halloween

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration that invites revelry as we remember those who have gone before us. Think of it as a far more festive All Saints’ Day.

Several plates with fluorescent glowing Jello molds

Glow in the Dark Jello

The spirits summoned for this ghostly glow-in-the-dark Jello hail from a bottle, not the supernatural. Whew. It’s just a gin and tonic under a black light. Who knew?!

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Four meringue ghosts on a bed of candy corn on a black cake stand.

Meringue Ghosts

These—eek!—meringue ghosts couldn’t be any easier. Beat egg whites and sugar until satiny and stiff, create some spooky blobs, and bake. See? Not so scary after all.

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Four cupcakes with chocolate icing, topped with chocolate wizard hats.

Wizards’ Hats Cupcakes

These inspired Halloween wizards’ hats are a simple assembly job made from cupcakes, frosting, sugar cones, sprinkles, and candy. Inspired by Dumbledore. Loved by all.

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A child dressed as a ghost with a ghost cupcake on their head.

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

We swear these spooky sweets are so simple anyone can make them, no matter how elementary your culinary or crafting skills.

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A metal tray with 4 caramel apples, with natural sticks as handles, two more apples on the table

Caramel Apples

Forget bobbing for apples. This endeavor requires far less effort yet yields way more caramel-cloaked gratification.

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A slab of orange and brown swirled brownie

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

These pumpkin swirl brownies are just as outrageously rich as you’d expect thanks to pumpkin spice cheesecake colliding with a pan of chocolate fudge brownies.

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Three graveyard Halloween cupcakes with mini pumpkin candies and crosses on a piece of slate.

Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

Graveyard hauntings are no laughing matter. Neither are these creepy (yet cute!) Halloween cupcakes. They’re a delicious matter.

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An assortment of day of the dead cookies

Day of the Dead Cookies

This skull sugar cookie is swell for any celebration of the dead—Halloween, Day of the Dead, heck, even The Walking Dead.

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A witch with a green face.

Halloween Hot Chocolate

Halloween hot chocolate is made, quite simply, with leftover Halloween candy and milk in a saucepan. Hey, at least you’re getting your dairy. And putting a dent in the Halloween stash.

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12 graham crackers topped with snack size candy bars to make candy bar s'mores.

Candy Bar S’mores

S’mores purists may scoff, but that’s cool. More for us. Leftover Halloween candy never looked so good.

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Confetti Popcorn Cake

Confetti Popcorn Cake

Sorta looks like a bunch of circus treats exploded, got smothered in marshmallows, and got magically turned into cake, eh?

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Broken pieces of leftover Halloween candy bark.

Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

One of our trusty tactics for ridding the house of leftover Halloween candy—and yes, there is such a thing as leftover candy.

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