Halloween Food & Baking Ideas

Get inspired with these delicious Halloween meals and treats

Halloween just isn't complete without cookies! Ginger cookies are a huge crowd favorite and can be decorated in a variety of fun and creepy ways. You can make little “monsters” using food coloring and candy eyeballs, or you dress them up using colored icing and chocolate to decorate them as pumpkins or ghosts.

If chocolate is your thing, you can make decadent chocolate cookies, stuff them with half of a Milky Way, and sprinkle them with sea salt. Not every Halloween treat has to look ghoulish, and these are dark and sinful looking enough all on their own. You can also make chocolate chip cookies and cut them in half. Then use vanilla frosting, red food coloring, slivers of almond, and mini marshmallows to make “Dracula teeth.”

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Nothing says Halloween like a big pot of chili cooking on the stovetop. Our Vegan Quinoa Chili includes some of our favorite grains and beans: quinoa, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, and more. Plus, with the flavorful addition of sweet potatoes, cocoa and cinnamon, your chili will be in a league of its own.

If you are looking for something a little more traditional, our 13 Bean Chili uses our easy-as-ever 13 Bean Soup Mix to create an tasty and delicious recipe. Use ground beef or ground turkey to add some additional protein to this hearty dish. A quick time-saving tip with this recipe is to cook your beans up in the pressure cooker prior to simmering on the stove.

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Fall is the perfect time for delicious fall cakes and treats. Our Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is a delicious addition to any dessert table. With a cream cheese and crunchy pecan filling this cake offers a surprising twist on a classic dessert. If you want to add even more of a Halloween feel to this cake, add a little bit of food coloring to your filling for a fun orange treat!

Another twist on a classic is The Crunch Chronicles’ Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gluten-Free Chocolate Crust. Both vegan and gluten-free, this dessert is something everyone can enjoy. Plus, the pumpkin flavor adds the perfect hint of fall and will put all your guests in the Halloween spirit.

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Are you more pumpkin spice or chocolate? Find out which Halloween treat you should whip up this fall.

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Whether you’re hosting an all-out Halloween bash or having a few friends over appetizers are the way to go when it comes to entertaining. Our delicious Quinoa Sliders are the perfect option for guests who don’t eat meat; you can also make these gluten free by using a gluten free panko as well as gluten free buns. Truly something for everyone!

Almond Chicken Tenders pair perfectly with quinoa sliders and are both gluten free and also kid-friendly. Toss them in a seasoned almond flour and bake them up until they are hot and crispy. They're a simple twist on a classic finger food, and your guests will love this tasty appetizer.