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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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Our whole family loves popcorn. These old-time popcorn balls are great anytime, but they're especially fun to pass out to trick-or-treaters or to use at Christmastime as stocking stuffers! They always look appealing when covered in clear wrap and tied with a festive ribbon.
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Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup

Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup

Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup

Roasting sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips brings out their best features. Blend them, and you have a warm, healthy soup for a cool fall night. —Stephanie Flaming, Woodland, California

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Even my adult children love these Halloween cupcakes! We serve them every year at our pumpkin-carving party. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Melted Witch Puddles

Melted Witch Puddles

Melted Witch Puddles

In honor of the doomed wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz," we had fun fashioning these simply delicious snacks using a variety of convenience foods. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

My grandma used to make a version of this for me when I was a little girl. She would make it using fresh apples from her tree in the back yard. I've adapted her recipe because I love the combination of apple, pecans, and caramel. —Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri

Orange Bundt Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

This pretty cake comes together quickly with a boxed mix. Fat-free mayonnaise replaces the heavy oils, and the citrus glaze is always a hit. —Deborah Williams of Peoria, Arizona

Marshmallow Witches

Marshmallow Witches

Marshmallow Witches

Get ready for an assembly line, because these no-bake marshmallow witches are easy to prepare, and kids will love helping. They're perfect for gatherings because a dozen can be put together in just 30 minutes. Or whip up an extra batch, put them in plastic wrap, and tie with curly orange or black ribbon for festive party favors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Autumn Apple Salad

Autumn Apple Salad

Autumn Apple Salad

Whether I make it for a Sunday dinner, a company dinner or a covered-dish dinner, people like the blend of flavor in this salad. The ladies ask for the recipe...the men ask me to make sure their wives get a copy of it! Our house is on the edge of town. It has lots of room for gardening (my husband, my parents and grandparents, all lived on farms). I'm a second-grade teacher with two boys, 5 and 2, who "help" Mommy cook.

Meringue Bones

Meringue Bones

Meringue Bones

This unique treatment for meringue travels well, too! You will certainly get requests for the recipe, and folks will be surprised at how simple it is! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Maple-Orange Pot Roast

Maple-Orange Pot Roast

Maple-Orange Pot Roast

From Orlando, Florida, Christina Marquis explains, “Served with fresh bread, this easy-to-prepare, tender roast is a wonderful reminder of New England’s autumn flavors. It always brings back memories of a friend’s maple sap house in New Hampshire, where we’re originally from.”

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When I was young we produced several ingredients for this longtime favorite on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream from our dairy herd. —Evonne Wurmnest, Normal, Illinois

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

I came up with this rich, creamy pumpkin dip when I had a small amount of canned pumpkin left in the fridge after my holiday baking. It's also great served with sliced pears and apples, or as a spread on zucchini bread. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas
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