Three Easy Halloween Recipes

Adorable Recipes That Will Make You Look Like a Chef

Halloween season always involves fall festivals, parties and school or work gatherings. If you want to impress your friends and family, but don’t have a lot of time to bake these recipes are perfect for you. Each of the recipes listed are easy, quick and require very little experience. Plus, they are adorable and will make you look like an expert chef.  

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are always a great party food. They are simple to make and delicious. To make a cheese ball perfect for Halloween, use rubber bands to make it look like a pumpkin.


  • 1 block cream cheese softened to room temperature, 8oz.
  • 1 8 oz tub vegetable cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy Ranch mix
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 red pepper finely diced (save the stem)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided use
  • Cling wrap
  • Buttery crackers
  • Rubber bands


  1. Combine both cream cheeses in a bowl.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy Ranch mix, green onion, red pepper and one cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Spread out a large sheet of ClingWrap.
  4. Sprinkle about a 1/4 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese onto the plastic wrap.
  5. Then top with cheese ball mixture.
  6. Take the rest of the shredded cheddar cheese and sprinkle it onto the tops and sides of the cheese ball and wrap it up well with cling wrap.
  7. Two layers of cling wrap work best. It needs to be well-wrapped and wrapped tightly. Now, time to wrap it up with four large and wide rubber bands.
  8. We don’t want any cheese ball mix squeezing out while we’re putting on the rubber bands. I had to double wrap each rubber band to get those long indentations we’re looking for to make the pumpkin shape.
  9. Place cheese ball into the fridge for a minimum of two hours (overnight is best).
  10. When ready, cut off the rubber bands and carefully remove the cling wrap.
  11. Then add on the red pepper stem to the top. 
  12. Serve with your favorite buttery crackers.


Mummy Dogs

Mummy dogs are a perfect food if you are having a gathering with kids. Wrap hot dogs with breadstick dough and you have adorable mummies.


  • 1 (11-oz.) can refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 12 bun-length hot dogs
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Tin foil
  • Mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll breadstick dough, and separate into 12 strips at perforations. Gently stretch each strip to a length of 8 inches.
  2. Wrap 1 dough strip lengthwise around each hot dog. Secure with wooden picks, if necessary. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. (If using wooden picks, remove before serving.)


Pumpkin Patch Brownies

This recipe is so easy and you don’t have to have any decorating skills to pull this off. Simply upgrade your regular brownies to look like a pumpkin patch, kids and adults will both love them.


  • Brownie Mix (Ingredients included on the back of the box)
  • Pumpkin shaped candy corn
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Green decorating icing


  1. Prepare brownie mix and bake according to package instructions
  2. Let the brownies cool for at least thirty minutes to an hour after they are done baking.
  3. Once they are cool, spread the chocolate frosting to cover the brownies
  4. Then, add the pumpkin candy corn in whatever pattern you decide to create
  5. Finally, use the green decorating icing to connect the pumpkins like vines