Halloween Treats for the Whole Family

Whether you’re planning on staying indoors this Halloween or heading out to a local party, everyone will enjoy tucking into these spooktacular treats. From comforting evening meals worthy of a cosy night in, to cakes and cookies you can take to that gathering, read on for some inspiration…

Swamp Gnocchi

Staying in? Everyone will be keen to devour this imaginatively titled Swamp Gnochi (linked below), which looks ghoulish – but undoubtedly tastes ghoulishly great.

With ‘A vibrant, healthy veggie green sauce’, it’s fitting for a Halloween dinner, says Tesco Real Food.

Easy Halloween Cookies

What’s better than home baked cookies? Easy-to-bake home baked cookies. That’s why you should definitely check out this recipe from BBC Good Food; decorate the cookies following the method here or make the most of your own artistic flair and create something a little more elaborate (as below).

Halloween Pumpkin Cake

Been pumpkin picking yet this autumn? UK farms are getting on board with this largely American pastime – and it’s great fun. Use your loot to create these Halloween pumpkin cakes, which are so moreish you’ll wish pumpkins were readily available all year round. You could try these pumpkin-spiced cupcakes, too, if you prefer a daintier looking treat.

Halloween Candy Bark

The Delish website always comes up with the goods when you’re looking for some tempting recipes – and this one is no exception. Wrap up this colourful, homemade candy bark and give it out to Trick or Treaters or take it into the office for your work colleagues – it’s bound to go down well, either way.

Halloween Cheeseboard with Creepy Crackers

No time to make a big meal? Throw together a graze board (or a cheeseboard like this as a post-dinner snack)…and enjoy. Alongside it, you could serve this fun, ‘Freaky Fruit Platter’, featuring ghoulish grape snakes, apple fangs, lychee eyeballs and more.

Green Pea Slime Soup

Peas…not the first thing you think of when you think of Halloween treats, but they make for a delicious – and spooky-looking – soup. Just try this recipe from Morrisons, which contains an onion, two sticks of celery, potatoes, veg stock, peas, and bacon. Enjoy it on October 31 or add it to thermos flasks and take it into work to tuck into with some hearty bread at lunchtime.

Do you have a failsafe recipe or two that you pull out every Halloween? Let us know by commenting below.

Spooky Tortilla Graveyard with Guacamole Dip

The Hello! website has some fab recipe ideas, including a spooky tortilla graveyard with guacamole dip, which looks as fun as it undoubtedly tastes. Try it out and impress the kids – and their friends – this Halloween. The site features seven other Halloween party recipe ideas, including mummified sausage rolls, pumpkin ricotta lasagne, and more.

Until next time,

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