Halloween

From desserts to drinks to dinner ideas and more, we’re sharing all the best Halloween recipes!

Gooey Monster Cookies

Fun, bright and festive cake mix cookies are all dressed up to look like monsters. Gooey monster cookies are great all year long!! Gooey monster cookies remind me of all…

20 minutes

4.74 from 30 votes

Chocolate Oreo Spider Cake

Chocolate Oreo Spider Cake topped with cinnamon eyes is creepy crawly and delicious, perfectly festive for all things Halloween! Spooky, festive desserts are a must for us during October like…

40 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This delicious pumpkin dump cake recipe is complete with all the fall flavors, pumpkin, pecan, and cinnamon spice. With how easy it is, you’ll be making this cake all fall…

1 hour 5 minutes

4.84 from 66 votes

Pumpkin Guacamole

Creamy Barfing Pumpkin Guacamole is SO easy to make and tastes delicious. It is perfect for any Halloween celebration! Good dips like French Onion Dip, Apple Brickle Dip, and Pumpkin Dip are a MUST…

7 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Quick + Easy

HALLOWEEN DINNERS

Mummy Hot Dogs

32 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Halloween Flatbread Pizza

11 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Pumpkin Quesadilla

11 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Pumpkin Chili

45 minutes

5 from 10 votes

Need some Halloween party food?

No problem! Here are some ideas to help you know HOW MUCH TO SERVE

When you’re making dinner for your own family, or even with just a few extra guests it’s pretty easy to calculate how much you’ll need. However, it can be trickier to determine when there are more guests. These are the guidelines that I use:

APPETIZERS: Plan to serve 3-5 appetizers per person. If you only have 5-10 people coming, plan to serve 1-2 different appetizer dishes. Add another appetizer dish for every 5-8 people in attendance.

SIDES: I always plan to have two sides for any number of guests less than 10. For every 5-8 more guests, I’ll add another type of side dish.

  • Salad: plan to serve 1-2 c (2 ½ -5 oz) per person 
  • Pasta Salad: serve  ½-1 cup (4-6 oz) pasta salad per guest. 
  • Potatoes: 6 oz per person 
  • Veggies: 4 oz per person. 
  • Rolls: 1.5 per person

DRINKS:  A serving is typically 6-8 oz. Plan for guests to have 2 servings in the first hour and only 1 serving for every hour after. Dessert: Plan for guests to have 2 servings of desserts total. If you have many dessert options, plan for them to be able to have 3 total desserts.

Fun + Festive

HALLOWEEN DESSERTS

Halloween Cookies Recipe

5 from 6 votes

Pumpkin Oreos

10 minutes

5 from 5 votes

Oogie Boogie Trifle

10 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Strawberry Ghosts

15 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Make Any Treat Festive…

Turning your favorite dessert into a Halloween Themed Treat is pretty easy. It’s all about colors and embellishments:

  • Colors: black, brown, orange, purple and bright green are all great Halloween choices.
  • Embellishments: add Halloween sprinkles or candies. Halloween toppers, like plastic spiders, are also great additions.
  • Serving trays: using spooky and fun Halloween themed serving trays will enhance the overall feel.

Most of these treats can be made at least a day ahead of time while others can be made even further in advance. This makes it so easy to get your party preparations done early. See the individual posts for storage info.

Don't forget the

DRINKS!

Witches Brew

5 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Halloween Punch

10 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Slushy Punch Recipe

10 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Halloween Hot CHOCOLATE

11 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Use Dry Ice FOR EVEN MORE FUN!

One of my very favorite ways to serve Halloween drink is to make it smokey using dry ice!

Here’s how to do it: 

  • Fill the bottom of a large balck cauldron or bowl with water. 
  • Add the punch to a slightly smaller bowl and place it inside the cauldron.
  • When you’re ready, drop pieces of dry ice into the water. It will begin smoking.
  • Be very careful that you do not add the dry ice directly to the punch. Also, the dry ice will burn bare skin, so use tongs or wear gloves.

Easy and so spook-tacular!

Newest Halloween

Mini Pumpkin Pies

43 minutes

4.87 from 15 votes

Pumpkin Delight Dessert

3 hours 35 minutes

4.88 from 99 votes

Apple Cider

3 hours 15 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Candy Bar Cookies

16 minutes

4.75 from 8 votes

Pumpkin Guacamole

7 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup

10 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

55 minutes

5 from 5 votes

Witches Brew

5 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Candy Bar Trifle

1 hour 35 minutes

5 from 7 votes

Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes

8 minutes

5 from 10 votes

Gummy Worm Jello Cups

10 minutes

5 from 7 votes