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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.

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
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Breadstick Bones

Breadstick Bones

Breadstick Bones

Tie the ends of lightly-seasoned refrigerated breadsticks into knots to create these Breadstick Bones. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Eyeball Cookies

Eyeball Cookies

Eyeball Cookies

All eyes will definitely be on these adorable cookies when they're set on any buffet table. I created them for my son's kindergarten class for Halloween. —Sherry Lee, Columbus, Ohio

Coffin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coffin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coffin Ice Cream Sandwiches

These cute coffin sandwiches our Test Kitchen created are such a breeze to decorate, kids could do it themselves. With ice cream sandwiches and the toppings of their choice, the frozen snacks are ready in a snap.

Magic Wands

Magic Wands

Magic Wands

These fun and colorul magic wands don't take a magician to make. You can change the colors for any theme party, too!--Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota

Slimy Red Goop Salad

Slimy Red Goop Salad

Slimy Red Goop Salad

This frightfully fun salad features cola, which adds to the bright, sparkling taste.

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

My annual Halloween bash wouldn't be the same without the now famous Mummy Man. When kids first see Mummy Man, they wonder if they can actually eat him. I assure them they can, and we hack off a foot or an arm with some crackers. —Rebecca Eremich, Barberton, Ohio

Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts

Kids will gasp in delight at these adorable ghosts. Juicy strawberries, chocolate and a lick of almond flavor make these little bites a howling success! —Nancy Mueller, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Who wouldn't want to eat our cute little bugs? Quick and easy prep and undeniable kid appeal make these a must-have for the buffet at a child's party. Be prepared for the recipe requests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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