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15 Fun Halloween Recipes

By: Nina Hoffman, Editorial Director,

Halloween is a holiday celebrated in many different ways by many different people.  Some have a somber feast, some throw crazy costume parties, some go trick-or-treating.  While some people trace the origin of Halloween to the Celtic culture in Ireland, others credit it to the ancient Christian tradition of celebrating the lives of Christian martyrs on the anniversaries of their deaths.  Wherever you think it started and however you celebrate it, one thing is certain:  Everyone loves easy Halloween recipes!

The Editors at have compiled their favorite 15 fun Halloween recipes for you to enjoy.  From gross recipes for Halloween to yummy Halloween treat recipes, there's something for everyone.  Try one of these easy Halloween recipes today — you can get the kids involved for most of them — and have a spooktacular time making them!

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Halloween Treat Recipes


Gross Recipes for Halloween


Halloween Treat Recipes

Halloween Pumpkin-Shaped Cake  — I've always liked making Halloween cake recipes, and this fun pumpkin-shaped one is no exception. It's really easy, too, because you use boxed cake mix, like Betty Crocker, and decorate pretty much however you want to. It's always a hit in our family.


Licorice Caramels  — These Licorice Caramels are a great way to treat your sweet tooth. This is one of those recipes that can be for a regular, year-round dessert or you can make it as one of your favorite Halloween recipes. They make great treats!


Flesh Colored Jello for Halloween  — If you're looking for gross recipes for Halloween, this is your lucky day! While silly and funny, this recipe for flesh colored jello is also among the very easy Halloween recipes. Use a body-shaped or organ-shaped mold to make it really creepy! 

Aquarium Jello for Halloween — As Halloween recipes go, this Aquarium Jello for Halloween is great for any party or get-together. You can make it into an adult dessert or keep it a kiddie treat!


Halloween Magic — Halloween recipes are often a lot of fun to make, even when they are complex. This amazing Halloween Magic recipe is absolutely to die for! Believe me, you'll be the talk of the town. Be sure to take pictures of it to show off to your friends!


Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cookies — Now that Halloween is coming around the corner, this is a perfect recipe for you to have in your cookbook.These pumpkin spice cookies are great for the chilly weather.


Deviled Eggs Halloween Recipe — Aren't creepy Halloween recipes fun? This one takes regular deviled eggs and puts a fun spin on them. They taste yummy, and look like eyeballs! The kids will love this — even if it's not Halloween.


Halloween Soup — Aside from trick-or-treating, nothing is more fun for Halloween than making some tasty, easy Halloween recipes. This delicious black bean Halloween soup is warm and wonderful, and you can always eat it any time...not just for Halloween.


Whipped Shortbread for the Holidays — These yummy shortbread cookies are perfect for any holiday. Just vary the sprinkles according to the season: Red and green mixture for Christmas, red and white mixture for Valentine's Day, orange and chocolate for Halloween, etc. So easy, and so good!


Halloween Candy Cake — I was really happy to find a delicious, fun way to use my kids' leftover Halloween candy - Halloween cake recipes! I love Butterfingers and Reese's, so this is the perfect Halloween recipe for me...and you'll love it too!


Halloween Magic Potion — There may be a lot of Halloween punch recipes out there, but this one is the most fun to make. The kids will love it, with the worms in the ice ring and additional ones in their cups. It will make even the most stoic adult smile with delight!


Gross Recipes for Halloween

Brain Hemmorage  — Halloween drink recipes are always fun. This is a great drink to serve on Halloween, because if you do it right, it will have the appearance of an internal organ!! It may not be one of your more traditional Halloween recipes, but it is tasty!


Flesh Colored Jello for Halloween  — If you're looking for gross recipes for Halloween, this is your lucky day! While silly and funny, this recipe for flesh colored jello is also among the very easy Halloween recipes. Use a body-shaped or organ-shaped mold to make it really creepy!


Halloween Popcorn Hands  — Easy Halloween recipes are so much fun to make with your kids! This one doesn't even require any cooking, if you just buy your popcorn already popped. Of course, the kids might eat it all before it gets into the recipe!


Spider Eyes Halloween Cookies — Nothing says Halloween like easy Halloween recipes, and this fun recipe is no exception. Cookies are good any time, and when you add Cocoa Puffs to the mix, they're fantastic!


For another great Halloween recipe idea, check out our Halloween how-to with step-by-step instructions on creating spooky Halloween cupcakes.


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