A Tableful of Treats

If you’re planning a Halloween party this year, you may spend as much time contemplating the menu as picking out the perfect costume. Whether your style is spooky or sophisticated, a few themed dishes can help set the mood. Here are a few of our favorite picks from around the web.

Skull Cake

A thick layer of dust covers this creepy skull – or is it just powdered sugar? You’ll need to sample it to find out.

Skull Cake Pan via Wilton Cakes

Of course, not all Halloween meals need to take inspiration from horror flicks. These would be a festive addition to any kind of Fall gathering.

Baked Apples

Laden with cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts, these healthier treats come together easily in a crock pot – let them cook while you’re out trick-or-treating!

Baked Apples courtesy Skinny Chef

Tentacle Pot Pie

Warm and hearty, this meal is the perfect dinner for a night of trickery, but you’ll need to be brave enough to cut through the tentacle crust first.

Tentacle Pot Pie courtesy Not Martha

Need more inspiration? Check out these posts:

Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta – An illusion made of cream and fruit, this Panna Cotta is both elegant and gory. http://kitchentablescraps.com/cheap-and-tasty/creepy-coconut-kiwi-panna-cotta/

Pumpkin Cheese Plate – Simple cheese and crackers get all dressed up in this cute Pumpkin Patch appetizer.  http://www.thatssomichelle.com/2011/09/pumpkin-cheese-plate.html

Midnight Black Chocolate Pudding – dark as a moonless Halloween night, this rich pudding is an indulgent adult treat. http://joythebaker.com/2011/10/midnight-black-chocolate-pudding/

What are your favorite Halloween recipes? Or are you too spooked to share? Share your Halloween food photos here and we’ll post them on our Facebook Page.