Easy Halloween Recipes

A black bowl full of Halloween cookies featuring a jack-o-lantern, bat and skeletons

Halloween season is the perfect time to make fun, creative treats for you and your family in your Glenwood kitchen! You can experiment with colors and recipes, and if it doesn’t turn out perfect that just adds to the spooky allure! Whether you are looking for a festive baking recipe or an easy snack for the kids, we have a great selection of choices for you! Keep reading to find out more.

Easy Hassle-Free Snacks For Kids

If you love putting a cute themed snack in your child’s lunchbox, or if your child is zoom schooling and you want to make an extra special snack for them but without much work – we have two great options for you! We found these fun ideas from The Chirping Moms blog.

Image courtesy of TheChirpingMoms.com

Ghost String Cheese

This is probably the simplest of all our Halloween treats, but ends up looking very festive! If you have mozzarella string cheese, draw a little ghost face with two black oval eyes and mouth. It ends up looking very cute! And, takes all over 1 minute. If you have cheddar cheese strings, draw a happy Jack-O-Lantern face on it! Hassle free spirit in under a few minutes!

Image courtesy of The Chirping Moms Blog

Oreo Spiders

Make sure you have double stuffed oreos, because you will be using the extra frosting inside to make the eyes of the spider! Simply gather 8 pretzel sticks and a double stuffed oreo- that’s all you need! Use one of the pretzel sticks to scoop out a little of the inside frosting to make two eyes, then just stick four pretzel sticks into each side! Thats it!

Image courtesy of IHeartNapTime.net

Healthy Pumpkins and Ghosts

A healthy, easy alternative option comes from the I Heart Nap Time blog. First, for the pumpkin treats, peal a couple of mini tangerines or clementines. Then, stick a small piece of celery in the center for the steam! Second, for the banana ghosts, simply cut a couple of bananas in half. Then, for the eyes, apply small chocolate chips! Delicious and simple!

Read more

Choose Luxury Amenities at The Encore

The Encore offers pristine apartments with the finest amenities and services. Contact us today for a showing.

Image courtesy of TheFarmGirlGabs.com

Candy Corn Cupcakes

This equally cute and delicious recipe comes from Melissa at The Farm Girl Gabs blog. Follow her recipe to create a yummy treat that looks very impressive!


  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 3/4 Cups of Sugar
  • 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Orange & Yellow Food Coloring
  • 2 Cans of Vanilla Frosting
  • Candy Corn


  1. Divided white cake mix batter into three equal parts.
  2. Add yellow and orange food dye to two of the divided batters and kept one part white
  3. Layer yellow, orange and white cake mix in a lined cupcake pan
  4. Repeat the same process with the frosting
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  6. Line 2 cupcake tins with liners and set aside
  7. Mix cake mix with sugar and flour. Beat in eggs, milk, sour cream and vanilla.
  8. Divide batter into three equal parts. Set the plain white aside. Color one part with yellow food coloring and the other with orange food coloring.
  9. Layer 2 tablespoons of yellow, orange and white cake mix into each liner.
  10. Bake 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool completely.
  12. While cupcakes are baking, divide frosting evenly. Keep one part plain. Add yellow and orange to color the remaining two. Use a piping bag to top cupcakes to look like a candy corn.
  13. Add you candy corn right on top!

Posted in manhattan living, Things To Do in NYC, Top Picks | Tagged