Photos by Wendy Goodfriend

Step up your game for Halloween this year with an array of eerie, menacing treats! Ghastly (but adorable) meringue ghosts and rich chocolate cupcakes slathered with “dirt” and “slimy” (chewy, sweet) worms will appease everyones sweet-tooth. And savory, devilish delights like butternut mummy tarts, cheesy breadstick “bones,” deviled egg eyeballs and black spiders, and a vat of ghoulish guacamole will keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Bwah hahaha!

Photos by Wendy Goodfriend

Halloween Savory Treat: Guacamole Graveyard with Tortilla Gravestones and Ghosts
Turn creamy, lime-kissed guacamole into a ghoulish graveyard scene for your upcoming Halloween party. It also makes a great potluck addition to any creepy get-together.

Guacamole Graveyard with Tortilla Gravestones and Ghosts. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Guacamole Graveyard with Tortilla Gravestones and Ghosts (Wendy Goodfriend)

Halloween Savory Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’
Want to have some Halloween food fun? Make a pile of these crunchy, cheesy bone-shaped breadsticks, then watch them disappear.

Cheesy Breadstick Bones. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

Halloween Sweet Treat: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms
Decadent and rich, these chocolate cupcakes get grossed-up for Halloween with a layer of cookie “dirt” and colorful chewy worms. They are disgustingly delicious!

Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms

Halloween Sweet Treat: Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies
These lighter-than-air ghosts might be no more creepy than a kitten, but they are still perfect for Halloween and they will delight – not fright – the kiddos.

Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies

Halloween Savory Treat: Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets
Scrumptiously delicious, and stuffed with sweet butternut squash and salty goat cheese, you might not want to share these ominous little mummified pastries with anyone but yourself.

Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets

Halloween Savory Treat: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders
Want to turn humdrum deviled eggs into a devilish treat for your next Halloween? Find out how to make them into deliciously icky eyeballs and menacing spiders.

Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders
Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats 25 October,2016Kim Laidlaw


Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook author, editor, food writer, producer, project manager, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has over 16 years of experience in book and online publishing, and a lifetime of experience in the kitchen.

Her first cookbook, Home Baked Comfort, was published in 2011; her second cookbook, Baby & Toddler On the Go, was published in April 2013; and her third cookbook, Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day, was published in October 2013.

She was the first blogger on KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005, and previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in Petaluma with her husband and their child, whom she cooks for everyday. Find out more at


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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