Frightfully fun food ideas for Halloween 2021
Let your creativity run wild with these spooktacular recipes.
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Whether you’re transforming your place into a haunted house, making your own costume or putting together a scarily good menu, Halloween is all about being creative and having fun.
From zombie brain cakes and spiderweb cookies to ghoulishly good cupcakes, the spooky season is an opportunity to go wild in the kitchen. Here’s our guide to the best spine-tingling treats and recipe ideas that will be a real scream with all your guests this Halloween.
Top Halloween food ideas
There’s no limit to your imagination when it comes to Halloween food. The only rule is that it should look terrifying, but taste delicious. Think zombie brains made from cheese, spiderweb cupcakes made from chocolate or vampire blood cocktails made with raspberries and gin. Frighteningly flavoursome.
Top Halloween-themed food and drink decorations
Baked goods such as cakes, cookies and cupcakes are always a hit at parties and are also super-easy to decorate. There are plenty of creepy cake moulds, Halloween props and fun designs that you can try. Find inspiration with these popular Halloween-themed food and drink decorations and get your creative juices going.
Halloween 3D Silicone Mould
Halloween Food Labels
10PCS Reusable Blood Drink Bags Halloween Pouch
Spider and Spider Web Glitter Paper Straws
YuBoBo Halloween Cupcake Toppers Wrappers
Halloween Silicone Cake Chocolate Mould
Cupcakes are easy to bake and fun to decorate. For Halloween, think pumpkin-flavoured cupcakes, black and orange decorations, black cats, vampires, ghouls and goblins. Bring out the guts and gore with fun decorations and themed food toppers, toothpicks, sprinkles, icing, fondant and edible wafer papers, as well as fun cupcake liners and wrappers.
Whether you’re looking to create cute and creepy cupcakes or terrifying ones this Halloween, here are some cursed cupcake ideas to get you started:
Top Halloween cupcake decorations
50pcs Halloween Cupcake liners
Wilton Mini Baking Cases
Halloween cupcake toppers
Sugar Skulls Day of the Dead Edible Icing Cupcake Toppers
Halloween Monster Hand Cupcake Picks
Halloween Cupcake Toppers
Best Halloween recipes
If you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party this year, here are three spooktacular recipes that you can try at home:
Eerie Eye Pops
Recipe: BBC Good Food
Makes 10 cake pops
- 100g Madeira cake (sponge cake)
- 100g Oreo cookies
- 100g milk chocolate, melted
- 200g white chocolate, melted
- Smarties and icing pens to decorate
- Pumpkin for display
Cocktail Sausage Mummies
Recipe: Taste magazine
Makes 24 cocktail sausages
- 24 beef chipolata sausages
- 1 egg, lightly whisked
- 4 sheets (25 x 25cm) ready rolled puff pastry
- American mustard, to decorate
- Tomato sauce, to serve
Recipe: Citron Limette
- 1½ cups cooked brown rice
- 4 large capsicums
- 350g beef mince
- 1 cup chopped onions
- ½ cup chopped parsley
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp ground allspice
- 1 cup tomato and basil pasta sauce
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ cup chicken stock
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