the board at room temperature.