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 family and Halloween party guests.
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 appeal.
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:
- Quick and Easy Halloween DIY projects
- DIY Pumpkin projects and Crafts.
- 20 Spooky Halloween Cocktails.
- Budget Friendly Food and Decor Halloween Party ideas.
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.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!
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.
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.
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!
These spooky Apple nachos from Crystals Kitsch really sets a mood with those ghoulish eyeballs looking up at you, don’t they?
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.
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!
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.
“Oh look, they have eyes!” my husband said when he first saw these Spooky mummy cake balls. Get the recipe here.
If you like the movie A Nightmare before Halloween, these Spooky Zombie Halloween cookies from Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog will really appeal to you.
Got 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.
S’mores are a popular treat year round but Cutefetti takes the dessert to a whole new level with these Bloody Halloween S’mores.
How cute are these? These peanut butter eyeball cupcakes will be the first thing gone from your Halloween party table.
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!
Don’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.
If you are looking for more inspiration, try one of these spooky Halloween desserts.