Choose A Halloween Recipe
...and make the occasion a spooktacular event!

Halloween Recipe Collection

Choose a Halloween recipe from our growing collection to make your get-together a little more interesting.

Have some fun with the season and make your friends and loved ones grin at your creativity, and your kids shiver in delightful anticipation of tucking into something a little bit spooky.

Maybe you're like me and don't really celebrate Halloween because of your faith. 

You can still use some of these great Halloween recipes for a birthday party or themed party where you want to give the kids a spooky and creepy experience.  Kids love to be spooked!

Get out your cauldron and brew up a batch of spiderweb cupcakes, bloody hand punch, peanut butter eyeballs, kitty litter cake, or boogers on a stick

You'll be the coolest mom around!

Those are just a few of the many clever recipes we have available for you to try. 

In fact, here are a couple more, but before you get wrapped up into creating your game plan, I do want to remind you that we want your photos and ideas when all is said and done. 

Don't forget about us!  We always love new creative ideas and encourage our readers to "show off" a bit when they've tried their hand at some of our recipes or having something new to share.    I'm really looking forward to seeing yours!

Spooky Eyeball Eggs

Halloween recipe for eyeball deviled eggs

This adorable egg eyeball recipe for Halloween eyeballs is a simple to create dish that's just a twist from the usual deviled eggs.

I found the recipe and photo at Family Corner. They have loads of clever ideas and are one of my favorite sites to visit.

You'll need:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 6 ounces of cream cheese, whipped
  • 12 stuffed green olives
  • red food coloring

  1. Peel and halve eggs. Remove yolks. (You can use them for something else).

  2. Fill the holes with the whipped cream cheese.

  3. Press an olive, pimento side up, into the center of the cream cheese to form the iris and pupil.

  4. Draw red squiggles out from the center using a toothpick and some red food coloring.

Tombstone Brownies

Halloween recipe for tombstone brownies

This Halloween recipe from Better Homes & Gardens is another that is really quite simple but looks great!

You'll need:

  • 2 packages of brownie mix
  • 1 cup of powdered (icing) sugar
  • 1/8 cup cocoa
  • chocolate frosting and vanilla frosting (canned is fine)
  • Oreo cookies, crushed
  • wooden skewers
  • food coloring

  1. Prepare both packages of brownies and bake in 2 pans.

  2. Slice one pan of brownies in rectangles to be used as the tombstones. Cut the top corners on some of them for effect.

  3. Combine the powdered sugar and cocoa and dust the tombstones thoroughly. Add some food coloring (purple, red, or green) to a portion of the white frosting and place in a resealable plastic bag. Snip off the corner and use to pipe some sayings on the tombstones.

  4. Using the chocolate frosting, ice the top and sides of the second pan of brownies. Sprinkle the crushed Oreos on top to create a graveyard look.

  5. Using pieces of the wooden skewers, arrange a few of the tombstones in the graveyard. The remaining can be served on a platter. You can even draw in some chocolate spiders to give everyone the shivers.

Jack-o-Lantern Burgers
& Graveyard Cake

Here are a couple Halloween recipe ideas from Taste of Home.  That's been my favorite recipe magazine for years.  If you aren't familiar with them, you can order the Taste of Home magazine, Better Homes and Gardens or any other favorites for yourself or a friend at

I always order my magazines there to get the best prices.  ;)

As I said at the outset, it's just so easy to make an everyday recipe a little extraordinary and fun. If you come up with some ideas of your own or find some others that you really love, please take a minute and share them here!

Both the clever spooky hamburgers and the graveyard cake are so simple, but they'll create memories your kids will never forget.

Shrunken Head Apples

Halloween recipe for shrunken head apples

These shrunken head candy apples are another great Better Homes & Gardens recipe idea that I just couldn't resist sharing.

  • 8 medium apples, washed, dried, and room temperature
  • 8 wooden craft sticks or lollipop sticks
  • Butter to grease the cookie sheet
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts, any of your favorites will do
  • 21 ounces (about 75) chocolate or vanilla caramels, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips or candy coating wafers
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Variety of candies for decorating, such as licorice, candy corn, gumdrops, M&M's, etc.
  • Tubes of writing gel and/or canned frosting


  1. Remove stems from apples and insert one stick into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a buttered cookie sheet. Place chopped nuts in a shallow dish; set aside.

  2. Heat and stir the caramels and water in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat just until caramels are melted.

  3. Dip each apple into hot caramel mixture, spooning caramel evenly over apple. Allow the excess caramel to drip off. Immediately dip the bottoms of the apples in the chopped nuts and set apples on the cookie sheet to firm.

  4. In a small microwave save bowl, melt the shortening and white chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until melted and smooth. Drizzle the white chocolate evenly over the top of the apples and allow to set again until firm.

  5. Decorate the apples to resemble faces or monsters using your favorite candies and the writing gel. You can attach or 'glue' the candy on with some canned frosting or leftover melted chocolate.

Make-Ahead Tip:

Prepare apples as directed. Cover and chill for up to two days.

Look at the other Halloween recipes and easy Halloween kids recipes if you'd like some more ideas, and don't forget to add your own Halloween recipe below. Fair is fair!

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