It’s spooky season! From getting a good fright at haunted houses to enjoying hot apple cider on a walk through autumnal neighborhoods to selecting the perfect costume for your Halloween party, there’s so much fun to be had this time of year. Whether you’re someone who leans all the way into the spooky vibe or you’re someone who prefers to keep things fun rather than scary, we have deliciously festive Halloween recipe ideas for you.
Eerie Halloween Recipes For Those Who Like A Fright
Are you someone who just loves haunted houses and thinks that the scarier the movie, the better? If so, we have just the freaky Halloween recipe ideas for you! However, if you’re someone who does not like the spookier side of this holiday, the section below this may have recipe ideas more suitable for your personal tastes.
#1. Edible Fake Blood
You can create a tasty, sweet dip for cookies and other sweet treats that with that has the same dark red as blood with a berry such as blackberries or cherries along with some sugar, cornflour, and syrup. You can also use syrups and red food coloring. This also works as a spooky glaze for cupcakes, cookies, and more.
#2. Blood-Splattered Cakes With Sugar Glass
You can do this with any type of cake, from cupcakes to petit fours to a full-on cake. Red food coloring gives that splattered effect in the cake itself, and you can use sugar glass dipped in a red glaze or frosting for a freaky effect.
#3. Witch Fingers
You can use sugar cookies, shortbread, or another type of cookie to make these horrific-looking treats. Shape them into finger-like shapes, and use a red glaze and almonds for the fingernails.
#4. Eyeball Pasta
You can cover your meatballs in a white cheese, like mozzarella, and top them with olives in order to make them look like eyeballs. For extra spook, use a pesto instead of a red sauce.
#5. Edible Eyeballs
Now, you can make eyeball cookies with some white, red, and black frosting and candy pieces. You can also use lychees stuffed with blueberries for a healthier, yet freakier option. For a savory version of this Halloween recipe idea, consider using deviled eggs and olives.
Fun Halloween Recipe Ideas For Those Who Prefer More Treats Than Tricks
Are you someone who prefers spook as in jack-o-lanterns and maybe some sparkly cobweb decorations? Would you rather dress up as a movie or a book character than something scary? Would you prefer to stick to the fun rather than the eerie? If so, these Halloween recipe ideas are just for you!
#1. Caramel Apples
This is a fall classic, and for good reason! You can do so much with caramel apples, from simply dipping them to getting really creative with the designs you do. Kitchen Kneads is having multiple caramel apple dipping classes throughout the month of October so you can learn how to make this yummy Halloween recipe.
#2. Pumpkin Pastries
These can be either sweet or savory, depending on your preferences. Simply shape your pastry dough to look like a pumpkin and fill it according to your desires. Pumpkin puree is excellent for a sweeter option, and beef and cheese work well for a more savory palette.
#3. Glow-In-The-Dark Cookies
There are special glazes that you can buy to make your treats glow under a black light, but did you know that a bit of chilled tonic water can have the same effect? Add this to some frosting or a beverage, and dim the lights to enjoy the glow.
#4. Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers
This is an easy adjustment to make to your favorite stuffed pepper recipe to turn it into a Halloween recipe! All you have to do is carve your bell peppers like a jack-o-lantern, and keep the top, so you can serve them up like little mini pumpkins.
#5. Strawberry Ghosts
You can make these cute little treats by dipping your strawberries in white chocolate. Melt down some milk or dark chocolate, whichever you prefer, and use it to make little ghostly faces on your strawberries.
Let Us Help You Get Spooky With Your Halloween Recipes
Kitchen Kneads is here to help you regardless of which side of the holiday you prefer! We have high quality ingredients and equipment to help you in making your Halloween recipes their best. We also provide cooking classes for beginners to experienced bakers alike. Coming up in October, we have homemade caramel classes, caramel apple dipping classes, and more!