Halloween Food Ideas

Halloween Food Ideas for all the Family

Get everyone in the spooky spirit with six frighteningly tasty Halloween food ideas. These devilishly delightful dishes are easy to make and perfect for whipping up with the kids.

From scarily-good sides and nibbles to terrifyingly tempting treats, we have everything you need to rustle up a fang-tastic family feast.

SCARILY SPICED TOFFEE APPLE CAKE 

Celebrate the spirit of Autumn in style with our terrifyingly terrific toffee apple cake recipe. Ideal for Halloween, and so good you’ll want to resurrect it on Bonfire Night!

Ingredients

Cake

  • 260g self-raising flour
  • 8g cinnamon
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 115g demerara sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g vegetable oil
  • 100g Greek yoghurt

Toffee Apple

  • 400g frozen apple
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 3 apples peeled, cut in half, and faces carved
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Scarily Spiced Toffee Apple Cake Recipe

Method

  1. Start by making the toffee apple. Add the butter to a large frying pan and melt. Then add the sugar and allow to dissolve. When it starts to bubble, add the frozen apples and the carved half apple faces. Allow the apples to caramelise in the sugar over a medium to high heat, until golden. Allow to cool.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir well. Add the eggs, the oil and the yoghurt together and whisk until it is well combined.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Then add the cooled diced apple to the batter and again, mix well.
  4. Pour the batter into a pre-lined rectangular baking tin. Then place the carved apple faces on the top.
  5. Place into a pre heated fan oven at 160°C for 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Once ready, drizzle with toffee sauce and allow to cool before serving.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 260g self-raising flour
  • 8g cinnamon
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 115g demerara sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g vegetable oil
  • 100g Greek yoghurt

Toffee Apple

  • 400g frozen apple
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 3 apples peeled, cut in half, and faces carved
Find key ingredients here

Scarily Spiced Toffee Apple Cake Recipe

SPIDER BURGERS 

Delight your nearest and dearest with these crunchy critters – the ultimate in easy Halloween food. Our spooky Spider Burgers make a fun addition to any family buffet. Plus, they are super simple to prepare. It takes just minutes to transform your favourite burgers into delectable creepy crawlies using onion rings, olives and ketchup – here’s how.

Ingredients

Spider Burgers

  • 4 burgers of your choice
  • Seeded burger buns
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Onion rings
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Black olives and cocktail sticks
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Method

  1. Follow the cooking instructions on the packet for the burgers and the onion rings.
  2. Once ready, place the burgers into the buns and cut the onion rings in half, dip the ends in ketchup and place them on the sides to look like spider legs.
  3. Cut slices of the cheddar to look like fangs and place them on the front.
  4. Finally, pierce two black olives onto cocktail sticks and stick into the bun for eyes.

Ingredients

Spider Burgers

  • 4 burgers of your choice
  • Seeded burger buns
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Onion rings
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Black olives and cocktail sticks
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HOT DOG WORMS 

This has to be one of the most fiendishly creepy Halloween food ideas. Turn traditional hot dogs into something truly Halloween-y with our Hot Dog Worms. This dish is not for the faint hearted, and is certain to surprise the squeamish with its gruesome appearance and amazing taste. See for yourself – rustle-up our Hot Dog Worms in four simple steps.

Ingredients

Hot Dog Worms

  • 2 tins of hotdogs
  • 12 finger rolls
  • Tomato ketchup

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Method

  1. Slice hot dogs into long strips lengthwise.
  2. Boil strips in water until they curl and look like worms.
  3. Toss hot dog strips with ketchup.
  4. Serve on buns.

Ingredients

Hot Dog Worms

  • 2 tins of hotdogs
  • 12 finger rolls
  • Tomato ketchup
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MUMMY HEAD CAMEMBERT 

Treat the family to a cheese dish with a difference with our Mummy Head Camembert. It is the perfect savoury Halloween food for them to sink their teeth into, and can even work as a delicious centrepiece for the dinner table.

Ingredients

Mummy Head Camembert

  • Black olives
  • Puff pastry
  • 1 round Camembert
  • 1 egg
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Method

  1. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the puff pastry out and cut into strips. Wrap strips around the Camembert like a mummy.
  2. Place into a suitable oven dish, whisk the egg and brush over pastry.
  3. Bake the Camembert in a preheated 180°C oven for 15 minutes until the puff pastry is golden.
  4. Place sliced olives on top for the eyes and serve with bread stick fingers.

Ingredients

Mummy Head Camembert

  • Black olives
  • Puff pastry
  • 1 round Camembert
  • 1 egg
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WITCH'S HAT PINATA 

If you’re looking to bring a touch of magic to your Halloween table, our Witch's Hat Pinatas are wickedly wonderful and full of surprises. Hidden inside each you will find a rainbow of colour, and chocolatey treats that are certain to make even the fussiest of eaters cackle with joy.

Ingredients

Witch's Hat Pinata

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Readymade coloured frosting
  • Waffle cones
  • Smarties
  • Rainbow ribbons
  • Black icing
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Method

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and the sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy.
  2. Add the eggs one by one beating in between until well combined.
  3. Sieve in the remaining dry ingredients and then add the milk. Don't over-mix - just until the ingredients form a smooth mixture.
  4. Spoon into cupcake cases and bake in a preheated 150°C oven for 20 minutes.

Assembly

  1. Once the cupcakes are cool, fill a piping bag fitted with a tip of your choice with the coloured frosting, and pipe on top of the cupcake.
  2. Fill the waffle cones with smarties and carefully place on top of the cupcake.
  3. Wrap a rainbow strip around the cone and finish with a black icing buckle.

Ingredients

Witch's Hat Pinata

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Readymade coloured frosting
  • Waffle cones
  • Smarties
  • Rainbow ribbons
  • Black icing
Find key ingredients here

APPLE MOUTHS 

Wow the family with Halloween snacks you can feel good about. If you are low on traditional trick or treat sweets, why not serve up this petrifying platter of ghoulish goodies? Our Apple Mouths are a firm favourite. Tuck in and share with your little monsters.

Ingredients

Apple Mouths

  • 1 packet of apples
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • Flaked almonds
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Method

  1. Cut the apples into quarters, cut away the core and slice in half again.
  2. Spread peanut butter onto one half and place the other half on top.
  3. Stick the flaked almonds across to make the teeth.

Ingredients

Apple Mouths

  • 1 packet of apples
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • Flaked almonds
Find key ingredients here

Or, if it is creative bakes you prefer, you will love our hassle-free hacks for easy Halloween cakes.