No Tricks Here! These 9 Food Network Halloween Recipes Are a Real Treat
When it comes to picking out the best Halloween recipes, there's arguably no better source than the Food Network. When all of your favorite hosts (like Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, and Sunny Anderson) get creative for the Oct. 31 holiday, the results are spectacular — and easy! If you're planning your own Halloween party and need ideas for festive appetizers, spooky mains, and fun desserts, look to these reliable recipes straight from the Food Network. Personally, we plan on ditching regular caramel apples for Ree Drummond's epic marbled apples. Keep reading for all the recipes to try this year.
Alton Brown's Homemade Candy Corn
If you're ever going to attempt homemade candy corn, Alton Brown's recipe is one you can trust.
Get the recipe: Alton Brown's homemade candy corn
Alton Brown's Pumpkin Cheesecake
What sets Alton Brown's pumpkin cheesecake recipe apart is the crumbly, sweet crust made of gingerbread cookies.
Get the recipe: Alton Brown's pumpkin cheesecake
Alton Brown's Candy Apples
These aren't just any candy apples — they're "atomic" candy apples. Proceed with caution . . .
Get the recipe: Alton Brown's atomic candy apples
Giada De Laurentiis's Cheese Broomsticks
Giada's adorable (not creepy) witches' broomsticks are made from pretzels and string cheese, so they qualify as a kid- and adult-approved appetizer.
Get the recipe: Giada's cheese broomsticks
Rachael Ray's Fondue Jack-o'-Lantern
Cleverly titled "Snack-o'-Lantern Fondue," this deliciously cheesy idea from Rachael Ray is a true crowd-pleaser.
Get the recipe: Rachael Ray's fondue jack-o'-lantern
Rachael Ray's Cabbage "Brain"
While a whole stuffed cabbage slightly resembles a brain, its taste couldn't be further from gross.
Get the recipe: Rachael Ray's whole stuffed cabbage
Sunny Anderson's "Feetloaf"
Sunny Anderson got creative and turned meatloaf into this Halloween-themed "feetloaf." It's not the most appetizing meal to show off on a table, but that's the point! The messy drizzle of ketchup makes it even more gory.
Get the recipe: Sunny Anderson's Halloween feetloaf
Ree Drummond's Halloween-Candy Ice Cream Cake
Put extra Halloween candy to the best use by combining it all into an epic homemade ice cream cake.
Get the recipe: Ree Drummond's ice cream layer cake
Ree Drummond's Marbled Dipped Apples
OK, these marbled apples might not be the easiest Halloween recipe on earth — the concentration! — but the photo-worthy result is so worth the effort.
Get the recipe: Ree Drummond's marbled dipped apples