Easy and Fun Halloween Recipes

Halloween is nearly here. Get in the spirit with these easy recipes that each require less than an hour of prep time.

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Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Apple Monsters

Make these spooky treats using ripe apples and festive candy. To start, help kids remove a wedge to form the mouth, then let your own little monsters assemble the creatures as they like.

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Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Creepy Chili

Cheddar and Colby-Jack cheese cutouts are a simple and delicious way to make mealtime fun. Use yummy bats and spiders made of cheese to top our recipe for classic 3-Bean Chili.

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Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Halloween Veggies

In a holiday focused on sugary-sweet treats, this dressed-up hummus is a fresh change of pace. Serve the dip in a hollowed-out pumpkin alongside your favorite Halloween-colored veggies. Dig in!

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Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Ghostly Hot Cocoa

Take scrumptious hot chocolate to the next level by turning it into a ghostly-good dessert. Simply follow the recipe to make the warm drink, and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Use candies like Junior Mints and chocolate chips to make the ghoulish creature come to life.

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Greg Scheidemann

Spider Web Soup

This cozy Halloween supper comes together in no time. A simple swirl of sour cream is transformed into a creepy spider web by dragging a toothpick from the center out toward the edges.

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Marty Baldwin

Spooky Smoothies

Give your trick-or-treaters a healthy vitamin boost before they go begging for sweets. They'll love this easy-to-make smoothie -- and not only because of the spooky meringue eyeballs.

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Marty Baldwin

Wacky Witches

Made with frozen cheesecake, sherbet, and fudge-stripe cookies, these adorable witch faces are the perfect last-minute dessert. Best of all: They can be prepared ahead of time and frozen until just before you're ready to serve -- perfect if you're hosting a crowd.

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Marty Baldwin

Woo-Hoo Hooty

Need a quick appetizer to bring to this year's Halloween party? This no-fuss cheese dip is made to look just like a haunting owl.

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Marty Baldwin

Scary Skulls

These eerie skeletons are sure to be a hit at any Halloween gathering. Plus, you can make them from scratch in less than an hour.

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Marty Baldwin

Witch's Hat Calzones

Made with refrigerated crescent roll dough, this super simple recipe transforms kid-friendly calzones into a bewitching Halloween dinner.

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Greg Scheidemann

Chicken Feed

Fill your favorite Halloween dish with this tasty party mix that requires only 12 minutes of prep time.

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Greg Scheidemann

Popcorn Balls

This hassle-free recipe is a hit with kids. Use food coloring to make the popcorn an eerie green, monster-eye yellow, or jack-o'-lantern orange.

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Blaine Moats

Mad Scientist Wraps

Create a creepy Frankenstein laboratory in your kitchen with these creative sandwich wraps. There's no need to run to the store; let the contents of your refrigerator inspire you.

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Scott Little

Puzzle Cookies

These interactive (and edible) Halloween scene puzzle pieces can be baked on the fly thanks to refrigerated sugar cookie dough.

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Andy Lyons

White-As-A-Ghost Pops

Create a haunting display with these candy-coated rice cereal ghosts. No one will believe they took less than an hour to make.

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Marty Baldwin

Tombstone Trio

This frightful graveyard scene is surprisingly simple to assemble using pantry staples, such as marshmallows, graham crackers, and pretzel sticks.

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Andy Lyons

Candy-Filled Witches' Hats

Upside-down chocolate ice cream cones create a pointy witch's hat, perfect for stashing a candy surprise.

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Andy Lyons

Broomstick Bites

Don't be surprised if these last-minute Halloween snacks fly off the plate. Tip: Try serving the pretzel stick brooms with a "cauldron" of bubbly cheese dip.

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Greg Scheidemann

Mummy Wraps

Put a Halloween twist on a classic kid favorite by "mummifying" jumbo franks with refrigerated breadsticks dough.

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