Samhain Cooking: Mix Up Some Magic at Halloween
Samhain Cooking and Recipes
Join us here at About.com for some absolutely spectacular ideas that will jazz up any feast, whether you're having a traditional Halloween party, or a more solemn and spiritual Samhain celebration. Check out these popular recipes for drinks and beverages, snacks, harvest-themed dishes, and the original amazing Ghost Poop dessert!
In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is celebrated around the same time that Pagans observe Samhain. One tradition that's always popular is to make sugar skulls. Here's how to make your own and decorate them for your Samhain celebration.
Creamsicle Fudge - Creamy Orange Marbled Fudge
This is one of my favorite recipes, and my kids demand I make it each year at Halloween. Use white chocolate, marshmellow fluff, and sugar to create a rich, creamy orange fudge that tastes like Creamsicles!
Got a Samhain celebration coming up and you need something spooky for dessert? Whip up a batch of Ghost Poop!
Make a Soul Cake for Samhain
Soul cakes were traditionally given out on Samhain to anyone who came tapping at the door. This was one of the origins of today's Halloween trick-or-treating. Make your own soul cakes for your Samhain rituals.
The Banshee - Mulled Wine for Halloween
Mulled wines are a traditional favorite, no matter what the occasion, but Samhain presents a terrific opportunity to introduce others to its appeal. The Banshee Mulled Wine recipe is a warm wine punch that will warm the soul on a chilly October night.
Black Cat Cookies
Kids and adults alike will love these cute chocolate cookies. With candy-corn eyes and red-hot noses, Black Cat Cookies are a fun addition to any Samhain celebration.
Butternut Squash With Apple Casserole
This butternut squash casserole includes apples and is topped with a buttery spiced crumb topping with brown sugar. It's warm and comforting, and perfect for an end-of-the-harvest Samhain feast.