These fun and easy vampire mouth cookie sandwiches take their inspiration from s'mores, with a chocolate-graham-cracker mouth, red-dyed frosting gums, mini-marshmallow teeth, and almond-sliver fangs. #halloween #familyfun #kidfriendly #recipe #spooky

Win at Halloween With These Vampire Mouth Sandwich Cookies

These fun and easy vampire mouth cookie sandwiches take their inspiration from s'mores, with a chocolate-graham-cracker mouth, red-dyed frosting gums, mini-marshmallow teeth, and almond-sliver fangs.

If you've never made a gingerbread house before, there's no time quite like Halloween. Not only is October a less chaotic time than the weeks before Christmas, a haunted house is the most forgiving sort. Is the roof slightly askew? Are the windows uneven? Did it crumble a bit around the edges? Blame it on the ghosts! Defects only add to its ramshackle charm.

BraveTart's House of Horror: How to Make a Super-Spooky Halloween Gingerbread House

Peanut butter and chocolate dressed for fall.

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There's no real rhyme or reason to my technique for this house; I just brush the gingerbread with a bit of this and that until it looks sufficiently spooky and old. For "mortar," I roughly pipe light-gray royal icing between the bricks, then cover the gingerbread piece with plastic so I can smush it down into the cracks.

BraveTart's House of Horror: How to Make a Super-Spooky Halloween Gingerbread House

How it's decorated is more a matter of patience than of skill, and there's nothing wrong with simply bedazzling it with your favorite Halloween candies. But you don't need my help for a project like that, so here are my best tips and tricks for making a gingerbread house all the more spook-tacular.

BraveTart's House of Horror: How to Make a Super-Spooky Halloween Gingerbread House

Love pumpkin-carving and other Halloween crafts? Then give this spooky gingerbread house template a whirl.

To landscape the lawn of the house, I used a mix of tan royal icing, light brown sugar, and coconut tossed with green and brown gel paste until I achieved just the right shade of despair. Plain M&M's can serve as cobblestones, and expired herbs, like oregano and thyme, look just like withered-up shrubs and trees.

BraveTart's House of Horror: How to Make a Super-Spooky Halloween Gingerbread House

Love pumpkin-carving and other Halloween crafts? Then give this spooky gingerbread house template a whirl.

When you eat it, the blackness will surge through your veins and darken your heart. That, or it will make you really happy and you'll decide to make it again next week, when it's not Halloween at all.

Make a Bowl of Halloween Ramen That's Just as Good Year-Round

Halloween ramen- Darkened with squid ink—not food coloring—and loaded with seared squid, plump mussels, and salmon roe

In that spirit of Halloween, we've rounded up some of our favorite recipes for Halloween sweets, from spider- and ghost-themed cupcakes to jack-o'-lantern and witch-finger cookies.

23 Halloween Treats: Spooky, Scary, Savory, and Sweet

In that spirit of Halloween, we've rounded up some of our favorite recipes for Halloween sweets, from spider- and ghost-themed cupcakes to jack-o'-lantern and witch-finger cookies.

We've gathered our favorite Halloween sips, including candy bar milkshakes and tasty cocktails, both with and without a little pumpkin mixed in.

What to Drink at Your Halloween Party

We've gathered our favorite Halloween sips, including candy bar milkshakes and tasty cocktails, both with and without a little pumpkin mixed in.

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