10 Orange-and-Black Halloween Dishes

Delicious Pumpkin Recipes
Photo: Karen Mordechai

From black bean soup to spicy cheddar crackers, these orange and black foods are perfectly hued for Halloween.

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Black-and-Orange Cookies

Orange and Black Halloween Food
John Kernick

This recipe is a Halloween twist on a New York City classic: the black-and-white cookie. Topped with a soft, sugary icing, these sweets are more like small cakes than cookies.

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Worms in Dirt (Hijiki Salad)

Worms in Dirt (Hijiki Salad)
© David Malosh

The Japanese seaweed hijiki, mixed with fried tofu and tossed with sesame oil dressing, makes a lovely Halloween-ready salad that just happens to look like worms in a freshly dug grave.

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Halloween Whoopie Pies

Halloween Whoopie Pies

Tender chocolate cake with a luscious creamy filling is great in any form, but it's most fun of all in a whoopie pie. These little cakes are dressed in their Halloween finest with orange sashes made by rolling the creamy edges in bright orange nonpareils.

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Spicy Cheddar Witch Fingers

Spicy Cheddar Witch Fingers
© David Malosh

On Halloween, Grace Parisi shapes these cheesy crackers into creepy witch fingers, pressing a sliced almond onto the end of each one to make the nail. During the rest of the year, she rolls the dough into logs and cuts them into coins before baking.

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Black Widow Goat Cheese Log

Ghostly Halloween Recipes
David Malosh

Sautéed shallots and feta cheese flavor this simple spread, which is a delicious hors d'oeuvre at any time of year. Here, it's formed into a spooky spider.

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Chocolate Tartlets with Candied Grapefruit Peel

Chocolate Tartlets with Candied Grapefruit Peel
© from Chez Jacques (Stewart, Tabori Chan

Orange is the classic choice with chocolate, but candied grapefruit peel has a little bitterness that is enjoyable. Try deep, strong, dark chocolate with about 70 percent cocoa—the richer the better.

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Butternut Squash Turnovers

Butternut Squash Turnover
© Lucy Schaeffer

These buttery squash turnovers make a great appetizer, or a perfect fall lunch alongside a big green salad.

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Black-Bean Soup with Avocado Salsa

Black-Bean Soup with Avocado Salsa

Black beans, often served in a soup or stew, have been a mainstay of Mexican cuisine for thousands of years. Black-bean soup is also popular in the Caribbean, where rum, sherry, or peppered wine is often added toward the end of cooking. We add the sherry somewhat earlier in this version, which combines elements of both traditions.

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Chocolate-Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate-Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Rachel Thebault has reimagined the humble Oreo as an indulgence that is spectacular as an afternoon snack or as the end to an elegant meal. She replaces the creamy center with gooey golden caramel and then dips the sandwich in rich dark chocolate. Perfect with milk–or even better with a tawny port.

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Pumpkin Lasagne

Delicious Pumpkin Recipes
Karen Mordechai

No need to roast fresh pumpkin for this dish (although you certainly could); using canned unseasoned pumpkin puree is much quicker, and it works just fine. Like most lasagnes, this one is easier to cut if left to set for 10 minutes or so before serving.

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