Halloween is a unique holiday, for both celebration and party food. Opposed to every other holiday where you strive to make your party treats look as tasty as possible; Halloween sports a different goal—to make them look gross and creepy! It’s part of the fun, however just because they look gross doesn’t mean they should taste like it. Here are some great Halloween party recipes that not only look creepy but taste great!



tombstone cookies

Tombstone Cookies

A classic Halloween treat. You can even skip the cookies and serve the “dirt” if you are in a rush.


Several Oreo cookies, blended
Chocolate pudding
2 table spoon of finely chopped chocolate chips
6 tablespoons of butter, softened
½ cup of sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/3rd cups of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon of baking powder
1/4th teaspoon of salt
Melted semisweet chocolate

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy then add in the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and chopped chocolate chips. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet mixture and blending with the electric mixer to for a dough. Divide the dough into three parts and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until the mixture until it is firm. This can take as little as an hour, but it can last for three days in there.

Flour a cutting board and roll out the dough one portion at a time till it is about 1/8th and inch thick. Cut into tombstone shapes and place on an ungreased pan, then sprinkle with sugar.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Use a pastry bag to finely pipe the letter RIP with melted chocolate.

Whip up the pudding and place it in plastic cups, top the pudding with crushed Oreos and place the tombstone cookies in the pudding a few hours before serving.

Finger Sandwiches

Finger Sandwiches

These are the definition of – Muwahaha! – Finger food!


White bread slices with the crusts removed
Margarine, softened
Cream Cheese or Peanut Butter
Sliced Almonds
Strawberry Jam

Start by gently flattening the slices of white bread with a rolling pin. Spread them with margarine and some cream cheese or peanut butter. Roll up the sandwiches and make indentions with a knife of finder joints. Mold the end of the fingers in to a rounded point and stick the sliced almonds in as the finger nails.

At the opposite end add a dab of strawberry jam for some blood. You can use whole almonds in a pinch, but I have found that the sliced kind look eerily like actual nails.

Ghost Cake

Ghost Cake


1 stick of butter
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup of self rising flour
Non-stick baking spray
A 24 ounce box of white fondant
1 small tube of black decorative icing

Beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time while adding a tablespoon of flour with each egg. Then beat the mixture well and add in the excess flour.

Spray the cooking spray over a popover pan and spoon in the batter. Preheat the oven to 350 degree and bake for 20 minutes. Allow the cakes to cool and remove from pan to a flat working surface. Dust the surface with cornstarch and roll out your fondant.

Cut the fondant into circles and drape over the cakes to form ghosts. Cut small ovals from the unused fondant to create eyes and use the black icing to create the pupils.

Edible Eyeballs

Edible Eyeballs


½ cup of softened cream cheese
22 Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies
Lifesaver gummies
1 cup of chocolate chips
2 cups of white chocolate chips
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside.

Crush the oreos into fine crumbs in a food processor. Combine the cookie crumbs and cream cheese into a mixing bowl and stir them until they are thoroughly mixed. Start rolling this mixture into eyeball sized balls and place them on the waxed paper. Use your fingers to make an peppy sized indention into each ball.

Chill these balls until firm.

Melt the white chocolate chips in a bowl and dip each ball into them with a toothpick. Let the chocolate set.

Place a lifesaver gummy in each eyeball for the iris and insert a chocolate chip for the pupil You may need to stretch the center gummy hole to make this work.

Witch’s Brew

Witch's Brew

Because every party needs a grog. Makes about 6 cups, adjust accordingly.


2 cups of white grape juice
2 cups of apple juice
About 12 drops of green food coloring
About 5 drops of blue food coloring
2 cups of seltzer
1/4th a cup of light corn syrup
Gummy worms for garnish

In a pitcher or punch bowl, mix the grape and apple juices together. Add both the green and the blue food coloring. Stir this mixture together before adding the seltzer.

To create slime to decorate the glasses, pour corn syrup into a separate bowl and add 2 drops of green food coloring and 1 drop of blue food coloring.

Dip the rims of whatever glasses you are using in the mixture and let the slime run down the side. Fill glasses with the mixture and garnish with gummy worms, they will even stick to the slime on the side.

Monster Teeth

Monster Teeth

While you don’t want to be one of “those people” that give out healthy things on Halloween, these monster teeth treats are both healthy and really cool looking.


Apples, cut into quarters and with little slices cut out of those quarters
Peanut Butter
Sliced almonds

After washing you apples cut them into quarters and remove the seeds. From those quarters, cut a thin slice from the middle on the skin side so that it looks like a mouth. Fill the mouth with a little peanut butter and then poke the almond slices into the apple to form teeth.