Halloween Appetizer Recipe

For creepy beginning to my Halloween Themed Dinner Menu for Adults, I love to serve these “Bug Bites” .

They are two fun Halloween Appetizer recipes that come together in minutes and always loosens up the crowd!

Halloween AppetizersThis recipe is part of my Halloween Menu I created for the Kin Community YouTube Channel.  A menu that is aged up a bit to please the grown-ups but would also be fun for the kids too!

a collage of Halloween Recipes

You can watch the full episode and get all the recipes below!

For the full menu for this dinner you might also enjoy these recipes:

Spider Bite Halloween Appetizer

This is a super simple idea that is not only fun to make but delicious to eat too!

Take a 1″ cookie scoop and portion out a scoop of Boursin Cheese on a round cracker. I use the Breton Crackers.

A cookie scoop scooping cheese on a cracker

Creating the Spider with Black Olives

  • Then slice a pitted, black Kalamata olive in half, and place one half for the body and then slice 6-8 slices for the legs.
  • Spiders typically have 8 legs in the real world, but in the “magical world” you can give them 6! It’s just a bit tight to fit all 8. But you decide which way you want to play it.

Placing Olive pieces on a cheese mound to resemble a spider

Bug Bites

These cute little bug bites only look scary, they actually taste delicious! Thanks to a combination of dates, Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.

Dried Dates on a Board

First slice the dates in half and remove the pit. The pit will leave a nice cavity in the date where you can fill it with cheese.

You can use crumbled goat cheese, gorgonzola or blue cheese. Or even a little wedge of brie would be great too!

Cheese filled in a date

Just pop them under the broiler to melt the cheese and then top with a walnut. The wrinkly skin of the date, mixed with the bumpy texture of the walnut creates an eerie looking appetizer that is perfect for halloween!

dates filled with cheese top with a raw walnut

Crackers with Cheese topped with olives to look like spiders

Spider Bites Appetizers

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

For creepy beginning to my Halloween Themed Dinner Menu for Adults, I love to serve these "Bug Bite" appetizers.


  • 1 container Boursin cheese
  • Crackers of choice
  • 1 can, pitted whole Kalamata Olives
  • 1 pint of dates
  • ½ cup of Gorgonzola Cheese
  • ½ cup of whole Walnuts



With a mini ice cream scoop, scoop 1 serving of cheese atop a round cracker.

Slice olive in half, lengthwise.  Slice second half into strips (for the legs)

Place whole half (the body) on the cheese mound.  Attach 3 legs on each side.


Slice dates in half, remove pit. Fill hole with cheese.

Broil until cheese melts.

Top with walnuts.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Brownie cake scooped into a mug with ice cream

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