Killer Halloween Recipes

With so many creepy ways to re-imagine everyday ingredients, some of our traditional and favorite foods are just more fun to make at Halloween.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1¼ ounce package taco seasoning mix
  • 12 taco shells
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 can tomatoes, small cubes
  • 1 small head lettuce, sliced into small confetti squares
  • (2¼ ounce can large black olives, sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, shredded & long


Mix meat and seasoning mix. Shape half of the mixture into 24 one-inch balls. 

Place in 15×10×1-inch baking pan and bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Brown remaining seasoned ground beef and add salsa.

Fill each taco shell with a thin layer of ground beef, sour cream, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Position 2 meatballs inside the taco shell and add a dollop of sour cream to each. Garnish with olives to make “eyeballs.” Spread the cheese out along to the top for stringy hair.


  • 6 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and sliced in half
  • ¼ c. mayonnaise
  • 1½ tsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 1½ tsp. yellow mustard
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 – 6 oz. can of whole pitted black olives


Separate egg yolks from whites in a medium bowl. Mash the egg yolks, mayonnaise, relish, mustard, garlic and salt.

Scoop even amounts of filling into each egg half. For a cleaner look, use a piping bag to pipe dollops of filling into each egg.

Cut black olives in half for the spider body. Place on egg yolk mixture, then slice half olives longwise for 4 legs and arrange around olive halves to form a spider.


This recipe is for one cup; multiply for your desired number of servings. 

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese (regular or low fat is fine)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1.5 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • red gel food coloring 

Stir together the cornflour and a drop of milk to form a slurry. Place cream cheese in a saucepan and whisk in cornflour slurry until smooth. Gradually whisk remainder of milk. 

Add chocolate, vanilla extract, sugar, and salt to the pan and place over a medium heat. Cook, stirring regularly, until chocolate has melted and mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in red gel food coloring for desired shade.