When else can you serve "bloody fingers" or "wormy" apples and get away with it? From a Cheesenstein appetizer to ideas for mountains of leftover candy, we've got an all-star lineup of spooky, slimy and scary recipes for Halloween.
Use up that leftover candy corn (recipe calls for 1 cup) with this grab-a-handful-and-go seasonal snack mix.Get cooking!
Opt for the sweet (and healthy) taste of agave nectar over corn syrup to make these pumpkin-flavored treats.Get cooking!
These ready-in-no-time treats are just as fun and easy for the little gremlins in your home to make as they are for you.Get cooking!
For all the junk your kids will inevitably be eating this Halloween, here's a hauntingly healthy alternative.Get cooking!
With a pinch of spook, a dash of creepy and a heaping spoonful of delightfully tacky, these yummy cookies are an eye-catcher at any Halloween party.Get cooking!
Looks creepy, tastes delicious. This creamy, fun dip will be the hit of your Halloween party.Get cooking!
Strawberries - nature's candy - take center stage in this ghoulish taste on a classic do-it-yourself treat.Get cooking!
Halloween, which is steadily catching up to Christmas as the major American holiday, is around the corner, which means the Halloween recipes have come out of hiding. Gnarled witches' fingers. Edible eyeballs. Cat litter for dessert. No doubt about it, Halloween recipes are fun. When else can you serve "bloody fingers" or "wormy" apples and get by with it?
One problem with so many of these recipes is that they're sweet. That's not a big deal if you're hosting a Halloween party and serving desserts instead of candy, but if your kids are lugging around pounds of candy from another party or a trick-or-treating jaunt, the last things you need to serve them are cookies and gooey treats.
Children have good imaginations, so making savory, "spooky" treats is easy, especially for younger kids. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Allergy-friendly! These make a great addition to any Halloween celebration. The original recipe calls for dyed almonds as the “toenails,” but because of my daughter’s nut allergy, I substituted colorful jelly beans and most kids seem to prefer my version, allergies or not.Get cooking!
From reader (and former Chicago Parent sales rep) Kimberly Kutnick: "I grew up having this at Thanksgiving and Passover. Now, it’s my son’s favorite dish. He asked me to make it for him one day when he’s home visiting from college (he’s almost 7 now)."Get cooking!
The one time you'll be glad your kid has a taste for dirt! Use up those mountains of leftover gummy worms with this Halloween spin on "dirt and worms."Get cooking!
Take a swing at all that leftover Halloween candy with this twist on meat salad. The recipe calls for four Snickers bars, but feel free to be creative!Get cooking!
Native Americans used pumpkins seeds for medicine. While they can't cure a stomach ache caused by a candy overdose, they can be a tasty, toasted snack that is not only healthy, but delicious.Get cooking!
Not all Halloween goodies have to be loaded with sugar. When these creepy-crawlers get onto your kids’ plates, they’ll vanish in no time.Get cooking!