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10 Tricks and Treats to Make for Halloween

Enjoy ten of our most deliciously spooky Halloween recipes to spice up your spirit with a few tricks and treats this October!

In full disclosure – I absolutely love Halloween! It is my favorite holiday and it’s also the perfect time of the year for a horror lover such as myself.

The dark gloomy skies, the creepy new flicks that come out, the costumes and mayhem, and of course, the treats that I can’t help but crave year-round.

As the days grow shorter and the air crisper, it’s nice to be in the kitchen by a warm stove, and even better when you can enjoy it with family and friends.

This is the time of year when I truly love nothing better than to whip up a tasty snack or dessert and curl up under blankets with the kids to watch a movie.

In celebration of spooky season, here are some of our best Halloween recipes so you can try your hand making a few uniqeu tricks and treats this year!

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Butterfinger Cupcakes Recipe
If my kids offer me a sampling of their prized Halloween candy stash, one of the first things I’ll go to grab is the bright yellow and blue wrapper of a Butterfinger! Our delicious Butterfinger cupcakes are a true treat pairing the beloved candy bar with thickly iced cupcakes that will leave you wanting a second…and a third. Bonus, the colors will perfectly coordinate with your Halloween party décor!
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Homemade Twix Cookie Pops Recipe
What’s Halloween known for, if not candy?! Here’s another homemade Halloween candy-themed treat that will bring your party to a whole new level. Everyone loves the chocolate and caramel flavor of Twix, and now you can replicate it with our homemade Twix cookie pops recipe! Stick these sweets into a pumpkin for the cutest presentation at your table and watch them disappear.
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Candy Corn Trash Recipe
Love it or hate it, as there doesn’t seem to be much in-between, candy corn = Halloween. You may be familiar with other “trash” recipes that are, in fact, anything but! Meant as a mixture of different items, “trash” recipes, like our candy corn trash recipe, are a delight for those who love a sweet and savory combo. It tastes great next to some fresh, hot, buttery popcorn – yum!
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Spider Cookies Recipe
Most of us don’t like spiders, but who could say no to a spider made of peanut butter cups? Our cute and festive spider cookies recipe is gluten-free to boot, so it can be enjoyed by people who have dietary restrictions. Plus, these might just be the cutest spiders you’ve ever seen, made with mini Reese’s cups on top of soft, chewy peanut butter cookies.
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Pumpkin Snickers Cupcakes Recipe
This recipe for our pumpkin Snickers cupcakes is surprisingly easy to make, especially considering how tasty they are! The delightful combination of seasonal pumpkin and timeless Snickers bars makes for a unique cupcake treat perfect for Halloween. We’re talking yummy pumpkin cupcakes, topped with thick peanut nougat frosting with chunks of Snickers to finish them off.
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Deviled Egg Eyeballs Recipe
Devilishly delicious eggs take on a creepy look that will make your party spread look spookishly spectacular with our deviled egg eyeballs recipe! Bloodshot eyeballs peeking up at you from a tray – does it get any cooler than that?! Every party needs something savory to balance out all the sweets, and these hit the spot while keeping on theme. A perfect combination.
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Take 5 Pops Recipe
Another festive, seasonal candy lollipop combo that is going to wow your guests or trick or treaters, this recipe for our popular Take 5 pops boast a sweet and salty mix that will delight any age. I personally love the salty pretzel and caramel blend that’s so popular right now for good reason. They’re also deceptively simple to make and the kids love helping!
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Icky Intestines Bread Recipe
Sticky, sweet pastry bread forms into a coil of doughy “intestines” in this yummy recipe for intestines bread that lends that creepy-cool macabre visual appeal to any Halloween party food spread. Believe it or not, this ghastly bread also makes a great breakfast to get your kids in the spooky spirit leading up to Halloween.
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Candy Apples Recipe
A true classic (that I could eat any time of the day or night), candy apples are synonymous with Halloween! I love to take the family apple picking at a local orchard, and with all the variations that you can possibly enjoy, candy apples are without a doubt incredibly popular. Fun to make together and bag up for a class party or take-home treat, candy apples are an absolute must for October!
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Meringue Ghost Cookies Recipe
Rounding out the list of our favorite seasonal treats for spooky season is possibly one of the cutest recipes possible – our meringue ghost cookies recipes! These airy cookies make an adorable treat for young kids who might be too creeped out to appreciate bloodshot deviled egg eyeballs. These googly-eyed ghouls will bring a smile to any face and are simple to make and enjoy.
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