13 Awesome Halloween Recipes

A list of the best Halloween recipes, as voted on by the Ranker Community. Halloween recipes can include sweet treats, like Halloween cupcakes, cookies, or pies - or they can include healthier fare, like veggie trays. Halloween is a time to get creative and have a little fun in the kitchen, whipping up interesting (and creeptastical) recipes that everyone will enjoy. See one of your favorite Halloween recipe ideas listed? Vote for it!

Before you get all freaked out, thinking, "But I'm not a cook! I can't create anything special," think again. Some of these recipes are not hard to make. At all. So breathe. You don't have to be a Top Chef contender to pull off a great Halloween party food spread for your friends and family. You just have to follow directions.

Whether you're scrambling to make up Halloween treats for your kid's preschool class or planning a more elaborate spread for a Halloween party (including Halloween punch), these are some of the tastiest, best Halloween recipes around.

Happy Halloween!


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    39 VOTES

    Hot Dog Mummies

    Hot Dog Mummies
    Video: YouTube

    If you need a classic Halloween treat that isn't sweet, making hot dog mummies might be the way to go. It's a fun and pretty easy Halloween recipe that definitely fits with the whole spooky holiday idea. Simply wrap up hot dogs in refrigerated breadsticks (or crescent rolls), bake and decorate, making the eyes out of - you guessed it - mustard!

    To see the entire recipe, click here.

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    Witch's Fingers Cookies

    Witch's Fingers Cookies
    Video: YouTube

    Nothing says Halloween like eating severed fingers, right? Right! So you might consider making some spooky Witch's Fingers for the holiday. And no, they aren't really fingers. They're Halloween cookies. But they are kinda creepy.

    To make Halloween Witch's Fingers, you'll use traditional cookie ingredients, like flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. Prep time is around 30 minutes, and you should be able to make everything in less than two hours. These are so cute at Halloween parties (and tasty)!

    To see the entire recipe, click here.

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    39 VOTES

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
    Video: YouTube

    Halloween recipes often include pumpkin and really, pumpkin cheesecake? Sublime! For a twist on this favorite, try making a pumpkin cheesecake pie.

    For the entire recipe, click here.

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    41 VOTES

    Caramel Apples

    Caramel Apples
    Video: YouTube

    No list of the best Halloween recipes would be complete without including caramel apples. You've got several (easy) options for making them. Some stores may sell pre-prepared sheets of caramel that you simply heat and roll onto an apple. Other recipes may require a few extra steps, including heating the caramel up in the microwave. Either way, you truly can't go wrong with caramel apples for Halloween.

    To see the entire recipe and variations for caramel apples, click here.