Halloween is the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen. Surprise AND shock children (and adults!) with these wonderfully creepy but tasty creations.

1. Spooky spider cakes for a howling Halloween


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Who wouldn’t love these cute but also terribly spooky spider cupcake muffins? They’re easily made and the children can get involved with the decorating as well, making them the ideal fun project for Halloween!

Get the recipe for spooky spider cakes for a howling Halloween

 

2. Halloween bundt cake


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This clever Bundt cake hides a ghoulish secret under its spider-web finish: a blood-red vanilla sponge, which is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces when it’s cut, along with a few excited “oooohs and ahhhhs”!

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3.  Halloween chocolate apples


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Here’s another spidery Halloween treat! Yoiu could do any number of decorations and get your kids involved in piping on spiders, skulls, ghosts or cats. The idea is to have fun—and eat chocolate!

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4. Halloween chocolate candy bark


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Here’s a clever recipe for chocolate bark, which can be made for all those trick-or-treat visitors you may have knocking on the door on Halloween. It literally takes minutes to make, and is fun and really effective. You could say its bark is worse than its bite!

Get the recipe for Halloween chocolate candy bark

 

5. Pumpkin pinata cake


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Halloween it is the perfect excuse to make one od these Mexican cakes, because you can fill it with treats (and tricks if you’re that way inclined!) Perfect if you’re having a party at home.

Get the recipe for pumpkin pinata cake

 

6. Frankenstein Halloween cookie pops


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These Frankenstein Halloween cookie pops are such fun and again, the children can get involved in decorating them. Made from a basic cookie recipe, just add chocolate sprinkles for hair, buttons for eyes and marshmallows for the “bolts”.

Get the recipe for Frankenstein Halloween cookie pops

 

7. Chocolate orange Halloween cookies


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These spooky themed chocolate orange cookies are a real delight. Topped with a subtle orange icing, the kids won’t be able to keep their hands off these tasty Halloween treats.

Get the recipe for chocolate orange Halloween cookies

 

8. Twit woo hooting Halloween owl cupcakes


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These wee owl cakes are great fun...just bake some chocolate fairy cakes, muffins or cupcakes, decorate them and then turn them into hooting Halloween owls. Just like that, it's magic!

Get the recipe for twit woo hooting Halloween owl cupcakes

 

9. Witches’ fingers


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Look at these fabulously ghoulish witches’ fingers! These sweet biscuit-based cookies would be fabulous for the Halloween teatime table and will bring screams of horrified delight when the little ones see them!

Get the recipe for witches’ Fingers

 

10. Ghost meringues


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These super cute ghost meringues are a fun sweet treat if you’re hosting a Halloween party. Give each meringue ghost their own personality by using the end of a knife to given them a mouth or nose, or even an unusual hairstyle!

Get the recipe for ghost meringues

 

Karen Burns-Booth is a freelance Recipe Developer, Food and Travel Writer and is a member if the Guild of Food Writers. She writes for her own blog Lavender and Lovage.

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