Scary Monsters and Super Treats

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Planning a Halloween party this weekend? You’ll need some scary monsters and super treats… Here are some deliciously creepy snacks to serve visiting ghouls and goblins, and a few ways to add monsters to your mix. There’s no better time of year to host a party!


  • Bacon Caramel Apples 1 of 12
    Bacon Caramel Apples
    No Halloween party is complete without caramel apples - up the ante with bacon, and be a Halloween hero!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Pumpkin Mini Muffins 2 of 12
    Pumpkin Mini Muffins
    Perfect for school parties or Halloween lunchboxes, pumpkin puree makes for a moist, flavorful muffin - fancy them up with cream cheese frosting, if you like.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Pumpkin Pie Pops 3 of 12
    Pumpkin Pie Pops
    You've heard of cake pops - try these tasty pie pops, filled with pumpkin pie filling, with Jack o' lantern faces carved in to help steam escape. Halloween treats on a stick!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Spooky Scarecrows 4 of 12
    Spooky Scarecrows
    Gabrielle Blair's scarecrows with pumpkin heads are perfect for welcoming trick-or-treaters, or guests to your party. Easy to make, when you need a scary monster, stat!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • I Scream Sundaes 5 of 12
    I Scream Sundaes
    These deliciously gory sundaes are easy to make, using ice cream or frozen yogurt and berry jelly or puree - all you need are candy eyes or other body parts. Bonus: you'll actually want to eat them afterward!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Pumpkin Poptarts 6 of 12
    Pumpkin Poptarts
    These edible Jack-o-lanterns are as fun to make as they are to eat - carve all kinds of faces into the top layer of pastry before baking them. Perfect for Halloween lunchboxes!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Monster Cupcakes 7 of 12
    Monster Cupcakes
    Better Homes and Gardens has a great lineup of fun and scary monster cupcakes - I love them all!
    Visit BH&G for more creepy cupcake ideas!
  • Haunted Gingerbread House 8 of 12
    Haunted Gingerbread House
    There's no reason to save gingerbread houses for Christmas - it makes a perfect vehicle for ghoulish candies and creepy decorations, and a great centrepiece for a Halloween party!
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  • A Mad Hatter and a Robot 9 of 12
    A Mad Hatter and a Robot
    Blogger Jan Scott of Family Bites came up with these brilliant costumes for her kids - the Mad Hatter and a 60s robot - just creepy enough, and totally creative!
    Family Bites has more!
  • 3 Ingredient Pretzel Party Sticks 10 of 12
    3 Ingredient Pretzel Party Sticks
    I love these - the fact that crunchy, salty pretzel sticks have been transformed into sweet and colorful monsters perfect for partying - but I love Jan's serving suggestion too!
    Family Bites has the recipe!
  • Graveyard Cake 11 of 12
    Graveyard Cake
    Halloween is perfect for ghoulish sweets and treats - a coffin cake atop cookie crumb dirt and candy worms - it doesn't get much ghastlier than this!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Classic Candy Apples and Ghost Cupcakes 12 of 12
    Classic Candy Apples and Ghost Cupcakes
    I love these marshmallowy-topped ghost cupcakes - perfect for a Halloween party!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!

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