You’ll be the last witch laughing when you serve this vivid, tri-colored Halloween candy corn veggie tray with spider dip because you can crunch, dip, repeat, and not worry that your Halloween treats are calories-laden treats that will weigh down your flights on your broomstick rides and instead keep the scales tipped in your favor! Cackle cackle.
Make both of our dips: garlic parmesan and farting spider dip for 2 great dipping choices!
You might even chase a few ghouls away with your spider dip garlic breath!
Today, we will quickly and easily create a delicious and healthy DIY Halloween vegetable tray that kids will love, but adults will love more.
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Why You’ll Love Thie DIY Halloween Vegetable Tray?
- Fast and easy to make
- The ingredients for the candy corn-shaped vegetable tray are easy to find
- you can and should make this colorful vegetable tray ahead of time
- for anyone heading out to a hauntingly fun Halloween party, this vegetable tray that looks like candy corn is easily transportable.
- The white spider dip with spider eggs in it has 2 possible recipes
- It’s a gluten-free snack that packs a solid crunch and is loaded with fiber
- There’s no cooking required when you make a DIY candy corn vegetable tray, which is a big bonus!
What You’ll Need To Make Your DIY Halloween Vegetable Tray That Looks Like A Candy Corn
There are no real special kitchen essentials to purchase, and most likely, you’ve got everything you need in your kitchen already to create a DIY Halloween party vegetable tray that resembles candy corns but here are the basics!
- a cutting board, a sturdy, safe place to cut the veggies
- A knife – to cut the vegetables, you’ll want a solid knife.
- a colander – to wash and then dry all of your candy corn-colored vegetables
- a serving tray – use this to display the veggie tray DIY that looks like a candy corn
- small bowl for mixing – you’ll use this to mix your dip
- small bowl for serving – serve your spider dip for the candy corn veggie tray in this
- Decorative spider for your bowl – large is best to really make it scary; don’t cover the bowl, and plastic is best to rinse off when the dip goes dripping!
Ingredients For Your Halloween Candy Corn Veggie Tray With Spider Dip
The magic of September, October, and November is right within this simple DIY Vegetable tray that can be used for welcoming the first day of Fall, fire pit friends party nights, sports gatherings, and kids’ sports events that are in full swing in the Fall, and for Halloween parties, and through to Thanksgiving.
- Cauliflower, rinsed, drained, and broken into bite-size pieces – smaller pieces are better than large ones.
- Baby orange carrots rinsed and pat dry.
- Yellow peppers, rinsed, cored, sliced into strips.
Dip Options For The DIY Halloween Vegetable Trays That Resemble A Candy Corn
I am sharing two different dip recipes as a bonus for you. I love them equally, and I hope you will, too!
Farting Spider White Bean Dip
Have you ever heard of a spider farting?
Well, a spider may not fart, but humans do and after munching on cruciferous veggies and this fabulous farting spider white bean dip, you might be able to perform your magic trick by clearing out a room! LOL!
- Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- Lemon juice and a slight lemon zest
- Light Olive Oil
Garlic Parmesan Dip Spider Breath Ingredients
So if a vampire had a wife who just wanted to be left alone after a bit too much Hallo-Wine, she’d munch on this hearty garlic parmesan dip and then give him a good kiss!
- Garlic head
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sour cream
- Greek yogurt
- Lemon juice
- Lemon zest
- Black pepper
- Cumin Optional
These simple ingredients create a fabulously colorful vegetable tray for Fall!
How To Assemble the Halloween Candy Corn Veggie Tray With Spider Dip (2 Dip options)
You will slice the veggies into their appropriate size.
Then, arrange the veggies on the dish, starting with placing the bottom carrots and building up to the top of the cauliflower.
For The garlic breath spider dip or the Halloween white bean dip, head to the recipe below, and I’ll share the fast prep on both!
Optional Ideas for Veggies for the DIY Halloween Candy Corn Vegetable Tray
Here are a few substitutions for the veggies that make up the colors of candy corn!
- You could use white button mushrooms for the cauliflower
- Use orange pepper strips instead of carrots for the bottom.
- And yellow mini tomatoes for the yellow peppers
Make Sure To Come Back and Tell Me How Your Halloween Candy Corn Veggie Tray With Spiders Turned Out
Don’t forget to share which dip you used, the Spider Garlic Breath dip or the Farting Spider White Bean Dip!
- 1/2 Head of Cauliflower, rinsed, drained and break it into bite-size pieces
- 42 baby orange carrots, rinsed, and pat dry
- 2 large Yellow peppers, rinsed, cored, sliced into strips
- FOR THE FARTING SPIDER White Bean Dip
- 1 14 oz can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 of a lemon plus lemon zest (2 tsp)
- 1/2 C Light Olive Oil
- For The Garlic Breath Spider Dip (you will need to bake the garlic)
- 1 large garlic head*
- 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
- ½ c. sour cream
- ½ c. Greek yogurt
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 1 t. organic lemon zest
- 2 t. black pepper
- 2 t. ground cumin
- Optional: ½ t. cayenne pepper
- Use a white plate for the most epic look, so begin by working with the base of the candy corn, placing the carrots from side to side, and stacking them as you go.
- Then you'll place the yellow pepper strips on the platter
- Follow that with cauliflower pieces at the top
- Garlic Breath Spider Dip
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
- To make the roasted garlic dip, slice a thin sliver from the head of garlic, just enough so the cloves are exposed.
- Drizzle the cloves with olive oil, place the whole bulb on a small piece of aluminum foil and wrap tightly. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 40 minutes or until the garlic is tender and creamy.
- Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
- Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into a blender or food processor.
- Add sour cream, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest (ground cumin and cayenne pepper, if using), and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste, and transfer to a small serving bowl.
- Add more pepper atop and then a big spider
- For The Spider White Bean Dip
- drain and rinse the beans
- Place the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and beans in a food processor and blend till smooth.
- Top off with black pepper to look like spider tidbits and transfer to a serving bowl topped with a spider.