Halloween homemade food ideas

13 Scary Halloween Homemade Food Ideas

Last Updated on March 24, 2023

With Halloween around the corner, you have to decide which scary treats you are going to offer. If you are planning on buying some candy, then you should check our article about 4 Spooky Halloween Treats You Can Find In The US. But if you prefer to prepare some homemade food, here are some ideas for you to get inspiration from. With these scary treats, nobody will want to trick you!

TAKEAWAY: Did you know that the tradition of trick-or-treating in the United States originated only in the 1930’s and 40’s? And at that time candy wasn’t the typical treat. People used to give coins, toys, fruits or nuts to the scary ghosts and witches that appeared on their doorstep. However, during mid-1900, candy companies started promoting their sweet treats, and by 1970 these products were considered almost the only acceptable treats for Halloween.

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We all know that when talking about Halloween treats most people refer to sweets and candy. But in reality, with adding some ketchup as blood, some made-up eyes and borrowing grandma’s dentures, you can create a perfectly creepy savory dish. Also, sausages make for great fingers. Here go some great examples!

MONSTER BURGERS It’s not just pumpkins you can get creative with this Hallowe’en. How about something a bit different – have fun creating your very own family of Monster Burgers . 🍔 🍔🎃🎃 1 red onion, finely chopped 300g minced Beef 1 clove garlic, crushed 100g fresh breadcrumbs 1 tbsp tomato chutney 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce Brioche bins Salad ingredients Ketchup Stuffed olives )attach with cocktail sticks Teeth ! 1 Measure all of the ingredients into a food processor. Whiz until finely chopped and the mixture has come together .Season and Shape into 6 Burgers. 2 Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Fry the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes each side until golden and cooked through. 3 Decorate as in the photo. 4 Remove the cocktail sticks before eating .. MAKES 6 BURGERS #annabelkarmel #halloween #halloweenfood #burgers #trickortreat

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¡Feliz lunes familia! ☀️ Este fin de semana hemos estado experimentando un poco en la cocina 😋 y como resultado 🤘 hoy os traemos otra monstruosa 👻 receta de Halloween🎃. En este caso se trata de unos murciélagos 🦇 de queso 🧀 cremoso, una receta 📝 que seguro les va a encantar a los más peques 🤗. Para prepararlos 👩🏻‍🍳 vamos a necesitar 🛒 queso 🧀  cremoso de untar, mermelada de tomate 🍅, crocanti de almendras, unas perlitas de chocolate 🍫 y Doritos 🤤. Con un poquito de maña 👷 nos quedaran unos murciélaguitos 🦇 muy divertidos. Esperamos que os guste 🤗  Link de la receta en la bio❗ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Receta➡️ Murciélagos de queso para Halloween 📝 Categoría➡️Dulces y salados 🍡 Personas➡️ 4 👤 Dificultad➡️ fácil 🥉 Tiempo➡️ 25 min ⏳ Precio➡️ bajo 💰 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #food #gastronomia #instafood #chef #restaurante #delicious #instagood #gourmet #cocina #foodpics #halloween #halloweenrecipes #halloweenfood #photooftheday #gastronomy #foodlover #foodgasm #gastro #foodphotography #cocinando  #comidasana #foodblogger #foodstagram #cheflife #foodpic #sabor #foodgram #culinary #yummy #unaderecetas

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As if you had any doubts, there are endless Halloween sweets ideas. Cookies, cakes, popsicles, tarts, biscuits, pastries, muffins, cupcakes, donuts… With a little imagination and some skill in the kitchen, you can decorate any regular recipe to look like the cutest or most horrendous creatures of the night. A small tip to make it easier and more attractive: buy some edible food coloring and get yourself a piping bag. That way you’ll get the most amazing results!

✨👻🕸Booooooo🕸👻✨ Cupcake de chocolate com cobertura de chantilly e grãos de café cobertos de chocolate pra fazer os olhos e bocas!!! Mais uma inspiração pro nosso Halloween!!! ✨🎃✨ ▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️ INGREDIENTES CHANTILLY ESTABILIZADO: 50 gramas de açúcar de confeiteiro 1 colher de chá de gelatina em pó sem sabor 4 colheres de chá de água 250g de creme de leite fresco (35% de gordura) 1/2 colher de chá de extrato de baunilha PREPARO: Dissolver a gelatina na água. Levar ao microondas por 15 segundos ou até dissolver a gelatina completamente. Deixar esfriar levemente. Levar o creme de leite e o bowl da batedeira ao freezer por 15/20 minutos. Quanto mais gelado mais fácil será atingir a textura do chantilly. Bater com o açúcar em velocidade alta. Quando começar a engrossar adicionar a gelatina aos poucos e bater até obter picos firmes. Colocar em um saco de confeitar e decorar. ▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️👻▫️ #Halloween #HalloweenFood #HalloweenSweets #HalloweenRecipes #ReceitasDaBruna #ReceitasDeHalloween #BrunaChaves

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And finally, for those who want to celebrate Halloween but don’t want to eat a lot of sugar or trash food, we’ve also got some healthier ideas. Fruits and vegetables serve as perfect base ingredients for scary treats thanks to their various vibrant colors. You only have to grab a sharp knife and carve them to design the most creative monsters.

Boo! I absolutely love Halloween. When I was growing up we always had huge Halloween parties with over the top decorations, spooky themed food and lots of games. I’m keen to keep up the tradition for my own kids!⠀ I’ve started working on spooky party food ideas so I’ve brought you the recipe for these super-easy raspberry mummy pies. ⠀ I used frozen raspberries from Iceland for the filling and store-bought puff pastry – so they’re really easy to make. My kids loved helping me to create the mummy shapes and then they happily tucked into them. They’re easily vegan and gluten-free. ⠀ (ad)⠀ #veggiedesserts #halloween #poweroffrozen @IcelandFoods ⠀ .⠀ #foodbloguk #ukfoodblogger #foodblogfeed #feedfeed #thekitchn #f52grams #fbcuk16 #huffposttaste #yahoofood #epicurious #saveurmag #fdbloggers #buzzfeast #marthafood #foodgawker #beautifulcuisines #veggiedesserts #halloweenparty #halloweenfood #halloween2017 #puffpastry #handpies #raspberrypie #edibleeyes #govegan #vegansofig

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Halloween is coming! Here’s the recipe for my Turkey Stuffed “Pumpkin” Peppers! 🎃😊⬇️ – WHAT YOU NEED: (for about 6 peppers) 🎃 6 large bell peppers, 2 lbs ground turkey, 5 cloves garlic (minced), 1/2 sweet onion (minced), 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley, 2 tsp cumin powder, 3 tsp kosher salt (divided), 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 3 cups cooked brown rice, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella/ or cheddar cheese, 2 tbsp finely snipped chives and olive oil – HOW YOU MAKE THEM: 🎃 Heat oven to 400 degrees. 🎃 Cut tops off of your peppers, remove all seeds, hollow and rinse out. 🎃 Next,”carve” pumpkin faces (eyes, mouths, etc.) into your peppers. 🎃 Place hollowed peppers in a microwave safe dish and add about 1/2 cup of water to the dish. Microwave for about 5 minutes or until peppers are just slightly softened. Set aside. 🎃 Pour a little olive oil into a large non-stick skillet and heat on medium heat. 🎃 Add onion, garlic and parsley to the pan and saute for about 3 minutes. 🎃 Add ground turkey, 2 tsp salt and cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is completely cooked through. 🎃 Next, add 1 and 1/2 cups of tomato sauce. Mix well and simmer on low for about 5 more minutes. 🎃 Combine cooked rice and meat together until well mixed. 🎃 Spoon turkey mixture into each pepper and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over stuffed peppers and top with chives. 🎃 Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes and then serve immediately. – #dinner #toddlerdinner #glutenfreerecipes #halloween #halloweenfun #fun #halloweenideas #halloweenrecipes #toddlers #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #kidfood #funfood #foodisfun #recipe #halloweenfood #healthy #healthykids #creativefood #halloweeniscoming #makingfoodfun #funfoodforkids #buzzfeed #foodgawker #eatrealfood #glutenfree #kidfriendly #babblemakes #halloweenfunfoodforkids

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#halloween #monster #apples #healthytreats #forkids #halloweentreats #kiddies #diy #cute #halloweenideas #familyactivity #healthyeating #treatsforthekids #trickortreat #boo #creative #healthykids #fitgirls #fitboy #fitmom #fitdad #halloweendiy #follow #like4like Halloween Monster Apples Ingredients 2 green apples, each quartered almond butter (or hazelnut butter) 32 sunflower seeds 2-3 strawberries, sliced 1-2 googly eyes per apple bite (for the larger eye use a marshmallow) Instructions First, cut the middle out of each quarter of the apple in order to create a mouth. Don’t worry about it being perfect, as you are filling this gap with almond butter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always cover it up and you won’t even be able to notice. Coat the inside of the gap where you just cut with a filling of almond or hazelnut butter. Place sunflower seeds on the top of where the “mouth” is to resemble the teeth. Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth to resemble the tongue. “Glue” each eye above the mouth, using a dab of almond butter to make it stick in place. Serve your monsters and enjoy! By Parenting Chaos

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I’m sure that after looking at so many amazing ideas your mind is dueling on if you’ll have time to prepare all of them. You might even think that you don’t have the necessary ability to make your treats look as good. But do you know what the beauty of Halloween is? That even if they end up looking terrible, they will fulfill the purpose of being scary as hell! So whatever you do, you will have prepared the most spooky treats in the neighborhood. And to make it all the more fun, ask your kids to help you or invite your friends over. It will make for an excellent memory.

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