As Halloween draws near, kitchens everywhere come alive with the scents and sights of spooky culinary creations. I know it's usually a holiday known for candy, but homemade goodies offer a personal charm that makes things even more festive.

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Food Network is a great place to find some creative recipes. In their article, you'll find a slew of Halloween-themed ideas, but I narrowed it down to a few of my favorites. Try breaking out these monster pleasers at your get-together this year.

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Mummy Dogs

Ingredients: Hot dogs, crescent roll dough, mustard/ketchup.

Instructions: Wrap strips of the crescent roll dough around hot dogs like you would a mummy. Be sure to leave space for the "face". Bake as per dough instructions. Once done, add two dots of mustard or ketchup for the mummy's eyes.


 

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Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients: Fresh pumpkin, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Sauté onions and garlic. Add in pumpkin chunks and vegetable broth. Simmer until the pumpkin is soft. Blend the mixture, return to the pot, stir in cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serve hot.


 

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Ghostly Banana Pops

Ingredients: Bananas, white chocolate, chocolate chips.

Instructions: Cut bananas in half. Melt white chocolate. Dip bananas into the melted chocolate and place them on parchment paper. Add chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth. Freeze until set.


 

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Witch's Brew Punch

Ingredients: Lime sherbet, lemon-lime soda, green food coloring (optional).

Instructions: In a large bowl, place scoops of lime sherbet. Pour over the lemon-lime soda. Add a few drops of green food coloring if a deeper green is desired. Stir gently and serve immediately.


 

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Spiderweb Brownies

Ingredients: Your favorite brownie mix, white icing.

Instructions: Prepare brownies as directed. Once cooled, use the white icing to draw circles. Using a toothpick, draw lines from the center outward to create a spiderweb pattern.

There's no better way to celebrate than with treats for the eyes and the taste buds. It doesn't matter if you're hosting a party or simply want to dazzle your own family, these recipes are a perfect mix of spooky charm and delicious flavors.

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