Foodie Friday: Forbidding Halloween-themed recipes

October 23, 2015

Halloween isn’t just for the kiddos. This year, treat the adults to Halloween-themed treats and bewitchingly delicious cocktails for a spook-tacular night! Cocktail recipes courtesy of our friends at Real Simple.

caramel apple punch

Caramel Apple Punch
This autumn punch calls for just four ingredients—apple cider, spiced rum, lemon juice, and a sliced apple (naturally) for garnish. Get the recipe.

chocolate martin

Chocolate Malted Martini
Rich and creamy, this decadent cocktail—made with chocolate syrup and vodka—will bring out your dark side. Get the recipe.


pumpkin martini

Pumpkin Martini
Stay away from those cloying pumpkin-flavored liqueurs—this drink uses pure pumpkin puree, with vodka for the kick. Get the recipe.


dark and spooky

Dark and Spooky
Use ginger beer—not ginger ale—and dark rum for the deepest, most intense flavor. Get the recipe.


Keep the party going with scary treats! From ghostly cheese crackers to forbidding pork dumplings, here are fantastic, Halloween-themed recipes to serve with your cocktails.


Spooky Spider Eggs
Bacon deviled eggs get a spooky twist with this styling trick by Sunset Magazine! Simply cut pitted black olives in half lengthwise and nestles one half on top of an egg for the body, and then cut the other half crosswise into thin slices to form the creepy legs. Get the recipe.


cheddar witch fingers

Cheddar Witch Fingers
These cheesy crackers by Food & Wine get a spooky makeover on Halloween. Grace Parisi shapes them into creepy witch fingers, pressing a sliced almond onto the end of each one to make the nail. Get the recipe.


ghostly pizza

Ghost Pizza
Transform your pizza with cheese that’s sliced in fun, ghouly shapes! Simply slice your cheese using Halloween cookie cutters. Get the recipe.


pork dumplings

Pork Dumplings with Chile-Sesame Sauce
These wrinkly dumplings from Food & Wine are filled with pork, shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, scallions and ginger. For Halloween, David Burtka soaks the brain-like dumplings in the dipping sauce, then serves them in science-lab beakers. Get the recipe.


boo brownies

Boo Brownies
Halloween is all about the sweets! Put out a tray of these spook-tacular brownies and watch them disappear. Get the recipe.

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