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Scary Halloween Treats from Nessa’s Kitchen

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Nessa is a full time wife and mother of two, living the small town life in rural Texas. She loves cooking everything from tried and true recipes to her own wonderful creations. Catch her blogging at Ramblings of a Texas Housewife and on Twitter @Nessa_TX.

Halloween is such a fun day. Although my family doesn’t trick or treat, we do cook up some ghoulish delights and spend the evening watching scary movies. Many different foods can become spooky by simply renaming them or changing the way you present them.

Here are some scary Halloween foods that have been hits around here over the years.

6 Ultra-Scary Halloween Foods

Jack-O-Lantern Brownies:  Cook up your favorite brownie recipe or use a mix. Bake in a round cake pan or deep dish pizza pan. Once they’ve cooled, frost with cream cheese icing you have tinted orange with food coloring. Then use candy and assorted icing colors to decorate as a Jack-O-Lantern. My mother made these when I was a child and I always loved helping.

Goblin Dip and Chips: This is nothing more than your average guacamole. The green color is what gives it a goblin name.

Eyeball Salad: This is nothing more than green and red grapes with a cream cheese dressing. The recipe I use can be found here: Best Grape Salad.

Worm Sandwiches:  Cut bun length hot dogs into six or eight slices, length wise. You will need one hot dog per person. Saute the hot dog strips with sliced onion in a touch of butter until the onions just start to brown. Serve with traditional condiments such as "blood" (ketchup) and "ooze" (mustard).

Mummy Dogs:  These are pigs in the blanket made with hot dogs that have been wrapped in refrigerated bread sticks. Bake on a greased cookie sheet following the directions from the can of bread sticks. Serve with the same condiments as mentioned above.

Halloween Witch’s Brew Recipe


  • 8 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups pineapple or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey


Combine all ingredients in large crock pot on high until it is nice and warm, then keep warm on lowest setting while serving. This is a hit at Halloween and Thanksgiving. Plus, your house smells fabulous as it simmers!

Stay tuned next Monday for In the Kitchen with Nessa to read her Chili and Eggs Recipe.  Make sure you subscribe to our free updates so you don’t miss any of her great kitchen how to articles!

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