Finger Food and Eyeballs, Too
By Meda Kessler
Photo by Meda Kessler
While grazing boards packed with veggies, crackers, cheeses and meats are ubiquitous at gatherings, these Halloween candy spreads are a hit with young and old.
Claudia Sheddy of Fort Worth-based My Sweet Roots catering builds hers around carefully selected pieces, and she has two young boys who chime in about whether “eyeballs” make a good addition. Sheddy sleuths online sources for unique candy while adding perennial favorites such as foil-wrapped chocolates, chocolate-covered mini pretzels and sweet-and-sour gummy “spiders” and “fingers.” She rolls up fruit strips and places little bowls on the board to hold smaller pieces such as candy corn. For special presentations, she adds a dish of dry ice for a spooky effect.