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.

Trick-or-Treat Tart

This candy-studded tart is like a giant homemade Reese’s cup, complete with Kit Kats, Candy Corn, and Reese’s Pieces, too. It’s an absolute must if you’re hosting a party this year, or for bringing to your co-workers as a sweet and festive treat. A combination of Oreo cookies and melted butter form the super-simple base, which is topped with a creamy peanut butter center and a silky-smooth chocolate ganache. Feel free to use any candy you have on hand, but be sure to choose at least one variety that will add a pop of color. Chill until firm (which will make it easier to slice), then dig in.

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