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I never really thought about Halloween as a “food” holiday (other than getting bags and bags of candy…for myself). But this year, we’ve pulled out all the stops with Halloween cocktails, desserts and party treats. Whether you’re hosting a spooky gathering or whipping up festive bites for your family, these easy Halloween-inspired recipes will surely satisfy everyone’s taste buds.


Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar RecipeHalloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Bring a unique twist to traditional cupcakes by layering the cake and frosting in canning jars. For festive Halloween cupcakes, use chocolate cake mix and white frosting with orange food coloring. Get the Recipe >>

Halloween Peppermint Patties RecipeHomemade Halloween Peppermint Patties

Surprise your guests with the refreshing taste of a homemade peppermint pattie while adding some Halloween flair. Use food coloring to turn the minty filling into a palette of Halloween’s favorite hues. Get the Recipe >>

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls RecipeMarshmallow Popcorn Balls

Satisfy your sweet and salty tooth with a mix of popcorn, butter and marshmallows all rolled together. Mix in pretzels and nuts for some extra saltiness, too. Get the Recipe >>

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Halloween Witch Hat Rolls RecipeWitch Hat Rolls

Transform store-bought crescent rolls into witch’s hats using cream horn molds and rolling in poppy seeds to create color. After baking, fill each cone with pesto chicken salad and place on the center of a crescent round. Cut a thin slice of cheese and wrap around the base of each cone to finish off the “hat.” Get the Recipe >>


Milky Way Martini RecipeMilky Way Martini

We may be too old for trick-or-treating, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the pastime with martinis inspired by candy bars like Milky Ways and Almond Joys. Get the Recipe >>

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Kids Halloween Cemetary Punch RecipeNonalcoholic Cemetery Slime Punch

This nonalcoholic and gross-looking concoction will be a hit with the kids at your Halloween bash. Made from diet root beer, frozen yogurt and gummy worms, this drink is definitely worthy of seconds. Get the Recipe >>



  • Check out the Halloween Countdown Calendar for 31 different crafts and recipes, one for each day of the month.
  • Head over to our Halloween Guide, where you can find everything from crafts and decorations to pumpkin-carving templates and entertaining ideas.


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9 Responses

  1. Lee says:

    I have really enjoyed all the Halloween things on here today. Can't wait for the Christmas stuff down the road.

  2. carolinaprep says:

    What cute ideas! I think I'll try a couple out for this year's Halloween party!

  3. Debbie says:

    The peppermint patties are my favorite.

  4. Liz_HGTV says:

    I am definitely making those popcorn balls this weekend!

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