Alice’s Spooky Season Guide to Halloween Recipes 

Emily Benito | Writing Contributor 


Spooky Season is here, and along with it comes all the Halloween favorites. Many people feel that fall is a nostalgic time with fond memories of pumpkin-scented candles, seasonal programs like ABC Family’s 31 Nights of Halloween, and most importantly, everyone’s favorite seasonal snacks, kettle corn, chocolate, pumpkin cookies, and the controversial candy corn.  


Tasty Halloween treats are not just for kids to enjoy and we’re showing you some fun, easy Halloween recipes to spook up the season. 


Little Witches Hats   

This is the perfect recipe for chocolate and honey lovers or anyone who enjoys a picturesque treat. Use them as festive décor atop a batch of cupcakes or set them out to grab and go at your next Halloween movie night. 

According to, all you need are these simple ingredients:  

  • 2 (16-ounce) homemade fudge strip cookies  
  • ¼ cup honey, or as needed 
  • 1 (9-ounce) bag of milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped 
  • 1 (4.5 ounces) tube decorating gel 


Spider Cupcakes 

If you love to decorate but still want to keep it simple, try these spider cupcakes. Who knew these eight-legged friends could be so cute? All you need are a cute batch of chocolate cupcakes, frosting and some licorice to put together these adorable Halloween snacks.  

For this treat, less than 10 ingredients are needed according to 

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package of chocolate cake mix 
  • 1 pound black shoestring licorice 
  • 1 (16-ounce) can of white frosting 
  • 48 pieces of candy corn 
  • 48 cinnamon red-hot candies 
  • ¼ cup orange decorator sugar 

If you aren’t a chocolate lover but still want a fun snack, these following recipes are for you. 


Popcorn Pumpkins 

First up are the popcorn pumpkins. This recipe with popcorn and marshmallows creates the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Put them in a cute Halloween-themed baggie and you’ll have frighteningly delicious portable treats.  

Here are the simple ingredients needed for this delicious party favor according to  

  • 5 cups popped popcorn 
  • 1 cup candy corn 
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts 
  • ½ cup butter or margarine  
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows 
  • 4 drops of red food coloring
  • 3 drops of yellow food coloring 
  • 4 sticks of red or black licorice, cut into thirds 


Peanut Butter Pumpkin Recipe 

The next sweet and savory pumpkin treat is the Peanut Butter Pumpkin recipe. Use these cute little pumpkins as a table decoration or a tasty treat for your Halloween feast.

According to, all you need is:  

  • ½ cup butter 
  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter 
  • 1 (16-ounce) package of confectioners’ sugar, sifted 
  • Red food coloring 
  • Yellow food coloring 
  • Green decorators icing 


Pizza Skulls  

Pizza Skulls are a way to bring the bare bones of a classic party treat and bring it to the next level. All you need is any store-bought, or homemade pizza dough and a skull baking pan to create these frightening foodies. According to, here are all the other add-ons for the most spooktacular skulls:  

  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce, plus more warmed for dipping 
  • ½ pounds Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled 
  • 18 slices pepperoni 
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 
  • Italian parsley sprig (to garnish) 


The Garlic Baked Brie Spider 

Here is a recipe that packs a garlic punch to keep those pesky intruders away. 

This dish is a necessity for all for charcuterie board lovers out there. Here is what you need according to 

  • One brie cheese wheel 
  • 2 garlic cloves  
  • 2 sheets puff pastry 
  • 3-4 prosciutto slices 
  • 2 black olives 
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil 
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary  
  • ½ teaspoon thyme 
  • 1 teaspoon basil 
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • Black pepper 
  • 1 egg 


The Halloween Mummy Dogs 

Last but not least is the childhood favorite of many. These classic mummies are made with mini hot dogs and premade dough. Their eyes and smiles drawn with mustard create a cheery and toasty fall vibe for those who need a break from the spooky side of Halloween festivities. Here are the ingredients according to 

  • 1 can of refrigerated dough  
  • 2 ½ slices American cheese 
  • Mini hot dogs 
  • Cooking spray 
  • Mustard or ketchup  

Emily Benito serves as a contributing writer. She is a senior at The University of Alabama pursuing a major in news media with minors in communication studies and global and cultural perspectives. She loves horseback riding, hiking and travelling. She is also a reporter at WVUA 23 News where she enjoys meeting new people and sharing stories in the community.