Easy Halloween Recipes That Will Thrill Everyone

Easy Halloween Recipes That Will Thrill Everyone

Halloween is a family-favorite celebration that both kids and adults enjoy every fall.  It's the most enjoyable holiday for everyone — putting up some Halloween decorations, buying costumes for the whole family, trick-or-treating, and of course, cooking delicious Halloween food that will thrill everyone!

So here are some easy, delicious, and spooky Halloween food recipe ideas for an epic Halloween party — whether it's a night filled with trick-or-treating with your family or a spooky and boozy dinner with friends.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

This cheesy pumpkin ball by Food Network Kitchen is deviously good!

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe Food Network Kitchen

Total prep time: 20 min

Yield: 10 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 3 cups orange cheese puffs
  • 2 lbs. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bell pepper with a long stem
  • Crackers, for serving

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. In a food processor, put the cheese puffs and process until finely ground. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, cheddar, chives, salt and pepper, and mix. Mold the mixture into a big ball, then press the top of the ball to flatten using your hand. Crave lines around the ball downwards to resemble a pumpkin using the tip of a butter knife.
  3. Roll the cheese ball in the ground cheese puffs. Remove the whole bell pepper stem using a paring knife and use the stem as the pumpkin stem. Remove the bell pepper seeds and slice. On a big platter, put the cheese ball at the center and surround it with crackers and slices of bell pepper.

Mummy Hand Pies Recipe

These Halloween-inspired pies by Food Network Kitchen are oozing with spooky-goodness.

Mummy Hand Pies Food Network Kitchen

Total prep time: 55 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Here's what you need:

  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts, thawed if frozen
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 raisins
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, optional

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the pumpkin, condensed milk, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 pie crust with a rolling pin to form a rectangle about 9 x 12 inches. Square off the crust with a knife and reserve the scraps for decorating. Cut the crust into 6 equal rectangles, each about 3 x 6 inches. Transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Roll out the other pie crust the same thickness as the first. Cut into thin strips about ¼ -inch-wide and 7 inches long. Repeat with the reserved dough scraps. Transfer the strips to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. In each rectangular crust, put a heaping tablespoon of the pumpkin filling to the center. Spread the filling using the back of a spoon, leaving about a 1/2-inch border around the edges.
  6. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the edges of the pies with the egg wash with a pastry brush. Create a "mummy" look by layering the strips of dough. Seal the edges with a fork and trim the overhang with a paring knife. Lightly brush the tops of the hand pies with the egg wash. Or the eyes, add 2 raisins to each hand pie at the upper portion.
  7. Bake, rotating the pan halfway through for even color for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool the pies on a baking rack slightly for 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with a simple icing or serve as is. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar with ½ teaspoon water, and stir until smooth and glossy. Transfer the icing to a resealable bag and cut off the edge. Pipe the icing onto the hand pies using the stripes of the pie crust as a guide. Serve.

Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

This is a great way to transform your cheesy jalapeño poppers into scary little mummy bites by Woman's Day.

Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers Recipe by Woman's Day

Total prep time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 oz. coarsely grated extra-sharp Cheddar
  • 1 finely chopped scallion
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 6 small jalapeños
  • 1 sheet refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 24 frozen peas, thawed, or tiny pieces of roasted red pepper, or a combination

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large rimmed baking sheet, line with nonstick foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, Cheddar, scallion, and hot sauce, stir to combine. Spoon into a resealable plastic bag and cut off one corner.
  3. Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise, then remove the seeds. Pipe the cheese mixture into the pepper halves.
  4. Unroll the crescent dough and cut into 1⁄4" strips. To create a mummy-like pattern, wrap 2 strips around each filled jalapeño half. Transfer the jalapeños to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Let the mummies cool for 5 minutes, then place two peas or pieces of whole pepper on each one for eyes. Transfer to a platter and serve warm or at room temperature.

Ghost S' mores Dip  Recipe

This is Ghost S'mores Dip by Lauren Miyashiro of Delish is a scary-easy dessert.

Ghost S' mores Dip by Lauren Miyashiro of Delish

Total prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 4 packages of ghost Peeps
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, warmed
  • Graham crackers, for serving
  • mini chocolate chips

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. At the bottom of a square baking dish, spread out chocolate chips and pour cream on top. Cover entirely with a single layer of ghost Peeps. Place mini chocolate chips to make eyes and mouth.
  2. Bake until the chocolate has melted and the ghosts are golden for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Serve warm with graham crackers for dipping.

Apple Spider Web Pops Recipe

These Apple Spider Web Pops from Food Network Kitchen are thick slices of tart apple dipped in chocolate.

Apple Spider Web Pops by Food Network Kitchen

Total prep time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, stemmed
  • 4 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 4 oz. chopped white chocolate

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment.
  2. Cut the apples lengthwise from the stem to bottom into 4 thick slices each. Remove any seeds and keep the core intact. For the round end slices; cut a thin slice off to remove the round portion and so they lay flat. With a wooden ice-pop stick, poke a small hole in the bottom of each slice and push halfway into the apple.
  3. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the bittersweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil and microwave at 50% power for 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. In another medium microwave-safe bowl, add the white chocolate and remaining 1 teaspoon coconut oil and microwave at 50% power for 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  4. Dip half of the apple slices entirely in the bittersweet chocolate, and let the excess drip back into the bowl, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Dip the remaining apple slices in the white chocolate. Let sit at room temperature so the chocolate thickens a bit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer the leftover dark and white chocolate to 2 separate small resealable plastic bags and snip a small corner off each bag. Pipe 3 to 4 dark chocolate concentric circles on the white chocolate-dipped apples and visa-versa. Create a spider web design by dragging a toothpick through the circles, starting at the center and working your way out. Refrigerate until hardened for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Add more eerie atmosphere to your Halloween party with these enchanting Halloween food recipe ideas and Halloween Magnetic Wine Charms Spooky Set. Everyone will surely be amazed by your delightful recipes and spooky wine charms on their drinks! Your festive party will surely be a hit. Happy Halloween!


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