Witch Fingers:

For a ghastly savoury snack try some these! Bread sticks wrapped in prosciutto with almond fingernails glued with cream cheese.

I found the recipe in a Canadian Living magazine. I think it was October 2012 but cannot find it to confirm nor can I find the recipe online.

Pumpkin muffins:

Find a pumpkin muffing recipe online or in your favourite cookbook. i am still experimenting to find the perfect recipe. I will post one as soon as i've got it!


Ghost Grilled Cheese:

Use a ghost cookie cutter (or hand cut yourself) to cut slices of bread into ghost shapes.  Cut white cheddar with the cookie cutter as well and place the cheese on top of the bread.  Place in an oven under the broiler and melt cheese for approximately 2 minutes (watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn).


Pumpkin Pancakes:


1 ½ cups of milk or buttermilk

1 egg    

¾ cup canned pureed pumpkin

2 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
3 tbsp brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground ginger
Pinch of nutmeg

Step 1: Heat up the skillet or non-stick pan (medium to low heat).

Step 2: In a medium bowl whisk the milk, pumpkin puree, melted butter or oil, vanilla, and the egg.
Step 3: In a separate bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and spices.
Step 4: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Step 5: Spray or grease the skillet with butter or oil. Pour ¼ cup of batter per pancake and cook for about 3 minutes per side, flipping when bubbles form and edges are beginning to brown. Repeat until batter is gone (keeping the other pancakes warm in a ceramic casserole with a lid).
Step 6:
(Optional) Serve as is with syrup or decorate to make them into Jack-O-Lanterns.  We used an apple slice for the mouth, chocolate chips for the eyes and a piece of kiwi fruit for the stem.

Shortbread Jack-o-lantern Cookies:

Make some whipped Short bread and add some orange food colouring to tint the dough.  Roll out and use a circle cut-out or pumpkin cookie cutter to make pumpkin cookies.  Make an orange glaze by mixing 2 cups powdered sugar with 4 tbsp orange juice and ice the cookies.  Then use mini chips for a face.

Bat Wings:

Honey and Soy sauce glazed chicken wings can be called bat wings for Halloween.  Serve with noodles for worms.

Mummy Meatballs:

Use Frozen pre-cooked meatballs and wrap them with refrigerated pizza dough or pastry dough and cook in your oven. I added candy eyes at the end but olives would work or even little dots of mustard when serving! 

You can make something similar with hot dogs!

Goblin hot chocolate:

Ingredients: 4 cups of milk, 1 cup of white chocolate chips, green and yellow food colouring.

Step 1:  Heat milk and white chocolate chips in a saucepan (do not boil) until melted and blended, stir often.
Step 2: Add about 10 drops of green food colouring and 6 drops yellow food colouring. Mix.
Step 3: Carefully pour into mugs and enjoy!

Gingerbread skeletons:

Here is another cookie idea which we thought was fun (and yummy) and hope to try in the near future (so look for a photo soon).  Use your standard gingerbread man cookie cut-out but decorate with white icing to look like a skeleton's bones!

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Hallo-wiener Roast!

A Halloween tradition in our family has been roasting hot dogs during our pumpkin carving party!


I made this recipe so long ago, i cannot find my photo of it! sorry!

Caramel Apple Dip:

Caramel Apples take a lot of time to make, but this dip gives you the same flavours in a simpler way.


1 Cup brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 1/2 tbsp butter

1/4 tsp course salt

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Apple slices, for dipping

AStep 1: Add the sugar and the craem to a pot on the medium heat.

Step 2: Site until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 3: ADd the butter and the salt and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Remove form heat and add the vanilla.

Step 5: Store in a jar and then dip in apple slices for a delicious treat.

Cheesy Guts Soup:

Make a can of tomato soup as directed (we like to make ours with milk).  Shredded some cheese and add to the hot soup which will melt the cheese.

Frozen Banana Ghosts:

Ingredients: Frozen bananas (cut in half and with a recycled popcycle stick stuck in), yogurt, shredded coconut, chocolate chips.

Step 1: Once Bananas with pop sticks stuck in them are frozen, dip into yogurt to cover.

Step 2: Spread coconut on a plate and roll the yogurt dipped banana around so the coconut sticks to it and coats the ghosts.

Step 4: Press in two chocolate chip eyes. (or candy eyes)


Who said you can't play with your food?

Spooky Lunchbox Lunch:

A spooky lunch doesn'[t have to be difficult.  Use a cookie cutter to turn a sandwich into something fun!  Cut out a face in some wax covered cheese.  Add some broken pretzel "bones."  Cut out cheese to turn an apple into a jack-o-lantern.  And don't forget to add some chocolate and a Halloween napkin!




Fuzzy "Pumpkin" Drink

Just mix orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda, and orange sherbet.

Cheese Ball of Death!

I found this specific recipe in the cook book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays (this isn't the recipe but it's one of hers online:  You can use your own favourite cheese ball recipe and just coat the outside with black sesame seeds instead of nuts to make it creepy.  Decorate with whatever trinkets you have around. I used skull candies.


Pumpkin seeds:

If you are carving a Jack-o-lantern don't forget to save your seeds!

Ingredients:  1 cup of pumpkin seeds (rinse and pat dry), 1 tablespoon vegetable  oil, seasoned salt.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 °F.
Step 2: Mix the pumpkin seeds with the vegetable oil and the seasoned salt.
Step 3: Spread on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until crispy.
Step 4: Let cool and then enjoy!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe!