For a quick and handy reference, here are all of our very best Halloween dinner, drink, dessert, snack, candy, and even allergy-free recipes for your ghoulish festivities this weekend—a spooktacular 250+ Halloween recipes in all.

From super easy to outrageously decadent, we hope that these help you have the most delicious Halloween ever.

photo at top: Zombie Cookies at A Beautiful Mess

Halloween Desserts

• 5 geeky, spooky, and altogether kooky Halloween cookies.

• 7 of the cutest (and creepiest) Halloween cookie recipes.

• 7 copycat candy bar recipes, because homemade candy is every tastier than store-bought.

5 candy corn recipes, because you can never get enough of a good thing.

6 easy, last minute Halloween treats that are way more impressive than a bowl full of candy corn.

7 outrageous Halloween cake ideas so impressive that nobody will notice your store-bought costume.

• 3 wickedly fun desserts all made from one batch of Rice Krispie treats

• 7 tasty ways to use up your kids’ leftover Halloween candy

• 7 creepy Halloween cupcake recipes

• 8 deliciously decadent ways to use leftover candy


Halloween Party Snacks

Frankenstein and his Bride Fruit Snacks | Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

Frankenstein and his Bride Fruit Snacks | Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

6 of the very coolest Halloween party snacks, no hard work required.

6 amazingly easy Halloween party recipes that will make you look like a super chef.

7 fun-spooky mad scientist party treats.

11 easy, semi-homemade Halloween snacks that you can make at the very last minute.

5 not-so-scary Halloween monster party recipes.

9 non-candy Halloween party snacks that will make party guests happy. Even the little candy monsters.

• 7 super-easy Halloween treats for kids

• 7 fun non-candy Halloween snack recipes


Halloween Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Monster Mash Soup | Peas and Crayons

Monster Mash Soup | Peas and Crayons

• 6 terribly tasty Halloween dinner recipes.

6 more freakishly easy Halloween dinner ideas that will please all of your ghosts and goblins.

• 7 easy, festive recipes that make use of your Halloween cookie cutters (finally).

6 spooktacular Halloween lunch box ideas, because lunch at home on Halloween can be fun, too.

• 8 healthy-ish Halloween lunch box ideas your kids will devour

• 8 eerily easy Halloween school lunch ideas

• 13 seriously spooky Halloween dinner recipes, like fried bat wings (not really, but eww)

Halloween Cocktails and Mocktails

Black Beard cocktail | Honestly Yum

Black Beard cocktail | Honestly Yum

8 Halloween cocktail recipes to die for.

14 Halloween candy wine pairings.

7 Halloween cocktails that are scary, grown-up style.

• 6 creepy mocktails and other non-alcoholic Halloween drinks for kids.

• 7 Halloween candy and wine pairings from an actual sommelier

• 5 skinny Halloween cocktail & mocktail recipes, so you can eat candy too

• 7 spooky but sweet Halloween drink recipes


Allergy-Free Halloween Recipes

Chocolate Pumpkin Cups | The Glowing Fridge

Chocolate Pumpkin Cups | The Glowing Fridge

8 healthier Halloween candy options for trick-or-treaters. No, not carrot sticks.

5 gluten-free, allergy-free Halloween sweets that take the trick out of the treat.

7 allergy-free Halloween treat recipes.

Enjoy a fun, safe, and delicious Halloween weekend. And, hey, if you’re on Instagram, share your favorite Halloween recipes by tagging us—we’re @CoolMomEats—and using the hashtag #CoolMomEats. We love seeing what real parents are cooking or, even better, how real kids are gorging on Halloween candy. Ha!