If you’re looking for some creepy and delicious treats to serve your guests this Halloween, look no further than celebrity caterer Andrea Correale.
As the founder and president of event design and décor company Elegant Affairs, she has been catering events for dozens of celebrities— from Mariah Carey to Wiz Khalifa to Jimmy Fallon and Billie Eilish, just to name a few — for more than 20 years.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to throw a party like Correale, though. She has shared several scary-delicious appetizer and dessert recipes with us so you can impress the ghosts and goblins at your house this Halloween, too. From witch’s fingers and cheesy bones to how to use up the leftover Halloween candy once the fun is over, we’ve got you covered.
Starting with appetizers, take a look at these recipes for Cheesy Bones breadsticks, Mini Macaroni and Cheese Muffins (with spiders!) and Shrimp Witch’s Fingers:
Yield: 12 servings
- 1 11-ounce package of refrigerated soft breadsticks
- ¼ cup grated parmesan Cheese
- ½ cup ranch dressing
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
- Heat oven to 375 F.
- Separate breadsticks; cut each crosswise in half. Working with one piece at a time, stretch each until it’s 5 inches long; tie knot at each end. Roll in cheese to evenly coat all sides.
- Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
- Mix ranch dressing and hot pepper sauce.
- Cool breadsticks slightly. Serve with dressing mixture.
Mini Macaroni And Cheese Muffins
Yields: 12 mini muffins
- 1 package elbow pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add elbow pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Coat muffin tin with small layer of panko bread crumbs and set aside.
- In a sauce pan, combine butter and milk together. Bring to a simmer and add cheese. Allow all ingredients to melt together.
- Toss pasta in cheese mixture and season with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Coat entire mixture with eggs and then spoon into muffin tin.
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
- Garnish with your favorite Halloween critters. (The “spiders” in the photo are made out of black licorice!)