October is here, and that means one thing, and one thing only — the season for spook is here, too! Halloween is already right around the corner, and it will be here before we can say "BOO!" Those random, spirit-filled Halloween pop-up stores have started setting up shop everywhere you look, serving as a not-so-subtle reminder that you still need to think of a costume. As Halloween, and most importantly Halloween party season, creeps closer and closer, so does the need for planning your tricks and your treats. It's time to start thinking about what scary good Halloween Party recipes you'll be serving this year.
Aside from the costumes, the most important (and most fun!) part of October is the baking and cooking it allows. From baking cookies, to candy-coating apples, and of course all the candy, October is the season for eating and crafting. If you are looking for some easy, fun ways to entertain your Halloween party guests this year, you're in luck!
From recipes that are chocolatey and amazing, to creepy and crawly, there is something here for you. If you want something incredibly easy with a huge cute factor? There is a recipe (or two!) for that too. From cookies to hot dogs and everything in between, here are 17 spook-tacular Halloween recipes to occupy you all October long.
1. Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Pops
These marshmallow pops from A Spicy Perspective are as easy to make as they are fun to look at (and eat!).
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
A Spicy Perspective has made a Halloween cookie so delicious, you won't want to let them get away. This might be the first kind of spider that doesn't have me running away screaming!
3. Mummy Hot Dogs
These mummified hot dogs from Damn Delicious are the perfect thing to serve at any festive Halloween party this season.
4. Skeleton Cupcakes
This recipe from Your Cup of Cake puts your crafting skills and your baking skills to the test with these skeletons.
5. Pumpkin Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting
'Tis the season for everything pumpkin! These cupcakes from A Spicy Perspective will make the most welcome addition to that.
6. Spooky Chocolate Vanilla Oreo Fudge
This fudge from Bru Crew Life has its eyes on you... but don't let that stop you from devouring it in seconds.
7. Witches' Fingers Breadsticks
These breadsticks from Cookie Monster Cooking are creepy to look at, easy to make, and delicious to eat — the perfect combination.
8. Frankenstein Pudding Cups
Bring yourself back to childhood with these pudding cups from Your Cup of Cake.
9. Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies
You read that right. This recipe from Bru Crew Life is the best thing to happen to your Halloween since you've been too old to go trick-or-treating.
10. Mummy Twinkie Pops
Simple to eat and adorable to look at, this recipe from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen is the easiest recipe you'll make this season.
11. Halloween Bark
This Halloween bark from Deliciously Yum has just about everything in it that makes Halloween great.
12. Pudding-Filled Dirt Cupcakes
This recipe from Bru Crew Life combines two childhood favorites for Halloween: dirt pudding, and cupcakes.
13. Halloween Spider Cupcakes
These spider cupcakes from Damn Delicious would be terrifying if they didn't also look so appetizing.
14. Spooky Ghost Treats
These candies from Mom On Time Out are so easy to make, it's almost, well, spooky.
15. Monster Mash Cake
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs makes a cake that's almost Mike Wazowski levels of adorable, and a must-have for all your Halloween entertaining needs.
16. Frankenstein Cupcakes
Your Cup of Cake totally knows that Frankenstein is not the cupcake, he was the creator.
17. Melted Witches
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen brings Hocus Pocus to life with these Halloween treats.
Looking for more fall entertaining ideas? Check out Bustle on YouTube!
Image: A Spicy Perspective (3); Bru Crew Life (3); Cookie Monster Cooking; Deliciously Yum; Damn Delicious (2); A Pretty Life in the Suburbs; Your Cup of Cake (3); Confessions of a Cookbook Queen (3)