Easy Halloween Recipes

I love when there is a guest blogger! This is my cousin Samantha, she has some great Halloween recipes for you!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to get to guest blog this week’s Sundays with Liz! I invited the NMU women’s swim team over to carve some pumpkins and I made some Halloween themed snacks for the occasion. I started out with making a Mexican layer dip with a spider web on top.

Mexican Layer Dip


  • 1 tube of sour cream
  • Taco seasoning
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • 1 roma tomato


  1. Set aside one scoop of sour cream in a small plastic bag fro the spider web.
  2. Mix the rest of the sour cream with some taco seasoning and spread about half on a layer on the bottom.
  3. Add a layer of lettuce, cheese, chopped tomato, and the rest sour cream mixture on top.
  4. Lastly, I cut a small hole on the corner of the plastic bag and drew a spider web on top.

Next I made some mini mummy dogs.

Mini Mummy Dogs


  • 1 Package of crescent rolls
  • 1 Package of smokies


  1. Cut the crescent rolls into thin strips and wrap one strip around the one smokie to create a mummy look.
  2. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes

I also made witch hat cookies.

Witch Hat Cookies


  • Fudge stripped cookies
  • Orange frosting
  • Hershey kisses


  1. Flip the fudge stripped cookie upside down, put a glob of frosting on it, then place a Hershey kiss on top.

Lastly, I made Samoa Apple slices, from delish.com They are supposed to be made with coconut, but I know some people don’t like coconut so I made half with out coconut. The ones with coconut tasted just like the Samoa Girl Scout cookies.

Samoa Apple Slices


  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 c. jarred caramel
  • 1 c. coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. butter


  1.  Slice apples into 1/4″-thick slices. Use a small biscuit cutter or melon baller to remove the core from the apples. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add caramel and coconut flakes, stirring to combine. Spoon caramel-coconut mixture onto each apple slice.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and butter.
  4. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted. Drizzle melted chocolate on apple slices and serve.

I didn’t have a small biscuit cutter or melon baller, so I just used a knife to cut out the core. I placed the cut apples into a salt-water mixture to prevent browning and rinsed them off when I was ready to use them.  I doubled the recipe and a cup of melted chocolate was way too much, I think a half a cup would be just fine if the recipe was doubled.

I think everyone loved the treats! Thank you Liz for letting me guest blog!