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Halloween Food Recipes and Ideas!

Updated on September 14, 2014

Spooky Halloween Recipes, Party Food, and Ideas for Halloween Snacks

Spooky Halloween food is a necessity for any Halloween party! Here you will find a variety of spooky food ideas perfect for any Halloween party or other scary gathering. These recipes and ideas are will inspire you to create an awesome party for get togethers, school parties and other spooktacular events.

Are you wanting to cook up some Halloween dishes with the kids? No problem, be sure to check out the yummy Halloween Recipes for Kids section below!

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Halloween Desserts: Candy Corn Cheesecake
Halloween Desserts: Candy Corn Cheesecake

Candy Corn Cheesecake Recipe

Halloween Dessert Recipe for Cheesecake

Everyone loves cheesecake! Candy Corn Cheesecake is a perfect idea a yummy Halloween dessert. It's simple and easy to make using a no-bake cheesecake kit, food dye, and the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan Set.

What You Will Need:

2 No-Bake Cheesecake Kits (found in the cake section at the grocery store)

Orange Icing Color

Yellow Icing Color

Golden Icing Color

Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan Set

Step 1. Prepare the batter for both no-bake cheesecakes according the package directions and set aside.

Step 2. Prepare only one crust as directed by the package and place it in the bottom of the pan. Next, insert the divider ring and position it in the center of the pan on top of the crust.

Step 3. Fill the center ring with cheesecake batter 1/4 inch from the top of the ring and smooth out with a spatula. Next, tent the remaining batter yellow using Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow. Fill the outer ring the same way and smooth it out. Last, add the orange tint to create a candy corn orange and fill the middle ring and smooth over.

Step 4. After your cheesecake has been poured and smoothed out, carefully remove the ring and refrigerate according to the package instructions, usually 2-3 hours.

If you have left over batter fill cupcake tins, candy molds, or other shapes with the batter and pie crust and refrigerate, for more fun Halloween desserts!

* Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, adding the small white center ring first, the outside yellow ring second, and the orange, middle ring last. If not you will not be able to correct the color of the batter.

Tip for Saving on Your Icing Tint- Each icing tint runs around $3.00, for that same price you can by the Wilton Icing Set that includes 12 different icing colors and plenty of colors for all your baking needs. This kit does include all the colors you will need to make the Candy Corn Cheesecake.

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Halloween Pizza Mummies - A Great Halloween Recipe for Kids

Halloween Recipes: Pizza Mummies
Halloween Recipes: Pizza Mummies

Halloween Pizzas!

These spooky Halloween pizzas are the perfect dish for a yummy Halloween finger food dish and are easy enough for kids. Simply add your favorite pizza sauce, cheese and black olives on top of an English muffin, bake until the cheese is melted and serve!

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Halloween Serving Trays Are Great for Decorating Basic Designs

Glitterville Halloween Stacking Cupcake or Cake Pedestal Stands / Plates, Set of 3 Sizes, Ceramic
Glitterville Halloween Stacking Cupcake or Cake Pedestal Stands / Plates, Set of 3 Sizes, Ceramic

Not into making snazzy decorated food or desserts? No problem. Make the basics and instead of decorating the food, use decorated stands, plates and platter similar to this one to create an awesome theme. Black or orange cupcakes would be perfect on this and very inexpensive!


Spooky Halloween Mummies - Halloween Mummy Dogs!

Halloween Food: Spooky Halloween Mummies
Halloween Food: Spooky Halloween Mummies

Spooky Halloween Mummies Recipe

We have all tried 'Pigs in a Blanket' and who doesn't loves those, right? Well, for a spooky Halloween food idea try these cute Halloween Mummies.

They are easy, really cheap, and sure to be a Halloween party favorite!

What You Will Need:

1 can of croissant rolls

1 pack of you favorite brand hot dogs

A little mustard or ketchup- your choice

Step 1. Open the croissant rolls and roll the dough out so that it is one single sheet. It should be rectangle shaped. Lightly roll or press the dough so that the pre-cut lines are joined back together.

Step 2. Use a pizza cutter (or sharp knife) to cut the dough into 1/4 inch strips. Continue until the dough has been cut.

Step 3. Next, wrap the dough strips around the hot dogs, one at a time, starting at the bottom. When you reach the top, leave a gap for the eyes and continue on up. If you run out of dough before finish the hot dog simply add another strip to finish it off.

For more crispy mummies, wrap in a single layer of dough with each piece laid tight against the edge of the previous piece but not over lapping. For more flaky mummies with more breading, slightly overlap each piece.

Step 4. Once your Halloween Mummies are all wrapped, place them on a cookie sheet or shallow baking pan and bake according the directions on the croissants. Watch them closely in the oven and remove them when they are golden brown. Allow them to rest for 1 to 2 minutes and then move them to a plate, platter, or serving dish.

Step 5. Once your mummies are cooled, create the eyes with dots of mustard or ketchup!

Step 6. Serve and enjoy!

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tag 751289 halloween nightscape 3-part chip and dip set
tag 751289 halloween nightscape 3-part chip and dip set

Another great way to decorate simple foods. Use this tray for veggies, chips, dips, candy and other foods.


Halloween Veggie Tray - Jack-O-Lantern Veggie Tray Idea

Halloween Veggie Tray
Halloween Veggie Tray

Halloween Veggie Tray Idea

How cute is this Halloween veggie tray by Taste of Home? Not only is it cute but, this is a wonderful ideas for healthy Halloween snacks!

Simply arrange baby carrots on a circle, slide in two dishes for the eyes and one for the nose. Create the mouth using cucumbers and the stem using broccoli. Fill the dishes with your favorites dips and enjoy! You can find the complete recipe at Fun Halloween Food by Taste of Home.

Deviled Eyeball Eggs

Spooky Halloween Recipe: Deviled Eyeball Eggs
Spooky Halloween Recipe: Deviled Eyeball Eggs

These Deviled Eggs Make for a Great Halloween Finger Food!

Deviled Eyeball Eggs are another easy Halloween finger food idea. Simply make your egg mixture as you normally would and add in a few drops of green food coloring. Top with a slice of black olive and a pimento. Create the blood shot eyes using a dye marker and tah-dah! You've got deviled eyeball eggs!

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Halloween Cookbooks

No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Cookbook
No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Cookbook

Learn to create delicious, Spooky Halloween foods such as Halloween snacks, desserts, drinks, finger foods and more, with these Halloween Recipe Cookbooks!


Halloween Dessert Recipe Tip!

While searching for Halloween recipes for your Halloween party, don't forget the most obvious- the easy stuff! You can turn any dessert recipe into a ghoulish, spooky, haunted dessert by adding food coloring, Halloween candies, Halloween picks, and decorations. Sometimes, the most simplest Halloween recipes are those you make year with a few added details.

More Spooky Halloween Food Recipes by The Party Animal

You can find all these spooky Halloween food recipes at The Party Animal Blog. These tasty Halloween recipes are great for kids to make, finger foods, snacks, and parties!

Halloween Treats Recipe Book

Halloween Treats: Simply spooky recipes for ghoulish sweet treats
Halloween Treats: Simply spooky recipes for ghoulish sweet treats

This Halloween Treats cookbook comes with dozens of awesome Halloween Dessert Recipes and ideas!

Halloween Desert Recipes
Halloween Desert Recipes

Spider Web Cake

Creepy, Crawly, Halloween Dessert Idea!

Turn your favorite cake into a spooky Halloween dessert by covering the cake with vanilla icing and dipping a toothpick into thinned chocolate icing and drawing a web, Keep dipping your toothpick as needed. You can also use colored icing gels and colored icing using an piping bag and a small tip.

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Halloween Food Decorations

Turn even the most basic Halloween desserts, snacks, and cupcakes into Spooky Halloween Food! You can find a huge variety of Halloween picks and other food decorations HERE.

Fun Express 72 Plastic Halloween Picks FE
Fun Express 72 Plastic Halloween Picks FE

These are a great example of the cute options available for decorating Halloween food. This particular set includes 72 picks decorated with ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and bats. Perfect for kids!


Halloween Recipes for Kids

These easy-to-make recipes are great for kids. The links below will take you to several different Halloween recipes for kids so that they can enjoy the family time together while creating spooky foods!

What Are Your Thoughts on Halloween Food?

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    • poetryman6969 profile image


      4 years ago

      I live the hotdog mummies and the colorful pie. Well done!

    • mymess profile image


      5 years ago from Australia

      pizza mummies!

    • PennyHowe profile image


      6 years ago

      Fantastic ideas! Your photos really make a difference in my opinion.

    • SoSimplyStephanie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      @Fox Music: Glad you liked it- It was actually one of my favorites too! I'm thinking you could probably do something like this to make a Christmas wreath- It would require a few modifications but I think it would be cute.

    • Fox Music profile image

      Fox Music 

      6 years ago

      The Candy Corn Cheesecake looks interesting - Thank you for this Delicious Lens "Halloween Food Recipes and Ideas!"

    • Jogalog profile image


      6 years ago

      I love the spider's web cake.


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