Spooky Stuffed Roaches Recipe for Halloween

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Spooky Stuffed Roaches Recipe for Halloween
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 15, 2024

Get ready to spook your guests with these delicious and creepy stuffed roaches made with dates. These Halloween appetizers are perfect for a themed party or gathering, and are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.


  • 12 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 24 whole blanched almonds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, chopped pecans, honey, and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Stuff each pitted date with a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture and press a blanched almond into each one to resemble a roach's head.
  3. Place the stuffed dates on a serving platter lined with parchment paper.
  4. Dust the dates with cocoa powder to give them a roach-like appearance.
  5. Refrigerate the stuffed roaches for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve and enjoy your creepy and delicious Halloween appetizers!

Interesting Facts

  • Dates are a great source of natural sweetness and provide a chewy texture to these stuffed roaches.
  • The combination of cream cheese, honey, and pecans creates a delicious filling that complements the dates perfectly.
  • The blanched almonds give the stuffed roaches a realistic appearance, making them a fun and spooky appetizer for Halloween.