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Our Favorite Halloween Recipes from Pinterest

by Elina Bolokhova

Our Favorite Halloween Recipes from Pinterest

We searched Pinterest for the most "boo"-tiful and clever recipes that will put any trick-or-treater or party-goer under a spell. 

Skeletal Edibles
White chocolate-covered pretzels look surprisingly like a skeleton when stacked atop of one another—add a marshmallow head and use as a cupcake topper for a perfectly Halloween-y treat.

Skeleton Cupcakes from Cookies and Cups 

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Eye'll Eat You
Attach regular-sized cupcakes to mini ones and decorate with frosting and candy eyes (the bigger, the better!) to make adorable monster. Or throw a party and let kids design their own.

Monster Cupcakes from Annie's Eats

Luminous Liquid
Did you know that tonic water glows under a black light? It's true! Add it to frosting to make a treat that will steal the spotlight.

Ghoulishly Glowing Cupcakes from Recipe Snobs

Scary Dairy
A great spin on a classic cheese-plate that even the pickiest eaters will pick clean. Scoop a ball of cream cheese, roll it in shredded cheddar and decorate.

Mini Monster Cheeseballs from Hungry Happenings

Spellbinding Sweepers
What's a Halloween without at least one broomstick? This recipes uses a pretzel rod and fruit roll-up for the handle—a delightful mix of salty and sweet that you won't want to sweep under the rug. 

Witch's Broom Cupcakes from Cookies and Cups

Spindly Sweets
Arachnophobes beware! These cakes might look tricky but they're a real treat—there's a delicious raspberry and cream filling inside.

Spider Cakes from Not Martha

Toil and Trouble
Cake pops are a great, minimal-mess treat. We love the idea of putting green nerds on cauldron-shaped pops to make the bubbles of a witch's brew.

Double Trouble Witch Brew Cauldron Cake Pops from Bubble and Sweet

Creepy Chompers
Mini marshmallows, red food coloring and cookies are all you need for these little sandwiches that pack a big bite.

Dracula's Dentures from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Monster Marshmallow
A lighter—and easier—alternative to the cake pop. Put a marshmallow on a stick, dip in chocolate and voila! Kids will enjoy painting on the faces.

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from Craft-O-Maniac

I'm Melting, I'm Melting
We love the idea of using half an Oreo cookie and a chocolate kiss for a witches hat. Put it on molten chocolate and wrap it up for a unique trick-or-treat sweet.

Melted Witches from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Bewitched Bundt Cake
Layer colored batter into a bundt pan. Your little monsters will love the result: a cake that's a treat for the eyes.

Halloween Rainbow Party Bundt Cake from Cooking with Sugar

Paranormal Popcorn
Mix popcorn with white chocolate and green food coloring for a super easy and festive snack.

Green Slimed Popcorn from Purple Chocolat Home

Spectral Snack
These friendly ghosts are a clever way to disguise fruit as a chocolatey snack.

Frozen "Boo"-nana Pops from Skinnytaste

The Great Pumpkin
Stack two bundt cakes together and decorate with orange and green frosting to make a pumpkin worth waiting for. 

Great Pumpkin Cake from A Merrier World