Quick & Easy Halloween Recipes

Whether you are looking for Halloween snacks, appetizers, or cookies, we have the most devilishly delicious treats around. Also, check out our fun Halloween-themed finger foods, sinister cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and our easy Halloween punch recipes and cocktail ideas!

Staff Picks

Crispy Chocolate-Marshmallow Treats

Rating: 3.07 stars
Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder give a classic cereal bar a devilish twist. With only five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep work, who could resist baking one of these batty bars?

Smoky Black-Bean Salsa

Just the thing for easy Halloween entertaining! A touch of chiles in adobo adds intrigue to this simple salsa that starts with a can of beans.

Caramel Whipped Cream

Rating: 3.49 stars
This flavored whipped cream is a breeze to make, which goes well with our Angel Food Cake. Cook the caramel cream in a saucepan and chill completely before whipping into stiff, delicate peaks.

Easy Red Sangria

Rating: 3.24 stars
This easy-to-make beverage is sure to please any crowd—it's made with brandy, orange and apple slices, orange juice, club soda, and of course red wine. Choose a dry wine such as a red Zinfandel and make sure to chill the sangria before serving for the ultimate sip.

Popcorn on the Cob

Celebrate harvest season with "ears" of candied popcorn, reminiscent of Indian corn. Unbleached parchment paper from your pantry is all you need for the pretty presentation.

Black Lagoon Cocktail

Rating: 3.69 stars
This lemony vodka libation, garnished with black ice cubes and a licorice stick, is perfect for your Halloween party. Make the licorice ice cubes by boiling water and anise seeds together, then stir in black food coloring, pour into a mold, and freeze.

Crudites with Miso-Yogurt Dip

Use vegetables that have crossed over to the dark side, from purple carrots and potatoes to red cabbage and black radishes, to make this creepy crudité platter for Halloween.

Ghost in the Graveyard Cocktail

Serve up a little black magic in the form of a cocktail made with vodka that's as dark as night—with a scoop of ghostly-white vanilla ice cream floating on top. It's rich, chocolatey, and absolutely spook-tacular.

Guacamole with Black Beans

Classic guacamole is given a frightful twist for Halloween with black beans, jalapeño, and chipotle in adobo, which add serious heat. Dark blue corn tortilla chips are a must for dipping. 

Vampire Vodka Cocktail

Fit for Dracula himself! Sweet homemade grenadine serves as the "blood" in this inspired Halloween cocktail made with vodka, grapefruit juice, and fresh lime juice.

Pumpkin-Seed Brittle

Rating: 3.02 stars
You don't need to be a candymaker to master this easy brittle recipe! Melt together butter, light brown sugar, and honey, cook until they reach a boil, then stir in pumpkin seeds and cool until set. The brittle can be enjoyed by itself or broken over ice cream.

Devilish Deviled Eggs

Up the freak-out factor of your Halloween spread with a classic hors d'oeuvre with some spice and spark. These deviled eggs have a spicy pimento filling that creates a festive orange hue in the filling.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chewy Caramel Popcorn and Pretzel Bars

Rating: Unrated
This salty-sweet treat is one that both kids and adults alike will love. Plain popcorn and coarsely chopped salted pretzels are mixed together with a rich caramel and marshmallow sauce. It's an ooey-gooey, absoultely irresistible bite.

Creepy Cocktail

Rating: Unrated
Halloween party guests will love sipping this cocktail, which is made with a combination of light and dark rum, pomegranate juice, a lime wedge, and simple syrup. Coat the rim of each glass with black sanding sugar for a frightening finishing touch.

Garlic Pumpernickel Crisps

Rating: 1 stars

Dark and hearty pumpernickel bread shines in this easy appetizer. These toasted garlic-pumpernickel crisps are the perfect complement to our Halloween-themed Cheddar Cheese Ball, or any cheese and charcuterie board.