15 of the best Halloween recipes
Stuck for Halloween party food ideas or looking for something spooky for a post-trick-and-trick meal or snack? We've got 15 scarily kid-friendly Halloween recipes right here...
Halloween is the spookiest night of the year (of course), so it should definitely feature properly scary (but tasty) food that makes the most of the ghoulish vibes and gets everyone wickedly fuelled for the trick-or-treating fun.
We've pulled together some terrifyingly tasty Halloween recipe ideas that all look brilliantly scary – and are actually all fairly simple to make. Many of them were created by children' food expert Annabel Karmel, so they come with her legendary reputation for easy-to-follow methods and maximum kid-appeal.
We've included supper dishes, as well as sweet and savoury bakes, and even some pretty healthy recipe ideas, too – just to balance out that candy overload a bit.
So, whether you're thinking of making some pre-trick-or-treat goodies to get the kids prepped for the neighbourhood walk-around or you're planning a full-on Halloween party, we've got it all uncannily well covered.
Here's our pick of the best Halloween recipes for kids...
Use up the pumpkin flesh you've scooped out of that Halloween lantern to make this warming, spooky nutritous soup.
Savoury, sultana-filled cupcakes that taste like pumpkins – and look like pumpkins!
Yummy orange-drizzle cupcakes with a scarily good (and easy-to-make) sugarpaste monsters on top.
Give a comforting family meatloaf a scary makeover with a pasta-ribbon Mummy face.
A lighter, less tooth-crackingly thick version of the traditional Halloween and Bonfire Night treat.
Give chocolate-topped cupcakes an 8-legged makeover with this creepy-crawly-inspired Halloween decorating idea.
Take Halloween cakes to a properly spooky level with these dead-simple-to make ghost bakes
Yes, it is possible to counter the candy overload (well, a bit) with this brilliantly clever skeleton made of veg, with a sour-cream-and-sweet-chilli-dipping-sauce face
Spook-up some simple cupcakes with swirly orange icing and some creepily cool white-chocolate skulls.
These savoury muffins are flavoured with ginger, cinnamon and pumpkin and have a deliciously sweet but monstrously scary green topping.
Treacly, ginger mini cakes, sandwiched with buttercream and topped with a spider's web: perfect for Halloween parties
Spicy biscuits with a deliciously creepy vibe – for Halloween tea or to string up and dangle as party decorations
13. Witches' Fingers
A vegan-friendly Halloween treat, made of dates, prunes, honey and cocoa powder – delicious to eat but how thrillingly gruesome do they look?
A warming meat-and-veg stew that cleverly makes use of any pumpkin flesh left over from Halloween lantern-carving
15. And for the babies: Beetroot and pumpkin puree
Halloween-up an iron-rich beetroot puree with the addition of nutrient-rich pumpkin
Janet is mum to two children aged 6 & 9 and a great-Aunt too. She began writing early, penning her first book aged just 7. She has published 2 books
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