When you think of Halloween food recipes, you might find yourself picturing nothing other than a trick or treat tub of your favorite chocolates and candy. And we can’t blame you!
But there’s so much more to it than that. Whether you want cute or creepy, Halloween food recipes have to be good. Really good. Scary good, even. Especially if you’re planning a get-together. Instead of going for the usual boring spread, get creative this Halloween.
Daring dishes, spooky sides, creepy cocktails, and frightfully good finger foods can all be part of the fun.
If you’re planning a get-together, take a look at some of our top Halloween food ideas and recipes. There are some amazing desserts and sweet treats, but plenty of healthier options too. And the kids (or kids at heart) will love taking the leftovers and tucking in at work or school the next day too.
Feeling PUMP-kin-ED up for Halloween?
Pumpkin is a Halloween staple, no doubt about it. But there’s no need to limit yourself to jack o lanterns. Make use of all that extra pumpkin with one of these savory or sweet dishes where pumpkin is the real star of the show.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
These Pumpkin Cupcakes are light, moist, and full of warm spices and fall flavor! Top them with a thick swirl of Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting for the most perfect pumpkin dessert. These treats are perfect for fall, Halloween, or even Thanksgiving!
Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup
This pumpkin soup recipe is creamy AND healthy! It calls for roasted pumpkin for maximum flavor. This roasted pumpkin soup recipe would look lovely on your holiday dinner table, and leftovers would go great with sandwiches or salads the next day. Recipe yields 4 bowls or 6 cups of soup.
Spooky cute kid-friendly pumpkin quesadillas take minutes to make and are perfect for Halloween or any night in October!
The Main Event
Round out your meal with some more filling options for adults and kids alike.
Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs with Avocado
Devilled eggs were basically named with Halloween recipes in mind. Kick them up a notch with these beautifully spooky purple ones – yep, you’ve probably seen them on TikTok!
Spooky 7 Layer Halloween Spiderweb Taco Dip
A Mexican-inspired 7 layer taco dip topped with a sour cream spiderweb and a black olive spider. Perfect for all your Halloween festivities!
Crescent Mummy Dogs
Costumes, candy, and mummy hot dogs—that’s what Halloween is all about! Have your little ghouls and goblins help prep dinner by wrapping the crescent dough strips around flavorful Oscar Mayer™ beef hot dogs. They’ll love watching these simple-yet-spooky mummies bake into cheesy, crescent-wrapped mummy pigs-in-a-blanket. Once they come to life, serve these with Heinz Tomato Blood Ketchup before their Halloween festivities!
Vegetables? Not So Scary
We know, we know – vegetables are a kids worst nightmare. But seeing as Halloween is the perfect time for trying adventurous new foods, maybe you’ll be able to convince them to take a bite with one of these Halloween food recipes featuring veggies.
And if it fails, you’ll know to just fill the next haunted house with broccoli and carrots…
Halloween Stuffed Cap-O’-Lanterns Recipe
These fun ‘cap-o’-lanterns’ are stuffed with a tasty chicken and rice filling and baked to spooky, kooky perfection. Serve them up as part of your Halloween feast.
Screaming Witch Crudités for Halloween
Vegetables CAN be fun! A simple untraditional arrangement converts a platter of vegetables from a ‘should eat’ to a fun eat when they look like a witch! And you can dip them in her mouth. This recipe can be adjusted for any size platter or gathering.
We All Scream For Ice Cream
After all, it wouldn’t be Halloween food without recipes for sweet treats and chocolates. Channel the supernatural sweet side of things with these morsels which will have everyone licking their lips and wishing their trick or treat spoils were just as tasty.
Spooky Halloween Eyeball Cake Pops
These spooky eyeball cake pops are seriously so easy to make! They’re a perfect one-bite treat to serve at any Halloween party.
Get super spooked this Halloween with these Frankenstein cookies, oozing with flavour!!
Boo Bark – Halloween Chocolate Bark
Homemade chocolate bark is so easy! Swirl two chocolates together and dress it up with your favorite Halloween candies and sprinkles. Use pure chocolate, not chocolate chips.
Beautiful Boo-zy Halloween Cocktails
If its an adults-only kinda party, you might want to share in the holiday spirit with…you know…some actual spirits. Try out one of these fancy cocktail recipes and we can guarantee the entertainment will come from the booze – not the boos from your local friendly ghost.
The Witch’s Heart – Halloween Cocktail
A dreamy, whimsical and magical Halloween Cocktail made with Blackberry Shimmery liqueur! Are you brave enough to drink The Witch’s Heart?
Skeleton Key Halloween Cocktail
Are you ready for some bourbon and bitters? Try this easy and fun Skeleton Key that pairs the two with elderflower liqueur to create a great Halloween cocktail.
Dracula’s Kiss Cocktail
A vampire twist on a classic drink, this Dracula’s Kiss is the spooky version of a cherry coke. Serve it with lots of ice and two “puncture marks” (cherries).
Want More Halloween Food and Recipe Inspo?
If you’re still missing that one perfect recipe for your Halloween food, the Whisk communities have got your back. Head over to the Halloween Recipes community where nearly 20 000 members are sharing their top tips and devilishly delicious recipes.
With everything from Halloween feetloaf recipes to poison candy apples, something there is bound to make sure 31 October is a night to remember.