Spooky Halloween Foods THAT AREN’T CANDY

Rose Truesdale

Enough with the candy already (said no one ever). Because it’s October and man can’t survive on Reese’s peanut butter cups alone, we rounded up 10 real food Halloween options that are as satisfying as they are spooky. Grab your boo and your ghoulfriends and get snackin’.

Seriously… what can’t puff pastry do? Learn how to mummify your brie on delish.


Whip up something soup-ernatural (heh.) from our buds at the Food Network.

Hi. Can our mashed potatoes always look like adorable ghosts, please? Try our spooky shepherd’s pie if you dare.


You could eat all your daughter’s mini Twix bars when your sweet cravings kick in… or you could monster-fy some fruit like these little gremlins from Listotic. #adulting

No bones about it, y’all. These skeletal snacks from Just A Taste are where it’s at.

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Thermophobia is the fear of hot things. So, like, try this recipe from Rachael Ray and just don’t invite sufferers of either to your dinner party. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Eye of newt, raven’s beak… Oh shoot, sorry. Wrong recipe. This Thai curry from Martha Stewart uses fresh herbs, veggies, and spices instead of, you know, gross stuff.

More devilish than deviled eggs (who named those, anyway?)… also from Martha Stewart.


Cauliflower just looks like brains, okay? If the idea isn’t too cerebral for you (!) try this whole roasted cauliflower from Food52.


Puff pastry strikes again! Try this meal from your favorite culinary creeps at Home Chef.