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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Scare your guests with this Bloody Fingers Halloween Dinner entrée by Baking in a Tornado. They’ll be clapping for more.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
These Halloween Apples by Sweet and Spicy Monkey are wickedly delicious! With only four ingredients, they’re ready in less than 20 minutes. For extra family fun, pick your apples at one of the best apple orchards in the U.S.
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