14 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes Gallery

These ghoulishly delightful recipes will make the perfect witching hour snack

This piece was originally published by Julie Murphy, on Sweetandspicymonkey.com

I absolutely love October with its brightly colored leaves, crisp, cool air, and dark nights. Maybe I’m just crazy, but I also love watching horror movies before Halloween — sometimes I start in August because I feel like one month isn’t nearly enough time to watch all the horror movies! I’m talking everything from old-school 1920s vampire flicks with Bela Lugosi and Nosferatu all the way to “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” from the ‘90s. Yes, I love them all! 

I also love all the spooky foods people make during this time of year. From mummy corn dogs to witch’s brew to bloody meatloaf and hands. I love the creativity that goes into making some of these foods for Halloween. Since I only have two Halloween-inspired recipes to share with you, I asked my friends from the Culinary Content Network if they would mind sharing some of their creations. They happily agreed because they believe everyone should enjoy this month of ghoulish Halloween treats.

Although… some did have an evil grin on their face as they handed over the recipes, bursting out with a creepy, spine-tingling laugh — muuuhahahaha! — and muttering words I couldn’t understand… but I think they were saying, “Enjoy, my friend, enjoy!”

So from them, to me, to you: Enjoy, my friends, enjoy!



Cauldron Cake

A chocolate Bundt cake with chocolate frosting, vanilla whipped buttercream, mini marshmallows, pretzel stix, and candy corn. This cake by The Dinnervine will cast a spell on all your Halloween guests!

Click here for the From the Cauldron Cake recipe.

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cookies

Freak out your family and friends with these creepy, crawly Itsy Bitsy Spider Cookies by The Kitchen Whisperer. They can’t run fast enough to grab a few of these spider cookies to eat when you bring them out.

For the Itsy Bitsy Spider Cookies recipe, click here.

Mummy Corn Dogs and Chicken Nugget Graveyards

Fill your kids’ tummies with this easy, spooktacular dinner by My Suburban Kitchen before heading out on Halloween night to go trick-or-treating. You might not get them to leave the dinner table!

Click here for the Mummy Corn Dogs and Chicken Nugget Graveyards recipe.

Zombie Finger Cookies

Inspired by the movie “Hocus Pocus,” All Roads Lead to the Kitchen brings a little part of Billy the Zombie to life in the kitchen with these ghoulish Zombie Finger Cookies. A rich, buttery cookie finger you won’t be able to keep out of your mouth!

For the Zombie Finger Cookies recipe, click here.

Red Velvet Vampire Bite Cakes

Inspired by the Twilight movies, one might say Rebecca of Homemaker’s Habitat has a "fang thang”! Her Red Velvet Vampire Bite Cakes will leave their mark on your family and friends.

For the Red Velvet Vampire Bite Cakes recipe, click here.

Mummy Hot Dogs

Don’t look now, but these Mummy Hot Dogs are staring back at you! Moore or Less Cooking takes Mummy Hot Dogs to another level by adding googly eyes. They’re easy to make and on your dinner table in less than 20 minutes.

Click here for the Mummy Hot Dogs recipe.

Candy Corn Cookies

These Halloween cookies by Fun Money Mom are inspired by everyone’s favorite fall candy. (Well, maybe not everyone’s.) Make these delicious meringue cookies for your Halloween party or just surprise the kids with a fun sweet treat!

Click here for the Candy Corn-Inspired Halloween Cookies recipe.

Bloody Fingers

Scare your guests with this Bloody Fingers Halloween Dinner entrée by Baking in a Tornado. They’ll be clapping for more.

For the Bloody Fingers Halloween Dinner recipe, click here.

Halloween Spider Cookies

These spine-chilling treats from Moore or Less Cooking will put you in the spooky spirit. Peanut butter and chocolate have never looked scarier with googly eyes and chocolate legs. Just thinking about them gives me the heebie-jeebies!

For the Halloween Spider Cookies recipe, click here.

Baby Batty Vampire Dogs

You can have these cute Baby Batty Vampire Dogs by The Kitchen Whisperer on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. Your kids will go batty over them!

Click here for the Baby Batty Vampire Dogs recipe.

Pumpkin Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

There is nothing to be spooked by with these pumpkin marshmallow popcorn balls by Sweet and Spicy Monkey. But with their ooey-gooiness, they’ll disappear from your table like ghosts.

For the Pumpkin Marshmallow Popcorn Balls recipe, click here.

Jack-o’-Lantern Cookies

Just like carving pumpkins, you can decorate jack-o’-lantern cookies any way you want! These cookies by The Red Headed Baker are a lot tastier, and take a lot less work.

Click here for the Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies recipe.

Mini Halloween Chocolate Cakes

How cute are these tiny cakes by Lemoine Family Kitchen? Topped with cream cheese frosting and the most festive sprinkles, the cakes are as delicious as they are adorable.

For the Mini Halloween Chocolate Cakes recipe, click here.