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The Best Halloween Dish from Every State

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Take a look at which spooky Halloween recipe is being brewed in your neck of the woods. Here you’ll find recipes for snake-shaped sandwiches, ghostly hot chocolate, Halloween nachos and more.

Alabama: Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

Alabama: Orange Gelatin Pretzel SaladTaste of Home

Salty pretzels pair nicely with the sweet fruit in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that is a slam-dunk at potlucks. —Peggy Boyd, Northport, Alabama
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Alaska: Easy Beef Pies

Alaska: Easy Beef PiesTaste of Home

We make a lot of French dips and always have leftover roast beef. Here’s how I put it to good use. For these pies, use any vegetables you like. They’re extra awesome drenched in cheese sauce. —Jennie Weber, Palmer, Alaska. These DIY Halloween decorations will pair perfectly with these dishes.
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Arizona: Snakewich with Venom Sauce

Arizona: Snakewich with Venom SauceTaste of Home

Our Halloween party is so big, I hold it in the street. This sandwich shaped like a snake is tasty and a scary good centerpiece. —Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona
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Arkansas: Tater Tarts

Arkansas: Tater TartsTaste of Home

These bite-size potato appetizers combine the tang of sour cream, the sharpness of pepper jack, and the distinct flavor of cilantro to make a delectable snack that’s easy to prepare. —Sona Massey, Stephens, Arkansas
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California: Brainy Cake

California: Brainy CakeTaste of Home

My Godson and I made this cake after a fun day at the science museum. We’ve made it several times now, and we get a kick out of experimenting with the frosting colors. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California
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Colorado: Skull Deviled Eggs

Colorado: Skull Deviled EggsTaste of Home

Thrill partygoers with these bone-chilling deviled eggs. The mayonnaise-filled bites are one of my favorite apps, so I had fun creating a Halloween version. —Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Connecticut: Eyes On You

Connecticut: Eyes On YouTaste of Home

Look out! This crazy cupcake only has eyes for you. Don’t worry though, he’s delicious! —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut. Kids love these non-candy Halloween treats.
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Delaware: Edible Arachnids

Delaware: Edible ArachnidsTaste of Home

I bring cake pops to my church group when we have movie nights. This year for Halloween, I used my go-to recipe to make these not-so-scary spiders. —Nicole Rae Paoli, Newark, Delaware
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Florida: Boo-rito Bites

Florida: Boo-rito BitesTaste of Home

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and entertaining is one of my favorite things to do. My entire family loves these cute apps, especially my kids, which makes the recipe extra-special. —Rachel Ruiz, Hurlburt Fld, Florida
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Georgia: Pasta Squiggles with Pumpkin Sauce

Georgia: Pasta Squiggles with Pumpkin SauceTaste of Home

My family loves this spiral pasta in a tasty pumpkin sauce. Make it for Halloween and call it Creepy-Crawly Noodles! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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