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Halloween Party Recipes

Host the creepiest party on the block with these Halloween party recipes, including pizza, punch, chili, desserts, apple cider, pretzels, caramel apples, popcorn balls, pumpkin mousse, pumpkin spice bread, snack mix and more.

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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Put leftover cranberries and pumpkin to great use in this moist quick bread. It’s very good with my Secondhand Turkey casserole for an after-Thanksgiving meal.—Dixie Terry,Goreville, Illinois

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

“My son taught me how to make hummus, which is a great alternative to calorie-filled dips," says Nancy Watson-Pistole of Shawnee, Kansas. "This recipe is simply delicious. Fresh roasted red bell peppers make it really special.”

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

If you are seeking comfort food on the sweet side, this warm and yummy apple dessert, made with cinnamon and nutmeg, fits the bill. —Megan Maze, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

I like to spice up our Thanksgiving dinner with this special dessert featuring two popular holiday flavors. A delicious alternative to pumpkin pie, it's my favorite potluck contribution. —Deborah F. Hahn, Belle, Missouri

Snappy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Snappy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Snappy Pumpkin Cheesecake

I won first place in a pumpkin baking contest with this snappy dessert. The judges gave high marks to its gingersnap-pecan crust and creamy marbled filling. If you wish, substitute cinnamon graham crackers for the gingersnaps. —Lisa Morman, Minot, North Dakota

Chunky Apple Pumpkin Bread

Chunky Apple Pumpkin Bread

Chunky Apple Pumpkin Bread

This moist quick bread combines both apples and pumpkin, making it a must in autumn. Every slice is chock full of nuts and spices.

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Salty pretzels pair nicely with sweet oranges in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that's a slam dunk at potlucks. —Peggy Boyd, Northport, Alabama

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

After spending an afternoon in the chilly October air at our town’s pumpkin rolling contest, my family, including my grandchildren, head over to my house for a fun pumpkin-themed meal including this luscious dessert. —Diane Selich, Vassar, Michigan

Slow Cooker Cider

Slow Cooker Cider

Slow Cooker Cider

There's no last-minute rush when you slowly simmer this punch. —Alpha Wilson, Roswell, New Mexico

Cheesenstein

Cheesenstein

Cheesenstein

This creamy, fun dip will be the hit of every Halloween party! I've done several variations of this cheese ball. My daughters really love it! —Nila Grahl, Gurnee, Illinois

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Get a head start on these buttery cookies by shaping and chilling the homemade dough ahead of time. When you're ready, just slice and bake the tricolor treats.
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