Themed party snacks always seem to take so much planning. Spooky Halloween cookies call for tons of creativity, while make-ahead recipes require actually knowing that you’re going to a party in the first place; what if the party plans come up at the eleventh hour? While finding a last-minute costume that doesn’t make your plan to stay in and watch Halloween movies alone in your jam-jams too obvious, cooking or baking a mysterious masterpiece seems out of the question… but it’s not! We’ve got you covered with these 17 last-minute Halloween goodies that take less than an hour to throw together.

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1. Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus: Homemade hummus is *so* much better than the store-bought stuff — and it’s easy to make. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll be ready to rock with a bright orange Halloween hummus. (Half Baked Harvest)

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2. Mummy Milanos: When you’re in a pinch, there’s nothing wrong with ripping open a bag of cookies and adding your own spooky twist. This recipe turns Milanos into mummies with the help of some melted white chocolate. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)


3. Chocolate Drizzled Black Sesame Popcorn Balls: If you’re looking for a super quick party favor that will make it *look* like you spent a lot of time on it, here it is. Black sesame brings sophistication to the usually carnival-esque popcorn ball. (via Gringalicious)

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4. Sushi Balls, Halloween Style: We know what you’re thinking — sushi isn’t exactly easy to create — but hear us out. These eerie sushi balls are way easier to put together than sushi rolls and require a lot less skill and equipment. It’s also mess-free! (via Chopstick Chronicles)

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5. Brownie Spiders: These little cuties are the perfect last-minute snack to put together if you’re less into gory-ness and more into adorably-ness. Feeling iffy over the commitment of baking? Don’t sweat it — these are done in 35 minutes. (Gimme Some Oven)


6. Witch Finger Pretzels: As far as quick and simple snacks go, you can’t compete with dipping already delicious pretzels into already delicious chocolate. The best part of these treats is that they come out look gruesome and amazing. (via Simply Sated)

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7. Deviled Egg Eyeballs: Deviled eggs sound perfect for Halloween on their own. When you add a healthy helping of beet puree to the mix, this wholesome snack hits a whole new level of creepy. (via Food Fanatic)

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8. Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip: Having to whip up a themed snack at the last minute is a grave situation. It’s a good thing *this* grave, topped with crunchy cookie dirt, only takes 20 minutes to put together. (via Well Plated)

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9. White Chocolate Ghosts and Mummies: It’s hard to find anything cuter than ghost-themed desserts; it’s those little eyes. These sweet boos are easy to make and need to chill for 30 minutes, so you can place them in the fridge while you get ready. (Mitzy At Home)

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10. Pumpkin Cheese Ball: The flavors of cream cheese and sharp cheddar are scary good together. Also, you basically get to dunk chips into chips, so it’s near impossible to disappoint a crowd with a snack like this. Did we mention it only takes 20 minutes to make? (via Baking Beauty)

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11. Mummy Hot Dogs: Hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls are fantastic any time of the year, but we’re especially in love with them on Halloween. Wrapped up to look like mummies, these bites are great for adult and kid parties alike. (via Damn Delicious)

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12. Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix: With no cooking required, this snack is all ease and no fuss; just toss some sweet and savory snacks together and you’re good to go. The frightening part is that they’re incredibly addicting, so beware. (via The Miniature Moose)

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13. Oreo Spider Web Cookies: We’re confident that Oreos are loved universally, so there is no way to go wrong with this snack because it is *so* right. The best way to wash these spiders out? A tall glass of cold milk, of course. (via A Zesty Bite)

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14. Meatball Mummies: This Halloween, the only thing people will be dying from is the cuteness overload these mummified meatballs deliver. To make things complete, they’re served with a bloody good marinara for dipping. (via Freshly Photographed)

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15. Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Seeds: When you carve your pumpkins this Halloween, keep the seeds. You never know what sort of last-minute plans might pop up, and pumpkin seeds make for great quick and simple nosh. (via With lovely)

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16. Halloween Graveyard Pizza: When doom hits, nothing saves the day quite like pizza; pizza fixes everything. In under 30 minutes, you too can save the day with this cheesy pizza — complete with eyeballs and tongues. (via Stacey Homemaker)

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17. Easy Spider Oreo Balls: If you’re after that beloved Oreo flavor, but want to jazz things up in a most spine-chilling way, these spider Oreo balls will do the trick. In 30 minutes you can have these sweet and spooky critters on a platter, ready to go. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

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