Halloween Recipes

Trick or treating may take the spotlight on Halloween, but this spooky holiday is also the perfect time to try out some festive Halloween recipes, whether the occasion is a children’s after-school celebration or a cocktail party for the grownups. Simple baked goods—like spider-shaped cookies and brightly-iced cupcakes—come together in no time, and are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Or, for some extra fun, why not try some Halloween recipes that use the candy you’re not handing out, like these creative candy-studded treats? If you’re worried about going overboard on the sugar, we’ve got some healthier options, like apricot oat bars and frozen banana “ghosts”—that are lighter on the sweet stuff but still delicious. And don’t forget: mom and dad deserve to share in the fun, too. For the adults, whip up a batch of some scary-good Halloween cocktails and an array of playful and sophisticated Halloween appetizers.

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Spicy Deviled Eggs

This recipe for deviled eggs goes way beyond the expected potluck snack. Nope, our spicy version combines the flavor and zip of pimento cheese with the classic Southern deviled egg: After you hard-boil and halve your eggs, you’ll mash the yolks with jarred pimentos, grated sharp cheddar, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, and a pinch of salt, before spooning the mixture back into your egg whites and dusting the top with a bit more cayenne. Fair warning: Take these Spicy Deviled Eggs to a party, and they’ll be gone in minutes. And don’t be surprised if you’re asked to bring them again and again.

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