Halloween Recipes

From Halloween cupcakes to other festive Halloween desserts, frighteningly tasty finger foods, and alarmingly good appetizers, you've come to the right place.

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23 Scarily Perfect Halloween Treat Ideas to Serve at Your Next Spooky Party

Aim to trick out your treats on Halloween. After all, there's nothing better than some scary sweet and savory snacks—and our Halloween treat ideas are eerily good and made for sharing. Set out a selection of bite-size appetizers, devilish dips with creepy crudités, and spell-binding desserts and watch them go fast at your Halloween soirée. Add to the haunting mood of your Halloween décor by creating a spooky spread for your treats. Light a match on flickering candles, hang make-shift cobwebs, lay out black-and-orange linens, and arrange books of spells and potions to get your guests into the supernatural spirit. Then, set out bowls of dip, platters of bat-shaped sandwiches, and trays of tartlets or brownies—and let party-goers revel in your twisted, tasty creations.
By Kelly Vaughan

Halloween Party Menus Perfect for All Kinds of Spooky, Delicious Gatherings

Dine on a devilishly delicious dinner or nibble on scary good snacks with these curated menus that will thrill guests all night long.
By Zee Krstic

Pumpkin Bars

In between bars and a crowd-friendly sheet cake is this autumnal dessert. Moist and tender pumpkin spice cake is lavished with cream cheese frosting for bars that are simply irresistible. 

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream-Cheese Filling

Rating: 3.5 stars 751
Tender pumpkin-spiced cookies are filled with tangy cream cheese frosting for a delightful autumnal dessert. Kids and adults alike will love this recipe, which comes from Matt Lewis' Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.

Candy Apples

Rating: 3.5 stars 318
Candy apples are a classic fall dessert that family and friends are sure to love. Use your apple-picking haul to make the ultimate Halloween treat, complete with a sticky-sweet caramel coating.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 933
Pumpkin's not just for pies. Mix up these cupcakes with canned pumpkin and lots of spice, then top them with tangy cream cheese frosting and the cutest mini marzipan pumpkins.

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

Rating: 4 stars 562
These soft cookies are like mini pumpkin cakes—and you're guaranteed to get a bit of sweet, brown-butter-flecked icing in every bite. A combination of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger flavor the moist pumpkin batter.

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Taking a cue from the creamy, spicy flavors of jalapeño poppers, this dip is sinfully good and blissfully easy. Just mix a few of the roasted chiles with room-temperature cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and drained jarred pimientos, then slide it all into the oven until the casserole dish bubbles.
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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 112
Nothing says fall like a pumpkin dessert, and this one features a light, fluffy mousse layered over a sweet gingersnap crust. It's no ordinary pumpkin pie—in fact, it's even better. 

Popcorn Balls

Rating: 3 stars 556
No tricks, only treats here! This classic kid-friendly snack is made with just four ingredients—popcorn, melted buttered, marshmallows, and light brown sugar. Feel free to mix in additional sweet ingredients such as dried fruit, toffee bits, or chopped chocolate to these popcorn balls.

Apple-Walnut Bundt Cake

Rating: 4 stars 46
There is fall flavor in every bite of this seasonal bundt. An apple-cider glaze and caramelized apples in the batter set this spice cake apart.

Ginger Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 357
Make this moist quick bread all autumn long. The ginger and pumpkin flavors blend together nicely in this sweet dessert bread.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Halloween Potluck Recipes Are Hauntingly Good
The alarming appetizers, devilish desserts, and wickedly good beverages we've gathered here are just right to share at a Halloween potluck party.
Halloween Cake Recipes That Are Terrifyingly Delicious
Who needs candy when there are these bewitching cakes to slice into? Our selection of tricky treats includes chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, and spice cakes all decked out in supremely scary decorations.
Bacon-Wrapped Prunes
Rating: 3 stars 141

Also known as Devils on Horseback, these sinful bacon-wrapped bites are perfect for a Halloween party hors d'oeuvre. With just two ingredients and about five minutes of prep work, they couldn't be easier to prepare either. They're best served warm, so pop them in the oven right before your guests arrive.