Halloween Recipes

Imagine walking through a spooky forest and then hearing the “slosh” made when you step in muddy water. Try as you might, it is hard to pull your foot from the mud as it sucks your foot deeper and deeper making it hard for you to get away. Well, you won’t have to worry about that happening if you make this Halloween Swamp Dip.

The ingredients you’ll need for Halloween Swamp Dip are as follows:

Halloween Swamp Dip1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 small red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic, the fresher the better
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken broth (canned or homemade)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup feta cheese with herbs and garlic or 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 – 10 ounce package of fresh spinach leaves. Remove the stems and cut them into thin strips
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
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Cake pops are a hot trend right now. They started as a blogging trend and are now being featured in exclusive bakeries and cake shops all over.

The basic idea is to mix cake crumbs with icing and then form it into whichever shapes you want. Impress people this Halloween by creating cake pops of your own!

Ghost Cake PopsIngredients

1 prepared white cake
1 1/2 cups white frosting
White chocolate chips or white candy melt
Dark chocolate, melted
Lollipop sticks


Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a cooling rack. Use a fork or a food processor to turn the cake into crumbs. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake and frosting with a spoon until well combined. It needs to have a uniform texture. Form the cake-pop mixture into ghost shapes. Insert the lollipop sticks underneath the ghost. Melt the white chocolate chips or white candy melt over a double burner. Dip ghosts into the white chocolate. Let cool standing up. You can do this by poking the sticks into a cardboard box or into a thick piece of Styrofoam. When cool, dip a small brush into the melted dark chocolate and paint on a face.

Another way to make ghost cake pops is to cut white fondant into a circle that will drape over the cake pop as seen in the photo above.


Hot Witch's CiderThis is a great way to warm up after a long, chilling trek around the neighborhood on Halloween!


1 gallon apple cider
1 (16 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cloves


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.  Simmer over low heat for approximately 15 minutes.  Transfer to punch bowl and serve.


Cheese balls are a perfect party food. They are festive, easy to make, and easy to store. This recipe includes a blend of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and goat cheese and is then shaped into a pumpkin.

If having an orange pumpkin is important to you, purchase orange colored cheddar cheese and mix the cream cheese and goat cheese with orange food coloring before combining. This is great served with crackers, pretzels, and vegetable sticks.

Pumpkin Cheese BallIngredients

2, 10 ounce blocks of sharp cheddar cheese
1, 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2, 4 ounce packages goat cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pretzel rods (for the top)


Combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese, goat cheese, pepper, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Form into a ball and place on the serving platter. Indent the top with your finger and then place pretzel rods inside indentation for the stem. With a small metal spatula or your fingers create vertical groves. Serve right away or refrigerate, covered, until thirty minutes before serving.


Ghostly Eyeballs RecipeIngredients

2 packages red gelatin
Vanilla ice cream
Red decorating gel


Prepare jello according to package instructions.  Fill individual glass serving bowls with jello and place in refrigerator to set.

Once jello has set, using a spoon scoop out a circle of jello in center of bowl.  Fill circle with one scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Place one raisin in center of ice cream and using red decorating jell paint lines going down the side.  This will create a “bloodshot eye” swimming in “blood”.


Easy Halloween Party MixIngredients

10 cups prepared popcorn
1 package peanut butter chips
1 cup candy corn
1 cup chocolate chips


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.