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If you're planning a big Halloween bash or just a small (but spooky) get together, these recipes are all you'll need for a frightful event. Elizabeth Heiskell stopped by TODAY to share a few of her favorites freaky foods from severed finger hot dogs for kids to a bloody vampire cranberry cocktail that's perfect for adult revelers.
1. Spooky Avocado Dip With Tortilla Chips
This avocado dip takes guacamole to the next level with the help of a carved pumpkin and clever placement of the creamy green dip.
2. Severed Finger Hot Dogs
With ketchup and a little handy knife work, you can turn hot dogs into realistic-looking fingers. This kid-friendly snack also has swap options for vegetarians or those who don't eat pork.
3. Pastry Puff-Wrapped Mummy Brie
How adorable is this mummified brie cheese? Not all Halloween treats have to be spooky. This puff pastry-wrapped brie is delicious, gooey and looks just as good as it tastes!
4. Batty Cream Cheese and Pecan Rolled Grapes
These cream cheese and pecan rolled grapes feature a fun surprise inside when someone takes a bite.
5. Rice Crispy Treat Brains
A little red icing goes a long way to make these sweet brains look incredibly realistic. Plus, with few ingredients and few steps, this crowd pleaser is also easy to make.
6. Bloody Vampire Cocktail
A classic cranberry cocktail is the perfect Halloween treat when redubbed as a bloody Vampire cocktail.
7. Gummy Worm Shooters
This versatile recipe makes for a fun dessert kids can slurp up throughout the part. For an adult twist, add a little vodka.