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Our 25 favorite Halloween recipes for 2014

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Halloween just wouldn't be the same without edible bloody Band-Aids, ominous black poison apples and something called an alien brain hemorrhage, would it? As far as we're concerned, when you have an excuse to make the creepiest, spookiest, downright scary treats, you take it. We're loving all these Halloween recipes and even threw in a few healthy options to help offset the candy overload a little.

Sweet treats

1. Black poison apples

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Channel the evil queen from Snow White, and whip up a batch of poison apples.

2. Chocolate truffle spiders in an edible web

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

These chocolate spiders in their edible cotton candy web are almost too cute to eat. Almost.

3. Graveyard brownie cake with zombie cookies

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

The bloody zombie cookies in this brownie graveyard cake bring a whole new level of creepiness to dessert.

4. Creepy meringue mice

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

One look at the beady red eyes on these meringue mice, and your party guests might run screaming.

5. Bloody broken glass cupcakes

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

If you love cupcakes enough, a little bloody broken glass doesn't matter, right?

6. Halloween candy cookie pizza

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

This cookie pizza is the perfect solution for all that leftover Halloween candy lying around.

7. Spooky deserted tree cupcakes

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Use black licorice as an easy, edible spooky tree to top your Halloween cupcakes.

8. Black velvet Bundt cake with a colorful surprise inside

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

We all love red velvet, but Halloween just calls for black velvet, doesn't it?

9. Creepy spider chocolate chip cookies

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

It's Halloween, so you should probably add spiders to your chocolate chip cookies.

10. Bloody Band-Aid brownies

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

The kids will definitely get a kick out of these gross bloody Band-Aid brownies. Just make sure they don't start putting actual bloody Band-Aids on their brownies.

11. Triple chocolate witch cupcakes

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

We know she's trying to look scary and everything, but we think she's actually a pretty cute witch. And these cupcakes are too.

12. Scary, hairy, baked doughnuts

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

These doughnuts are definitely hairy, but we're leaning more toward adorable than scary.

13. Candy corn cupcakes

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Even if you hate candy corn, you'll love these look-alike cupcakes.

14. Sugar skull cake pops

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

These sugar skull cake pops are a fun and easy treat, whether you're making them for Halloween or a Dia de los Muertos celebration.

15. Creepy vampire doughnuts

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Not only are these just about the cutest vampire doughnuts ever, but they also get bonus points for being a no-bake treat.

Savory eats

16. Ghostly graveyard shepherd's pies

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

A hearty dinner of shepherd's pies adorned with ghosts and tombstones is the perfect way to fuel up before hitting the streets for a long night of trick-or-treating.

17. Cheesy witch's brooms

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Turn that boring string cheese into a witch's broom snack in minutes.

18. Macaroni-filled spider bread bowl

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Every occasion calls for mac 'n' cheese, if you ask us. Serve it in a spider bread bowl as a creepy Halloween meal.

19. Spooky graveyard taco dip

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Halloween parties need food, and this graveyard taco dip is the perfect snack.

20. Pumpkin patch pretzels

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Make salty and sweet pumpkin patch pretzels for a healthier snack option.

21. Spiderweb pumpkin soup

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Serve a big bowl of healthy pumpkin soup, complete with a creepy olive spider and sour cream web.

22. Candy corn-inspired fruit skewers

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

After all that candy, you might want something a little healthier. But these fruit skewers are still candy corn-inspired, of course.

Spooky sips

23. Glow-in-the-dark cocktail

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Every Halloween party needs glow-in-the-dark cocktails. It's practically a requirement.

24. Alien brain hemorrhage

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

The award for most mesmerizing (and grossest) GIF goes to the alien brain hemorrhage cocktail. Cheers!

25. The Silver Ghost

From creepy to cute, don't miss our favorite Halloween recipes this year

Photo credit: Tiffany Hagler-Geard

Get this tasty cocktail recipe from The Owl's Brew, along with 20 other spooktacular sips in our Halloween cocktails roundup.

More creepy Halloween eats

Barfing pumpkin party dip
Bloody vampire cake
Cheese mummy

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