Scary Perfect Halloween Party Food

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Bob Harmon and Harmon's Chef Lesli Sommerdorf show us three easy recipes that are perfect for any Halloween Party. Check out the recipes below!

Chicken Tortilla Soup 

-Serves 6


1 Tbsp canola oil

3 Anaheim or poblano chiles, stemmed, seeded, and diced

1 medium onion, diced

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp Mexican oregano

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1' pieces

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 (14-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles

1 (14-oz) can white hominy, rinsed and drained

2 Tbsp lime juice

½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

½ cup Mexican crema

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 cups crumbled tortilla chips


-In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add chiles and onion and cook, stirring, until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add cumin and oregano and cook, for 1 minute. Add chicken, broth, tomatoes and juice, and hominy.

-Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 12-15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in lime juice. Serve each portion topped with some of the cheese, crema, cilantro, and tortilla chips.


Wicked Snack Mix 

-Serves 6-8


3 cups corn chips

2 cups candy corn

1 cup salted peanuts

2 cups pretzel sticks

1 cup M&Ms

-In a large bowl, combine the corn chips, candy corn, peanuts, pretzel sticks, and M&Ms.


Party Punch 

-Serves 6


1 qt orange sherbet

1 (12-oz) can frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate

1 liter bottle ginger ale, chilled

1 liter bottle club soda, chilled

2 small clementines, sliced

Dry ice (optional)


-Line a 15' by 10' by 1' baking pan with foil. Place scoops of sherbet on baking pan. Freeze until ready to serve.

-In a large punch bowl combine pineapple-orange juice concentrate, ginger ale, and club soda. Add scoops of sherbet and clementine slices. If desired, add a few small pieces of dry ice to create a smoke effect.