48 Halloween Food Ideas You Haven’t Tried Yet

Updated: Dec. 08, 2023

Spiders, ghosts and monsters, oh my! Those are all things you'll find in a haunted house—and on your dinner table thanks to these simple Halloween food ideas.

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Hot Dog Mummies

These flaky mummy sandwiches are instant party hits! The accompanying mustard dip adds just the right kick.

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Halloween Charcuterie Board

A Halloween “charcuterie” board shaped like a jack-o’-lantern is the perfect accompaniment to a not-too-scary movie: It’s more cute than creepy, and it’s loaded with themed snacks and sweets.

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Jack-o’-Lantern Empanadas

Ever get tired of only having Halloween-themed desserts? These cute pumpkin empanadas not only look the part, but taste it too! With a pumpkin filling, they’re savory with a hint of sweetness.
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Spooky Pretzel Bones

These soft pretzels will warm you to the bone. You can dip these in beer cheese or any of your favorite dips.
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Skull Deviled Eggs

Who knew deviled eggs could get even more devilish? You can add sriracha to these red pepper bites to add a bit more spice and create a bloody effect.
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Witches’ Fingers

These sweet and salty treats are made with just three ingredients. To give your witches fingers a manicure, choose your favorite colored jellybean.
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Ghostly Cupcake Cones

These peanut buttery cupcakes are topped with your favorite frosting and faces. They’ll vanish into thin air before you know it!
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Mummy-Wrapped Brie

This spooky baked brie makes a wonderful centerpiece for your next charBOOterie board. With apple slices and dried cranberry for the eyes, it’s tasty and cute!
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Bat Cupcakes

Fudge-striped cookies and chocolate kisses form these adorable Halloween cupcakes. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety.
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“Boo”-rrific Kisses

A bit of orange food coloring makes these cookies go from adorable to festive. The low calorie treats are a fun new way to spruce up meringue.
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Spider Sliders

Sweet potato fries make these creepy crawlers all the more tasty! Better grab one of these cheesy burgers before it walks away.
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Ghostly Custards

Lift your spirits with this simple dessert! This custard treat tastes like a pumpkin pie without the crust.
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Bring the monster to life with this fun guacamole. Blue corn chips really make the hair stand out!
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Marshmallow Ghosts

These three-ingredient treats are simple and easy. Kids can help bring these treats back from the dead!
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Boo-rito Bites

With pizza crust instead of a tortilla, it’s a lot easier to shape these boo-ritos than it normally would be. You can even shave off some time by using a ghost-shaped cookie cutter. They’re cheesy and pack a bit of heat depending on what type of salsas you use.
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Tombstone Treats

This cute snack combines two Halloween favorites: cookies and rice krispie treats! Use frosting to write your own spooky personalized messages from beyond the grave.
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Martian Marshmallows

Colored sugar gives you the option to make your very own martian marshmallows. It’s a great way for kids to get creative and you get a fun gooey treat!
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Frankenstein Boo-ritos

Spinach tortillas are a sneaky way to get some veggies in and make a face only a mother (or Doctor?) could love. These chicken burritos are made special with Spanish rice and pasta.
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Cake Eyeballs

Ever wanted a Starbucks cake pop from the comfort of your own home? Customize these cake pops to look like scary monsters, or eyeballs.
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Tomato Soup with Cheesy Ghost Croutons

This hauntingly delicious recipe is just like having grilled cheese and tomato soup. French bread makes the “croutons” crispy and cheesy.
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Jack-o’-Lantern Pops

Draw some funny faces on these popsicle stick treats. Your ghouls and goblins will love the portable snack.
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Witches’ Brooms

These licorice snacks take only 30 minutes to make and are a great party favor for your next Halloween party. You can use black and green licorice, or try out some other colors.
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Spiderweb Taco Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

These homemade tortilla chips are made special with cookie cutters. You can try any Halloween shapes you like, but make sure you don’t forget to serve with tacos!
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Bones & Blood

We have a bone to pick with whoever withheld this Halloween recipe from us for so long. The chocolate strawberry sauce is simple but thick enough to resemble blood.
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This veggie-friendly dish is as adorable as it is healthy. Experiment with funny facial expressions and your favorite sushi fillings.
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Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip

This easy recipe is sure to impress party guests. The black cat cutouts and quick dip are prepared with convenient refrigerated pie pastry.
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Scary Eyeballs

You better keep an eye out on these peanut butter treats- or they’ll be gone before you know it! These fool proof snacks are great for your next party.
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Scary Hairy Caramel Apples

You’ll never guess what makes up the hair on these scary caramel apples. It’s chow mein noodles! They’re cinnamon coated for a crunchy and sweet add-on.
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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Spiders

Your lunch has never looked scarier. Ham, onion, cheese and mustard make up these creepy crawly calzones.
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Jack-o’-Lantern Sandwiches

Cookie cutter can be used for a lot more than cookies. Using a pumpkin shaped cutter on your favorite sandwich bread can make your lunch all the more cuter.
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Goblin Chewies

The more you mess up the face, the better! These lopsided goblin cookies are sweet, crunchy, and so scary.
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Ghostly Chicken & Pepper Pizza

This stuffed pizza will make your oven smell like a dream. But it’s shape is your worst nightmare!
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Kiss from a Vampire Cookies

Raspberry jam spills from these soft butter cookies. One bite, and you won’t be able to stop!
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Brownie Spiders

Chow mein noodles and candy eyeballs make these brownies go from cute to creepy. Ready in under an hour, they’re a great last minute treat for your Halloween party.
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Crescent Roll Witch Hats

Crescent rolls are already divided into triangles so it doesn’t take much to form them into witches hats. With a sun-dried tomato filling, they’re bewitchingly good.
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Mini Pumpkin Cakes

Put your bundt pan to work! These maple glazed bundt cakes look like they’re straight off the bakery shelves.
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Gourd-geous Halloween Nachos

Put your cookie cutters to work! These savory nachos are topped with bacon, black beans and cheddar cheese.
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Spider Bread

Spider bread, spider bread, does whatever a spider bread can! Wow guests with this elaborate homemade savory bread.
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Halloween Feet Loaf

This meat loaf is sure to put some spring in your step. Carrot toenails make this meal toe-tally creepy!
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Meringue Bones

Bone Appétit! These simple meringues are so easy to make and can be flavored with just about anything.
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Mummy Poppers

These spicy jalapeño poppers are wrapped in puff pastry like a mummy. You’ll be dying to try them!
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Halloween Peanut Spider Cookies

These cute cookies give Reese’s peanut butter cups a spooky new form. Ready in under an hour, they’ll be the star of your next gathering.
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Bewitched Chili

This one-pot, 30 minute meal will melt in your mouth. You can dip your chips, or use them as a decorative topping.
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Slithering Snake Roll

Make this once and the rest will be hissstory. The dinner roll is filled with meat, sweet red pepper and cheese.
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Spirited Spaghetti

Transform this pizza-flavored pasta into something spooky by adding black food coloring to the pasta water. You won’t know what came over you as you eat the whole pot!
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Make-a-Monster Pizza

These monster slices ensure that everyone gets a piece of what they like. You can use toppings like asparagus, sweet peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and even pineapple!
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Pumpkin Cheese Ball

While it might be obvious that there’s pumpkin in this cheese ball, it might be less obvious that there’s pineapple. The subtle sweetness is perfect for the holidays.