Now that it is fall time, it’s time for pumpkin spice, candy corn, and apple cider. Get in the Halloween spirit with these 20 Spooktacular Halloween recipes that will send shivers down your spine!
1. Halloween Pizza Bites
Add a fun spin to your next pizza night with this Halloween hack! Use the pizza dough to cut out spooky shapes and creatures that will knock the socks off of whoever eats these treats. Try out some pizza pumpkins, ghosts, and gravestones to add a festive spin to your next meal!
2. Oreo Spiders
These treats will give you creepy crawlies but will also be delicious at the same time! To make this recipe, you will need Oreos, icing, and pretzels. Dip the Oreos in the icing or chocolate and add in the pretzel sticks to create the spider legs on your Oreos. Enjoy with milk and try not to eat all of them!
3. Rice Krispy Treats Brains
Of all the Halloween recipes, this one might be the most disgusting as it involves brains! Prepare your Rice Krispy Treats as usual but add in red food dye to create the pink color or a brain. Mold your treats into a brain shape and enjoy the mushy goodness of these brains!
4. Mummy Dogs
We love this recipe because it is so stinkin’ cute! All you need is biscuit dough and hotdogs to create these mummies in your tummy. Set each hotdog out on a sheet and wrap the raw biscuit dough around in a mummy manner. Bake for the allotted time and enjoy!
5. Eyeball Truffles
Take your traditional truffles and add a spooky twist to them! Use your best baker’s touch and decorate your truffles to the spookiest of your abilities. You can make eyeballs for the scariest version of this recipe of happy pumpkins if that’s more your vibe.
6. Halloween Taco Dip
Super yummy and filling, taco dip is definitely one of our faves, but when it is the Halloween version, it is 10 times better! Use foot dye to your heart’s content for some spooky colors and decorate the top of your dip with a fun pumpkin face or other Halloween shape.
7. Halloween Ghost Fruit Kabobs
These kabobs are a healthy alternative to get into the Halloween spirit. This is basically just a regular fruit kabob with whatever fruits you want, but add some festiveness to the fruits with eyes and decorations.
8. Halloween Charcuterie Board
For our younger readers, we know that charcuterie boards are very popular. Some options for your boards could be an entire Halloween candy board or Halloween-themed foods and cheeses. Either way, these Halloween recipes are too cute to pass up!
9. Spider Cookies
Give your favorite cookie recipe a festive spin! Our personal favorites are chocolate chip cookies with icing to make that spooky spider and cobwebs to the top. Extra chocolate is a must, so use more to decorate the tops to look like a spider!
10. Pumpkin Veggie Tray
Another healthy alternative to get in the Halloween spirit is this pumpkin veggie tray! Try out those beautiful orange peppers that are always at the store to create this tray and use other filler veggies to create a tasty snack. Paired with ranch, this is definitely one of our favorite Halloween recipes.
11. Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas
Super yummy and super spooky! Cute out a face into your tortilla before adding cheese or toasting to add some seasonal fun to your next meal! Use a large array of cheeses to add some orange to your jack-o-lantern.
12. Cinnamon Roll Pumpkins
A quick and easy way to make any dessert or breakfast festive is with these fun cinnamon rolls! Buy any can of your favorite cinnamon rolls, and before baking, arrange the dough to look more like a pumping than your average cinnamon roll. Bonus points to you if you use orange food coloring for some more flare.
13. Halloween Stuffed Peppers
Use those orange bell peppers again in this recipe! Prepare your favorite filler and cut faces into the papers before filling and baking these tasty treats. We love the orange bell peppers the best, but you can use just about any color you can find!
14. Skull Deviled Eggs
An already delicious snack is about to get even spookier! Before you enjoy your snack with your crew, cute faces into the eggs before serving. This can range from pumping faces to skulls to get everyone in the Halloween spirit!
15. Banana Ghosts
Add some excitement to this potassium-filled snack! Before serving, cut up your banana and add faces and other features to your banana to create a ghost that is scary enough to scare anyone!
16. Graveyard Dirt Cups
Our favorite childhood snack definitely had to be dirt cups with the Oreo dirt and gummy worms hiding at the bottom. Turn this favorite into a Halloween treat by creating a graveyard on top of your dirt to make a spooky childhood favorite.
17. Pumpkin Patch Brownies
Brownies are our favorites! Make and bake your favorite brownie recipe and throw them in the oven according to the directions. After these squares have cooked and are cooled, decorate with icing and pumping candy corn to create a pumpkin patch on top of your brownie! This will look just like your last visit to the patch!
18. Ghost Pretzels
Who doesn’t love chocolate-covered pretzels! Especially if it is with white chocolate, you can sign us up! After dipping your pretzels in your white chocolate, decorate the pretzels to look like ghosts to haunt your taste buds when you finally get a taste!
19. Spider Web Sheet Cake
Cake, cake, cake! Use your favorite sheet cake recipe for this one, but create the largest of spider webs with icing and other decorations to really cause a scare!
20. Spider Apple Slices
These spiders might look scary, but not too scary to eat! This Halloween treat can be made with apples, icing, or peanut butter, and pretzel sticks to build your eight-legged creature. Cover the apple slice in icing or peanut butter and use the pretzels to make your spider come to life.
Which of these Halloween recipes was your favorite? What are you dressing up as this year? Tell us in the comments below!
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