October is here, which means Halloween is near. If you’re planning a Halloween party or just want to make some Halloween snacks and goodies for yourself or the kids, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these 100 best Halloween food ideas for a scary-good time.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not also make it a fun meal on a fun day?
1. Halloween Smoothie Bowl – The Vegan Spoon
This Halloween smoothie bowl is made with sweet berries, a yogurt spider web, and fake spiders for a creepy but healthy Halloween breakfast.
2. Pop Tart Ghosts – The Simple Sweet Life
These pop tart ghosts are full of chocolate hazelnut spread and covered with icing, making them a cute hand-held item for breakfast. You won’t want store-bought toaster pastries after these!
3. Bloody guts cinnamon rolls – Mom’s Diner
Believe me when I say these spooky bloody gut cinnamon rolls are gross and gory. Try these for breakfast or as a Halloween dessert.
4. Halloween Pancakes – House of Nash Eats
Turn a classic pancake stack into a Halloween one with these orange, black, and white pancakes topped with fake blood syrup!
5. Jack-o’- Lantern Waffles – Anne’s Entitled Life
This happy jack-o’-lantern waffle has a sweet smile that will make the kids smile too, and it’s easy peasy to make.
6. Pumpkin-Shaped Bagels – Drugstore Divas
These pumpkin-shaped bagels look adorable with little pretzel sticks sticking out of them. And they taste like sourdough bread, so you can serve them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
7. Creepy Halloween Bagels – Lovely Indeed
Save the candy for Halloween night. Make these healthier Halloween bagel mummies, ghosts, and vampires for breakfast or lunch.
8. Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Alfredo ‘Smashed Spider’ – The Forked Spoon
This creamy pumpkin cauliflower Alfredo dish is made with black pasta and a blend of veggies for the sauce, so the little ones won’t even know they’re eating healthy veggies for dinner.
9. Halloween Mummy Stromboli – xoxo Bella
How cute is this Halloween mummy stromboli? It makes a fun appetizer or the main dish at dinner.
10. Halloween Spider Meatloaf – Where is My Spoon
This extra tasty Halloween spider meatloaf is made like a typical meatloaf but has the added touch of sausages for legs and black olives for eyes. What a way to have some fun at Halloween dinner!
11. Taco Stuffed Mini Sweet Pepper Mummies – Healthy Family Project
These taco-stuffed mini sweet pepper mummies are a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun. The kids will love helping wrap the peppers with crescent roll dough and placing candy eyes on them.
12. Ghost Pizzas – Crayons and Cravings
These mini ghost pizzas come together quickly and easily, so you and the kids have more time for trick-or-treating.
13. Halloween Party Sandwich – Delicious Table
This is one of those fun Halloween food ideas that is not too scary for those who don’t want their food to look like blood and guts. The bonus is you can use any deli meat and ingredients to make the sandwich to your liking.
14. Scary Spaghetti with Eyeballs – Clan Kitchen
You can make scary spaghetti with common items you probably already have in your pantry. It’s an economical and quick dinner for those busy nights when you have to get dinner on the table fast.
15. Spider Halloween Pizza with Black Charcoal Crust – xoxo Bella
This spidery pizza isn’t burned; it has a black charcoal crust! Add in some simple black spider olives and you have the perfect Halloween pizza.
16. Butternut Squash Bat Soup – A Worthey Read
How warm, cozy, and spooky is this butternut squash bat soup? Serve it with some crusty bread and you’ll have both adults and children raving about this dish!
17. Spooky Gnocchi – Wild Vegan Flower
These skull gnocchi are the most awesome Halloween-themed food. Serve it with your favorite sauce for an extra special Halloween dinner.
18. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – House of Nash Eats
This pumpkin pie smoothie is full of fall flavors. It tastes like pumpkin pie but is much healthier so you can have it at any time of the day or even twice a day!
19. Monster Milk – Drugstore Divas
This monster milk is not too spooky and has only four ingredients. Serve this healthy drink at breakfast or even to guests at your next Halloween party.
20. Halloween Punch – A Mummy Too
The children will light up when they see the gummy worms dangling out of this Halloween punch.
21. Purple People Eater Mocktail – Three Olives Branch
This cocktail or mocktail has an amusing bluish purple color and ping pong eyeball to give you a spook while you drink it.
22. Hocus Pocus Punch – Crayons and Cravings
This gorgeous orange punch is inspired by one of the best Halloween movies there is – Hocus Pocus. Made with only three ingredients, it’s easy to whip up for a quick sweet treat.
23. Candy Corn Hot Chocolate – The Magical Slow Cooker
Did you know that hot chocolate can be orange? The secret is in the white chocolate chips. Make this even more delicious with some sprinkles, marshmallows, and syrup on top. Yum!
24. Polyjuice Potion – Baking Beauty
If you or your kids love Harry Potter, stir up the magical Halloween spirit with this delicious Polyjuice potion.
25. Witch’s Brew Punch – We Dish it Up
This witch’s brew can have fingers, eyeballs, spiders, and anything else that floats in it to make up the ingredients of the brew. Plus, it’s tasty too!
26. Hocus Pocus Halloween Float – Infinite Taste
Rainbow sherbet, grape soda, and gummy worms make this ice cream float a hit. Serve it in a martini glass for an extra wow!
27. Blood Bags – Finding Zest
These red IV bags look like the real deal, perfect for kids who want a shocking drink.
28. Witch Cauldron Mug Cake – Bitz n Giggles
This chocolate mug cake makes a perfect dessert with its witch cauldron and Halloween sprinkles. The best part is that they only take 90 seconds to make!
29. Witch Finger Sugar Cookies – Midget Momma
These witch finger sugar cookies look like real fingers! The kids will have so much fun munching on them.
30. Witch Boot Cookies – Buttercream Parties
Knock the socks off your guests with these pretty witch boot cookies.
31. Witch Cupcakes – The Simple Sweet Life
These dark and creep witch cupcakes look like they are difficult to make, but you can have them ready to serve in 30 minutes!
32. Witch’s Brew Halloween Bark – Marathons and Motivation
This witch’s brew Halloween bark is easy enough for children to join in making. Kids will love adding candies, worms, frogs, and more to this colorful bark.
33. Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board – Healthy Family Project
If you love the movie Hocus Pocus, you’ll love this creative charcuterie board that brings the three witches into food form. Everyone will be amazed at your creation!
34. Hocus Pocus Spell Book Brownies – Cheese Curd in Paradise
These Hocus Pocus spell books are such a creative nod to the movie. They’re super fudgy and delicious too!
35. Halloween Witch Chips and Guacamole – Marathons and Motivation
What’s a Halloween party without some chips and dip? This one has plenty of vegetables too to make it an extra healthy treat.
36. Cauldron Popcorn – Rainy Day Mum
This goblin green popcorn can be served as a Halloween party snack or a treat for trick-or-treaters. Serve them in mini cauldrons for an extra festive touch.
37. Halloween Witch Ice Cream Sundaes – Nibble and Dine
These Halloween witch ice cream sundaes are made in about 10 minutes with only a few ingredients. Plus, the kids can decorate the witch faces as they’d like.
38. Mummy Hand Pies – Texan Erin
It’s hard to find Halloween treats that aren’t overly processed. These mummy hand pies with their strawberry jam filling are adorable, tasty, and gluten-free.
39. Puff Pastry Sausage Mummies – By Andrea Janssen
These darling puff pastry sausage mummies make a great finger food and are so easy to make. Watch out for those eyes following you!
40. Mummy Meatballs – In the Kids Kitchen
Those cute mummy meatballs are a great non-candy treat so the kids can get some protein to balance out the sweets of Halloween night
41. Mummy Meatloaf – Amanda’s Cookin
This mummy meatloaf is a great way to get the kids to eat dinner. They can even help decorate the mummy with its mashed potato wrap.
42. Instant Pot Halloween Mummy Dogs – Corrie Cooks
These mummy dogs come together in just 15 minutes making them perfect for a quick snack or meal.
43. Halloween Mummy Candy Bombs – Made in a Pinch
These mummy candy bombs make a great gift for Halloween parties or just for you and the kids to enjoy. Have fun cracking them open!
44. Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats – Tasty Treats and Eats
Who can resist rice krispies in the shape of a pumpkin? Give these away as treats or snack on them yourself.
45. Chocolate Covered Strawberries Pumpkin Patch – Liv Gluten Free
These fresh strawberries are dipped in orange chocolate and placed on cookie crumbs making you feel like you’re enjoying an edible pumpkin patch!
46. Buffalo Chicken Jack-o’-Lantern Stuffed Peppers – xoxo Bella
These jack-o’-lateen peppers are stuffed with buffalo chicken making them both delicious and fun to eat.
47. Pumpkin Gnocchi – Marathons and Motivation
Give a twist to this classic Italian dish with pumpkin flavoring. You’ll get all the comfort of gnocchi with a taste of fall.
48. Pumpkin Dip – Love From the Oven
This pumpkin dip takes minutes to make and can be eaten with anything – veggies, pretzels, fruit, and more.
49. Instant Pot Halloween Pumpkin Empanadas – Corrie Cooks
These pumpkin empanadas have the flavor of pumpkin pie and you can make them in your Instant Pot.
50. Pumpkin Cheese Ball – Food, Folks, and Fun
This pumpkin cheese ball comes together in just a few minutes with delicious cream cheese and salami for a nice smoky and salty flavor. And it comes out to only $0.30 per serving.
51. Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls – xoxo Bella
These pumpkin cinnamon rolls make for a tasty and sweet breakfast and are simple enough that a beginner baker can make them.
52. Monster Mash Popcorn – Cooking With Curls
This sweet Halloween popcorn is crazy fun and delicious with its green chocolate, candy eyes, and purple pretzels.
53. Healthy Halloween Monster Mouths – Texan Erin
These Halloween monster mouths use fruit, jam, nut butter, and seeds for a healthy snack the kids can have at any time.
54. Halloween Monster Donuts – The Inspiration Edit
The kids will love munching on these green monster donuts. You can even pair it with a reading of Where the Wild Things Are.
55. Frankenstein Halloween Pretzel Rod – Mimosas and Motherhood
These Frankenstein pretzel rods are no-bake and easy to customize to your favorite Halloween colors.
56. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Monster Cookies – House of Nash Eats
These monster cookies are perfect for anyone who loves a combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Who doesn’t?
57. Frankenstein Donuts – xoxo Bella
Everyone will love these Frankenstein donuts that are filled with a fall apple spice flavor.
58. Monster Sloppy Joes – Mooshu Jenne
Play with basic foods and turn them into monsters with this budget-friendly sloppy joe.
59. Strawberry Halloween Monsters – Veggie Desserts
These strawberry monsters are sweet enough to be a Halloween treat but healthy enough to be a nutritious snack. Make plenty because they’ll be gone in a flash!
60. Halloween Monster Veggie Tray – Maple and Mango
This is such a unique take on a monster veggie tray. Use any veggies that are easy to eat with the hands such as carrots and snap peas.
61. Marshmallow Frankensteins – Amanda’s Cookin
These no-bake chocolate-dipped marshmallow Frankensteins are almost too adorable to eat.
62. Ghost Halloween Rice Krispie Treats – You Say Potatoes
Give the classic Rice Krispie treat a ghoulish twist by turning them into fun ghosts.
63. Halloween Ghost Grilled Cheese – The Cagle Diaries
These super simple Halloween ghost grilled cheese sandwiches can be made in 5 minutes or less. Change up the shapes with a variety of Halloween cookie cutters.
64. Ghost Doughnuts – Crayons and Cravings
These sweet ghost donuts can double as breakfast or a dessert.
65. Mini Marshmallow Ghost Treats – Braised and Deglazed
Enjoy the sweet taste of these homemade marshmallow ghosts. They freeze well too so you can make them well before you need them.
66. Halloween Ghost Brownies – Love Em Blog
These fudgy brownies will delight with their cute ghosts baked right in!
67. White Chocolate Halloween Ghosts – Simply Happy Foodie
Frighten your trick-or-treaters with these scary ghost nut clusters.
68. Spooky Spider Sandwiches – Mooshu Jenne
These spooky spider sandwiches are easy enough to make for lunch at school or to serve at a Halloween party.
69. Halloween Spider Bagel Bites – Plant Based on a Budget
These spider bagel bites are frighteningly good!
70. Peanut Butter Spiders – Plant Based on a Budget
These peanut butter spiders are no-bake, vegan, and packed with protein for a healthy snack.
71. Spiderweb Cupcakes – Dancing Through the Rain
These spiderweb cupcakes are the perfect party treat. They’re not too spooky and can be made a day ahead of time.
72. Halloween Spinach Dip with Spiders – Two Pink Peonies
The olive spiders on top of this spinach dip are easy to make and will have people complimenting your creativity.
73. Spooky Spider Rice Cakes – A Mummy Too
Get a little food fright with these spider rice cakes. This treat is junk-food free and so easy that the kids can join in on decorating the spider webs.
74. Spooky Spider Eggs – Unique Gifter
This clever take on deviled eggs with olive spiders on top is the perfect Halloween appetizer.
75. Halloween Spider Pizza Potato Skins – Three Olives Branch
These pizza potato skins are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack.
76. Oreo Bat Truffles – Maria’s Mixing Bowl
These Oreo bat truffles take only three ingredients and taste like chocolaty heaven!
77. Oreo Bat Cupcakes – Lemon Blossoms
These Oreo bat cupcakes have a delicious cookies and cream frosting to complement the chocolate cake. They’re fun to decorate too!
78. Bat Sugar Cookies – The Six Figure Dish
The kids will have so much fun dipping these bat cookies into black icing and pouring sugar sprinkles on top.
79. Bat Donuts – The Simple Sweet Life
There’s no need to be afraid of these bats. These chocolatey sweet bat donuts don’t bite!
80. Bats and Cats Chocolate Graham Crackers – The Educators Spin on It
With just a touch of sweetness from maple syrup, these graham crackers are healthy enough to pack in school lunches all month long leading up to Halloween.
81. Halloween Cheese Ball Bat Bites – The Inspiration Edit
These little cheese balls are the perfect Halloween party food because everyone can have their own. No one has to share or fight over the big cheese ball.
82. Batwings Halloween Dinner – Fun Happy Home
If you or your kids love frightful foods, these batwings are as creepy as they come.
83. Fruit Bat Skewers – Tikkido
Add these fruit bat skewers to your Halloween party platter. They’re healthy to eat and fun to make.
84. Halloween Bat Crackers and Dip – Mum Central
These bat crackers come with a beet and apple dip so you can sneak in the veggies while still enjoying Halloween.
Skeleton & bones-themed food
85. Bone Breadsticks – Made in a Pinch
Transform pizza dough from the grocery store into these festive bone breadsticks. Pair them with marinara sauce as a snack or as a side to dinner.
86. Skeleton Sugar Cookies – Buttercream Parties
These skeleton sugar cookies may look intimidating to make but they’re not with a bit of line and dot work. Everyone will love them!
87. Halloween Skull Cake – Lemon Blossoms
This Halloween skull cake looks positively professionally made. But you can make it easily with store-bought mix and some chocolate buttercream filling.
88. Pepperoni Cheese Ball Skull – Sula and Spice
Speaking of spooky snacks, this pepperoni cheese ball skull is creepy but tastes delicious!
89. Veggie Pizza Skulls – Daisarella
Add these cute pizza skulls to dinner all month long for a bit of frightful fun.
90. Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies – Midget Momma
These Jack Skellington sugar cookies remind me of The Nightmare Before Christmas. They are so creepy!
91. Edible Glass Shard Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes – Ashlee Marie
If you like scary foods, these cupcakes will win you over with their edible glass shards and fake blood.
92. Bloody Killer Cake – Life with Lorelai
Follow up the above cupcake with this bloody killer cake. It works perfectly for a murder mystery themed event too.
93. Bloody Halloween Bones Bark – Crayons and Cravings
Bark candy isn’t only for Christmas. Make this bloody bone bark with only 5 ingredients and give it as treats or party favors.
94. Bloody Popcorn with Bones – Finding Zest
This bloody popcorn can be served to party guests, packed as a treat, or snacked on at any time.
95. Bloody Band-Aids Halloween Snack – Slap Dash Mom
These bloody band-aids Halloween snack can be made at the last minute in just 10 minutes.
96. Blood Splatter Oreo Cookies – Cutefetti
These blood splatter Oreo cookies are probably the easiest recipe in this whole collection. Made with just 2 ingredients, you can put them together in minutes.
97. Bloody Eyeball Brownies – Texan Erin
Talk about creepy, these bloody eyeball brownies might make you cringe, but they taste so good!
98. Bloody Severed Finger Hot Dogs – Salty Canary
So this is the real meaning of finger food, eh? These finger hot dogs are inexpensive too.
99. Bloody Spider Web Chocolate Tart – Kitchen Mason
This spider web chocolate tart may just be the best Halloween dessert ever. There’s no baking involved and you get a sanguineous surprise when you cut into it.
100. Halloween Jello Brain – Simply Happy Foodie
This Halloween jello brain looks awesome and creepy but tastes good with its strawberry flavoring.
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. There’s so much to see and do – eat sweets, decorate the house, go trick-or-treating, watch scary movies, and attend Halloween parties. There’s no shortage of delightful Halloween-themed food either. The ideas above will keep you in the Halloween spirit for the whole month. Which recipe are you going to make first?