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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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Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

This recipe is a good way to use up your homegrown pumpkin. Or feel free to substitute canned pumpkin for the fresh.

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

Chocolate Mint Apple Fondue

Chocolate Mint Apple Fondue

Chocolate Mint Apple Fondue

This recipe is so simple to make, and kids love it. You can dip just about any fruit, bread or cookie that would taste good with chocolate. —Deb Danner, Dayton, Ohio
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Chocolaty Caramel Apples

Chocolaty Caramel Apples

Chocolaty Caramel Apples

You'll love these easy-to-make caramel apples from our Test Kitchen. They're filled with classic flavor, but capitalize on convenience products to keep things simple. Plus, they're a tasty way to sneak in an extra piece of fruit!

Fruity Cereal Bars

Fruity Cereal Bars

Fruity Cereal Bars

With dried apple and cranberries, these crispy cereal bars are perfect for snacks or brown-bag lunches. “Store the extras in plastic containers,” Giovanna Kranenberg recommends from Cambridge, Minnesota, “that is, if you have any left!” —Giovanna Kranenberg, Cambridge, Minnesota

Molded Peach Gelatin

Molded Peach Gelatin

Molded Peach Gelatin

For folks who don't care for cranberry sauce, consider serving this pleasant peach mold at your Thanksgiving dinner. It's convenient do-ahead dish when preparing for a busy day.

Taco Pumpkin Seeds

Taco Pumpkin Seeds

Taco Pumpkin Seeds

Here is a hot idea from the CW test kitchen - toast seeds from a freshly cut pumpkin in taco seasoning and a bit of garlic salt. The combination packs a tasty punch!

Pretzels with Mustard

Pretzels with Mustard

Pretzels with Mustard

The quick sauce for this wonderful treat from our Test Kitchen adds an "almost homemade" note to busy weeknight meals. It also makes a great after-school snack paired with a cup of hot cider or glass of cold milk.

Sweet 'n' Spicy Halloween Munch

Sweet 'n' Spicy Halloween Munch

Sweet 'n' Spicy Halloween Munch

Kids of all ages love the sweet and salty blend in this fast-to-fix snack mix. —Shana Reiley, Theresa, New York

Ghoul Punch

Ghoul Punch

Ghoul Punch

Because my son's birthday is so close to Halloween, I make this for his party every year. It's always a hit with the kids—they just love it—and there's never any left! —Katheryn Sipos, Canon City, Colorado

Gruesome Green Toes

Gruesome Green Toes

Gruesome Green Toes

With only four ingredients and no baking, you'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time with this treat. It's also a great recipe to make with kids. Even the littlest ones can press the gumdrop "nails" on. —Jamey Jackson, Gile, Wisconsin
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