Planning a Halloween celebration? Here are some recipes and tips to make it a SPOOK-tacular event!
Halloween Party Recipes
BakingWitches' Finger Cookies
These creepy cookies are decorated to look like witch fingers. They’re perfect for a Halloween party.
Caramel apples aren’t just for the carnival — you can make them at home. These sweet treats come together easily when you melt down store-bought caramels.
DrinksBloody Mary Punch
Make a jug of this classic breakfast cocktail next time you have company over for brunch. The vodka is optional (you can add it to individual glasses if you have a mix of imbibers and non-drinkers in the house) and you can add extra horseradish and hot sauce if you like your drinks extra spicy.
Edamame are immature soybeans, most often served in the pod as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants. They’re also available shelled and frozen in most Canadian grocery stores. Use them in place of chickpeas to make a bright green fresh-tasting hummus.
DrinksMulled Apple Juice with Ginger
Simmering spices in apple juice is a great way to make a warming non-alcoholic drink. Make a batch or two of this juice at your next holiday party or after a day on the ski hill.
BakingBlack Forest Cookies
The combination of chocolate and dried cherries earns these cookies their “black forest” name. With only 1/4 cup of flour in the whole batch, these decadent treats have a uniquely light and chewy texture.
DessertsChocolate Toffee Pizza
For something fun and different, try making a dessert pizza at your next birthday party or get-together. This one has a chocolate crust and is topped with a vanilla icing “sauce,” crushed toffee chocolate bars and sprinkles.
SnacksRoasted Beet Dip
This bright red beet dip looks as good as it tastes. We flavour it with roasted garlic, lemon juice, cumin and chili powder. Serve it with pita chips or melba toast.
SnacksEasy Cheesy Bean Dip
This dip makes a hearty after-school snack or a quick and easy weeknight meal. Serve it with tortilla chips or fresh veggies.
We all need a classic pumpkin pie recipe in our recipe box. This version is perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.
MainsPumpkin and Lentil Casserole
This savoury pumpkin casserole is a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. Use any winter squash in place of the pumpkin if you’d like.
Pumpkin puree adds moisture, flavour and a nice orange colour to these spiced scones. Be sure to use canned pure pumpkin rather than pumpkin pie filling.
SoupsAsian Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup
Black beans and pumpkin purée form the backbone of this hearty soup. Curry, ginger and coriander give it some spice to warm up bellies on a chilly fall night.
BakingPumpkin Cheesecake Pie
Cream cheese and pecans give this traditional Thanksgiving dessert a unique twist. Be sure to make your own pie crust for this one — a frozen store-bought crust will not be big enough to accommodate all of that delicious filling.
BakingApple and Pumpkin Crisp
Two of fall’s favourite pie fillings in one dessert! Apple and pumpkin come together in this easy baked crisp. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream, if you like.
BakingPumpkin Cream Puffs
These pumpkin cream-filled puffs are a light alternative to traditional Thanksgiving desserts. Drizzle them with our irresistible Caramel Rum Sauce.
SoupsPumpkin Soup with Curry Cream
This creamy pumpkin soup gets some crunch from roasted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) and extra flavour thanks to a swirl of our Curry Cream. Serve it as a first course at Thanksgiving or another fall-themed dinner.
DessertsIndividual Pumpkin Cheesecakes
These single-serving cheesecakes are a great dessert alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. Finish off your Thanksgiving dinner with these little jars full of gingersnap crumbs and a spicy pumpkin cheesecake filling.