Pictured: A waitress shows cookies in the shape of chopped fingers.Reuters

It's that time of the year when you can scare people with the way you look, speak and cook. Halloween is around the corner (Monday, October 31 to be precise) and if you're someone who loves to feed others, it can be said with certainty that there's little joy to be found in everything else during the time of the year. 

After all, mummy-wrapped sausages, spider web cakes or gooey brain cup cakes can't be served everyday and one does need an occasion to justify their existence. 

If you're throwing a party on Halloween and don't want to spend the entire day in the kitchen alone, then here are a few recipes that most surely scream Halloween..or scary.

Freaky Hot Dog fingers

This is probably the easiest Halloween recipe and one that's a favourite. Reason? It's made with sausage and bread, two ingredients that are almost always a hit. If you want to know how to make it, then click here.

Roasted Pumpkin Nachos

This isn't one of those scary Halloween dishes, but one that has the potential of becoming a hit at a party. To make this dish, all you need to do is roast pumpkin or butternut squash for 25-30 minutes. And transfer this into a baking dish layered with chips, beans, salsa and cheese. Make as many layers as you wish and garnish it with fresh cilantro and sliced green onions.

Get the full recipe here.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

If you prefer to have a warm, cozy evening on Halloween, you should probably include this Pumpkin-spiced drink. This rich and creamy drink screams fall and is quite easy to prepare. All you need is cinnamon sticks, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and pumpkin spice mix. 

If you want a substitute for the spice mix, then you could make it by adding 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

Click here for the recipe.

Spider Web Cake 

This cake can be made in many different ways but we've included a recipe for a chocolate spider web cake. While you can use your trusted recipe to make your chocolate cake, be sure to use double cream, white chocolate and dark chocolate for the spider web frosting. 

Here's the recipe for this party treat.

Spiced Chocolate bat Cookies

These spiced cookies require you to use a bat-shaped cookie cutter but if you don't have one, then you can try these different ways of achieving the design. For the dough, you need to mix cocoa, sugar, butter, and add a touch of ground cinnamon and cardamom to elevate it to Halloween level.

Click here for the recipe.