ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Halloween food ideas and recipes

Updated on September 15, 2011
Candy Apple
Candy Apple | Source

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.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from India

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

    • camdjohnston12 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great hub. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from India

      Thank you RedElf and sakesare for stopping by

    • profile image


      7 years ago

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

    • RedElf profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

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

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from India

      Thanks Simone and rwelton.

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

    • glassvisage profile image


      7 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 :)

    • rwelton profile image


      7 years ago from Sacramento CA

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


    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)