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Halloween is the perfect holiday to let loose and act like a kid. From wearing over-the-top costumes to visiting some of the most terrifying places on Earth, it’s a holiday that allows you to have fun and be creative and creepy. It only makes sense that your creativity should make its way to a festive dish or two.
This pumpkin patch brownies recipe is the perfect indoor activity to do with your kids at home. Take a pan of brownies and frost with green frosting, rows of crushed Oreos and candy pumpkins for decorations.
Halloween doesn’t have to be all about candy when you can make this pumpkin-colored cocktail. All you need to do is mix pineapple juice with white rum, coconut extract, food coloring and sparkling white wine to create this odd-colored recipe.
Black cat owners are going to be excited about this recipe. Forget chocolate chip cookies — serve this black cat cookie recipe at your Halloween gathering. This chocolate-based cookie is covered in rich chocolate frosting and decorated with assorted candies.
Want to do something creative for dinner on Halloween? Try this creepy breadstick recipe. Twist pizza dough into finger-shaped breadsticks and add an almond slice to resemble a fingernail. Add a garlic and butter mixture and then sprinkle Parmesan cheese over it for a tasty-yet-frightening dish.
Spiders are one of the most dangerous bugs in the world, but there’s nothing to fear with this recipe. Transform your cupcakes into creepy crawlers that are not only fun to make but also delightful to eat.
If you’re one of those people who actually love candy corn, then this recipe is perfect for you. This fudge recipe resembles the candy but mixes condensed milk with white baking chocolate. Use food coloring to give it the iconic orange, white and yellow stripes.
Enjoy this iconic dessert on Halloween. This recipe takes your normal whoopie pie ingredients but uses food coloring — orange, purple and green — on the marshmallow creme filling to give it that real Halloween feel.
If you’re looking for a difficult dessert to make that will definitely impress on social media, this cake truffle recipe will do the job. Make some orange cake balls, cover them in melted chocolate and get creative with decorations to make bats, ghosts and more.
Turn your normal cupcakes into a graveyard with ghosts. This spooky treat takes a simple cupcake recipe and adds white frosting piped into ghoulish shapes while cookies act as a tasty tombstone.
Transform your favorite quarantine cocktail for Halloween with this recipe. It’s easy to make using heavy cream, vodka, simple syrup, vanilla extract and club soda. Add marshmallows with black food coloring to make it look like eyeballs are staring back at you from the cup.
This disturbing-yet-delicious recipe will make your Halloween night. The recipe adds sticky sweet butter syrup and green food coloring to your popcorn to resemble something that came out of a horror movie. Enjoy these zombie boogers while you’re streaming movies on Netflix or Hulu.
This vintage appetizer is making a scary comeback. Unlike your regular deviled egg recipe, these eggs are created to resemble eyeballs. The filling is made of mayo, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and black olives used as pupils.
There are plenty of unexpected ingredients that you can bake in cookies — including potatoes. As a twist on the popular black and white cookie, these treats are covered in zesty orange and white frosting and decorated with spooky cobwebs or jack-o-lanterns.
Set these chilling eyes on the dinner table. For this recipe, you can use an Instant Pot to cook your potatoes. Then add avocado filling and olives for the eyeballs.
Let your child’s imagination run wild with this spooky spud recipe. Take a baked potato and attach different vegetables to create a character that your child will enjoy before dinner.
This mashed potato recipe takes less than an hour to make. All you need is instant or fresh mashed potatoes, corn husks and an assortment of vegetables as decorations.
This pizza recipe is perfect for the family this holiday. You can make the pizza dough using a biscuit mix, then break out the cookie cutters to cut cheese slices in the shapes of bats, pumpkins and spiders to add Halloween flair.
If you’re looking for a fun appetizer to serve for Halloween, this visual masterpiece transforms a vintage recipe of cheese balls into miniature pumpkins with pretzel sticks and parsley leaves on top.
Take a retro snack food like ants on a log and add a Halloween twist to create this recipe. This celery snack is filled with vegetable cream cheese, deli-sliced ham and dried cranberries to look like a mummy in a coffin.
These cupcakes will definitely spook your family. The recipe uses large marshmallows and frosting to form the skull shapes. Chopped almonds are used for the teeth and chocolate-covered mint candies for the eyes on your scary skull. Before trick-or-treaters stop by your house, find out the most popular Halloween candy in your state to hand out.
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