If you're in need of a Halloween drink, halloween app, or halloween dessert that looks like it was dreamed up in Frankenstein's lab, these spooky recipes will do the trick. Don't worry—they taste way better than they appear. These Halloween treats are both scary looking and scary delicious, and include our Ouija board cake, poison apples, and monster truffles!
Want to really creep out your party guests? Look no further than these scary and gross-looking Halloween food recipes, like Bloody Mary syringes, blood drip cupcakes, and a brain big batch Jell-O shot. Our dead velvet cake is one that's truly to-die-for too! Be sure to round out your terrifyingly delicious spread with eyeball pasta and pickled brains.
We're pretty sure you'll want to sink your teeth into these Dracula denture cookies and mummy pops. Not even scary spiders can keep us from eating spiderweb cake, glowing black widow Oreo pops, and Halloweentown marshmallow spiders. One of our favorite spooky treats is, without a doubt, dirt pudding and dirt cake. Mix up some almost too realistic jelly worms to top yours, and you'll really freak out your friends and family.
And if you're still stuck on how to decorate this Halloween, we've got some Jack-O'-Lantern ideas that will trick out your front yard, as well as next-level trunk or treat ideas. Looking to keep that party going? Check out our Halloween desserts and halloween cocktails for more spooky recipes and creative ways to use up Halloween candy.
Don’t just make plain old cupcakes for your next Halloween bash, make zombie brain cupcakes! They’re nothing more than a moist, chocolate cupcake with rich vanilla frosting, but some neon green food coloring and clever piping turn these into a super-festive, spooky treat. (Oh, and some blood red decorating gel—we're really getting into it.)
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Ghouls, goblins, and witches to the front, please! Spooky season is here, and we’re celebrating in style with these scary delicious witch finger cookies. A witch finger cookie is exactly what it sounds like: a shortbread cookie shaped into a severed finger and adorned with an almond nail and a bit of blood-red jam.
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Looking for something delicious that's only a little bit spooky this Halloween? Try these adorable raviolis filled with ricotta, Parmesan, and finely chopped pear. We made these from wonton wrappers, rather than pasta dough, to make them scary easy on you too. You're welcOoOme.
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While we love classic tomato soup, we sometimes want to shake things up a bit when fall comes around. This soup gets an extra creamy dose, not only thanks to sweet pumpkin puree, but also with heavy cream and sharp Parmesan. One of the best parts? Both the soup and cheese sticks are ready in under 30 minutes, great to throw together before going out trick or treating.
If you love crescent rolls and are as obsessed with tacos as we are, this Halloween-inspired appetizer is calling your name. Created to playfully represent a spider with crescent roll legs and a crescent roll ring body stuffed with a beefy taco-spiced filling, it’s equal parts cute, creepy, and downright tasty.
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This creamy pumpkin & Parmesan chicken skillet is a one-pan dish that bathes chicken breasts in a garlicky pumpkin cream sauce. This recipe is super-versatile, allowing you to mix up whatever you want to pair it with (of course, you can also just enjoy it on its own!)
Dirt pudding (aka dirt cups) is a classic kids' recipe that everyone should know how to make. Using crushed Oreos to mimic dirt and garnishing with gummy worms might sound kind of silly, but the truth is this: This creamy and indulgent layered dessert tastes ridiculously good, is incredibly easy to whip together, and is equally as fun to make as it is to eat.
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These scary cute no-bake monsters are essentially Oreo truffles all dressed up for Halloween. We've added our favorite candies to the mix too. As far as the coating goes, we like to dye melted white chocolate green, but candy melts would work equally well. There is, however, no substitute for the candy eyeballs.
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If you think every bowl of chili should be hidden under mounds of melty cheese and a big dollop of sour cream, this is the casserole for you. With roasted sweet potatoes and black bean chili layered together under a gooey blanket of cheese, this easy vegetarian weeknight dinner is both incredibly comforting and surprisingly hearty, perfect for Halloween night.
Channel your inner vampire with these deliciously gory cupcakes. The secret? Glass candy and red food-dyed corn syrup!
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These are the spookiest treat to make with your kids at home or in the classroom for the annual Halloween party. We used store-bought ingredients just to make things a little easier for you. All the fun comes in assembling so we don’t want you to tire out baking; however, if you really want a good homemade chocolate chip cookie, we have it.
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Baked, not stirred, this recipe for pumpkin risotto takes some of the work off the chef without sacrificing that classic risotto flavor and texture. And it's not just pumpkin and butternut squash that bring the fall flavor in this dish—A sprinkle of goat cheese, parsley, and the tart-sweet touch of dried cranberries round out the earthy autumnal vibes.
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We predict this edible Ouija board will spell Y-U-M. Once you learn how easy it is to make your own edible cake toppers, you'll be almost too powerful.
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White chocolate casts a soft glow on its own under a black light, but we gave it some extra oomph by mixing the melted chocolate with a little tonic water. It naturally casts an eery green glow under a black light too!
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Dinner on Halloween can be anything but regular—it's gotta be spooky! Our classics have been Jack-o'-Lantern stuffed peppers and ghost pizza bagels, but now we're obsessed with turning ordinary meatballs into scary works of art by making them look like monster eyeballs.
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You'll love these even more than the Sanderson Sisters loved their booooook!
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