This Betty Crocker Party Book dates from 1960 and dedicates 2 pages to Halloween recipes (kind of light if you ask me).
"When the neighborhood youngsters, all decked out as ghosts and goblins, come knocking at the door, have a tray of one or more of these easy-to-make goodies ready to pass."Sorry Betty, homemade goods won't cut it for Treats anymore. About ten years ago, my mom, while watching the door for me while I took my kids Trick or Treating, tried handing out homemade goodies for Halloween and the parents threw them out all over my lawn. It was just like that scene (at 29:02) from the Halloween episode of Freaks & Geeks.