What to Eat on Halloween Besides Candy

Eating candy is a given when it comes to October 31, but most will agree that candy cannot be the only thing we eat on Halloween! That's why I put together some alternatives to candy and some Halloween themed dishes that can fill you up between candy indulgences. Whether you're looking for something that will make your trick or treater's get spooked, you're looking for dishes that taste like fall or you just need some healthier items to counterbalance the number of Snickers Bars you'll be consuming, we have you covered.


Spider-Shaped Pumpkin Pancakes

Add some Halloween themed sprinkles or add a design on your pancakes with chocolate chips or whipped cream to make the first meal of Halloween as festive as you want.

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Jack-O-Lantern Waffles

Add some orange food coloring to your pancake batter, and place chocolate chips on top of your batter in the waffle maker in the patter of some eyes, a nose and a mouth.

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Mummies in a Blanket

Cook up some sausages or hot dogs wrapped loosely in Pillsbury Dough and add some ketchup or mustard for eyes.

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Spiderweb Pizza

Make some pizzas at home and when adding the cheese, sprinkle it in the shape of a spiderweb.

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Green spaghetti with red meat sauce

Add some slices of mozzarella cheese on top to make the bowl look like it has eyes!


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Chicken Pot Pie

Put this dish in a black bowl to imitate a cauldron and cut the top layer of batter to look like a Jack-O-Lantern.

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Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

This is a dish that will taste like fall but also look super festive with a creme sauce drizzled over the top in the shape of a spider web.

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Snacks and Desserts

Banana Ghosts

Slice bananas in half and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a mouth.

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Pumpkin-shaped rice crispy treats

Add some orange food coloring to your rice crispy treat and marshmallow mixture, then use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter to make pumpkin treats for all your guests.

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Caramel Apples

These are a classic fall dessert that will make you feel less guilty than candy, because "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" right?! Roll your caramel dipped apple in fun toppings like crushed graham cracker, purple and green sprinkles or some marshmallows.

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