PART OF Halloween

50+ Fun Halloween Recipes & Food Ideas for the Best Night Ever

This year, treat your guests to a frightful feast. Our monstrous mash-up of silly, spooky and creepy eats couldn't be easier — or more dead-on delicious.

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Jelly Skull Shots

Slurp down your next Jell-O shot by layering different gelatins in a skull-shaped pan.

Sleepy Hollow Peppermint Bark

"Bedazzled with hand-painted peppermint candies and resting peacefully on a flowing bed of white chocolate, this dazzlingly dark dessert is sure deliver the ohhs and ahhs you've worked so hard for.”

-ChristineMcConnell

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

"We made these to share with our neighbors and they were a big hit! We devoured them."

-Sydney Mike

Mr. Whiskers Coconut Krispie Treats

Frankenweenie is arguably Tim Burton's most underrated film, and in honor of his masterpiece I've shaped this treat in the form of the film's real star—Mr. Whiskers, the fecally prophetic cat with a heart of coal.”

-ChristineMcConnell

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Skulls

A portable way to eat your Buffalo chicken pizza!

Garlic Baked Brie Spider

A creepy, crawly, cheesy arachnid appetizer. This spider is sure to weave webs of deliciousness with brie, garlic, herbs, prosciutto and crispy puff pastry.

Pizza Skulls

The spookiest way to eat your pie.

Spooky Pretzel Owls

Win Halloween with these adorable owls made from chocolate-covered pretzels.

Vampire Cookies

"These made me the cool mom at my daughter's Halloween party since Twilight is such a big thing these days. Definitely will make these again."

-mustluvcookin

Starbucks Witch's Brew Frappuccino

This wicked-good cold frappuccino is perfect for kids and adults alike. With hibiscus flavors mixed with ice cream and orange juice, it's fresh and sweet, while chia seeds (AKA "bat warts") add an interesting texture.

Bloody Red Wine Pasta With Mozzarella Bats

A vampire-approved dinner. Immortal? Skip the garlic.

Halloween Butterfinger Eyes

"These were great! They were a hit at our Halloween party. All the kids and adults were creeped out, yet still wanted to try them."

-colleenie t

Harry Potter's Acid Pops

"I loved this recipe! They were a huge hit when I brought them to work for Halloween! These work best if you use only one packet of Pop Rocks at a time."

-LauraJean317

Halloween Party Cookie Pops

"Halloween prep is super fun when you invite your little gobblins to help decorate adorable cookies on sticks."

-Loves2Teach

Peanut Butter Pumpkins

"These are so good and so cute! They're very easy and fun to make. I can't wait to make more in different shapes and colors for other events and holidays."

-Terrilynn

Red Velvet Lava Skulls

Mini red velvet lava cakes shaped like skulls to add a spooky element to your Halloween dessert table!

Purple People-Eater

“This googly-eyed cupcake will get tongues wagging! Pretzels, marshmallows and candy help this monster come to life.”

-ElizabethKnicely

Chocolate Spiders

"My kids enjoyed telling their friends that they ate chocolate-covered spiders on Halloween. They are simple, tasty and fun!"

-WickedGood

Frankenstein Sushi

A playfully haunting sushi that will scare you into wanting more.

Daddy Long Legs Cupcakes

"I loved these cupcakes. They were so much fun and so easy to make."

-anniesnomsblog

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

"I just made these for my preschooler's Christmas party. They are so tasty and the spice cake is delicious. I love the way they look after the popsicle sticks are added!"

-Tiphani

Halloween Worm Cupcakes

"These were a hit! I simply chopped Oreo cookies (filling and all) in my food processor and it looked like rich topsoil."

-Tina (Chef #218676)

Witch’s Cupcake House

These wickedly easy-to-make cupcakes are the perfect Halloween sweet treat.

Brain Gelatin

"This is such a fun recipe! You can also make it a 'bleeding' brain by putting raspberry preserves in the center of the brain (fill halfway, chill, add preserves, chill and add remaining Jell-O). Ewwww!"

-Java Junkie

Glowing Pumpkin Cookies

"Very delicious cookies. The pumpkin pie spice isn't overpowering in them — it's just right!"

-Nikki Kate

Monster Toast

"This gets 5-stars for cuteness alone. I love this idea."

-Juju Bee

Pumpkin Cupcakes Cake

"The overall result looked amazing! I imagine kids would love placing all the M&Ms on the top. What a fab way to use cupcakes!"

-anniesnomsblog

Garlic Bat Bites

When bats taste this good they don't need to be nocturnal — eat them all day!

Chocolate Halloween Mice

"These were very cute! They were a huge hit and quite tasty."

-Kathleen Constance

Frankenstein Snack Cakes

Frankenstein once said, “Satan has his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and detested.” Now it's your turn to break the mold by making Frankenstein a few tasty, matcha-infused pals.

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

This poor mummy is begging to be eaten.

Caramel Nut Brown Recluse Spiders

"This recipe features four simple ingredients and requires just a touch of patience to make something that will give even its creator the heebie jeebies."

-ChristineMcConnell

Lollipop Monsters

Trick-or-treaters will be screaming for more of these scary-good treats.

Rice Krispies Jack-O'-Lantern

"This was a huge hit with kids and parents. It looked impressive and was so easy!"

-PorcelainDoll

Mummy Mix

This creepy sweet-and-salty trail mix will have your guests howling with delight!

Spooky Eyeball Tacos

"Very easy to make and they look so cool...."

-ivettesaucedo

Halloween Sandwich Treats

"We loved these Halloween sandwiches!"

-ImACookingDiva

Meatball Creepy Crawlers

"This was so much fun! I used homemade meatballs, and subbed in red onions for the legs because I didn't have chow mein noodles on hand. It turned out adorable, and tasted delicious!"

-Wildflower5656

Halloween Tombstone Treats

"I made these for my son's kindergarten Halloween party, and the children LOVED them. What I like best is that I could buy everything pre-made and just assemble it."

-Angie Dobbels

Severed Fingers Cookies

"I'm not a baker, but I had to try these for our Halloween party! They turned out so cool and were not as difficult as I thought."

-debfox4420

Cheese Ball

Black Widow's tasty sidekick is sure to be devoured quickly.

Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

"Fabulous! We dipped them in melted caramel, let it set up a bit, then drizzled on milk and dark chocolate, then sprinkled on mini M&M's and salted peanuts. SO good."

-jenne

Halloween Hummus Graveyard

“Fun and healthy snack for your ghosts and goblins. So easy to make and guaranteed to get a great reaction!!!"

-5brothers

Spiderweb Deviled Eggs

Conjure up this terrifyingly scrumptious appetizer.

Creepy Crawly Mud Cups

"My three kids and I had so much fun making these together."

-Cookinmomof3

Gruesome Monster Toes

"These are creepy and fun! I used black gumdrops sliced in half for the toenails."

-Kathy at Food.com

Witch Hats

"LOVE these! They're super cute, easy and very quick to make. You can have your little ones help you stick on the Kisses!"

-MmmrsBe

Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Give guests a light-hearted fright with these rich chocolate cookies cut out in any Halloween shape you choose!

Spider Web Brownie

Creating this spider web design is a cinch, thanks to store-bought white icing. Let your imagination run wild, adding plastic bugs and spiders on top for even more impact.

Halloween Worms

"These really did look real! My 7- and 9-year-olds loved eating them! Make sure to fill up the straws with the flexible side down to get ridges in the worms."

-Serchris

Best Ever Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

What's more fun than saving your seeds post pumpkin carving? Nothing!

Halloween Spiderweb Apples

"We made these apples for Halloween this year and it was so much fun. Our kids will never forget it, they had a blast."

-Mandy ny

Halloween Bones

"These are easy to make and good, creepy fun! I displayed them on a plate mounded with Oreo cookie crumbs (for graveyard dirt) and a few plastic orange and black spiders."

-4Susan

Hot Cocoa with Floating Eyeballs

"What fun! You never know who is watching when you sip this cocoa."

-Kathy :-(

Ghost Cookies

"I used E.L. Fudge cookies and it turned out great. I kept the elf feet exposed so it looked like little kids in ghost costumes. Not only are these cute, but they're delicious, too!"

-Hadice

Monster Mouths

"These crazy monster mouths are almost as fun to create as they are to enjoy."

-Java Junkie

Screaming Ghost Donuts

This dough is best eaten hot…and haunted.

Kitty Litter Cake

"Awesome cake! I made this for a family Halloween party, and everyone loved it! It looked so, so gross, but it was definitely a hit."

-Jess_FinsUp

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

"My kids had so much fun making these cupcakes. They loved decorating each one differently."

-Chef #851190

Mini Cheese Ball Bats

Impress your guests by fixing up some of these Halloween-inspired mini cheese balls.

Creepy Body Bits Dip

"I made this for us to snack on while we greeted our trick-or-treaters. Yes, indeed, this dip looks very creepy. But it tastes totally delicious with the sausage and onion really contributing to the flavor."

-PixieDust

Cake Pops

"So delicious. I have never made cake pops before, but these turned out beautiful."

-Baker4Life

Halloween Jello Shots

"Great jello shot recipes. I made the strawberry with coconut rum and the pineapple with mango rum and turned out perfect!"

-CIndytc

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