For some, Halloween means getting dressed up as a superhero, layering on ghoulish makeup, or visiting a creepy haunted house. While we’re all for those activities, we tend to spend a heck of a lot of time in the kitchen in the days leading up to October 31. This spooky holiday really inspires us to whip up inventive treats!
Today, we’ve got a whopping 19 of our absolute favorite Halloween-themed dishes that are so easy to make, even the little ones can pitch in! For full recipes, be sure to click on this links below.
Add them to brownies or serve them plain. Either way, these gooey — and hauntingly realistic! — Jell-O gummy worms will be sure to creep out even the bravest of party guests!
Candy corn lovers, listen up! This rich and oh-so-sweet white chocolate bark will give you a whole new perspective on the classic fall time treat.
A must for any lovers of slasher movies, this surprisingly delicious fudge is made with plenty of sweet ingredients, including marshmallows. Yum!
You wouldn’t believe it, but this Halloween party classic is actually super easy to make at home. Who knew dry ice could be so versatile?!
If either you or your kiddos aren’t too into the gory aspect of Halloween, then try your hand at this gorgeous cake. Not only is it absolutely scrumptious, your guests are sure to flip after you make that first cut. So pretty!
Take the horror theme and run with it with these super cute chocolate cupcakes. These skeletons-and-tombstone-adorned treats will positively “kill” (get it?) at this year’s spooky shindig!
Lovers of Snow White won’t be able to resist these deliciously “bloody” candy apples. Creepy AND beautiful!
Not so much into the sweets? Well, you’re in luck, because even your entrees can be on-theme if you follow this simple pepper carving hack. That’s one way to get your kiddos to eat their veggies!
Because Halloween is definitely not the healthiest of holidays, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include at least one nutritious addition to our list!
It just doesn’t get more ‘Halloween-y” than a creepy eyeball on a rich mini cheesecake. Each one is technically meant to be a single-serving, but we won’t tell you if you eat another one—or five!
Everybody knows that cake pops are a cleaner alternative to a messy, goopy piece of cake, but many don’t realize just how simple it can be to customize them. C’mon, does it get any cuter than the Frankenstein pop?
Even your classy hors d’oeuvres can be made to match your Jack-O-Lantern. It’s amazing what a bit of food coloring can do!
While we’ll readily admit that the idea of munching on Oreos and Bugles at the same time doesn’t SOUND pleasant, the salty sweet combo is actually pretty yummy. Who knew?!
Not the type to spend hours in the kitchen? No problem—you can make your very own drinkable slime in just minutes with this fun recipe. Gross, but tasty!
Yet another crowd-pleasing savory treat that really “slays” that Halloween theme!
Put a new spin on the classic candied apple dish by swapping the main ingredient for a pear. So decadent, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try this substitution sooner!
If the Bugle sweet treats don’t really sound like they’d treat your palate right, then swap out the salty snack for an ice cream cone. Same effect, but even sweeter!
This clever recipe is a must-try for anyone who LOVES the taste of oranges. Talk about a serious out-of-the-box food fusion!
Keep your dessert simple with this yummy 5-ingredient Pumpkin Rice Krispies recipe. Who doesn’t LOVE Rice Krispies Treats?
We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to start baking. We wish you a fun, spooky, and most of all, tasty Halloween!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on these creative treats. Have you tried any of these recipes before? Which one are you going to try first? How do you make your Halloween parties special?