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The Best Halloween Recipes – For Great Spook Appeal

October 24 is National Food Day. What better way to celebrate than with this collection of Halloween recipes featuring both sweet and savory ideas, all designed to thrill and chill your friends, family and Halloween party guests.

They are the perfect snacks to enjoy for your annual pumpkin carving night, or to bring to a Halloween gathering.

All of the holiday seasons have great appeal for interesting recipes, but Halloween seems to be my favorite.

I love some of the ways that normal recipe ingredients can come together to delight both young and old with ghoulish, spooky twist. 35 of the most spooky and ghoulish recipes around. Delight both young and the young at heart in your house this holiday season.

Celebrate the holidays, spooky style, with these great Halloween recipes

I thought it would be fun to put together some of my favorites. These recipes are perfect for a Halloween party, to tempt your local trick or treaters or to give your kids (and your young at heart better half) with spooky Halloween delights that will tempt both their eyes and their sweet tooth.

Many of these recipes would be a fun ideas to take to a Halloween Cookie Swap. See my tips for hosting this type of party here.

I have put together loads of other Halloween party inspiration posts for both food, drink and decor. You can see them here:

Candy corn Truffles

Everyone’s favorite fall candy is candy corn. These delicious candy corn truffles also combine with Golden Oreos, white chocolate and pecans to make some of the best Halloween candy corn truffles around.Owl Cookie Treats on a wooden board near a fall towel.These adorable owl cookies are perfect for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Imagine the shrieks of delight when your kids see these on the dessert table. Bet they won’t last long!

Dirt pudding dessert cups with leaves, worms and pumpkins.

Another project that uses Halloween candy is my dirt puddings cups with gummy worms and candy pumpkins. They are easy to make and fun to eat.

Halloween bundt cake from

Sometimes a Halloween mood is set with just the colors of the season. This colorful Halloween bundt cake from Love Bakes Good Cakes is a great example of this.Pumpkin layered cookies with spooky faces

Let your imagination go wild with these adorable double layer pumpkin cookies. Will your Jack O Lantern be grumpy, or happy, or spooky? These cookies are easy to make and so delicious!

Apple nachos set a spooky mood from

These spooky Apple nachos from Crystals Kitsch really sets a mood with those ghoulish eyeballs looking up at you, don’t they?Yogurt raisons in mouth apples with big eyeball.

If you are looking for a healthier Halloween treat, try these Spooky Halloween Mouth Apples. They will be gone in no time at all and you will feel great giving your child a healthy snack.

Halloween graveyard cupcakes from

These scrumptious looking Graveyard cupcakes from Happiness is Homemade are made by chopping up your favorite Halloween candy and adding a tombstone printable. How fun!

Full moon pudding cups from

The moon is out tonight with these adorable full moon pumpkin pudding cups from Bubbly Nature Creations. Super easy to do and the kids will just love them.

Thise spooky mummy cake balls are so much fun to make and will add a wouch of spookiness to your Halloween party table


“Oh look, they have eyes!” my husband said when he first saw these Spooky mummy cake balls. Get the recipe here.Spooky Zombie Halloween cookies from

If you like the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, these Spooky Zombie Halloween cookies from Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog will really appeal to you.
Halloween goodie bagGot a latex rubber glove? Turn it into a Halloween goodie bag that will delight all of your local trick or treat children. You can put it together in minutes with just a few Dollar store supplies.

Adding a plastic spider ring is not only a spooky touch, but also representative of the holiday because spiders are one of the symbols of Halloween!

Bloody Halloween smore's from

S’mores are a popular treat year round but Cutefetti takes the dessert to a whole new level with these Bloody Halloween S’mores.

Peanut butter eyeball cupcakes


How cute are these? These peanut butter eyeball cupcakes will be the first thing gone from your Halloween party table.  Oreo Pumpkin Lollipops from

I bet these adorable Oreo Pumpkin Lollipops from April Go Lightly won’t last long on your party table. Super easy to make and they really set a mood too!

Witches brew Halloween cocktailDon’t forget the drink table for Halloween. There are loads of different ways to bring a Halloween mood to your party. See how to make this Witches Brew Halloween cocktail here.

And this Halloween bloody Mary cocktail recipe is sure to go well with one of these food treats.Halloween bloody Mary cocktail

If you are looking for more inspiration, try one of these spooky Halloween desserts.

Spooky Spider Surprise cake.

Spiderweb Cupcakes.

Halloween ghost and pumpkin cake pops.

Skeleton Cupcakes.

Mummy Dogs Halloween Recipe.

Nutter Butter Bat Cookies.

Dracula Halloween Cookies.

Mummified Meat Loaf.

Halloween Creepy Skeleton Cupcakes.

Banana Ghosts and Orange Pumpkins.

Pumpkin Pie Jack O Lantern Pockets.

Oreo Bat Cookie Pops.

Witches hairy finger breadsticks.

Wizard’s Hats with a chocolate surprise.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes.

Melted Witch Puddle Cookies.

Scary Spiderweb Cupcakes.

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats.

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Alexander Jacques Sabucido

Monday 2nd of September 2019

These recipes are actually the best and fit for the Halloween celebration.


Monday 26th of October 2015

Spooky!!! Love all these ideas.

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