20 Frighteningly Good Halloween Recipes (PHOTOS)

Tracy Odell | Sep 28, 2010 Food & Party
20 Frighteningly Good Halloween Recipes (PHOTOS)

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So many amazingly spooky Halloween party foods, so little time. If you're narrowing down your recipes for an upcoming party or just for seasonal fun, you won't want to miss this giant roundup of creative treats.

From cocktails to finger foods (literal fingers, that you can eat!), this is the only list you'll need to throw a tasty Hallow's Eve party for your guests.

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Image via Creations by Kara

  • Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

    nutter butter ghost cookies

    Photo by Kim Conte

    Possibly the easiest snack on our list, these boo-tiful Nutter Butter ghost cookies are simple, and scrumptious. Simply dip Nutter Butter cookies in white chocolate, and top with two chocolate chips for eyes!


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  • Deviled Egg Eyeballs

    deviled egg eyeballs

    Photo via lilcutie79/CafeMom

    These Deviled Egg Eyeballs will have you thinking Ewwww ... but in a good way! With just some red food coloring and olives, change a morning favorite into a ghoulishly great dish.

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  • Cheesy Fingers

    Cheesy Fingers Halloween Food

    Photo via Our Best Bites

    Have a handful of fun with these delectable digits made out of string cheese and almond slivers. With little to no effort, have a Halloween snack that's nutritious and delicious!

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  • Ghosts in the Graveyard

    ghost in graveyard cake

    This Ghost in the Graveyard dessert is an easy, no-bake option for those lacking the Martha Stewart gene. The best part? You can enjoy your "dirty" creation (Oreo cookie crumble dirt, that is) in just over an hour!

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  • Funny Bones

    funny bones halloween treat

    Photo via Epicurious

    Feeling a bit funny? Serve up these Funny Bones to your family for a fun Halloween treat. Pretzels, marshmallows, and white chocolate make the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

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  • Upside-Down Pumpkin-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

    pumpkin filled cupcakes

    Photo via Paula Deen

    Who doesn't love some orange and black treats to spice up their celebration? These upside-down pumpkin-filled chocolate cupcakes are festive, and easy. Simply follow directions on a box of chocolate cake mix, add some pumpkin shmeer, and voila!

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  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffle

    Photo via Whole Foods Market

    Pumpkin and cream cheese: two items that when paired together create a sense of sheer bliss. These pumpkin-cream cheese truffles (topped with gingersnap cookie crumbles) are a fantastic way to add some flavor to your ghostly table.

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  • Quick and Easy Oreo Balls

    Oreo Balls

    Photo via Bakerella

    Enjoy these quick and easy Oreo balls without touching an oven. A crowd-pleaser, this classic favorite can be served as-is, or made for decorating with the kids. Eyeballs, anyone?

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  • Rice Krispie Goblins

    Rice Krispie Goblins

    Photo via Make and Takes

    These Rice Krispie goblins may look haunting, but are absolutely delightful to enjoy! The perfect afternoon activity, have a blast using different candy creations for the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.

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  • Mummy Pizzas


    What's better than Halloween itself? Halloween: Italian style. With a few English muffins, some pizza sauce, olives, and string cheese -- you have the perfect recipe for a ghastly (and kid-friendly) entrée.

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  • Kitty Litter Cake

    kitty litter cake

    The name is enough to gross you out. Kitty Litter Cake may sound repulsive, but tastes amazing. With a few Tootsie Rolls, some German chocolate cake mix, a kitty litter box (hopefully unused), and a few other ingredients -- you'll be squeamishly satisfied in no time.

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  • Snack O' Lantern


    The snack o' lantern is just too cute for words. Trade your pumpkin for an orange, grab a few of your favorite fruits -- and go nutty for this nutritional snack that's fun and festive!

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  • Peanut Butter Candy Bar Squares

    candy bar squares

    Photo via Bake or Break

    Have leftovers? No problem. With this recipe for peanut butter candy square bars, you can combine some of your favorite Hallow's Eve treats in a new, super-yummy form!

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  • Orange and Black Brownies

    halloween brownies

    Photo via Very Culinary blog

    Looking for something that's quick, no-fuss, and kid-approved? Look no further than Halloween brownies -- a simple twist on the classic Betty Crocker cream cheese swirl recipe. With a few extra steps and some orange food coloring, you're in business!

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  • Wicked Witch Cupcakes

    witch cupcakes

    Photo via MarthaStewart.com

    Feeling a bit wicked? These wicked witch cupcakes should satisfy your craving for cooking witchcraft. All you need for decorating these treats is green frosting, sugar cones, black licorice, mini-M&Ms, and candy corn.

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  • Mini Pumpkin Cakes

    Mini Pumpkin Cake

    Photo via Busy Mommy

    These mini pumpkin cakes are gorgeous and perfect for a ghastly good time. Allowing you to opt for your "preferred flavor," we suggest carrot or spice cake with a cream cheese frosting center!

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  • Goblin Mimosas


    And of course -- what's a party without a good cocktail? These goblin mimosas are the greatest googly-eyed addition to any occasion. Make them kid-friendly by skipping the vodka and adding whatever juice you have on hand.

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  • Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes


    Pumpkin patch cupcakes are fun to decorate with your family and a tasty treat for your Halloween celebration. With some orange food coloring and green Twizzlers, you'll have a cupcake perfect for the pumpkin patch.

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  • Chocolate White-Sesame Buttercups

    chocolate white-sesame buttercups

    Photo via New York Magazine

    Chocolate white-sesame buttercups are not your average Halloween dessert. The best part about the cups: They're made with tofu! Does that mean they're healthier than your average buttercup? I'm gonna go with yes!  

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  • Pumpkin Martini

    pumpkin martini

    Photo via colannade/Flickr

    After all the trick-or-treating is over, how about a little treat for mom? This pumpkin martini is best shaken, not stirred.

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