31 Halloween recipes
Who said Halloween was just for kids? We've used our imaginations to adapt some of our best recipes to cater for a spooky evening. Have a scroll through our inspirational list, but beware... something wickedly delicious this way comes!
Looking for easy Halloween recipes? Check out our Halloween food ideas, then try our best Bonfire Night food.
We have some great Halloween baking recipes for kids, from skeleton gingerbread men to ghost cupcakes and an indulgent mummy cake.
Make one of our Halloween desserts, including tarte tatin, bourbon butterscotch toffee apples and caipirinha jelly.
We also have Halloween food ideas and cocktails for adults, such as our bewitching blackberry whisky, blood orange cocktail and electrifying purple rain.
Easy Halloween recipes
Halloween baking ideas
This spooky halloween bake is perfect for the whole family. Position the eyes right and it'll seem as if this possessed portion of cake is following you around the room.
If you wanted to mix things up a little bit, then the decorations would also work on our salted maple brownies.
These spooktacular black velvet ghostly cupcakes are so terrifyingly tasty that not even the most high strung of paranormal investigators would argue about keeping them around...
Check out more Halloween baking ideas here.
Bake these fun cookies for Halloween fun. Get the whole family involved with decorating, the kids will love them!
Check out our skeleton gingerbread men. This simple gingerbread biscuit recipe easily makes 30 spooky skeletons, and they’re the ideal Halloween treat for the kids to enjoy.
This spooky, spidery, shareable Halloween treat – flecked with white chocolate chunks and decorated with melted marshmallows – is just the trick.
Bewitch your dinner guests with a round of this berry-infused whisky. The subtle spiciness of blackberries is a perfect match for whisky. For more recipes, check out our Halloween cocktails.
Minty crème de menthe gives this retro party cocktail a ghoulish green hue, making it an appropriate Halloween themed tipple.
This electrifying cocktail – combining blue curaçao with grenadine to create the unusual purple colour – makes a simple but eye-catching drink to serve at your Halloween get-together.
Shake up a round of this eye-catching vodka cocktail – blue curacao gives it a retro and acidic-looking edge.
Campari is an Italian herbal liquor most famous for its bitter taste, beautiful red colour, and the role it plays in the classic negroni. This, combined with a slice of blood orange, adds a Halloween-appropriate tinge to this refreshing apéritif.
The ultimate coffee cocktail, this recipe blends fresh espresso, vodka and coffee liqueur for a sweet, velvety drink that still packs a punch.
Buy some plastic spiders to suspend in this alcoholic jelly and you've got yourself an eerie green dessert filled with creepy critters. For an authentic caipirinha flavour, use cachaca, a clear Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane. If you can’t get your hands on any, try white rum instead.
These glistening bourbon butterscotch toffee apples look so enticing, guests won't be able to resist biting into one of these boozy, sweet treats. If you're making these for kids, leave out the alcohol and swap the sticks for something child-friendly.
Serve these bloody plums in just 20 minutes for a gory-looking dessert idea to serve at Halloween.
Swap the stripy chocolate icing for the words RIP and you've got rich chocolate cake squares, topped with an indulgent truffle and smothered in double chocolate icing in the shape of caskets – the perfect gothic garnish for Halloween.
This deliciously spiced banana tarte tatin recipe comes from the Cinnamon Club. It's easy to make and, without much effort, can look super spooky in the right context. Boost the cinnamony, sweet flavours by serving slices with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.
Guinness and dark chocolate give this bundt cake its eye-catching coal black hue, perfect for Halloween. It’s best to make this in advance, then leave un-iced in an airtight box overnight or for a couple of days; glaze it an hour-or-so before serving. That way the flavours of the cake all get a chance to develop.
Rename these Spanish churros as 'dead man's fingers' for a sweet treat which stays on theme... If you fancy making something even more goulishly good to go with these, our salted caramel chocolate pots would also sweeten up those doughy digits quite nicely.
This striking black and white cheesecake is a spooky twist on your traditional cheesecake, replacing the usual digestive base with Oreos and adding white chocolate to the filling.
Savoury Halloween food ideas
Devilled eggs are a retro party nibble that have recently become trendy. The base stays the same, but you can add different toppings depending on what you fancy.
Everyone will love this worm-riddled pie – a crisp, crunchy crust with an oozing, melting middle. The perfect way to entertain the kids on Halloween.
This is a simple twist on a classic – swapping out everyday pork bangers for something a little more adventurous for a devilishly delightful Halloween dinner.
Served pipping hot, these easy werewolf claws (aubergine sticks) are designed to impress your housemates and family as a quick Halloween starter, or as part of a serve-yourself spooky table spread. With a minty yogurt dip, this Mediterranean-inspired recipe with sumac and za'atar just needs a drizzle of honey to finish it off.
An amputated shin (beef shin) is cooked in red wine and stock until meltingly tender, then macaroni and cheese is added and baked until golden and bubbly. This gruesome but epic slow-cooked dish comes from the legendary London haunted steak house, Hawksmoor.
Make your Halloween canapés a bit of fun. This bacon-wrapped eyeballs (aka dates) with quince marmalade makes for a great and ghoulish snack. They look really impressive but are actually very easy to make.
As it's Halloween, it's only right to make your pasta as black as night with this spicy seafood dish.
Nothing says Halloween food like a plate of worms, made even better with butter and cheese... This classic Tuscan pasta recipe for pici cacio e pepe comes from Borough Market's Padella.
These dragon's eggs (quail's eggs) are often served as a street snack in Egypt with a little paper cone of dukkah spice blend for dipping. Serve with pickled chillies (available in Middle Eastern shops and some supermarkets), olives and flatbread as a relaxed nibble with drinks.