Terrify your friends, and frighten your family with your best Halloween-themed culinary creations. We’d like to see more than just sweets. Though the neighbor kids might egg your house for giving away anything other than brand name candy bars (ideally full-sized) is no reason not to branch out this All Hallow’s Eve with your loved ones. As long as it’s scary, we want to see contemporary cuisine dressed up in its finest Halloween costume. Get creepy, get creative, and get cooking. 

Share your best Halloween-themed recipes to win a DSLR, a Galaxy Tab 3.0, or some gingerdead men cookie cutters. All winners will receive a limited edition Instructables Halloween shirt.

Other Halloween Contest categories:
Decorations // Props // Costumes

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), November 8, 2012. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, November 11, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Halloween Food Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (5)

Five Runner Up winners receive an Instructables prize pack including a limited edition t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 8, 2012 and Nov 11, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Food Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.