7 Halloween Recipes That Say Boo

Homemade treats to celebrate the season.


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Costumed children enjoying festive foods.

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Halloween is almost here and that means pumpkin carving, getting costumes ready and planning festive parties. If you are hosting a Halloween get-together for adults or for kids, homemade spooky themed treats are the way to go, according to Country Living.

Whether you are planning appetizer type finger foods or sweet seasonal treats, check out these Halloween recipes that are sure to say boo.

Dirt Pudding

This classic recipe from Delish will be a hit for adults and kids of all ages. The chocolate pudding layered dessert that uses crushed Oreo cookies to mimic dirt and gummy worms, is delicious and easy to make. You can cook your own pudding and make whipped cream from scratch or use instant chocolate pudding and Cool Whip. This sweet treat can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Dirt pudding complete with gummy worms.

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Olive stuffed eyeballs appetizer

This spooky appetizer from Women’s Day will be a hit at your festive gathering and its super simple to make. Just roll up your choice of thin-sliced lunch meat and stuff a mozzarella ball inside. Then place a green olive stuffed with red pepper into the cheese ball to create a creepy looking eyeball. Or you can use a puff pastry to hold the eyeball for a meat-free version.

Halloween Themed Cupcakes

People of all ages enjoy cupcakes. This recipe from BBC Good Food makes a batch of basic chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting but you can substitute any cake type you enjoy. To decorate the cupcakes for Halloween, you will need colored icing, and edible decorations including licorice, candy pumpkins, sprinkles, and smarties. You can make a cat, monster, spider, or any other scary design.

Spooky themed Halloween cupcakes.

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Skeleton Crudité

Looking for a healthy finger food? Making a skeleton crudité is simple and easy. According to Women’s Day, all you need to do is arrange veggies into the shape of a skeleton. The magazine suggests using cauliflower, carrots, celery, bell peppers, and radishes. Serve with a hummus or any other healthy dip.

Easy Kraft Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are not scary but they are a delicious fall treat. The My Food and Family blog has a simple recipe for easy caramel apples. All you need is an 11 oz bag of Kraft Caramel Bits, five medium apples, and popsicle sticks. You can roll the still warm apples with crushed peanuts.

Caramel apples are a seasonal fall treat.

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Hotdog Mummies

If you are looking for a savory snack to serve at a party or to enjoy while watching scary Halloween movies, then look no further. This recipe from Delish for hotdog mummies only uses five ingredients and is ready in 35 minutes. You can make them with beef, chicken or even veggie dogs. Just wrap the hotdogs in crescent dough and stuff with cheese.

Enjoy these super scary hot dog fingerfoods.

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Halloween Themed Pumpkin Pie

This seasonal delight combines pumpkin and citrus for this jack-o'-lantern pumpkin pie. This easy recipe from the Pillsbury Company. You will need a refrigerated or frozen pie crust, canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and orange peel for the pie. The topping uses sour cream, sugar, orange juice, and orange food coloring. Drizzle with a combination of whipping cream and chocolate chips to make the jack-o'-lantern design.