The 20 Best Halloween Recipes to Try

Yummy and Creative Halloween Recipes for Kids and Grown-Ups Alike

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Elizabeth LaBau
  • 01 of 20
    Diana Rattray

    Deviled eggs are a favorite party appetizer and these creative Deviled Egg Eyeballs make a yummy, eye-catching starter or snack on Halloween night. You can play with this versatile recipe to suit the tastes of your kids or party guests. Green food coloring makes the eyeballs a ghoulish green, with black olives for the pupils. Thinly sliced pimiento, roasted red bell pepper or bits of paprika create a frightful, bloodshot eyes effect.

  • 02 of 20
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    These mummy dogs make a perfect Halloween recipe for kids. They can even make these easy-to-prepare mummy hot dogs themselves. All you need is packaged crescent roll dough and hot dogs to create these cute little mummies that make a fabulous and filling hand-held meal for Halloween trick-or-treating.

  • 03 of 20
    Linda Larsen

    This simple and fun recipe for Meatball Monster Sandwiches is perfect for Halloween, especially for a kids' party. Yummy meatballs are simmered in hearty spaghetti sauce and topped with olives, so they look just like eyeballs peeking out from their toasted rolls. These little sandwiches are so cute your kids will gobble them up. Use frozen, pre-cooked meatballs to make this recipe an absolute snap to prepare. You could also add some cooked and pureed vegetables to the sauce to sneak a little more nutrition into this Halloween recipe.

  • 04 of 20
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    This mushy, green guacamole dip makes a great, gross Halloween party appetizer, when you call it "Guacamoldy." Serve this classic party dip with tortilla chips, as a great addition to any Halloween party buffet table. It's also vegetarian friendly!

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  • 05 of 20
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    Halloween night is often a chilly affair. Warm kids' tummies before they go out into the night for trick-or-treating with this quick pumpkin soup that's rich, creamy and just perfect for Halloween. Super easy to make and delicious, this recipe makes use of canned pumpkin, frozen corn, chicken broth and cream. You can also dress it up quickly for grown-up Halloween parties, by garnishing it with some roasted corn kernels and Parmesan cheese.

  • 06 of 20
    Crunch Taco Seasoned Chicken Wings
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    What could be a creepier Halloween party dish than broiled bat wings that are smothered in a tangy, gooey barbecue sauce? Bat wings (psst, they're actually chicken wings) make a great meal or snack for parties or your Halloween night dinner with the family. You can easily double or triple this recipe to serve a big crowd. Feel free to use your own favorite bottled barbecue sauce or a commercial sauce, to make these "bat wings" quick and easy to prepare.

  • 07 of 20
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    Bubble, boil, toil and trouble... serve this green, chunky Witch's Stew in a cauldron for a fantastic centerpiece that adds something spook-tacularly special to any Halloween party buffet! What you'll actually be serving your guests is an authentic, vegetarian Thai Green Curry recipe that's aromatic and absolutely packed with delicious flavor. Kids and adults alike will go crazy for this creamy main dish recipe that's nutritious and simple for you to make from scratch.

  • 08 of 20
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    Grown-ups will get a kick out of this jiggly, delicious Halloween treat that features the favorite taste of oranges and packs a serious punch. Delight adult guests with this recipe that combines fresh oranges with orange Jell-O, creamy coconut milk and Cointreau liqueur. They're a fun party addition for Halloween or any occasion where pint-sized, spiked oranges may add to the festivities.

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  • 09 of 20
    Elaine Lemm

    Pumpkin pasties are a favorite treat of Harry Potter, which he originally encountered aboard the Hogwarts Express on his way to school for the first time. Kids will adore these cute little bite-sized pumpkin pasties that are spiced up with curry powder and perfect for Halloween. These scrumptious little pasties are the perfect size for putting into a lunch box for parties, picnics, on Halloween night or simply as a delicious spicy treat anytime.

  • 10 of 20
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    Elizabeth LaBau

    Ghouls and boys will love these creepy Witch Finger Pretzel Rod treats. You can make these ghoulishly delicious treats in only 15 minutes, with just four ingredients. Makes the perfect sweet-and-salty snack for a kids' Halloween party, or try them for grown-up shindigs, too. Everyone will love them, from the littlest goblin to the oldest wizard!

  • 11 of 20
    Elizabeth LaBau

    You'll love these Halloween pretzel treats that have only three ingredients, and can be made in 10 minutes! Pretzel Pumpkins will soon be your new favorite Halloween candy. Pretzel twists are dipped in orange coating and topped with a small green candy. It's simple, but it's so good! And since they're so fast to make, it's easy to whip up a few trays for a kids' Halloween party, or for a scary movie night with your grown-up friends.

  • 12 of 20
    Elizabeth LaBau

    This Halloween recipe is a delightfully spooky treat that kids will love. These simple dessert bars have just a few ingredients, but their looks are killer! Chocolate bars are topped with an edible white chocolate skeleton and lots of cookie crumb "dirt" to make these cute and creepy treats.

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  • 13 of 20
    Elizabeth LaBau

    Make no bones about it, these Skull Caramel Apples are a frightfully delicious Halloween dessert. Apples are already a great seasonal treat, since they're at peak sweetness during the fall months. But when you dunk them in caramel, dip them in white chocolate, and decorate them with a creepy skull design, they are ghoulishly great for Halloween! Only 4 ingredients are needed to create these impressively spooky, hand-held Halloween treats.

  • 14 of 20
    Samantha Merritt

    Creepy-looking spiderweb cookies are a sweet and scary chocolate treat that would make a great addition to any Halloween party. The spiderwebs that make these cookies seem so frightful are made out of mini marshmallows that have been melted and stretched over the baked and cooled cookies. It's a simple technique with a big effect that's sure to wow your Halloween party guests, from kids to grown-ups.

  • 15 of 20
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    Elizabeth LaBau

    These adorable Ghost Strawberries are so easy to make, it's scary! Instead of dipping strawberries in the traditional semi-sweet chocolate, you dip them in melted white chocolate and give them ghostly faces with bits of dark chocolate. They're an easy and elegant addition to any grown-up Halloween menu, and they're also simple enough for kids to help you make.

  • 16 of 20
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    Green and mushy Halloween Monster Punch is an addictively delicious treat that everyone can enjoy, from kids to adults. Super-easy to make with lime sherbet and frozen juice concentrates, you can also add green food coloring to enhance the ghoulishly green color of this party mocktail. Sparkling ginger ale in the recipe also reacts with the cold sherbet, to create a bubbling "witches cauldron" style foam that's the perfect finishing touch for this Halloween party punch.

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  • 17 of 20
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    Here's a ghoulishly great Halloween mocktail recipe with an extra special twist that tweens and teenagers will love for their Halloween parties. Delicious to drink and so easy to make it's scary, this spooky holiday mocktail is the perfect beverage to impress younger and older kids alike. The mysterious ingredient in the punch may be the ground ginger in the apple juice... or it may be the creepy, realistic frozen hand!

  • 18 of 20
    Shannon Graham

    How spooky can you get? For grown-up Halloween parties, you'll wow your guests with this spook-tacular Halloween cocktail recipe featuring a gruesome eyeball garnish. Eerily impressive, this vodka martini has a beautiful pale blue color and is sweetened with lychee liquor. Create the elible eyeball topper easily, with the simple step-by-step instructions in the recipe.

  • 19 of 20
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    Throwing a Halloween party for adults? Serve this bloody good Sangria punch for a self-serve, ghoulish party beverage your guests will love. Easy to prepare ahead of time, the really fun part of this Halloween Sangria is customizing it with your own creativity. Hang some gummy worms on the side of the punch bowl, float edible eyeballs in the liquid, or freeze all kinds of creepy crawlies in ice to float in the punch. The only limit is your imagination!

  • 20 of 20
    Travis Fourmont

    Here's a gruesomely elegant cocktail that's suitable for adult Halloween parties, and easy to mix-up for guests. Fine Kentucky bourbon combines with swanky elderflower liqueur, topped with spicy ginger beer and garnished with Angostura Bitters for a Halloween cocktail recipe that's frightfully good. The blood-red liquid in the drink floats on top of the cocktail in an eerie fashion, giving it a bloody look that's perfect for a scary party.