Chances are, you associate the biggest, most memorable meals of the year with Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I don’t want to wait for the really cold weather to start making memories. In my house, we don’t need an excuse to have company or to make something really good to eat. But if you need an excuse, I’ve got one for you: Halloween. I’ve collected my favorite Halloween recipes, from cookies and desserts to meals for your trick-or-treaters, to share with you this year. I even included some of my best Halloween cocktail recipes for the adults (I’ve got you). No tricks, all treats. Let’s get right to it!


My Best Halloween Dessert Recipes


Sweets aren’t just for the kiddos—all you grown-ups deserve a treat, too. Try out one (or a few) of these awesome Halloween dessert recipes for a sweet treat that everyone is going to love.

apple
taffy apple
Smores
cast iron chocolate cookie
pumpkin bars
bourbon balls
snicker
peanut butter
stuffed apple
cranberrys

My Best Halloween Appetizers and Sides


Every good main should arrive at the table with a couple of good sides. These little dishes make perfect sides for your favorite fall meals.  They also make great appetizers for those snackish moments when you just need a little something simple to make so that you can enjoy Halloween. I know I don’t want to spend the entire day cooking, I’ve got candies to give out!

cornbread muffins
empandas
Normas tomatoes
Norma
guacamole
candied sweet potatoes
potatoe
beef stew

My Best Meals to serve for Halloween, Great for Adults and Trick-or-Treaters in Your Life


Warm, filling, comfort foods. Aside from pretty fall colors, that’s my favorite part about the weather getting colder. Invite some loved ones over for dinner and try some of my favorite hearty main dishes this fall.

torta rustica
chicken soup
potatoe corn chowder
sandwich
meatball soup
chicken salad
chicken tinga
sliders
beef
pork roast
beef pot
sausage and peppers

My Best Halloween Cocktails


Whip up a couple of these spooky (and delicious) Halloween cocktail recipes and no one will believe you’re not a professional bartender. Whether you need a drink recipe for a Halloween party, for your next girls’ night, or just a boozy dessert for the adults, this little menu has got you covered. Cheers!

pumpkin martini
red sangria
white sangria
cream chocolate
Mexican hot chocolate
negroni

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October 16, 2022 — Mary DiSomma