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Easy Halloween Recipes

Celebrate with style while still saving time with these easy Halloween recipes, including ghastly ideas for pizza, cupcakes, candy, cookies, ice cream, punch, fondue, fudge, gelatin, pumpkin seeds, s'mores, lollipops, marshmallows, caramel apples and more.

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Kids can help out with these bone-chilling breadsticks because they're so simple and fun to do. Enjoy them with a favorite soup, stew or chili. —Summer Jones, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Mounds of Bugs

Mounds of Bugs

Mounds of Bugs

If you have helping hands in the kitchen, this is a perfect recipe for you. Kids will squeal with delight when they make these cute bugs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Caramel Apple Float

Caramel Apple Float

Caramel Apple Float

Who doesn't love the flavor of caramel, apples, and vanilla ice cream together? If I'm feeling fancy, I drizzle caramel syrup around the inside of my glass before adding the apple cider and ginger ale.—Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

My grandmother made haystacks like these and gave them to my cousin Vonnie and me when our parents didn't want us to have any more sweets.—Christine Schwester, Divide, CO
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Halloween Punch

Halloween Punch

Halloween Punch

My bright orange sipper fits right in with October fun. To serve it in a festive way, I often put the punch bowl inside a hollowed-out-pumpkin. —Sue Thomas, Casa Grande, Arizona

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Perfect for parties, this quick dip features comforting flavors with chili, guacamole and cheese. It's great for movie night, the big game or when guests drop in and you need something tasty, yet fast. —Martha Blonde, Lansing, Michigan

Ghosts to Go

Ghosts to Go

Ghosts to Go

Are these adorable or what? Little kids would love to eat these treats, made colorful with food coloring and decorated with candy treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for a mix that’s mocha genius at any time of year. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

Mad Scientist Punch

Mad Scientist Punch

Mad Scientist Punch

Our home economists concocted this "potion" with kitchen staples such as juice concentrate, soft drink mix, soda and sherbet. It appeals to kids of all ages!

Orange Pineapple Punch

Orange Pineapple Punch

Orange Pineapple Punch

Conni Brueggeman of Sparta, Wisconsin shares a concoction that's a quick to fix as it is to refresh. To mix it for your Halloween hoedown (or anytime), simply stir the easy-to-find ingredients and serve. "It made quite a splash among the guests at a party at our house," Connie comments.

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

Halloween Chocolate Spiders

"Turn your kitchen into a 'web site' by preparing a batch of these creepy candy spiders," chuckles field editor Sandi Pichon of Slidell, Louisiana.

Lollipop Ghosts

Lollipop Ghosts

Lollipop Ghosts

Kids really love the spooky shapes of these lollipops, and the vanilla flavor pleases everyone. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota
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