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Halloween food ideas and recipes

Updated on September 15, 2011
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Traditional Food Associated with Halloween

I was looking for some quick recipes for Halloween Snacks when I came across this list on Wikipedia. I thought it was a good place to start.

As per Wikipedia here is a- " List of foods associated with the holiday:

* Barmbrack (Ireland)
* Bonfire toffee (Great Britain)
* Candy apples/toffee apples (Scotland & Ireland)
* Candy corn, candy pumpkins (North America)
* Caramel apples
* Caramel corn
* Colcannon (Ireland)
* Novelty candy shaped like skulls, pumpkins, bats, worms, etc.
* Pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread
* Roasted pumpkin seeds
* Roasted sweet corn
* Soul cakes"

Since you can get most of this stuff in stores you may like to stock up on the family favorites before Halloween. You can also get more adventurous and make some of your own Halloween Snacks at home.

Homemade Halloween Food Ideas

Halloween Cupcakes

All you need to do is get some cupcakes and decorate them. Use white icing to make a stick man styled skeleton, or chocolate icing to make a witch's hat. You can also try your hand at bats and spiders if you have a steady hand.

Eye Ball Doughnuts

Get small doughnuts and dunk them into melted white chocolate. Add a satay stick or a fork to ensure that you can keep the dipping clean. Once the white chocolate coating of the doughnut sets add some squiggly bloodlines using thin red icing. Add a black or brown candy circle for the iris and your eye ball doughnut is ready.

Gingerbread Skeletons

Cut out the gingerbread cookies into shapes like cats and gingerbread men. Now use white icing to sketch in nice skeletons on them. Make sure you put them away till the icing sets before serving them as snacks.

Cheese Monster Fingers

Cut chunks of cheese out in the shape of monster fingers. Make a few cuts for knuckles etc. At the tip scoop out the cheese for a fingernail. Use red or green currents to fill up the monster's cheesy finger nail.


Sausage Monster Toes

Cut up sausages into two and use the uncut end to decorate with a drop of tomato sauce aka blood. On the other end roll up a bandage, aka strips of tortilla. Use toothpicks to secure them. Good way to get something salty and healthy into the kids after all that candy.

Eye Monster

On a slice of tomato add two lumps of cheese spread to make the eyeballs. Now add some sliced olives to make the eye and you have the healthy eye monster. Try and use green olives to offset the red of the tomato, but black will work just as well.

Potato Cheese Ghosts

Cut a potato to take the rounded end off one side of get the ghost shape. Then slice this potato into thin potato skins. Now bake them in the microwave with butter. Layer them with cheese spread and add eyes and mouth using scallion bits. You can use any green or red vegetable to define the eyes and mouth.

Carrot Eyes

Cut the red carrots into half inch rounds. Now top them off with some white cream cheese. Add a black pitted olive and you have edible eyes ready to go. A nice healthy treat with all the seasonal inspiration.


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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Glad you liked it. Hope you enjoy making these Halloween snacks

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      camdjohnston12 6 years ago

      Great hub. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Thank you RedElf and sakesare for stopping by

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      sakesare 6 years ago

      Awesome Halloween stuff here. I always love to have Monster fingers.

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Too much fun - I love Halloween goodies. They are such fun to make, and the kids love to help.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Thanks Simone and rwelton.

      That's a good one glassviage. fun and easy snack for halloween

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks for the Hub! When we were little, we used to cut pumpking faces into tortillas, fry them and put cinnamon and sugar on top :)

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      rwelton 6 years ago from Sacramento CA

      I also like the idea of potato cheese ghosts...lots of time to practice before next month...


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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, I love the potato cheese ghosts idea!! I'll have to make those. How cute!