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!
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.
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!
And then..here are 6 more delicious pumpkin seed recipes
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
Even more healthy-ish Halloween lunch box recipes.
And wait! here’s 6 more spooktacular Halloween lunchbox recipes for the kids
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
Halloween Cocktails and Cocktails
Witch’s Heart Cocktail | The Flavor Blender
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!
Halloween + Allergies
An easy guide to a safe, allergy-free Halloween including allergy-free Halloween recipes
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
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.
Fun toothbrushing apps for kids! You’ll need them for November 1 for sure.