Halloween At Home: Dinner + Dessert {Recipe & Video Included!}

halloween at home

Planning Halloween at home, or simply want to have a special dinner before trick-or-treating? Local Youtube Mama Morgan Bylund has a new video up detailing her Halloween recipes for dinner and dessert the whole family will love! 

Check out her video here on how to make these delicious goodies, and print her Halloween recipes below to make at home to surprise the kiddos!

Halloween Pumpkin Stuffed Peppers


  • 6 to 8 colored peppers can do all orange if desired
  • 2 cups shredded chicken pork, or beef (we like to smoke pork butt and freeze it into meal sized portions for the month - try it!)
  • 1 can corn
  • 1.5 cans Rotel for Spanish rice
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 box Spanish rice
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Cut tops off of peppers and remove seeds.
  • Before carving your little pepper pumpkins, get the Spanish rice going on the stove top (follow directions according to the box.)
  • While that is cooking, you’re going to get creative! I used a pumpkin carving knife from our set we keep on hand - so genius! It made cutting those little eyes and mouths so much easier. I free handed my Jack-o-Lantern faces but feel free to get creative!
  • Once your little guys are carved and ready to go you can set them together snugly, standing up, in a pan. I used a pan that would fit them nice and tight so they wouldn’t fall over.
  • Now onto the insides! SO GOOD. I use smoked pork butt that we smoke ahead of time and freeze into individual meal portions, but you can use shredded chicken or beef as well. For this recipe I used 2 cups of shredded pork and it was perfect! Combine meat, corn, Spanish rice, beans, seasonings, and 1 cup of shredded cheese in a bowl.
  • Once thoroughly combined, fill each pepper to the top with the filling. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until peppers are tender. Take out, let cool, and serve!

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Halloween dinner isn’t complete without a creepy dessert! Your kiddos will love these fun Monster Bars, and will love making them even more!

Monster Bars

Monster Bars

These ghoulish treats are both spooky and sweet!


  • Brownie mix or cookie bar mix
  • Frosting chocolate, green, or purple
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Eyeball candy pieces
  • Popsicle sticks or craft sticks


  • Bake bars according to package in a 9x13 dish.
  • Cool completely.
  • Frost to your liking, and add eyeball candies and sprinkles to decorate.
  • Enjoy!


Monster Bars

Looking for more Halloween fun? Check out other events, DIY crafts, and family activities here!


Morgan BylundMorgan is a 28 year-old Minnesota mama of 2; Kaia (4) and Ryker (1). She works full time as a YouTube influencer and runs a furniture, design and DIY blog (M&M Rustics) with her husband. She shares a variety of homemaking, mom life, cleaning, cooking and decorating across her social media platforms. Her passions include home décor, home design, DIY, cleaning, traveling, baby snuggles and coffee drinking. She is a passionate woman and mama who loves to motivate others through tips and favorites throughout mom life.

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