Halloween Recipes And Gift Ideas
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Halloween Recipes Kitty Litter Cake

Some Halloween Recipes and gift ideas revolve around chocolate (of course), but there are other yummy Halloween treats that you can thoroughly enjoy, too.


I had a look around and found some fantastic and fun Halloween gift ideas and recipes for Halloween that you can use to make your party or family gathering one to be remembered.


You may even want to use a Halloween party favor recipe to make simple edible Halloween treats for your kids to pass out at school. All the other kids will be quite impressed.

I've compiled these recipes from a variety of sources, like Betty Crocker, Taste of Home, Family Fun, and some friends in the candy making business.


They are all good! I hope you'll enjoy them.


If you have a favorite Halloween recipe that you've created or discovered, add it here! Or show off a Halloween recipe that you made so we can all enjoy it.


On this page I've described free of my favorite recipes for Halloween - Spiderweb Cookies (with chocolate spiders), Peanut Butter Eyeballs, and Kitty Litter Cake.


They are all fantastic, but I've added links to a whole lot more, so have a good browse and let me know what you think. Which are your favorites?

Spiderweb Cookies

Halloween Recipes Spiderweb Cookies

This fun spiderweb cookie recipe was at Betty Crocker. It's not difficult, even though the end result looks like it might be.

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered (icing) sugar for dusting
  1. Combine all ingredients and beat well. Fill a plastic squeeze bottle with the batter. (I use a ketchup or mustard bottle that has been well cleaned.)

  2. Heat lightly oiled skillet on medium until hot.

  3. Squeeze the batter to form 4 straight lines that cross in the center. Then connect them together with slightly bowed lines to form the spider web effect.

  4. Cook until the bottom is golden brown - about 30-60 seconds. Flip carefully and cook the other side is golden. Cool on wire rack.

  5. Place cookies on a baking tray and place in a 325 degree oven for about 5-7 minutes. Cool on wire rack (they'll become crisp as they cool).

  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Halloween Recipes Chocolate Spider

For added effect, melt a little chocolate (chips are fine) in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until completely melted. Place in a baggie and snip off the corner.


On waxed paper draw small spiders - One little glob in the middle with 4 legs on each side. Allow to set. Using some melted chocolate, 'glue' a spider to each cookie. It's great!

Peanut Butter Eyeballs

Halloween  Recipes Peanut Butter Eyeballs

This gruesome eyeball Halloween recipe is sure to get the kids excited.

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 3 Tbs. softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered (icing) sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup white chocolate (chips, wafers, or coating)
  • 1 small bag of M&M's
  • red frosting - tube or make your own by adding some food coloring to plain frosting (canned is fine)


  1. Mix together butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and blend thoroughly.
  2. Form balls (eyeballs) as round as possible and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper or aluminum foil. Refrigerate or freeze about a half an hour or so.
  3. Melt the white chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave (30 seconds at a time, stirring each time - don't overheat).
  4. Dip the eyeballs into the melted chocolate to coat. Return to cookie sheet. Press an M&M or similar candy in the center for the pupil and chill again.
  5. Pipe lines on the eyeballs with the red frosting to make them appear bloodshot and gory.

Kitty Litter Cake

Halloween Recipes Kitty Litter Cake

This Halloween recipe is so gross, but it really does taste good. You know the grosser the better where most kids are concerned. This one will be a hit!

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 new kitty litter pan, liner, and pooper scooper
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 large packages of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 package of white/vanilla sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 1 package of mini Tootsie Rolls
  • green food coloring


  1. Prepare and bake cake mixes as normal - any size pans will do. Allow cake to cool.
  2. Prepare vanilla pudding and chill.
  3. Crush cookies and separate into thirds. Add several drops of green food coloring to one-third of the mixture and stir through.
  4. Place Tootsie Rolls in microwave a few at a time, and heat for about 20 seconds or until soft enough to shape. Pull them and shape them into poop-like pieces. (I can't believe I'm even writing those words!) :-)
  5. Crumble cooled cakes into a large bowl. Toss one-third of cookie crumbs and the pudding together with the cake.
  6. Pour mixture into lined kitty litter pan, tucking some of the Tootsie Roll poo throughout.
  7. Sprinkle remaining plain crushed cookies on top and then the green stuff. Lightly roll some of the Tootsie Rolls in the crumbs for effect and scatter them around the top. Drape one or two over the edge of the litter box.
  8. Chill and serve - with the Pooper Scooper, of course!



Here are more Halloween recipes and ideas that you can check out before you make your final decision:


Don't forget to add your own using the form below!

I also wanted to mention an excellent site for those of you who are struggling to think of good ideas for a Halloween costume. Our friends at Costumes For Girls will provide you with some of the best Halloween costume ideas you can find. Have fun!

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