When someone asks you what your favorite holiday is, it seems like everyone expects you to say Christmas. I mean, I get it. Elaborate meals with family, festive decor, and presents. What’s not to love? Well, as much as I do adore Christmas I’d have to say that Halloween is a step above. Sure, there is a ton of yummy candy that myself and my kiddos can enjoy after a night of trick or treating but honestly, the holiday is so much more than sugary goodness to me.
I adore everything about Halloween. I love that my favorite Halloween movies are aired the entire month of October. It tickles me pink to be able to buy the cute Halloween decorations off of the shelves of my favorite retailers and have the kids help me decorate the house. The change in the air, that smell that signals the arrival of fall and by default, Halloween, it makes me positively giddy every year when I catch it the first time. I’m telling you, I LOVE everything about the looming holiday.
If I had to pick a favorite part though, I think it would have to be the fact that my kids always con me into making a ton of Halloween themed goodies. Some of the recipes have been around since they were tiny but others I find browsing through my fellow blogger’s pages or on Pinterest. Sometimes I think to myself that I’ve seen it all but all it takes is to open up Pinterest and BAM, there’s something new that I haven’t seen and that I know my kids will love.
Do you have a Halloween fan at home? Then this post is for you so that you can wow them with some new themed recipes to help celebrate Halloween this year! Some are old friends but then again, like I said, some are brand new even to me. Either way, I hope my readers enjoy these spooky treats as much as I do!
- Pumpkin Pull Apart Cake- Made with yellow cake mix, frosting and festive Halloween oreo’s this pull apart cake is sure to be a hit with a crowd or just as a fun surprise for your little ones as an after school treat.
- Creepy Eyes Crispy Balls- A creepy spin off of traditional rice crispy treats, these creepy eyes come together quickly and use favorites like OREO cookies to complete that Halloween look that kids adore.
- Halloween Cookies on a Stick- Your kiddos will love assisting with this recipe, especially with the decorating process!
- FrankenKrispy Treats- As one of Halloween’s most noteworthy monsters, these Frankenstein themed treats are another crowd pleaser. You can even send them in as a class treat if you have school-aged little ones.
- Cute as a Bug Chocolate Nuggets- Nothing gives me the creeps quite like bugs so this recipe was definitely one I set aside for my kids. Just look at how the legs and eyes give these treats that icky, creepy look.
- Witches Hat Chocolate Cupcakes- Filled with orange creme and topped with the cutest little witches hats, you can’t pass up making these treats for family and friends.
- Graveyard Cupcakes- Ready to eat in just 20 minutes, these cupcakes can be customized any which way that suits your fancy. RIP and ghosts as well as spooky sayings if you’re feeling crafty, are just a few ways you can decorate them!
- Halloween Spiderweb Tomato Soup- As someone who has a family who adores tomato soup, this was another easy and fun recipe that I saved to my pile for the upcoming holiday. Using sour cream to make the spiderweb effect is such a genius idea and will add the rich, creamy flavor that folks love.
- Halloween Mummy Spinach Dip- A fantastic appetizer for your Halloween gathering, this spinach dip filled Mummy is not only easy to put together but if my past experiences with spinach dip are anything to go off of, it’ll turn out delicious as well. It’s sure to please.
- Zombie Graveyard Brownies- If you have little ones at home who have jumped on the zombie bandwagon, then I highly recommend whipping up a batch of these scary zombie brownies. How dang cute are they?!
- Crescent Mummy Dogs- As a recipe I’ve used in the past, I can attest to the fact that these mummy dogs go quick and are delicious. In fact, I’ve had to make several batches in recent years because they’ve become so popular that friends and family have asked about them specifically!
- Pudding Frankencups- Another spin on an old favorite, worms and dirt (chocolate pudding topped with cookie crumbles and gummy worms), these adorable Frankenstein themed pudding cups are delicious and will go over great with younger audiences.
- Chocolate Spider Cookies- As much as I loathe spiders in general, you just can’t cross these icky cookies off of your list this year. The kids will be thrilled at the design and hey, a chocolate chip cookie is always delicious!
- Lollipop Ghosts- So simple and quick to make, lollipop ghosts are a great idea for your candy bowl this year or to send in as Halloween treats for your little ones class.
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites- One of my favorite kinds of Halloween treats that my kids ask for, is the super simple, no bake types. This is why these delicious bites made my list. They’re so easy, so quick and made of peanut butter, so the decision to make them is a no brainer every year.
- Graveyard Taco Dip- Another spooky graveyard themed appetizer, this Graveyard Taco Dip will definitely tickle little ones pink.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts If you’re trying to cut back on sweets this Halloween, then these adorable ghosts are the perfect treat for your household.
- Halloween Candy Bark- I’m pretty partial to a variety of candy bark myself, so when I came across this super easy and festive Halloween bark, I put it into my recipe pile for this year and knew that my kids were going to love it. Those gummy worms and assorted bugs add just the right amount of creepy to the whole recipe!
- Bewitched Halloween Popcorn- My kids love popcorn under normal circumstances. Now, with this recipe and the combination of sweet & salty as well as the edible confetti, I’m positive they’ll have it all gone in record time and be clamoring for more.
- Candy Corn Jello– If you have a soft spot for candy corn, then I definitely recommend trying to particular recipe. Not only is it perfect for fall/Halloween but just look how pretty it turns out too! It’s almost a shame to actually eat it but I know my kids wouldn’t hesitate!