35 Awesome Halloween Recipes

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Halloween is one week from today, are you ready?! I feel the same way I always feel when Halloween is approaching… meh. For as much as I love Christmas, I have about the opposite level of enthusiasm towards Halloween. I think I ceased trick-or-treating after 5th grade, I hate scary movies, I’ve never been inspired to come up with creative costumes and go to parties… you get the idea. The upside to Halloween is, of course, the candy! I’m never one to turn down candy. Also, Pittsburgh Penguin-themed carved pumpkins. I am toying with the notion of carving a pumpkin just to try this (and to toast the pumpkin seeds – that was always my favorite part when I was a kid).

Otherwise, I’m decidedly ho-hum about the holiday. And you’ve probably noticed I’m not your go-to person for lots of creative, spooky and ghoulish food treats for Halloween parties. But because I love you so much, I went out and found a ton of really creative ones that caught my eye and that I thought you might like, and pulled them all together here. I can’t have you scrambling for Halloween recipes! I hope you have fun browsing through the list, and that you find some great ideas for your Halloween festivities; there are a lot of fun, creative treats.

How about you? Do you celebrate Halloween? (Am I the only one that doesn’t?) Have a costume lined up for this year? Doing things with your kids? I’d love to hear your plans!

1. Batty Battenburg Cake (Sprinkle Bakes)
2. Black Widow Chocolate Rum Cupcakes (6 Bittersweets)
3. Bloody Halloween Herbal Cranberry Punch (Suzie The Foodie)
4. Candy Corn Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites (Love Veggies & Yoga)
5. Cheesecake Brownie Tombstones (Delicieux)
6. Cheese Monsters (Cute Food For Kids)
7. Chocolate Fudge Cake with Ghost Meringues (The Pastry Affair)
8. Chocolate Halloween Bark (livelovepasta)
9. Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes (Skinnytaste)
10. Death by Chocolate (Cuisine Paradise)
11. Dirt Cake (So Very Blessed…)
12. Frankenstein Brownies (Mama Grubbs Grub)
13. Ghoulish Green Punch (Sprinkle Bakes)
14. Halloween Black Forest Cake (Delicieux)
15. Halloween Ghost Meringue Cookies (The Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife)
16. Halloween Mini Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes (Yummy Mummy)
17. Halloween Mummy Cookies (Cookin’ Canuck)
18. Halloween Oreos (livelovepasta)
19. Homemade Caramel Apples (Brown Eyed Baker)
20. Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Nutella Cakes (Kirbie’s Cravings)
21. Meringue Bones (food + words)
22. Mummy Dogs (livelovepasta)
23. Oreo Cakester Bat and Spider Pops (the decorated cookie)
24. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Brown Eyed Baker)
25. Pumpkin Head Relish Tray (CouponClippingCook)
26. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies (Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)
27. Severed Fingers (The Peach Kitchen)
28. Spiderweb Cupcakes (Taste and Tell)
29. Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles (cooking on the weekends)
30. Spooky Spiderweb Brownie Bites (The Family Kitchen)
31. Spooky Zombie Cupcakes (Cute Food For Kids)
32. Stabbed Cupcakes (The Peach Kitchen)
33. Sugar and Spice Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (Hot Polka Dot)
34. Topsy Turvy Mummy Cake (These Peas are Hollow)
35. Witch’s Fingers (Magda’s cauldron)