29 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes


Fall has arrived and that can only mean one thing — Halloween is nearly here! Don’t let the stress of worrying about what to dress up as or planning your kid’s Halloween party get you down. In fact, we have that last part covered for you! From breadstick bones with “marrow”nara dipping sauce and eyeball soup for appetizers to scarecrow cupcakes and tombstone brownies for dessert, your Halloween party menu was never easier — or spookier. Here are 29 spooktacular recipes that are so tasty, you’ll forget about the Halloween costume that needs to be made.

1. Fizzy Jack-o’-Lantern Milkshakes

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With just three ingredients, this festive milkshake is as yummy as it is easy to make.

(recipe via Babble)

2. Skeleton Quesadilla

This spooky quesadilla will be sure to charm your little boys and ghouls. Add some extra sliced apples on the side for a dash of crunch — and nutrition!

(recipe via Babble)

3. Ghost Pretzels

These salty-sweet snacks are too simple not to make. Not to mention they look absolutely adorable — er, we mean scary.

(recipe via Babble)

4. Spooky Black Velvet Cupcakes

Everyone’s favorite red velvet cupcakes get a gothic twist just in time for Halloween. And these treats look so pretty topped with spooky chocolate trees, it’ll make you want to share them with everyone … until you taste them. Then you’ll want to keep them all for yourself!

(recipe via Babble)

5. Zombie Chili

Don’t worry, there aren’t any stray body parts in this zombie chili — just beans, sausage, and a whole host of other flavors your kids are sure to adore.

(recipe via Babble)

6. Breadstick Bones with “Marrow”nara Dipping Sauce

Crack these breadsticks open for a gooey, cheesy filling that’s too good to resist. Paired with a blood-like tomato “marrow”nara sauce, they’re the perfect spooky appetizer to serve at your Halloween bash.

(recipe via Babble)

7. Pumpkin Pop-Tarts

It’s pumpkin pie to-go! Your kids won’t want real Pop-Tarts after they try these homemade, handheld Halloween treats.

(recipe via Babble)

8. Eyeball Soup

Somehow eyeballs aren’t as threatening when they’re made of mozzarella and olives.

(recipe via Babble)

9. Spooky Pizza Party Nachos

Nachos are the perfect party snack, but they’re not exactly … scary. Change that with these ghost-shaped chips that will leave your kids shouting “Boo!” with every bite!

(recipe via Babble)

10. Spider Cookie Pops

Creepy crawlies get a sweet side in these awesomely decorated cookie pops!

(recipe via Babble)

11. Boo Bars

Dense pumpkin cake slathered with cream cheese frosting? Spooktacular!

(recipe via Babble)

12. Creepy Eyeball Cupcakes


We spy with our zombie eye a devilishly gory Halloween dessert. Just the right amount of creepy-cool to leave your kiddie guests begging for more.

(recipe via Babble)

13. Frankenstein Baked Peppers


These adorable stuffed peppers will add a shockingly healthy twist to your sugar-heavy Halloween menu. And how many times can your kids say they ate a monster’’s head?!

(recipe via Babble)

14. Coconut Cocoa with Coconut Ghost Whip


Keep Halloween night’s chill to a minimum with a steaming cup of coconut cocoa and ghost whip. Although we should warn you, serve the kids one too many, and they may be “boo”-ing all night.

(recipe via Babble)

15. Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Spiderweb Frosting


We wish all spiderwebs could be as sticky-sweet as the ones we found on these pumpkin cookies.

(recipe via Babble)

16. Edible Cookie Graveyard


Brownies, chocolate wafers, and Milano cookies make this a graveyard we wouldn’t mind visiting. We’d recommend not inviting The Cookie Monster …

(recipe via Babble)

17. Scarecrow Cupcakes


Forget about crows — we doubt these sweet treats are scary enough to fend off hungry trick-or-treaters!

(recipe via Babble)

18. Candy Corn Whoopie Pies


Add a new twist to your kids’ favorite Halloween candy with these festive whoopie pies. (Although unlike real candy corn, we’d suggest limiting your kids to just one pie.)

(recipe via Babble)

19. Tentacle Pot Pies


It’s not Halloween unless your kids have eaten an octopus arm … or eight. Note: Shy away from screening Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus until the eaten “tentacles” have fully digested.

(recipe via Babble)

20. Steamed Halloween Pudding with Bloody Custard


What’s Halloween without a little gore? This “bloody” custard-oozing pudding will bring just the right amount of terror to your party.

(recipe via Babble)

21. Witches’ Brew Soup and Cheesy Garlic Broomsticks


Pair these witchingly fun appetizers with a screening of the spooky flick Hocus Pocus to give your kids an All Hallows’ Eve they’ll never forget!

(recipe via Babble)

22. Green Zombie French Toast


Make a Halloween breakfast your kids will never forget with this creepy, slime-colored French toast. (It can be our little secret that it’s actually packed with fruits and veggies!)

(recipe via Babble)

23. Goblin Smoothie


The kids will go nuts over the bright green color of this “goblin” smoothie, while you’ll appreciate the healthy dose of veggies and yogurt it packs.

(recipe via Babble)

24. Spooky Spiderweb Eggs


Impress (and creep out!) your Halloween party guests with these spiderweb hard-boiled eggs. Hint: You’ll need plenty of cherries on hand to get the job done.

(recipe via Babble)

25. Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes


With a subtle vanilla-pumpkin flavor and cream “cheese” frosting, you’ll never believe these adorable Halloween cupcakes are vegan.

(recipe via Babble)

26. Jack-o’-Lantern Apple Pie


Pumpkin isn’t the only pie filling in season in fall — apples are at their peak, too. Put a Halloween twist on traditional apple pie with this crispy, flaky Jack-o’-lantern-inspired topping.

(recipe via Babble)

27. Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donut Holes


Trick or treat! These delicious sugar pumpkin donut holes have a surprise pumpkin candy inside! Your kids will love biting into this tiny treat.

(recipe via Babble)

28. Ghost Caramel Apples

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Nothing says fall quite like a caramel apple. Try a Halloween-inspired take on this classic snack by using some cheesecloth to create ghost apples!

(recipe via Babble)

29. Spiderweb Cake-in-a-Jar


Add a Halloween-y twist to our classic cake-in-a-jar recipe with orange and black food paste!

(recipe via Babble)

Ready to get in the Halloween spirit? ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween kicks off Monday, October 19th. Check out the lineup here and tune in to your favorite Halloween classics!

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