Halloween is right around the corner and we all know one of the best parts of Halloween is the food! Hot Apple Cider, Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting, and Chicken Gnocchi Soup – is your mouth watering too? It wouldn’t be Halloween without enjoying all the flavors of the season! Here are my top picks for sweet treats, savory snacks, dinner recipes and drinks for your Halloween festivities!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting – One of my favorite desserts to date! Soft and pillowy pumpkin whoopie pies filled with the most delicious frosting!
Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting and Candied Bacon – Truly the most insane dessert ever. We’ve got a moist and fluffy cupcake flavored with real maple syrup, a thick pile of brown butter frosting on top, and it’s topped with crispy, sweet candied bacon. These will be gobbled up in a flash!
Halloween Dirt Cups – Halloween Dirt Cups are super simple to make, and are a fun way to celebrate the spooky season at home! All you need is cool whip, oreos, chocolate pudding mix, and whatever toppings you like to bring your spooky treats to life.
Salted Caramel Apple Galette – Full of spiced, tender apples wrapped up in a buttery, flaky crust and drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce. This is the coziest fall dessert I know how to make. And, this recipe is a sneak peak from my cookbook, “The One-Bowl Baker”.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting – Light, moist, and full of warm spices and fall flavor! Top them with a thick swirl of brown butter cream cheese frosting for the most perfect pumpkin dessert.
Halloween Snack Mix – This Halloween Snack Mix is a complete treat – and it’s easy to throw together for a festive last-minute treat! All you need are pretzels, popcorn, chex, plenty of chocolate, and your favorite candy!
Cranberry Apple Slab Pie with Maple Glaze – For all my fellow pie lovers! Great for feeding a crowd or for a party!
Deep Dish Pear Dessert Pizza with Cinnamon Streusel – We’ve got a simple homemade pizza crust, a layer of caramelized, sweet, spiced pears, a heavy flurry of cinnamon streusel on top, and it’s all finished off with a buttery glaze! Fall never looked – or tasted – better!
Pumpkin Rum Snickerdoodles with Caramel Sauce – These Snickerdoodles are thick, soft, perfectly spiced and flavored with vanilla rum and real pumpkin! Roll them in plenty of cinnamon sugar and top them off with vanilla rum caramel sauce while they’re still warm!
Homemade Apple Fritters with Buttery Maple Glaze – These take a little work, but they’re so worth it! These fritters are light and fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside, drenched in buttery maple glaze, and they practically melt in your mouth.
The Best Pumpkin Bread – The only pumpkin bread recipe I’ll ever use – it’s from my mom, so ya know it’s good! It’s SO good hot from the oven and slathered with butter.
Homemade Apple Cider Donuts – So good and surprisingly easy to make at home! Dip them in caramel sauce for next-level goodness.
Amazing No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie – We’ve got a chocolate oreo crust, a silky peanut butter filling, and a cloud of pillowy whipped cream with a generous sprinkle of peanut butter cups on top. This quick-to-make pie is a total crowd pleaser – it always disappears in a flash!
Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars – Delicious, gooey oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie bars are made even better with the complex, caramely flavor of brown butter. Better make a double batch – these will fly off the plate anywhere you take them.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups – One of the all-time best Halloween candies – and, as a bonus, this recipe is dairy and gluten-free!
Apple Cider Caramel Monkey Bread – This Monkey Bread is light and fluffy, super flavorful, and doused in an apple cider caramel sauce. The whole thing comes together in no time thanks to a little help from some amazing pre-made dough.
Simplest Homemade Caramel Sauce – So good! You can’t have a Halloween party without dipping apple slices into a bowl of silky smooth caramel.
Dutch Caramel Apple Pie – This one is easier than a traditional pie thanks to the crumb topping, and is packed with tender, flavorful caramel-coated apples nestled inside a flaky pie crust.
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – All my childhood Halloween memories are tied to this pumpkin cake!
Caramel Apple Turnovers – Still have some apples leftover from the orchard? Whip up a batch of these! We’re using store-bought puff pastry here to keep things super simple! And the apple filling is caramely, spiced, and SO addicting.
Salted Caramel Pear Galette – Flaky, buttery pie crust is filled with fresh, tender, sweet pears – all topped off with a simple homemade salted caramel sauce. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
Caramel Apple Pull Apart Bread – Layers of pillowy soft bread, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, apple slices, and salted caramel sauce. Top it off with a quick buttery maple glaze, and devour while it’s still warm from the oven – fall heaven!
Fall Harvest Cheese Board – Nothing says fall like a charcuterie board filled with all the bounty of autumn! I’ll show you exactly what types of cheese, crackers, meats, and extras to use for your cheeseboard and how to assemble the whole thing.
Cheesy Garlic Herb Pull Apart Rolls – The ultimate easy recipe to feed a crowd! Made with frozen rolls to make prep work a breeze.
Favorite Spinach Artichoke Dip– You just need 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to pull this party dip together. It’s addicting!
Chicken Wild Rice Soup – The ultimate comfort food! This soup is rich and creamy, full of tender veggies, herbed chicken, and hearty wild rice. Don’t forget the crusty bread for dunking!
Tomato Basil Soup with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes – The depth of flavor in this soup comes from basic pantry ingredients like fire-roasted diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and garlic – but is amped up with the addition of roasted heirloom tomatoes, and of course, a good dose of basil and cream.
Healthy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole – Healthy comfort food! Chicken, wild rice, butternut squash, and a little parmesan cheese – so delicious.
Brocoli Cheddar Soup with No-Knead Bread – Making soup at home is simple – and TOTALLY worthwhile. This Broccoli Cheddar Soup is incredibly creamy and delicious (and tastes just like one of our restaurant faves!). Pair it with a hunk of homemade crusty bread – you don’t need to be a pro to make this! It’s bread-dummy proof.
One Pan Chicken Fajitas – A 30-minute dinner favorite! Serve with sour cream, tortillas, guac, and cheese!
Best Ever Slow Cooker Chili – Slow cooker chili is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make! It requires almost no hands on time, is full of incredible flavor, and makes the best game day or cold-weather meal. Dress it up with any toppings you like!
Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos – This serves two – it’s a fun dinner to make with your significant other or a friend if you aren’t hosting lots of people for a party!)
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Pancetta – This pasta dish is saucy, creamy, and bursting with fall flavors! It’s made with a cheesy butternut squash sauce, butter, garlic, sage, thyme – and it’s all topped off with perfectly crisp and smoky pancetta! It’s a fall dreamboat dinner!
One Pot Cheddar Cauliflower Soup – Made with healthy and hearty veggies like cauliflower, carrots, and celery – and tons of flavor! Top this soup off with bacon (optional, without it this is vegetarian), cheddar, fresh herbs, or serve it with crusty bread for the best homemade meal.
Gnocchi Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese – We just took three amazing foods and combined them – I can retire now, right?
Chicken Gnocchi Soup – A creamy and delicious soup that’s incredibly easy to whip up. Loaded with veggies like carrots, celery, and a bit of spinach, and full of pillowy gnocchi.
Crock Pot Mulled Caramel Apple Cider – Warm, cozy, and the perfect drink to serve for any fall or winter party. Sit back and let your slow cooker do all the work for you!
Apple Cider Slushies – Made with just a few basic ingredients – and the secret is freezing some of your apple cider so the flavor doesn’t get watered down once you blend everything up. Add a splash of bourbon or apple brandy for a fun adult twist!
Apple Cider Old Fashioned with Maple Simple Syrup – Made with apple cider, maple simple syrup, a pinch of cinnamon, bourbon, and a dash of bitters. Serve with a cinnamon stick for the perfect autumn drink!
I hope you find a delicious recipe (or two, or three!) to make for your Halloween celebrations. Happy haunting, and happy baking!
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