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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.

Monster Munchies

Monster Munchies

Monster Munchies

Magically transform squash or pumpkin seeds into a spellbinding snack with ranch salad dressing mix.

Fingers of Fright

Fingers of Fright

Fingers of Fright

As the young guests arrived, we joked about “finger food,” then offered them Fingers of Fright. Their eyes widened at the sight of these chewy digits made with circus peanut candies. Jelly beans cut in half lengthwise are pressed in for the fingernails.

Halloween Pizza

Halloween Pizza

Halloween Pizza

"I like to perk up Halloween -- or any occasion -- by having the grandkids make these special pizzas," relates Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma.
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Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Spruce up store-bought cookies for the holiday. These are a real hit with "goblins" of all ages. —Denise Smith, Lusk, Wyoming

Kid's Play Dough

Kid's Play Dough

Kid's Play Dough

It's perfectly okay for young ones to play with this food! The edible dough made by our kitchen staff is ideal for modeling as well as munching. So encourage the tots at your gathering to create spooky stuff—then invite them to eat their efforts.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Wormy Orange Punch

Wormy Orange Punch

Wormy Orange Punch

Gummy worms crawling out of the punch bowl will have your guests howling as they ladle out cups of this festive orange cooler. The punch recipe is super-easy, and its color fits in perfectly with other foods and decorations for my theme party. —Vicki Schlechter, Davis, California

Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Ghosts

Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make treats. With just three ingredients that I often keep on hand, they can be put together at a moment's notice.—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Halloween Snack Mix

Halloween Snack Mix

Halloween Snack Mix

"Here is a simple snack mix I created on the spur of the moment," writes Barbara Roberts of Middleton, Wisconsin. "It's easy to toss together for a Halloween party or to package in individual bags for a fall bake sale."

Spooky Spider Snacks

Spooky Spider Snacks

Spooky Spider Snacks

These kooky critters feature bodies made of creamy peanut butter simply sandwiched between round butter crackers. Chow mein noodles are ideal as the crunchy legs, and plump raisins act as eyes. They are a great treat for Halloween.—Andrea Chapman, Helena, Oklahoma

Orange Halloween Punch

Orange Halloween Punch

Orange Halloween Punch

"This eye-catching orange punch is a Halloween tradition at my house," notes field editor Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. "It's refreshing, frothy and quick to stir up - with only five ingredients."

Halloween Cat Cookies

Halloween Cat Cookies

Halloween Cat Cookies

Trick-or-treaters of all ages will gobble up these adorable cookies. The tasty treats can be served as a swift after-school snack, an appealing addition to a fall bake sale, or a quick contribution to a classroom celebration or ghoulish get-together.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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