Our Top 50 Halloween Recipes

Throw a party with these Halloween party treats and easy Halloween snacks from Food Network.

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Caramel Apples

A deep, rich caramel makes for a classic shiny apple. Toppings (like mini chocolate candies, shredded coconut, crushed cookies or chopped nuts) make them extra special.

Get the Recipe: Caramel Apples

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Make a batch of Ree's fall-inspired cinnamon rolls for brunch this weekend, or as a welcome-home snack for your marauding trick-or-treaters.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Seeds

Don't discard the seeds after you've carved your Halloween pumpkin. Turn them into a salty snack by adding olive oil, salt and your choice of spices and baking them until crisp and golden.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Seeds

Chicken Pumpkins

How do you make chicken bites look like little pumpkins? The trick to this savory treat is a few strategic (but straightforward) knife cuts. The nuggets are soaked in buttermilk, then coated in Cheddar-cracker breadcrumbs and stuffed with mozzarella for the ultimate chicken and cheese experience.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Pumpkins

Mac-o'-Lantern and Cheese Bowls

An orange bell pepper — carved and ready for Halloween — becomes an edible bowl for creamy mac and cheese.

Get the Recipe: Mac-O-Lantern and Cheese Bowls

Frankenshake and Bride of Frankenshake

His and hers Halloween shakes (one mint, one vanilla) are made in a single batch, then dressed up for the holiday in this ultimate trick-or-treat.

Get the Recipe: Frankenshake and Bride of Frankenshake

Black Magic Cake

This deep, dark chocolate cake is the perfect canvas for a spooky holiday dessert. Top it with a spider web or a mummy made from melted and stretched marshmallows.

Get the Recipe: Black Magic Cake

Mummy Hand Pies

This easy, Halloween-inspired recipe can be made ahead and served later as a scary-good party dessert.

Get the Recipe: Mummy Hand Pies

Haunted Gingerbread House

Start gingerbread season a little early this year with a spooky display for Halloween. Make gumball pumpkins, chocolate tombstones and a scary (but candy-sweet!) monster hiding inside the house.

Get the Recipe: Haunted Gingerbread House

Pull-Apart Graveyard Cupcakes

Although it looks almost like a cake, this graveyard is made up of individual cupcakes, making it a self-serve party option. Just grab your cupcake and go--no knives necessary.

Get the Recipe: Pull-Apart Graveyard Cupcakes

Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes

What looks like a gory encounter with the Count himself is just raspberry jam brightened with a drop of red food coloring. And if you dare sink your own teeth into them, you'll find that more raspberry jam and chocolate await in the center.

Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes

Ghostly Cupcakes

Spook your guests with these "boo-tiful" cupcakes topped with chocolate ghosts. For the design, you simply glaze plain cupcakes with melted dark and white chocolate. You can use the cake recipe here, or try the technique on your favorite red velvet, peanut butter or chocolate cupcakes instead.

Get the Recipe: Ghostly Cupcakes

Spooky Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

These spooky spider cookies are entertaining for little ones and adults to make together. From pushing chocolate candies into warm cookies, to drawing spider legs with chocolate and making silly eyes, there's plenty of fun for everyone.

Get the Recipe: Spooky Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

This adorable take on a pumpkin-shaped cheese ball gets its bright orange coloring from ground-up cheese puffs and its stem from a bell pepper.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Crispy Treat Witch's Hat

Get crafty with this edible witch's hat: chocolate-flavored rice cereal, green food coloring and edible gold dust transform ordinary crispy rice treats into a sweet Halloween centerpiece.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Treat Witch's Hat

Spider Web Guacamole

This webbed guacamole is a super-easy way to make a themed appetizer for your next Halloween party. Mexican crema (or sour cream) is used for the web and black olives make an edible spider.

Get the Recipe: Spider Web Guacamole

Candy Corn Cheese Tower

Tap into your inner sculptor and make some edible Halloween art with cheese -- three different kinds to be exact! Cheddar, goat cheese and a red wine and paprika-brushed Monterey Jack represent those iconic candy corn colors.

Get the Recipe: Candy Corn Cheese Tower

Stuffed Candy Corn Cake

Not only does this festive bull's-eye cake slice up into pieces that look like giant candy corns, the inside holds a secret cache of the treats themselves that spill forth when you open it up.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Candy Corn Cake

Candy Corn Fudge

The secret to these cute Halloween candies is a quick chill in the fridge between layers so the colors set.

Get the Recipe: Candy Corn Fudge

No-Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

All the dreamy ingredients of pumpkin pie (even the crust!) are frozen into an ultra-creamy ice cream treat that doesn't require an ice cream maker or any churning.

Get the Recipe: No-Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Eyeball Lava Cake

This eyeball cake is the stuff of Halloween nightmares: When you slice into it, a gush of raspberry jam flows out.

Get the Recipe: Eyeball Lava Cake

Dragon's Blood Punch

Fizzy and fruity, this deep red punch is non-alcoholic and made for thirsty party goers of all ages.

Get the Recipe: Dragon's Blood Punch (non-alcoholic)

Halloween Popcorn Treats

These aren't ordinary popcorn balls. Giada's sticky treats contain chopped chocolate bars, chocolate chip cookies, salted almonds and Halloween-colored candies.

Get the Recipe: Halloween Popcorn Treats

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Brain

Spook your friends and serve a delicious brain on Halloween. This no-bake strawberry cheesecake made in a plastic mold looks hauntingly real. Top it with fruit syrup "blood" and you've got the scariest dessert in town.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Brain

Skeleton Meat Platter

For meat lovers and the not-so-faint-of heart: This edible skeleton will likely bring a ghoulish chuckle from your guests.

Get the Recipe: Skeleton Meat Platter

Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies

No need to be too meticulous when wrapping these spooky versions of pigs in blankets; the raggedy look suits the mummy theme to a "tee."

Get the Recipe: Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies

Individual Spooky White Pizzas

The classic white pizza takes a ghostly turn with this recipe. Using prepared pizza dough makes this easy recipe even easier, and no sauce to simmer makes it simpler still.

Get the Recipe: Individual Spooky White Pizzas

Chocolate-Cinnamon Skeleton Cookies

Break out your gingerbread man cookie cutter early this year; it's just the tool you need to make these easy cookies. With a little icing, you can pipe your way to spooky Halloween treats.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Cinnamon Skeleton Cookies

Apple Spiderweb Pops

Fresh fruit awaits you in these chocolate-dipped webbed treats. Thick slices of tart apple stand in for candy.

Get the Recipe: Apple Spider Web Pops

Halloween Strawberry Shortcake Skull Cake

We topped elegant strawberry shortcake with a ghoulish white chocolate skull in this spectacular Halloween dessert. Pour over the hot strawberry sauce to reveal the surprise inside!

Get the Recipe: Halloween Strawberry Shortcake Skull Cake

Witch's Brew

Sandra makes an adults-only punch that'll be the centerpiece of any Halloween bar.

Get the Recipe: Witch's Brew

Spider Bites

All you need are three ingredients to make Sandra's easy spider bites. The chocolate-covered pretzels are just creepy enough for young kids to enjoy.

Get the Recipe: Spider Bites

Bubbling Cauldron Punch

You're only four ingredients away from a spooky, adults-only punch that's sure to wow guests. Ginger beer will get the cauldron bubbling, and rum or vodka will give the limey drink quite a kick. To make a kid-friendly punch, simply leave out the alcohol — you'll still get the fizzy, fun effects.

Get the Recipe: Bubbling Cauldron Punch

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Turn hulled pumpkin seeds (the green ones) into a cayenne pepper-laced brittle.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Vampire Blood Tomato Soup With Muenster Sammies

Pair homemade tomato soup with cheesy sandwiches cut out to look like pumpkins, ghosts, black cats, bats and witches.

Get the Recipe: Vampire Blood Tomato Soup with Muenster Sammies

Poison Apple Punch

One look at this apple cider-based punch's red hue and it's love at first sight. Finish each glass with a wormy apple — a gummy worm and an apple slice, that is — that's sure to delight guests.

Get the Recipe: Poison Apple Punch

Meatball-Stuffed Pasta Brain

There's a creepy surprise when you cut this brain open: meatballs covered in prosciutto! It's all very ghoulish.

Get the Recipe: Meatball-Stuffed Pasta Brain

Screaming-Hot Peanuts

You should be careful when taking a handful of these cumin, cayenne and ancho chile powder-dusted nuts.

Get the Recipe: Screaming Hot Peanuts

Angel's Food Cupcakes

A pillowy meringue frosting and white candy halos make these super-light cupcakes especially angelic. Use the leftover egg yolks to make lemon curd.

Get the Recipe: Angel's Food Cupcakes

Devil's Food Cupcakes

These devilish dark cupcakes with a bittersweet chocolatey glaze make a perfectly sinful snack.

Get the Recipe: Devil's Food Cupcakes

Deviled Ham Eyeball Sandwich

Turn a traditional ham salad on white bread into a bloodshot eyeball sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Ham Eyeball Sandwich

Blood Orange Vampire Punch

For a bloody-good punch, go for the most-appropriately named fruit: blood oranges. The deep-crimson juice is just what you need to make a spiked punch that will entice all the vampires at your Halloween party.

Get the Recipe: Blood Orange Vampire Punch

Berry Eyeball Punch

All eyes (har har) will be on the punch bowl when this scary concoction is part of the spread. Pair blueberries and sweet lychees to make the edible eyeballs.

Get the Recipe: Berry Eyeball Punch

Bloody Pancakes

Don't worry: No pancakes were harmed in the making of this recipe. A drizzle of sweet strawberry sauce creates the gruesome yet delicious effect.

Get the Recipe: Bloody Pancakes

Candy Corn

Skip store-bought and make homemade candy corn with Alton Brown.

Get the Recipe: Candy Corn

Mexican Pumpkin Punch

Rum and pumpkin puree pair perfectly in this punch that's also sweetened with dark brown sugar.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Pumpkin Punch

Halloween Cheesecake

This no-bake pumpkin cheesecake has a jack-o'-lantern brownie grin.

Get the Recipe: Halloween Cheesecake

Stuffed Crispy Rice Cereal Brain

This giant crispy rice cereal treat is filled with silky chocolate mousse and covered in a pink buttercream frosting.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Crispy Rice Cereal Brain

Eyeball Cheesecake

Set your sights on this spooky no-bake cheesecake for your next Halloween party. We used canned lychees and blueberries to create bloodshot eyes that are set in a boozy cranberry gelatin.

Get the Recipe: Eyeball Cheesecake

Sushi Brain

This frighteningly real-looking smoked salmon appetizer is perfect for your Halloween spread.

See More Photos: How to Make a Sushi Brain for Halloween

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