posted Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Rebecca Brooks

Here at The Brooks Group, we prefer treats over tricks, and because we work with such talented food experts, we’re always coming across delicious recipes- especially for fall and Halloween. From pumpkin to pig blood, we’re bringing you some of our favorite Halloween-inspired recipes and chocolate goodies from Catherine McCord, Ingrid Hoffmann, Jacques Torres, Nadia G and Andrew Zimmern. The best part about these recipes is that they are not only perfect for Halloween, but you can indulge in them any time of the year. Enjoy!

As we all know, fall is the season for pumpkin spice. From coffee and cookies to soup and sauces, you can find pumpkin in almost any recipe this time of the year. If you’re a pumpkin fanatic, you’ll love these Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts from Catherine McCord’s Weelicious Lunches cookbook. Check out the recipe on Catherine’s website or watch her clip from ABC’s The Chew to see how they’re made:

Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos with Ingrid Hoffmann’s Cup O’ Baked Spiced Hot Chocolate. The delicious recipe was featured on Red Tricycle as a kid-friendly treat for your holiday feast.
Check out the article and recipe here:

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with sweet treats from Mr. Chocolate himself? As part of Jacques’s Halloween preview, these hand-decorated Jacques “O” Lanterns are made with milk or dark chocolate.

If you’re sweet tooth needs something extra scary, pick up Jacques’s Haunted House- adorned with ghostly characters.

If you desire something more devilish, Jacques Torres’s Wicked Bar, recently featured on, is made with subtle hints of ancho and chipotle chiles for a sweet and spicy addition to your candy stash. These chocolate sweets will be available at NYC Jacques Torres locations.

Hosting a spooktacular Halloween party this weekend? Nadia G’s Blood Orange Mojitos will make your monster mash a total smash!
Find the recipe here: .

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Craving an even creepier recipe? Rounding out our list of fall and Halloween-inspired recipes is Andrew Zimmern’s Budino al Cioccolato Orrare da Gustare …a.k.a. pig blood chocolate budino. Andrew introduced the bloody cake to the TODAY show team earlier this week. Watch the video clip above to see if they were brave enough to try it.

Think you can handle it? Try the recipe for yourself: 

Have a fun, safe and spooky Halloween!