Need alternatives to trick-or-treat candy? These fun Halloween-themed recipes are sure to be hits with the whole family!
Green Apple Monsters
What you’ll need:
- Green apples
- Peanut butter
- Sunflower seeds
- Googly eyes (non-edible) or fondant (edible)
Banana Ghosts & Tangerine Pumpkins
What you’ll need:
- Chocolate chips
- Celery sticks
1 (8-ounce) tube of crescent roll dough
6 hot dogs
Yellow mustard, for decorating
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Roll out the crescent roll dough. Cut the dough into 4 rectangles, pressing the perforations together to seal. Using a paring knife, cut the dough into long, thin strips.
- Wrap the dough strips around the hot dogs, leaving a small open space for eyes near the top ends. Place on a baking sheet.
- Bake the hot dogs for 11–14 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
- Add 2 dots of yellow mustard to each hot dog for eyes, then serve.
What you’ll need:
- For guacamole: avocados, lime juice, garlic, sea salt
- For garnish (your choice): blue corn chips, shredded carrots, olives, string cheese, black beans, bell pepper
Peanut Butter Mummies
Makes 12 cookies
12 ounces white candy melts
12 peanut butter sandwich cookies
12–24 candy eyes
- Melt the candy melts in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30-second increments at 50% power. Stir until smooth.
- Dunk the peanut butter cookies in melted candy, coating both sides. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and use a spoon to ensure the cookies are entirely covered.
- Place 1 or 2 candy eyes on each cookie.
- Using a fork, drizzle melted candy from side to side over each cookie to create a bandaged look.
- Let set completely before serving.
Ghoul and Ghost Dippers
14 ounces pizza dough
Kosher salt, to taste
Marinara sauce, for dipping
- Preheat the oven to 475°F (275°C).
- Roll out the pizza dough until very thin. Using cookie cutters or a paring knife, cut out spooky shapes.
- Transfer the shapes to a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 6–10 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
12 mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Slice the apple into eight wedges, creating pieces about the size of lips.
- Cut 3 mini marshmallows in half crosswise and 1 in half diagonally.
- Spread peanut butter on one side of an apple slice, then stick the cut marshmallows to the peanut butter to create a spooky smile. Spread peanut butter on another slice of apple and place on top of marshmallows to create a mouth.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to create 3 more vampire smiles.
Chocolate Cookie Spiders
3 pieces black shoestring licorice
12 chocolate sandwich cookies
1 tablespoon chocolate frosting or melted chocolate
24 mini chocolate candies
- Cut the black shoestring licorice into 60 small pieces, about 1½ inches long.
- Stick 4 pieces of black licorice into the cream filling on one side of a cookie, then stick 4 more pieces into the other side. Repeat with the remaining cookies and licorice.
- Using the frosting as an adhesive, stick the mini chocolate candies onto the cookies to create eyes.
Nice healthy refreshing cute Halloween treats. Thx
Juana Solano says,
Ustedes logran darnos un momento de distracción con sus recetas en tiempo tan difíciles gracias están muy bellas
Gladys Angelica Lopez D. says,
Great ideas. I like some of them for entertaining and for snacking even if its not halloween!
Paige Case says,
Love the idea of the different treats
Nice varieties of recipes. Love trying new recipes.
Sherry Ball says,
Great recipes. Would love to see more for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you!!
Love the tangerine pumpkins, simple and NO ghost. Do you have more of fall recipe for kids ages 8 and under ?
Thank you so much.
Carolyn Kim Elderkin says,
Tonya Jensen says,
The receipes look good to eat and I will love to see more of then
Josefa Pena says,
Maryanne Freeman says,
Thank you for the great And unusual ideas they will make the kids happy and me too They look so yummy. Thank you happy Halloween
Kim w Peak says,
Love your recipes
I love your recipe
Love your recipes.
Josephine Casados says,
I love your recipes. Nice party get together trays
Corina Cordero says,
Thank you great actives for every one