17 Easy Halloween Treats to Make Right Now

17 Easy Halloween Treats to Make Right Now

Whether you're prepping treats for a Halloween party at your kid's school or making sweets for a grown-up costume party, these spooky snacks and drinks don't skip on the fun-factor. From Halloween cocktails to pumpkin-spiced desserts to candy bar treats, this list of snacks will make sure there's something to suit the tastes of every ghoul and goblin.

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1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Graveyard Dirt Cake

With layers of peanut butter and chocolate pudding, this "cake" isn't to be missed. The peanut butter cookie gravestones and whipped cream ghosts are a fun touch as well.

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2. Halloween Party Mix

Go big or go home. That's the motto of this Halloween party mix that's filled with pretzels, popcorn, candy corn, peanut butter cups, muddy buddies, and M&Ms. What more could you ask for?

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3. How To Make Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

These adorable jack-o'-lantern cookies will make your party guests smile. And they'll be even more excited when they bite in and taste the chocolate frosting.

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4. Pumpkin Slab Pie

What's the easiest way to make pumpkin pie for a crowd? Make a slab pie instead of a traditional round one. This version, with a streusel topping, will be gone in no time.

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5. Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders

If you want to get really fancy with these marshmallow spiders, you can use homemade marshmallows. But if you're in a time crunch, store-bought will work just as well. You can coat them in crushed candies or one that comes in small pieces already like Nerds.

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6. Two-Bite Nutella Chocolate Cookies

With a crisp, crackly top and a super-gooey center, these Nutella cookies are everything you could want. You can skip the icing if you like, but the Halloween colors make for a festive treat.

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7. Thomas Keller Oreo Bat Cookies

Sure you could pick up this year's Halloween-themed Oreos, or you could make your own bat-shaped ones, which are at least 10 times spookier!

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8. Candy-Topped Chocolate Cupcakes

Sometimes you have to go with the classic, and what could be more classic than chocolate cupcakes? Top the frosting with chopped-up candy bars or other candy pieces to give them some Halloween flair.

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9. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

If you really want to celebrate the flavor of the season, adding a bit of pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice mix to your Rice Krispies Treats is the way to go. Just don't be surprised when they get gobbled up quickly!

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10. Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cups

Yes, these homemade peanut butter cups are the treat you didn't know your life was missing. The pumpkin spice mix stirred into the peanut butter makes these perfect for fall.

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11. Candy Crunch Dip

This is one of those recipes that makes you an instant office break-room celebrity. This dip is made with sweetened cream cheese and plenty of toffee candy. Serve it alongside graham crackers and sliced fruit.

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12. Creamy Candy Bar Sauce

Melt down those fun-sized candy bars and make this creamy sauce the star of a Halloween-themed ice cream bar.

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13. Chocolate Orange Truffles

If you need a dessert that's a little bit Halloween-themed, but also on the classier rather than kitschy side, try these chocolate-orange truffles. They are sophisticated but still seasonal.

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14. Yummy Mummy Cake Pops

You can't really go wrong with cake pops, especially when you make these ones that look like mummies. The cake pop base uses boxed cake mix, so you can make these chocolate, vanilla, or Funfetti.

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15. Witches' Brew Halloween Punch

This punch is great to serve at parties with guests of all ages. It can be made in a kid-friendly non-alcoholic version with cranberry juice and sparkling cider, or you can make it boozy with a splash for a grown-up costume party. Either way, have fun with the garnishes — our favorite is gummy worms.

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16. The Jack-O'-Lantern Cocktail

If you want the taste of fall in a cocktail, then this is your drink. With both pumpkin purée and apple cider, it's about as on-season as you can get. Just don't forget the cinnamon stick garnish.

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17. Vampire Blood Martini

We like to call this cocktail the stepsister to the cosmopolitan. It gets its deep-red hue from pomegranate seeds and blood orange juice. Just be sure you take out your vampire fangs before imbibing.

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