10 Halloween recipes that are de-frightful and delicious

Halloween recipes

Updated On: November 27, 2023 by   Sara LynchSara Lynch

Get ready to celebrate the spooky season with these de-frightful Halloween recipes. Enjoy scary savoury snacks, terrible treats and devilish drinks from our list of Halloween recipes, guests won’t know if they are a trick or a treat!

Halloween recipes
Halloween recipe

Savoury Halloween food 

Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with food. Let your inner demon out in the kitchen and see what fang-tastic food you can make. These savoury recipes are the perfect addition for spooky party food. 

Mummified Sausage Halloween recipe

These mummified sausages are a great way to put a Halloween twist on a party food classic. 

Halloween recipes
Halloween recipe – mummy sausages


  • Sausages (any kind expect cocktail)
  • Puff pastry 
  • 1 egg


  1. Cut the puff pastry into long thin strips. 
  2. Wrap each sausage with a strip of puff pastry , resembling banadages. 
  3. Brush the egg mixture over the puff pastry. 
  4. Bake in the oven at 200C for 20-25 minutes. 
  5. Add on some edible eyes.
  6. Serve with a dip of your choice.

You should be able to purchase edible eyes made of icing in large supermarkets, or you can purchase them for £2.50 on Amazon. 

Pumpkin soup Halloween recipe

It is the season for all things pumpkin, and pumpkin soup is a great seasonal treat to serve around Halloween time. 

Halloween recipe
Halloween recipe – pumpkin soup


  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped. 
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped. 
  • 1 large pumpkin
  • 700ml vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg


  1. Peel and deseed the pumpkin.
  2. Chop the pumpkin into 1-inch cubes. 
  3. Heat the oil and onion in a pan, on medium heat. 
  4. Add in the pumpkin, thyme, garlic and nutmeg, let it cook for around 10 minutes.
  5. Add in the stock, and bring to a boil.
  6. Simmer the soup for a further 15 minutes. 
  7. Add in the double cream.
  8. Blend the soup with a hand blender until the consistency is smooth and soup-like. 

For an extra creative flare, you could also try to design a spider web over the soup with the rest of the double cream. Pour the double cream into a small jug, and use it to draw three circles inside one another. Then use a cocktail stick to connect the circles, forming a spiders-web. 

Skip to 5.00 in this video for a visual demonstration: 

“Spider Web” Halloween Black Bean Soup – NoRecipeRequired.com

Stuffed Halloween peppers Halloween recipe

Another spooky savoury food that you can make this Halloween is these stuffed peppers. They look like scary food zombies, stuffed with frightening innards. 

Halloween recipe
Halloween recipe – stuffed peppers


  • Bell peppers
  • Spaghetti pasta
  • Tomato pasta sauce
  • Herbs and seasoning of your choice


  1. Cut the top of your bell pepper and remove the seeds and insides. 
  2. Cut holes for eyes and a creepy smile in the body of the pepper. 
  3. Boil the spaghetti in salt water. 
  4. Cook the spaghetti and with the tomato sauce and add seasoning.  
  5. Fill your peppers with the spaghetti pasta.
  6. Cook in the oven at 180C for 10 minutes.

The spaghetti works great for this recipe as it resembles spilling guts, but you could fill these peppers with any stuffing of your choice, i.e.) chilli, rice, vegetables, cheese or curry. Stuff these zombie peppers with whatever filling you think your guests will enjoy most.

Vomiting pumpkin chip and dip Halloween recipe

This savoury Halloween display is so gross and perfect for horrifying your guests whilst serving them chips and dip. 

Halloween recipes
Halloween recipe – pumpkin nachos


  • 1 pumpkin
  • Guacamole dip 
  • Nachos or crackers 


  1. Cut the top of your pumpkin off and scoop out all of the seeds and innards.
  2. Cut out eyes and a wide smile (big enough to pour your dip through).
  3. Fill the pumpkin with the dip and pour some through its mouth. 
  4. Position the pumpkin so it looks like it is vomiting up the dip. 
  5. Lay out your nachos or crackers on a serving plate and place some more dip in the middle.

You could also use hummus, salsa or melted cheese as an alternative for the dip. This vomiting pumpkin is a real show-stopper for Halloween snacks, hopefully your guests don’t eat with their eyes!

Sweet Halloween food 

Entertain guests this Halloween with recipes for ghoulish goodies and creepy candies. These sweet Halloween recipes really put the treat in ‘trick or treat’.

Creepy chocolate cupcake Halloween recipe

Let your creative side out when designing these creepy cupcakes. Use halloween toppings and coloured icing to create cupcakes topped with ghosts, pumpkins and creepy eyes. 

Halloween recipes
Halloween recipe – cupcakes

Ingredients for cupcakes: 

  • 4 tbsp water
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175g unsalted softened, butter 
  • 165g golden caster sugar
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Ingredients for icing: 

  • 360g powdered sugar
  • 45g butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Orange, black and green food colouring. 
  • Cupcake toppings.

Method for cupcakes: 

  1. Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl.
  2. Pour in the water and mix into a thick paste. 
  3. Add in the eggs, butter, sugar, flour and baking powder.
  4. Mix the ingredients with an electric whisk or beat with a wooden spoon.
  5. Divide the mixture into 12 paper cases. 
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Let cupcakes cool for an hour before icing them. 

Method for icing: 

  1. Mix the powdered sugar, butter and 1 tablespoon of milk into a bowl, with an electric whisk.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Add in the other tablespoon of milk, if the mixture is too thick.
  4. Separate the icing into 4 parts.
  5. Add one drop of each food colouring into each part, except for the original part which you are keeping white.
  6. Use an icing bag to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.
  7. Top the cupcakes with your toppings. 

These cupcakes will go down as a real tasty treat at Halloween. You can also buy cupcake toppings at any major supermarket, Tesco are selling this pack for just £1.50. If you really want to have minimal effort making these cupcakes, you can also pick up pre-made icing at Tescos, Betty Crocker’s vanilla icing is pretty good!

Spider cookies Halloween recipe

Another fun tasty treat you can prepare for this Halloween, is these spider cookies. These are sure to creep out your guests, but that won’t stop them from eating them. 

Halloween recipes
Halloween recipe – spider cookies

Ingredients for cookies: 

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg

Ingredients for spider topping: 

  • Melted chocolate
  • Chocolate body e.g) Lindts, Reeses Pieces, chocolate buttons etc. 

Method for cookies: 

  1. Whisk the butter with a spoon or stand mixer.
  2. Add the sugar and keep beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Sift in the flour 
  4. Add in the cinnamon or nutmeg. 
  5. Roll the dough into balls and place them apart on a baking sheet.
  6. Press the balls down gently with the palm of your hand. 
  7. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 190C for 10-12 mins.
  8. Let the cookies completely cool before topping them. 

Method for spider topping: 

  1. Melted the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. 
  2. Fill the melted chocolate into an icing bag. 
  3. Place the chocolate body, which may be a reese’s piece, in the centre of the cookie and secure it down with melted chocolate. 
  4. Draw eight legs from the chocolate body with the melted chocolate.
  5. Cool the cookies for 30 minutes in the fridge to set. 

These cookies are a great showstopper for sweet Halloween treats. For more convenience, you could also just top a batch of premade cookies with the spider toppings. It is the season for tricks after all. 

Frankenstein Marshmallows 

These Frankenstein marshmallows are a really simple and easy Halloween sweet treat you can make at home. They don’t require much time or cooking expertise, just a steady hand for detail. 

Halloween recipes
Halloween recipe – marshmallow men


  • Marshmallows
  • Green food colouring
  • Black food colouring
  • White chocolate
  • Wooden skewers.


  1. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
  2. Separate the melted chocolate into 2 parts.
  3. Add green food colouring to one part of the melted chocolate and black food colouring to other, mix well. 
  4. Place your marshmallows on the top of the wooden skewers. 
  5. Dip the marshmallows into the green chocolate mixture and let set.
  6. Once set, dip the marshmallows into the black mixture and let it run down a little to resemble hair. 
  7. Put the rest of the black chocolate into a piping bag for drawing on the smaller details.
  8. Set in the fridge for 10-15minutes. 

These Frankenstein marshmallows are a great addition to your Halloween sweet treats and you don’t have to stick to making Frankensteins, you can create monsters, zombies or vampires on your Halloween marshmallows. 

Healthy Halloween food 

Even monsters and ghouls need to keep their bodies healthy and with so many treats this spooky season, it’s sometimes good to provide some healthy Halloween options. Here are some suggestions for healthy Halloween recipes you can make at home.

Freaky fruit Halloween recipe

A fun twist on your favourite fruit to make it Halloweeny. Oranges make for great tiny pumpkins and bananas become spooky ghost boonanas.  

Halloween recipe
Halloween recipe – freaky fruit


  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Celery
  • Chocolate 

Method for oranges: 

  1. Cut the celery into tiny strips.
  2. Peel the oranges 
  3. Place the celery at the top like the top of a pumpkin. 

Method for boonanas: 

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
  2. Pipe the chocolate into an icing bag.
  3. Peel the bananas and cut them in half.
  4. Draw eyes on the bananas with the melted chocolate. 

These oranges and bananas are a great way to get some nutrition into your little ones during the spooky season. You could also dip some strawberries in yoghurt, set them and draw spooky faces onto them. Fruit can be frightening and freaky! 

Witches carrot fingers 

Witches’ carrot fingers are another great way to introduce some healthy party food this spooky season. They are very easy to prepare, the most difficult part is getting the carrots to look like fingers. 

Halloween recipe
Halloween recipe – carrot fingers


  • Carrots
  • Dip of choice
  • Pistachio shells


  1. Peel the carrots
  2. Use a small knife to carve the carrots to look like fingers.
  3. Stick the pistachio shells into the top of the fingers to look like fingernails. 
  4. Serve the carrots with a dip of your choice.

These carrots fingers are a great addition for Halloween party food. You can serve them with salsa to look like they are being dipped in blood, or serve with any other dip such as guacamole or salsa. Just make sure there isn’t any garlic in the dip or the vampires won’t be able to have any!

Apple bites that bite back recipe 

These apple bites are a really gross and fun addition to your selection of Halloween party food. They look like little green monsters that want to eat your guests, instead of the other way around!

Halloween recipe
Halloween recipe – apple teeth


  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflowers seeds 
  • Pumpkin seeds


  1. Slice the green apples into four.
  2. In each quartet, cut out a slice in the middle for the mouth (don’t cut the whole way through the apple). 
  3. Fill the mouth with peanut butter.
  4. Place a sliced strawberry on the bottom for tongue.
  5. Place the sunflower seeds on the roof of the mouth for teeth.
  6. Place 2 pumpkin seeds at the top for eyes. 

These healthy apple bites are a great way to get fruit and seeds into your little monsters and guests. It’s also a great way of using up all of those pumpkin seeds. 

For more inspiration on Halloween treats and where to buy them, check out this blog. You should also check out this short video on how to make some last minute Halloween recipes.

Halloween recipes

Spooky Halloween recipes are a great way to celebrate the frightful season. Have fun and let your inner monster out to start creating Halloween food that even Vampires will be dying to try!

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