Play with your food: fun & easy Halloween recipes

Play with your food: fun & easy Halloween recipes

Whooo doesn’t love Halloween? Or Halloween parties for that matter? When October comes knocking on your door, gather up your friends, neighbors and family for a frightfully fun get-together featuring gobblin’-good party food. Our spooktacular spread includes 5 fun and easy Halloween recipes: Tasty Mice, Sweet Specters, Dem Bones, Wee Squiddies and Witch’s Brew. Bone appétit!

And if you’re planning on serving some creepy cocktails at your Halloween party, try out these ghoulish garnishes.

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Wee squiddies (Lit’l Smokies)

Smokies in BBQ sauce are a hit at any party, and this recipe makes them perfect for Halloween. They look like really questionable calamari. Eeewww…but also, yum!

Dem bones

This recipe is a great example of taking an everyday favorite and reimagining it as a creepy Halloween treat. Let it inspire you to revisit your own recipe cards with a twisted spirit.

Sweet specters

These shape-shifting meringue ghost cookies only look tricky.

Tasty mice

For some families, these little critters are a Halloween tradition, but they can also be a great classroom party treat. (Save the recipe, and you can make them again at Christmas, too!)

Witch's brew

Every hour will be the witching hour when you serve this potent punch.

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  • Additional contributions by Food Stylist Tina Stamos and Hallmark Writer Jennifer Fujita.

Ali Moses is a Kansas City illustrator, belly dancer and magnet for stray kitties. When she's not playing with her food, she likes to read science fiction novels, grow vegetables in her garden and just generally make the world a prettier place.