If you are hosting a Halloween get-together for adults this year, you might be looking for some festive ideas that are definitely in the spirit (pun intended) of the holiday but without too much of the gore and ghoulishness.

All right, a little bit of horror is fun, but there are lots of creative and delicious ways to feed your guests while leaving the Mummy Granola Bars and Halloween Creepy Fingers for the kids.


Check out these OGP recipes for dishes that will suit a Halloween party for grown-ups without compromising on any of the festive flare.

1.  Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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These Red Velvet Cupcakes by Fabio Gallo will look devilishly delicious arranged on a platter at your Halloween get-together.  A vegan cream cheese frosting adds to the decadence.  These little cupcakes will go down a treat with all of your guests.

2.  Pumpkin Protein “Mousse”

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If you are having a sit-down dinner, this Pumpkin Protein “Mousse” by Tara Sunshine will make a wonderfully seasonal dessert. It is also quite versatile and would work as a dip for fruit pieces if you were having more of a buffet-style party.  You can’t go wrong with pumpkins at Halloween!

3.  Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle

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More pumpkins and more festive treats.  These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Taavi Moore will be gobbled up by hungry guests in no time.  These cookies are full of pumpkin spice which is the perfect flavor for this fall holiday.  The cookie dough is tossed in cinnamon sugar before being baked until golden brown.

4.  Shattered Glass Cake

Shattered Glass Cake

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To be fair, this Shattered Glass Cake by Ivy certainly leans towards the side of gruesome.  However, it is completely stunning at the same time and would make a showstopping centerpiece at a Halloween shindig. When cut into, sweet cherry compote oozes out of the pure white cake and spills onto the plate.

5.  Pumpkin Brownies

Pumpkin Brownies

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There’s lots of festive flavor and less of the fear factor with this recipe for Pumpkin Brownies by Kirsten Kaminski. These are a great last-minute treat to whip up.  Just chuck everything in the food processor, whizz it up, 30 minutes in the oven, and you will have yourself a tray of fudgy fall brownies.

6.  Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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These Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi by Petra Vogel would be quite the Halloween twist on a classic dish at a dinner party.  Purple sweet potatoes are used to make this eye-catching gnocchi. It is perfect for a dinner party where guests are expecting the unexpected.

7.  Pumpkin Blondies

vegan pumpkin blondies

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Here is another delicious pumpkin treat that is ideal for a Halloween bash.  These Pumpkin Blondies by Nele Liivlaid are, incredibly, gluten-free and are extremely quick to whip up. This is one of those wonderful ‘throw everything into the food processor and whizz’ type of recipes.

8.  S’mores Chocolate Cups

S’mores Chocolate Cups

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Just because it’s a ‘grown-up’ party doesn’t mean there should be no childhood treats.  These S’mores Chocolate Cups Kat Condon give you all the flavors of that campfire snack without the goopy, sticky fingers.  These are lovely little individual cups that will be devoured at your party.

9.  Copycat Toffifay: Caramel Candy With Nougat, Hazelnut, and Chocolate

Copycat Toffifay: Caramel Candy With Nougat, Hazelnut, and Chocolate

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If you are really going for more of the treat and less of the trick at your Halloween party, then these Copycat Toffifay: Caramel Candy With Nougat, Hazelnut, and Chocolate by Kirsten Kaminski will be a winner.  This is a gluten-free and refined sugar-free candy that will be snatched up by your guests.

10.  Trio of Spooky Vegan Halloween Spreads

Trio of Spooky Vegan Halloween Spreads

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Well, all right, so this is recipe is laying the spook-factor on quite heavily, but it’s Halloween!  This Trio of Spooky Vegan Halloween Spreads by Kathy Hester has three dips that are full of fun and flavor.  There’s a Butternut Squash White Bean Spread, a Cashew Cream White Bean Spread, and a Green Bean White Bean Spread to scare your guests with.

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