Spoil your family (not your budget) with mouth-watering scratch-made Halloween treats.
Getting into the Halloween spirit doesn't have to cost a lot. These festive recipes make it possible to treat your family without tricking your budget.
Cost per serving: 46¢
This make-ahead mix keeps well for up to three days in an airtight container at room temperature. If peanuts are a concern for your guests, use 2 extra cups of pretzels instead.
Recipe: Halloween Party Mix
Cost per serving: 90¢
It is simple to make the ghoulish cheese shapes, just ask the clerk at the deli counter to slice your cheese about ¼ inch thick and use a Halloween cookie cutter.
Recipe: Ghostly Pizza
Cost per serving: 7¢
Simple to make and appropriately creepy, these sugar cookies will be gone in the blink of an eye.
Recipe: Ogre-Eye Cookies
Cost per serving: 59¢
Take a break from sweet treats and fill your kids' tummies with a healthy treat.
Recipe: Bug Salad
Cost per serving: 28¢
The only thing wicked about this bewitching take on breadsticks is how fast your guests will eat them.
Recipe: Parmesan Breadstick Broomsticks
Cost per serving:33¢
These sweet treats are easy to eat and will keep kids coming back for more.
Recipe: Skulls on Sticks
Cost per serving: 52¢
Cut these appetizers into fun and festive Halloween shapes.
Recipe: Creepy Canapés
Cost per serving: 98¢
Jalapeno pepper, lime zest and garlic add some heat to this delectable soup.
See recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Cost per serving: 89¢
At only 89¢ per serving, this cream-filled pumpkin cake is a budget-friendly ending to a Halloween celebration.
Recipe: Pumpkin Cream Roll
Cost per serving: 7¢
These ghosts can be made up to three days in advance and save you plenty of time when Halloween night arrives.
Recipe: Ghost Chips
Cost per serving: 91¢
Drizzle a dark chocolate glaze over this moist, delicious pumpkin cake―it's the perfect combination for a knockout Halloween dessert.
See recipe: Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cake
Cost per serving: 57¢
This fun side dish tastes as great as it looks.
See recipe: Snake-in-the-Lake Dip and Crudités
Cost per serving: 66¢
Want to scare up some festive spirit? Use Halloween cookie cutters to make ghoulish shapes out the sliced bread before baking.
Recipe: Deviled Ham and Cheddar Toasts
Cost per serving: 62¢
These easy-to-eat (and slightly creepy) treats make great appetizers.
See recipe: Finger Food
Cost per serving: 99¢
These eyeballs make great bite-size appetizers.
See recipe: Skewered Eyeballs
Cost per serving: 25¢
There's no need to travel to enjoy these sinful, inexpensive chocolate treats.
See recipe: Transylvanian Truffles