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Pinterest is so full of awesome Halloween food ideas, it’s almost scary! And although some take a culinary degree and top-notch baking and decorating equipment (you’ve seen them too!), there are others that really aren’t hard to make – and that are downright devilishly delish.
With that said, here are 13 GREAT Pinterest-inspired Halloween recipes for your ghoulish gathering!
Bowl of Worms
These are really simple. They’re basically very firm Jell-O Jigglers, poured into ribbed straws. With the correct food coloring ratio, they really do look like earthworms. Experiment; make red wigglers, black crawlers or multicolored just-for-fun bug-a-boos. Pinterest, onelittleproject.com. Recipe is here.
Spider Web Taco Dip
The reason this recipe is SO easy is that you can add anything you want to it as long as you have the web and the spider! The web is created out of sour cream. After mixing your dip ingredients of choice, dollop sour cream in the center. Drag outward with a toothpick. Then drag horizontally for the cross-sections of the web. Alternate method: use a pastry squeeze tube/carrot bag to create the sour cream web. Add a faux spider to the center.
Severed Finger Hot Dogs
All you need to do to get this gruesomely realistic look is to cut into the hot dog and cut away the area for teh fingernail. Then cook. So easy! The recipe is here.
Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins
You know them and love them, now try pumpkin-shaped Rice Krispie treats! Simply add yellow and red food coloring to get a light orange, mix into your Rice Krispie Treats recipe, mold gently in your hands to create the shape and add a Rollos candy to the top. The cute leaf is a green M&M or Skittles candy.
Jack Skellington Pops
There’s a bit more of a learning curve here but these come out surpisingly cute! The mouth and eyes are iconically Jack Skellington. These are super-fun for a child’s party and of course, they’re delicious. The recipe is here.
Vampire Hot Chocolate
Mmmm! These hot chocolate treats are bloody good (and easy to prepare). Read the recipe here.
Vampire’s Kiss Shots
Blend raspberries and add ingredients in order…done! Try different drink combinations, too. This is a very flexible recipe. Yum!
Inside Out Caramel Apples
These were popular last year and they’re making a reappearance…and with good reason: they’re the EASIEST (and coolest-looking) way to eat a traditional treat. Caramel + apples + easy = win! Here’s the recipe.
Easy Jack o’Lantern Burgers
Any time we see “easy” in a recipe title, we’re there. This one is literally as simple as pressing a jack o’lantern-shaped cookie cutter into a cheese slice (or carefully free-hand cutting). Top a nearly-cooked burger and melt just slightly. Done!
The principle here is a gooey-looking filling along with a contrasting color icing (which is why white is perfect). Slash and the goo shows through. The recipe is here.
Sugar Skull Fruit Pizza
It’s so easy to get healthy fruit into kids this Halloween season that it’s scary! Just try this easy recipe, adding fruits your kidslove.
Easy Floating Hand Punch
There’s that “easy” again, and they’re not kidding. Mix up your favorite party punch. While it’s sitting in the fridge with flavors mingling, fill a non-latex glove 3/4 of the way with water and place in the freezer with the finger tips down if possible (hang the glove for the best result). The water expands into the glove as it freezes into ice. Peel away the glove and add to the punch bowl.