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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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Witch's Hat Calzones
Made with refrigerated crescent roll dough, this super simple recipe transforms kid-friendly calzones into a bewitching Halloween dinner.
Fill your favorite Halloween dish with this tasty party mix that requires only 12 minutes of prep time.
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.
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.
These interactive (and edible) Halloween scene puzzle pieces can be baked on the fly thanks to refrigerated sugar cookie dough.
Create a haunting display with these candy-coated rice cereal ghosts. No one will believe they took less than an hour to make.
This frightful graveyard scene is surprisingly simple to assemble using pantry staples, such as marshmallows, graham crackers, and pretzel sticks.
Candy-Filled Witches' Hats
Upside-down chocolate ice cream cones create a pointy witch's hat, perfect for stashing a candy surprise.
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.
Put a Halloween twist on a classic kid favorite by "mummifying" jumbo franks with refrigerated breadsticks dough.
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