8 Halloween Recipes Perfect for Spooky Season: From 'Mummy Rolls' to 'Ghost Brownies'

Spooky season is officially upon us and we are counting down the days until Halloween.

As well as being a great time to scare yourself silly with all your favorite horror films, it's a good opportunity to indulge on some seasonal snacks too.

Whether you're looking for something to hand out to trick or treaters or just want to make some tasty treats for a scary movie marathon, there's something for everyone.

Here are our favorite Halloween recipes from TikTok and Instagram.

1. Vegan Skeleton Gingerbread Men

Give gingerbread men a spooky upgrade in time for Halloween.

This recipe comes from the Instagram account of vegan chef Mairi Rivers aka @gingervegan.

To make the cookies, start by melting 7 ounces of sugar, 7 ounces of vegan butter, 6 ounces of golden syrup, three quarters of a cup of soya milk and 4 teaspoons of ginger, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, half a teaspoon of nutmeg, and one quarter of a teaspoon of cloves together in a large pan.

Bring your mixture to the boil and add in one teaspoon of baking soda.

Once you remove it from heat and mix it well it should froth and bubble up.

Set it aside to cool and then add in 1 pound of plain flour and a teaspoon of salt. Stir these in and mix until it becomes a dough and then refrigerate for an hour.

Once your hour is up, roll out the dough to be about a quarter of an inch thick and use a gingerbread person shape cutter and place on a lined baking tray.

Bake them for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

After they're baked, remove them from the tray and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Now all that's left to do is use a piping bag and some icing to decorate them like little skeletons.

2. Halloween Cream Cheese Brownies

This next sweet treat comes from food blogger and Instagrammer, Kim, aka @kickassbaker.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and lining a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Next, whisk a third of a cup of cocoa powder and half a cup of boiling water in a large bowl until your mixture is smooth.

Add in a quarter of a cup of chocolate chips and continue whisking until the chocolate is melted.

Now whisk in 4 tablespoons of butter and two thirds of a cup of vegetable. At this point, your mixture may begin to look curdled, but don't worry.

Add in 2 large eggs, 2 egg yolks and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Continue to whisk your mixture until it's well combined.

Next, add in 2 cups of sugar and whisk until fully incorporated. Then add 1 and three quarter cups of all-purpose flour and a teaspoon of salt.

Grab a rubber spatula and mix this until it's well combined.

Scrape some butter into your lined pan and pour three quarters of your brownie batter in, setting a quarter aside to use later.

In a different bowl, combine 8 ounces of cream cheese and a quarter of a cup of sugar and beat until the mixture is creamy. You can do this using either a stand or handheld mixer.

Once that's done, stir in one large egg and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract until it's well combined.

To make it extra spooky, add 5-10 drops of orange gel food coloring and mix until it's evenly combined.

Scoop this out of the bowl and dollop on top of your brownie batter that is already in the tray, filling gaps with the remaining batter you set aside.

Take a knife to swirl the two on top and then bake for 25 minutes.

Once they're done, carefully transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool for one hour.

3. Ghost Brownies

Looking for ideas on how to decorate your brownies once they're baked?

TikTok user James Lamprey has the perfect suggestion to make ghost brownies.

With some melted chocolate in a piping bag, draw a face on a marshmallow and use some cream cheese frosting to attach your marshmallow head onto your brownie slice.

4. Halloween Frankenstein Krispies

While rice krispie cakes might be everyone's childhood favorite treat, but Annabel Karmel has shared an easy way to give them a Halloween makeover on her Instagram account.

To make these sweet treats, start by lining a square tin with baking paper.

Add 1 and a half ounces of brown sugar, 1 and a half ounces of golden syrup and 2 and a half ounces of butter to a saucepan over a medium heat and stir together until melted.

Next, add in half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 and a half ounces of white chocolate chips and a pinch of salt and continue to stir until it's smooth and add a few drops of green food coloring.

Now add 2 and a half ounces of rice krispies and mix all together until they are well coated.

Transfer your mixture into your tray and make sure they are even and level before refrigerating for one to two hours.

Once cool, you can cut them into bars and then decorate them by melting 3 and a half ounces of plain chocolate to drizzle over the top for the hair and use some black frosting to make his mouth and eyes.

5. Mini Halloween Caramel Apple Pies

This recipe by TikTok user @italian_foodaholics uses only six ingredients.

Start by peeling three apples, removing the core and then cutting them into thin slices.

In a pan over a medium heat add 3 tablespoons of butter and three tablespoons of brown sugar, stirring your mixture.

Once stirred, add in your apple slices and stir until well coated before adding a tablespoon of cinnamon.

Continue stirring and cook until all water evaporates from the pan.

Next, roll out some puff pastry and cut 12 circles. On six of these, cut out Jack-O'-Lantern expressions.

On a lined baking tray spoon the apple mixture on the remaining six before placing the pumpkin carving inspired pastry on top.

Use a fork to push the top and bottom together and brush with an egg wash.

All that's left to do is bake them for 10 to 15 minutes at 370 degrees or until golden brown.

6. Mummy Dogs

You've heard of hot dogs but what about mummy dogs?

TikTok user @thechicishchic shared her brilliant spooky take on the snack.

You can use whatever hot dog you'd prefer and will also need some croissant roll.

All that's required is for you to cut the croissant roll into thin strips and wrap it around your hot dog like a mummy, leaving a few gaps.

Place these in the oven for 9-12 minutes at 375 degrees.

Once cooked, you can add candy eyes for an extra spooky touch.

7. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

These cookies by food blogger and Instagram user @kuuipovea don't just look adorable, they taste great too.

In a medium bowl whisk together 1 and three quarter cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of salt. Once that's done, set it aside.

Grab an electric mixer and the paddle attachment and use this to cream together 4 ounces or room temperature butter, half a cup of smooth peanut butter, half a cup of granulated sugar and half a cup of light brown sugar.

Next add 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and beat your mixture until it is well blended.

Take your dry ingredients and add them in gradually, mixing thoroughly as you do.

Once that's combined, refrigerate for one hour.

While that's chilling, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet.

Once your dough is ready, scoop them into one inch balls and roll them in some more granulated sugar before placing them two inches apart on your baking sheet.

Place them in the oven and bake for 8-9 minutes or until very light brown and puffed. Lightly press the center of each with the back of a spoon or scoop and then leave them to cool.

As they cool, melt some chocolate chips and place them in a piping bag or a plastic food bag and cut a small corner off.

Pipe a little chocolate in the sunken center and place a chocolate truffle on top before piping 8 legs from the center to create your spiders and then let the chocolate harden before serving.

8. Shortbread Mummies

Another simple recipe, this one by Instagram user @doctorbowl has only three ingredients.

Start by preheating your oven to 390 degrees and lining a baking tray with parchment paper.

Next, add one cup of blanched almond flour and two and a half tablespoons of maple syrup to a large bowl and mix well.

Once your dough is ready, pour it onto a sheet of parchment paper and add another sheet on top and roll it out until it's no more than a quarter of an inch thick.

Cut your dough into circular shapes and then place onto your lined sheet and bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until they are light brown in color.

Once cooled, drizzle over some melted white chocolate to get the mummy effect.

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Halloween isn't just a great time to watch horror movies, but also to indulge in some seasonal snacks. Getty Images