23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

Updated on March 6, 2020
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Recipes that kids love to eat, are easy to make or can be made ahead. Cookies, snacks and menu ideas.

Hot dog mummies for Halloween.
Hot dog mummies for Halloween.

Are you planning a Halloween party and looking for menu ideas? I have found some easy Halloween-themed recipes and would like to share them with you.

Some of the recipes that I found I can hardly wait to try out, like the "Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls" that have bacon in them. Doesn't that sound scrumptious? And, since I love Mexican foods, I'll be making the "Eyeball Tacos." For the recipe for the "Hot Dog Mummies" shown above, go to the Food Network.

1. Hogwart's Butter Beer

All the Harry Potter fans out there will love to drink a concoction named after a Hogwarts beverage. This recipe contains no alcoholic beverage, so it's appropriate for kids, too. Find the recipe at The Spruce Eats.

2. Rice Krispie Frankentreats

Either buy the Rice Krispie bars ready made or make them yourself and then do the Frankentreats. Get the recipe at the Parenting.com website.

3. Eyeball Tacos

Here's a recipe that I'm going to make because I love tacos. These are so easily made that they are the perfect choice for a busy mom planning a Halloween party. Go to My Food and Family for the recipe and directions.

4. Halloween Candy Bark

Make this as a treat to give to the ghosts and goblins that visit you on Halloween eve, or use it as dessert at your party. You'll find this easy and delicious recipe at Taste of Home.

5. Mummy Face Pizza

The kids, young and old, will love these individual pizzas that look like mummies, made with a bagel crust. What a cute idea—and so easy! Go to My Food and Family for the recipe.

6. Witches' Fingers (Video)

7. Chocolate Mummy Pretzels

Find the recipe at Craft Foxes for these tasty looking mummy pretzels. The kids will love these, so make plenty of them.

8. Wicked Witch's Hat

Just think, first you can use this witch's hat as Halloween decoration, and then you can serve it as dessert . . . that is, if some spooky creature hasn't been taking samples off it. Change the colors of the hat to black and trim it with orange or green for a scarier look. Find the directions and recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.

9. Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls

Included in these salted caramel popcorn balls is bacon and rum or maple extract. I'll be trying these; I think the sweet and salty taste will be interesting and delicious. For the recipe, go to the Cooking Channel.

10. Shaggy Dogs

An easy and quick treat recipe that you will find on the Taste and Tell site.

11. Cheesy Witches' Brooms

Cheesy witches' brooms will be an interesting addition to your Halloween menu. Very easy to make and very easy to eat. Find the recipe for making these brooms at Raining Hot Coupons.

12. Melting Witch Candy Popcorn

This would make a nice treat to give to the kids that visit you on Halloween eve. To see how to make it, go to Lady Behind the Curtain.

13. Snake Sandwich

Can you just see the big eyes on the kids when they see this sandwich? And you'll hate cutting into it because it's so cute. But, you can find the recipe for this snake sandwich at my recipes.

14. Marshmallow Ghosts

Use the big marshmallows to make these ghosts. Find out how to make them at Parenting.com.

15. Witch's Warts

I know some boys that would have eaten these without a second thought, only because they are called witch's warts. Make these appetizers by finding the recipe at Better Homes and Gardens.

16. Cookies

Add a few spooky spiders to your Halloween menu to make it a real screeching event. Find the tutorial for making these Halloween cookies at About a Mom.

17. Witch's Brew

You'll be proud to serve this punch at your Halloween party. Find the recipe at Food.com.

18. Nutter Butter Ghosts

You'll use Nutter Butter cookies to make these cute little ghosts. Go to The Stir for the directions on making them.

19. Wormy Weenie Sandwich

Another great sandwich that the kids will love. Find the directions for making this wormy weenie sandwich at the Food Network.

20. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

The photo of these mini pumpkin cheesecakes make my mouth water, so I'm sure the real thing would mean that I'd not be able to quit after eating just one. Find the recipe for this delicious looking mini cheesecake at Craft Foxes.

21. Apple Nachos

A nice healthy and fun appetizer to serve the kids or guests at your Halloween party. Go to Taste of Home for the recipe.

22. Quick Halloween Party Items (Video)

23. Ogre Eye Cookies

These ogre eye cookies will put the final touch to your Halloween party, thanks to the licorice sticks, white chocolate chips and brown M&M's. Go to my recipes to find out how to make them.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Do you make spooky Halloween goodies? Leave a comment.

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    • jupiter justice profile image

      Asher Socrates 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      These are frigging great, I'm making the tacos and the snake sandwich this year. Great lens! Thanks Asher

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      7 years ago

      Yummy and delicious recipes! Not just for kids to enjoy their halloween treat but for the whole family as well. Perfect choice for snacks everyone will surely love.

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      7 years ago

      My favorite is Marshmallow Ghosts, looks so yummy!

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      7 years ago

      Gotta love the collision of spooky and tasty! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      7 years ago

      Such a great selection of Halloween recipes! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      Cool ideas. Will definitely be using some of these come Halloween!

    • RavenRunner profile image


      7 years ago

      Yummy ideas for a great Halloween party.

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      rawwwwwws lm 

      7 years ago

      Yeah! I like the treats your incorporated. Very cool!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for these! They're great ideas! I've been in the mood for rice crispy treats, so this will be fun!

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      magnetic06 lm 

      7 years ago

      Yes , sometimes I do , tasty food, great lens

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      7 years ago

      I don't throw parties for Halloween or any other time. I have a friend who loves to make treats for any of the parties that others give. I do think I will try some of these recipes, myself. They look like so much fun.Congratulations on being on the Front Page!

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      Mr-Panda LM 

      7 years ago

      Your Halloween food looks scary good!

    • victoriahaneveer profile image


      7 years ago

      Those butternut ghosts look divine!

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      7 years ago

      Brilliant lens with even better food ideas for Halloween! Pinning to my Halloween board :)

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      7 years ago

      great lense. so many designs!

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      7 years ago

      I love this lens: very creative!

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      artdivision1 lm 

      7 years ago

      We had squid ink spaghetti which is black, with blood sauce. Yum! I like the cupcakes best from here

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      7 years ago

      These are cute, but some are a little gross!

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      Mandy Stradley 

      7 years ago from Riverton, Utah

      Yep,at work! Love the snake sandwich!

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      7 years ago

      I like the Ogre Eye Cookies.

    • jlshernandez profile image


      7 years ago

      The meatloaf mummy is a hoot.

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      7 years ago

      These are so cool! I'm like, thank you for your sharing :)

    • Teapixie LM profile image

      Tea Pixie 

      7 years ago

      Yes! I love Halloween parties. Particularly if they are held the night before Halloween. I love your intro photo and all of the great ideas you have here. IT'S SO FUN!

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      7 years ago

      This lens is awesome. We made the mummy meatloaf last year and have done mummy dogs, mummy pizzas, a veggie graveyard, and more. You have a great selection. I'll be back with my little chef to choose what we'll be making.

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      7 years ago

      The witches hat is so unique!

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens!

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      7 years ago

      These are so cool. I love the eyeball tacos and the wormy weenies. And I've always wanted to try the Hogwart's Butter Beer. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      I like the eyeball tacos.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      7 years ago from Concord VA

      We have a Halloween party every year. Thanks for these fun new food ideas.

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      7 years ago

      Very creative and delicious!

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      7 years ago

      Ooh, my kids would looove the spooky cupcakes. I think I'll try it with orange cupcakes... I'm thinking I'll have to add food coloring.

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      7 years ago

      I love all of your ideas, you are so creative! I really like the hotdog fingers!


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