Back when meat wasn’t as readily available as it is today, people would make nut roasts to get by. Such recipes were so popular that Forecast magazine’s directions for making a “Halloween Nut Roast” only told you how to decorate your roast to look like the one shown above and said any nut roast recipe would do! Thankfully I was able to find one thanks to The Midwestern.
Spiders are a popular source of inspiration for Halloween recipes. Inside BruCrew Life has a recipe for “Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Donuts,” Better Homes and Gardens offers a delicious “Spiderweb Cake” and i am baker shows how you can use a toothpick to turn an ordinary batch of chocolate chip cookies into “Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
Speaking of spider cookies, the Google Books preview for Let’s Throw a Halloween Party! by Rachel Lynette shows how to make “Spooky Spider Cookies” and The Everything Kids’ Cookbook by Sandra K. Nissenberg brings us “Halloween Spider Bites.”
Craft & Recipes: Fun Things to Do with Kids by Adam K. Randle shows how you can make “Monster Toast,” which works both by itself and as a way to make Halloween sandwiches extra special. JoAn Vaughan’s book might be called Let’s Grandparent: Activity Guide for Young Grandchildren, but anyone can make her “Jack-O-Lantern Treats” to serve to anyone!
Red velvet cupcakes with Italian meringue buttercream icing might not seem scary, but Zilly Rosen’s Zombie Cupcakes: From the Grave to the Table with 16 Cupcake Corpses shows how to change all that by adding blood and teeth to them!
Food & Wine has plenty of recipes for Halloween appetizers, like “Cadaver Ribs” and “Gravedigger’s Salad!” Similarly, AOL Food has “15 Frightfully Delicious Halloween Treats” and Tablespoon shows how to create “Cheddar Pumpkin Appetizers.”
Are you always on the hunt for new ways of enjoying pumpkin pie? Prevention RD has a recipe for “Pumpkin Pie Fudge” and MyRecipes.com has one for “Pumpkin Pie Cake.”
Baking And Boys! brings us “Halloween Oreo Caramel Rice Krispies Treats,” Lady Behind the Curtain has “Witches Brew Halloween Butter Cookies” and Cooking With Sugar is happy to share their recipe for “Amazing Halloween Rainbow Party Bundt Cake.”
Finally, Celebrate & Decorate has lots of festive recipes including “Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein Cakes.”