With Halloween only a short time away, it’s time to think of food besides candy for your family and friends to feast on. In between your meals made of bags of Snickers, Kit-Kats and Milky Ways, take a break with some real food. But you don’t need to completely abandon the holiday spirit, you just need to think a little out of the box.


We’ve scoured the web for great Halloween bean dish recipes, and we’re sharing our favorites with you. Whether for a family dinner or Halloween party, these dishes are so good, they’re scary! Try one of these, and give your Randall Beans a great costume this Halloween.


Spooky Black Bean Hummus

From Susan at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen comes this healthy and playful Halloween dish, perfect for costume parties. Easy to make and taking barely over 10 minutes, Susan also gives some advice on customizing this dish to make it more mild with normal hummus ingredients, or spicing it up with Southwestern flavors. No matter how you customize yours, it’s sure to keep people coming back to dip again and again.


Goblin Dip with Bone Crackers

Embrace your inner monster with this Tex-mex treat! A great party starter for a full-fledged Halloween party, this refried bean dip is perfect to pair with fresh-baked tortilla chip bone crackers. Garnishing with black olives gives you that perfect orange and black contrast that goes great with almost all of your Halloween decorations!


Halloween Black Bean Dip

If refried beans aren’t your thing, than this black bean dip may be right for you! This dip gets into the Halloween spirit by upping the bite with garlic, lime juice and minced jalapenos. We recommend serving with pita chips instead of classic tortilla chips – you may need the extra cushion for the heat this dip can bring!


Vegetarian Pumpkin Curry

Colder weather means spicy food is always welcome! The Skinny Fork’s recipe for Pumpkin curry uses some unique flavor combinations that work together beautifully! Pumpkin puree, black and garbanzo beans, and red curry paste come together for the base of this healthy and festive recipe. Don’t miss the chance to make this dish while pumpkin season is in full swing!


Do you have any favorite Halloween-time bean recipes? We’d love to hear your holiday traditions!

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