The leaves are changing color and there’s a certain energy in the air. Halloween is on the way. Kids can’t wait to dress up and go trick-or-treating, and adults can’t wait to have some spooky fun too. So, if you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party this year, why not try using the grill for an unexpected twist on the celebration? We’re here to help you with some fun Halloween grill treats to impress your guests.
Tricks for Fun Halloween Grill Treats
Creamy Grilled Pumpkin Soup
Nothing says Halloween like pumpkins. While you’re at the patch this year choosing the perfect pumpkins for your jack o’lanterns, why not pick up an extra one to make this savory and healthful pumpkin soup for Halloween night?
The best part is that you get to infuse some delectable smokiness into the dish by cooking the pumpkin and other ingredients on the grill before adding them to the bubbling pot. It’s a warming and festive meal for a brisk Halloween night.
Creepy, crawly, and delicious? That’s right, these three words can be used in the same sentence when we’re talking about tasty meatball spiders. To get started, season some ground beef with your favorite spices and shape them into large and small balls. Then flatten them, stick them onto skewers, and toss them on a grill.
The larger patties will form the bodies for your spiders, while the smaller ones will work as the heads. After cooking them for five minutes on each side, arrange them on a plate and add French fries to resemble the legs.
Stuffed Peppers with an Edge
Looking for a fun Halloween take on a tried and true recipe? These grilled stuffed peppers put a spooky spin on the classic dish. They don’t take a lot of time to prepare, but they have quite an impact when you serve them up. The grill adds a mouth-watering smoky flavor that you just don’t get from cooking your peppers in the oven. And the fun faces will delight the kids, even the ones who find vegetables frightening enough on their own.
Looking for the ultimate Halloween finger food? You can’t get easier or more creepy than serving up some severed fingers. Hot dogs are perfect for transforming into served fingers. Simply break off the end of each hot dog. Then, make a few cuts to resemble knuckles and a fingernail. Finally, grill them up and squirt on some ketchup for an extra gruesome finish.
Nutty Pumpkin Seeds
While this isn’t a gruesome recipe, it’s a great way to enjoy some crunchy pumpkin seeds that so often just get tossed after carving. After cleaning, washing, and drying your seeds on a baking tray, set them on your grill for 45 minutes to an hour. Once they turn golden brown, toss them in garlic powder, parmesan cheese, or chili powder.
Enjoy Your Fun Halloween Grill Treats
Halloween is the perfect time to get creative, so don’t be afraid to experiment with new recipes. If you need any accessories to help you get your grill on for Halloween or you’re on the hunt for a new grill, contact us or drop by a nearby Tredway Pools store!