Halloween Menus

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to read? In this section you will find frightening recipes to entertain your guests with while your kids carve a pumpkin for the front stoop.

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Every Halloween, bags of triangle-shaped, yellow, orange and white candies fill trick-or-treat bags all over the U.S. But what exactly is candy corn?

By Stephanie Watson & Kathryn Whitbourne

Halloween isn't just for kids -- grown-ups can join the fun, too, and if you're planning your own party this year, you can put a grown-up twist to the usual trick-or-treat fare.

By Heather Kolich

Halloween is sugar central when it comes to treats, but you can put the brakes on high-calorie and high-fat feasting with a few clever but sensible munchies. A healthy Halloween can be anything but boring.

By Sara Elliott


Entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs, is the norm -- not the exception -- in most parts of the world. Some cultures shy away from eating bugs while others value them for their taste and nutrients. Check out these pictures of creepy crawlies.

Trick or treat! For many kids, Halloween is the most fun night of the year. Manufacturers tremble with delight while kids collect fistfuls of candy from their neighbors. Check out our sweet Halloween candy gallery.

These recipes taste good, but they look disgusting. If you're clever, you'll have your Halloween party guests eating everything from cockroaches to kitty litter with these 10 scary recipes.

By Debra Ronca

Everything feels grosser when you're blindfolded and there's scary music playing. Besides peeled grapes, Jell-O and cold spaghetti, what slimy foods creep people out on Halloween?

By Debra Ronca


Let's say you're hosting a Halloween party, and you're dressing up as a witch. Wouldn't your costume be so much more convincing if it were paired with a gurgling kettle? Of course it would.

By Debra Ronca

If you've ever been to a rockin' Halloween party, chances are there was a table covered in a spread of spooky foods. At your next party, try to frighten and amuse your guests with these tasty treats.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Packaged store-bought Halloween candy might suffice for the neighbors' kids, but for your own little pumpkins, you might want to whip up some homemade confections. These classic recipes are sure to please!

By Cristen Conger

It isn't socially acceptable to trick-or-treat after puberty strikes, but that doesn't mean adults can't get in on the Halloween fun. Forego the candy aisle and stock up on spirits for a ghoulish good time.

By Cristen Conger


You might associate bats with Halloween and spooky caves, but in some cultures around the world, the word "bat" conjures up images of a deep-fryer. Where do you find bat on the menu? And is it safe to eat?

By Cristen Conger

You could say that Halloween is the kickoff to the holiday bingeing season. Loading up on chocolate bars and sugary lollipops doesn't do your body any favors, but these 10 treats will nourish it.

By Victoria Vogt

The stories of evil strangers tainting Halloween candy and apples with poison, glass and razor blades have prevailed for several decades. But are they true?

By Stephanie Watson