Spook-tacular Halloween Recipes
Hungry Halloween bellies are here and it’s time for tricks and treats as well as tantalizing recipes for you and your family. Halloween roots date as far back as the ancient Celtic festivals in old-age Europe. The Celts, in that time, celebrated their new year on November 1st. The night before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later – Halloween.
Through years of traditions and culturation, people began to do activities like trick-or-treating and carving pumkpins! Carving pumpkins began as a tradition of carving you favorite fall veggies – turnips, beets, and potatoes!  Americans began to follow largely in the steps on the Europeans during Halloween when they started to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for money and food, which over time became solely asking for candy known as “trick-or-treating.”  Originally, when we first began to trick-or-treat, you had to dance for a treat. 
In comparison to other holidays, Americans really love Halloween. In fact, we spend twice as much on chocolate for this holiday than we do for Valentine’s Day. In total, we spend over $1.9 billion on Halloween candy each year. That’s more than 90 million pounds of chocolate! WOW! In America, there are also 41 million trick-or-treaters roaming the streets from ages 5-14. Adults who go to or host Halloween parties also spend an estimated $2.8 billion on costumes and party planning supplies. 
Bat crazy breakfast ideas for your kiddos:
- Cake for breakfast? Yes! This Spider on a Bundt cake is so spooky yet so delicious.
- Wake up your kiddos to some Jack-o-Lantern Waffles.
- Scary and scrumptious Zombie and Ghost Waffles are kid-friendly!
- Let your kiddos create their own monsters with these Funny Face Fruit Pizzas.
- Mix up your morning orange juice into a Scream-sicle Shake.
Appetizers for a Frankenstein-like hungry crowd:
- Heading to a Halloween party? Make sure to bring along some Goblin (Deviled) Eggs.
- Finger foods for everyone! Devilish Potato Mummies are haunted and handheld.
- Watch out! These snacks bite – Bug Bites!
- FRANKen-Dip is an easy entertaining way to get the adults involved in the party.
- Spooky Chicken Fingers are a kid-friendly party snack for hungry goblins and ghosts.
- These Mummy Pizza Puffs are perfect for easy entertaining.
- Totally gruesome! This Box O’ Monkey Brains is a creepily tasty.
- Bones, bones, and more bones. This Antipasto Skeleton is an eerie appetizer for your party guests.
- Fill the kiddos up before a night full or trick or treating with some Vampire Soft Pretzels.
Mummy meal ideas for Halloween dinner dishes:
- This seafood dinner of Fish Stick Mummies is a spook-tacular way to fuel up your family.
- Centipede Bread is a creepy crawly way to your family’s hearts.
- Pack your kiddos a haunted Halloween lunch with a Frankenstein Halloween Sandwich.
- Pumpkin Patch Salad is perfect for adults alike looking to celebrate the holiday with all of the candy calories.
- Turn your favorite dinner into Black Cat Pierogies.
- Cooking for the whole family? This Ghostly Good Chicken Skillet is a delicious meal for many mouths.
- Warm up after a chilly night of holiday fun with this Halloween Chili Pie.
- Graveyard Chicken Chili is an eerie entree for your spooky appetites.
Spooky dessert recipes for your holiday entertaining:
- Package up these Halloween Snack Mix Bites for tasty take-home treat!
- Dessert doesn’t have to be so boring when you serve Spooky Black Macarons.
- They’re creepy and crawly! These Spider Cookies are one for the books!
- Your kids will go crazy over these totally scary Monster Cupcakes.
- Dulche de leche Bat Cookies are a chocolatey way to entertain your guests during the Halloween season.
- this one is for the adults! Halloween Truffles are rich in flavor.
- These Candy Corn Cupcakes are almost too cute to eat!
- Cool down with a Chilling Graveyard Cake after a long night of trick-or-treating.
- Ice cream in October? Yes, please! Its’s never too cold out for this Halloween Treats Ice Cream Cake.
What is your favorite dish to celebrate Halloween? Share with us in the comments below!
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