Our 25 favorite Halloween recipes for 2014
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.
1. Black poison apples
Channel the evil queen from Snow White, and whip up a batch of poison apples.
2. Chocolate truffle spiders in an edible web
These chocolate spiders in their edible cotton candy web are almost too cute to eat. Almost.
3. Graveyard brownie cake with zombie cookies
The bloody zombie cookies in this brownie graveyard cake bring a whole new level of creepiness to dessert.
4. Creepy meringue mice
One look at the beady red eyes on these meringue mice, and your party guests might run screaming.
5. Bloody broken glass cupcakes
If you love cupcakes enough, a little bloody broken glass doesn't matter, right?
6. Halloween candy cookie pizza
This cookie pizza is the perfect solution for all that leftover Halloween candy lying around.
7. Spooky deserted tree cupcakes
Use black licorice as an easy, edible spooky tree to top your Halloween cupcakes.
8. Black velvet Bundt cake with a colorful surprise inside
We all love red velvet, but Halloween just calls for black velvet, doesn't it?
9. Creepy spider chocolate chip cookies
It's Halloween, so you should probably add spiders to your chocolate chip cookies.
10. Bloody Band-Aid brownies
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
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
These doughnuts are definitely hairy, but we're leaning more toward adorable than scary.
13. Candy corn cupcakes
Even if you hate candy corn, you'll love these look-alike cupcakes.
14. Sugar skull cake pops
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
Not only are these just about the cutest vampire doughnuts ever, but they also get bonus points for being a no-bake treat.
16. Ghostly graveyard shepherd's pies
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
Turn that boring string cheese into a witch's broom snack in minutes.
18. Macaroni-filled spider bread bowl
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
Halloween parties need food, and this graveyard taco dip is the perfect snack.
20. Pumpkin patch pretzels
Make salty and sweet pumpkin patch pretzels for a healthier snack option.
21. Spiderweb pumpkin soup
Serve a big bowl of healthy pumpkin soup, complete with a creepy olive spider and sour cream web.
22. Candy corn-inspired fruit skewers
After all that candy, you might want something a little healthier. But these fruit skewers are still candy corn-inspired, of course.
23. Glow-in-the-dark cocktail
Every Halloween party needs glow-in-the-dark cocktails. It's practically a requirement.
24. Alien brain hemorrhage
The award for most mesmerizing (and grossest) GIF goes to the alien brain hemorrhage cocktail. Cheers!
25. The Silver Ghost
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.