We truly love Halloween, which is why we start gathering creative, fun Halloween recipes on Cool Mom Eats, around, oh…July. But we’re busy! Just like you. (It’s a parent thing, right?) So if, like us, you still need some last minute Halloween recipes whether you need help with class party treats (or homeschooling pod party treats this year?), spooky dinners, fun Halloween lunch ideas, and creepy Halloween cocktails just for the adults — and mocktails for the kids and non-drinkers — we have tons of inspiration for you.
Just remember whatever you do (or don’t do), it’s all good.
I mean if all you do is break into the Mini Snickers and pass them out to the kids for dessert, you’re still winning as far as we’re concerned.
100+ Last Minute-Halloween Recipe Ideas: All in One Place
The ultimate guide to 171 amazing Halloween recipes including copycat candy bar recipes, Halloween cake ideas, candy corn recipes, semi-homemade Halloween snacks, and more.
Then… try these 90 fantastic last-minute Halloween recipes, which take every edible to the next level.
Even more Halloween treats so easy, even the busiest parents won’t get scared
Homemade Halloween Snacks + Treats
Clever Halloween snack tray ideas from Foxes Love Lemons
Halloween snack trays: Our favorite new food trend made ready for Halloween
Our favorite new DIY kitchen craft: Halloween haunted gingerbread houses!
6 easy Halloween treats to make using Oreos
Non-candy Halloween snacks and recipes that still keep Halloween delicious
Easy Oreo bat treats | Or so She Says
Easy, last-minute, but still creative Halloween class party treats you can whip up when you’re busy.
How to turn one batch of Rice Krispies treats into the easiest Halloween snacks
Fun candy corn inspired recipes for Halloween
Easy Halloween party recipes that let the kids help.
Semi-Homemade Graveyard Brownie Treats | Christina Refford for Cool Mom Eats
9 of our favorite easy Halloween treat ideas on our Instagram feed. You can do these!
Delightfully creepy Halloween cupcake recipes
How to roast pumpkin seeds, plus 4 irresistible recipes
And then..here are 6 more delicious pumpkin seed recipes
Halloween party snacks you can whip up with no effort
11 easy, semi-homemade Halloween snacks that lets you be the cool mom without much work
5 super cool Halloween treats that you can make with store-bought shortcuts
Natural Halloween candy alternatives to the big-brand stuff: Great in your homemade recipes too.
Halloween Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Ideas
Healthy Halloween apple mummies by Stacie Billis for Cool Mom Eats
8 easy Halloween school lunch ideas that you can actually do. Not kidding!
Even more healthy-ish Halloween lunch box recipes.
And wait! here’s 6 more spooktacular Halloween lunchbox recipes for the kids
9 spooky fun Halloween breakfast ideas
Mini mummy Halloween pizzas | Easy Peasy Creative
5 spooky Halloween dinner recipe ideas. Because kids can’t live on candy alone.
13 deliciously spooky Halloween dinner recipes that make you the fun parent
Easy Halloween party recipes the kids can help with
Halloween Cocktails and Cocktails
Witch’s Heart Cocktail | The Flavor Blender
7 fun Halloween cocktail recipes for grownups plus 8 spooky Halloween cocktails because we could always use more cocktails, right?
5 skinny Halloween cocktails (so we can eat more candy)
Halloween candy and booze pairings – this is genius!
Recipe for Nathalie’s Bloody Orange Crush Mocktail
6 creepy Halloween mocktails for kids and designated drivers. Be safe out there!
A creepy-fun Halloween mocktail for kids that’s not all about the sugar.
8 super creative Halloween cocktails with mocktail variations
Halloween + Allergies
5 essential tips: How to make Halloween more safe (and inclusive!) for kids with allergies.
An easy guide to a safe, allergy-free Halloween including allergy-free Halloween recipes
What you should know about fun-size or mini Halloween candies and allergies.
New allergy-free candy ideas to add to the treat bags
Go-to allergy-friendly Halloween candy for kids from moms managing the most common food allergies
Ideas for classroom Halloween treats that aren’t candy
And we love fantastic non-candy DIY or buy ideas for parties or kids with allergies
And when it’s all over…
Making DIY paint using Skittles | Mama Papa Bubba
10 clever ideas for what to do with leftover Halloween candy from recipes to educational crafts to donation sources.
7 tasty recipes for using up your leftover Halloween candy
Fun toothbrushing apps for kids! You’ll need them for November 1 for sure.
Awww I love your ideas, thank you! We tried Skittles for painting and it worked great!
THat’s so cool Marina! Glad you had fun!