Halloween Recipes, Tips & Videos

Halloween Recipes, Tips & Videos

Halloween has become the largest decorating holiday in the US behind Christmas and the range of fun and scary foods is almost as large. Enliven your Halloween parties with fun and creepy recipes from Recipe4Living.


Halloween Appetizer Recipes

Spooky Eyes

Use hard boiled eggs to make these creepy eyeballs!



Red food coloring

Sliced olives


Boil eggs and when they are done, crack them but do not peel them. Put them in a bowl of water with red food coloring. Leave in bowl for 1 hour. Peel eggs and they should look all bloodshot". Cut them in half (shortwise). Set them down on the cut side so you are looking at the rounded side. Set one sliced olive on top and that is the pupil of the "eyeball".

More Halloween Appetizer Recipes

Corn Dogs

Skeleton Bread

Frog's Eye Salad

Halloween Drink Recipes

Halloween Punch from Hell

An adult beverage for Halloween with a whole lot of "punch"!


1 gallon fruit punch

1/2 gallon pineapple juice

1/2 gallon ginger ale 

3 pints vodka


Combine ingredients and enjoy!

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Black Halloween Punch

Witch's Brew


Dirty Bath Water

Halloween Main Dish Recipes

Halloween Chili

This thick chili has an ominous look that will fill up all your ghouls before they go out Trick-or-Treating.


2 C. chopped onions

1 chopped green bell pepper

1 Tbs. minced garlic

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

2 Tbs. flour

2 1/2 C. water

1/3 C. tomato paste

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed.

1 1/2 lb. top sirloin steak, cut into 1-2 inch strips

Salt and pepper to taste

Tortilla chips

Shredded Cheese

Chopped Green Onions


Sour Cream


Spray large soup pot with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onions and pepper. Cook 5-10 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Stir in garlic, salt, paprika, cumin, oregano, red pepper and flour. Cook stirring for 1 minute or until vegetables are well coated. Stir in water. Add tomato paste and stir until blended. Add black beans and black-eyed peas. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes – stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, spray frying pan with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sirloin steak. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until browned. Add meat to chili and simmer until served. Serve with tortilla chips and toppings.

Yield: 8 cups

From: Chef Cydney Neil, Rocky Point Haunted House

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Witch Wanda's Scary Chili

Inside Out Pizzas

Baked "Weed Rat" Meatloaf

Halloween Dessert Recipes

Spooky Delights

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake in 350-degree oven for 25 minutes. Let cool.


In a large mixing bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix well. Cut the center chunk out of each cupcake and set aside. Fill cavity in cupcake with a large dollop of frosting. In the front of the cavity, stand a gummy eyeball. Decorate with halloween sprinkles and colored sugar. Cover leftovers loosely and refrigerate.

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Halloween Rocky Road Brownies

Dead Man's Legs

Cat's Tongues

Black Cat Cupcakes

Halloween Snack Recipes

Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts

These fun treats are very festive without being scary. Children can decorate the ghost's faces to make them personal.


1/3 C. butter

6 C. miniature marshmallows

1 tsp. vanilla

8 C. crispy rice cereal

2 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped

Pallor Icing:

1 C. granulated sugar

3 Tbs. water

1 egg white

Pinch cream of tartar

Pinch salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla


In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in marshmallows until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Scrape into large bowl; stir in cereal until coated. Set bowl over saucepan of boiling water. Using rubber gloves, shape cereal mixture into 4-inch long ghost shapes. Let stand for about 30 minutes or until firm.

To make icing, in top of double boiler over boiling water, combine sugar, water, egg white, cream of tartar and salt. With electric mixer, beat at high speed for 7 minutes or until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold in vanilla. Spread ghosts with Pallor Icing ; let stand for about 30 minutes or until set. In top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate; pipe onto ghosts to make faces.

Ghosts can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened. Decorate the ghosts by drawing faces with chocolate, or use candies and licorice strings.

More Halloween Snack Recipes

Creepy Delights

Bloody Delights

Edible Eyeballs

Halloween Treat Recipes

Candied Apples For Halloween

This is a fun, seasonal recipe that the whole family can enjoy! If they are old enough to be careful, let the kids help dip the apples into the coating.


1 1/2 C. sugar

2 tsp. vinegar

2/3-C. water

1 package cherry Kool-aid

10 apples


Mix sugar, vinegar and water. Boil until mixture reaches 300-degrees; cool. Stir in Kool-Aid. Put apples on sticks and dip into mixture quickly. 10 Servings.

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Halloween Goblin Balls

Halloween Worms

Halloween Fun Popcorn Crunch

Halloween Recipe Videos, Hints & Tips

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Halloween Food and Fun

Halloween Food Game

Learn how to add blood vessels to eye balls for Halloween party food in this free Halloween how-to video.

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