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This season, be the most successful hostess or hostess by whipping up my spooky Halloween cheese board, complete with homemade jalapeno jelly and adorable cinnamon sugar donut ghosts! You might think of calling this salami, but it’s technically the best of the char-CUTE series.

When it comes to throwing an insanely delicious party this fall, my friends at Kroger are here to help. From the freshest selection of produce and cheeses to all your pantry staples, baked goods, Halloween treats, and everything else you might need to feed an entire coven, Kroger has you covered.

About this recipe

Halloween is one of my favorite nights of the year. I love adorable trick-or-treating, hosting our masked friends and feeling the fall chill in the air. This snack tray is the perfect way to feed all the monsters and mad scientists long before their candy hunting adventures because they can all feed themselves!

Sweet and salty, spooky and fun, my Halloween Charcuterie Board is filled with moonshine, crisp apples, sweet pears and tart pomegranates, lusciously creamy cheese, plus homemade jalapeno jelly and cinnamon-sugar-dusted sweet donuts in the shape of ghosts.

Like all snack trays, Frankenstein can turn into the perfect assortment of ghoulish meats, enchanted cheeses, and wacky fruits to suit your needs. Complete with my whistling ghost fritters and ghastly green jello, your guests are sure to gorge! Oh, and just a reminder: You can get everything you need for this lovely variety at your local Kroger store.

So get out your chopsticks and meet me in the kitchen. Let’s do some magic!

How to make a tray for Halloween snacks

1 – Create the Donut Ghosts

When it comes to your Halloween spread, I recommend making festive and delicious donuts. Lucky for you, they are so much fun to make! Similar to making these donut decorations, I have created ghosts.

With the help of cutters or scissors, cut out any shape of the tortillas. I went with ghosts, but bats, witch hats, or skulls would have been perfectly fun too.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a large plate.

Heat enough oil to reach halfway in a medium skillet. Fry the shapes in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to absorbent paper to drain.

Transfer to still hot sugar and cinnamon and toss to coat completely. For added cuteness, I applied writing gel edible candy eyes, but this is a completely optional step.

2 – Make a hot pepper jelly

Place chopped chiles, bell pepper, and apple in food processor or blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes until ingredients are very finely diced.

Put the mixture of peppers, vinegar and sugar in a cauldron, hey, I mean a pot of broth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, chattering about your bad temper.

Once thickened, remove from heat. Place the gelatin in glass jars and let cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

3 – Ride and enjoy!

Wash and cut the fruits or vegetables into small pieces. Grab a large serving tray and gather all of your Halloween deli meats into one garish display. Place it in a spot where everyone can help themselves at will, then pour yourself a tasty glass of Witch’s Beer and watch your costumed creatures merrily gobble it up.

Frequent questions

How should I shape my Halloween snack tray?

Feel free to get creative here! Add handwritten signs to tell your guests what they’re eating; cut your cheese to look like tombstones; Shape your fruit into weird faces… the options are endless! I bought Kroger’s Halloween decorations to help complete my table: a mini skeleton, plastic spider rings, mini pumpkins, and faux fall leaves give it its spooky charm.

What if I am gluten free?

Fortunately for you, food has come a long way over the last decade or so. Grab a bag of Kroger Gluten Free Tortillas and continue with the recipe as written!

Can I make this cheese plate ahead of time?

While I don’t suggest storing the cookies in the fridge, as it’s too wet and they’ll go stale, you can definitely get involved in the preparations. The jalapeño jello can be stored for up to a month in the refrigerator, and the fritter ghosts can be made and sealed in an airtight bag up to 3 days in advance.

More Halloween Party Ideas

If you’ve tried making my Spooktacular Halloween Cheese Board, be sure to rate and review it below. I’d also love to see all of your creepy creations, so be sure to tag me in your Instagram posts!

Halloween Cheese Board

Spooky Halloween cheese board, complete with homemade jalapeno jelly and adorable cinnamon sugar donut ghosts! You might think of calling this salami, but it’s technically the best of the char-CUTE series.

Halloween fritters:

  • With the help of cutters or scissors, cut out any shape of the tortillas.

  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a large plate.

  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Fry the shapes in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to absorbent paper to drain.

  • Transfer to still hot sugar and cinnamon and toss to coat completely.

Jalapeno jelly:

  • Place chopped chiles, bell pepper, and apple in food processor or blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes until ingredients are very finely diced.

  • Put the mixture, vinegar and sugar in a pot of broth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Once thickened, remove from heat. Place the gelatin in glass jars and let cool to room temperature. Then store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Photograph of Maria Rosa

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