5 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Treats

5 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Treats

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Kelli Foster
Oct 26, 2017
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Good news! Even if you waited until the very last minute to decide what to bring to your Halloween party or potluck, there are some great sweet treats that can be whipped together at a moment's notice. You don't have time to pull off a Halloween haunted house, but that's okay because crowd-pleasers like pumpkin snickerdoodles, candy corn Rice Krispies treats, and Halloween brownies are all quick and easy enough to make on a tight timeline.

1. Halloween Candy Brownies

A chewy batch of brownies are a crowd-pleaser no matter what the occasion. Give yours a festive spin by stirring a couple handfuls of Halloween candies into the batter, then sprinkling more over top. Everything from colored M&Ms to mini peanut butter cups are fair game. Depending on your schedule, you can start with our recipe for chewy brownies or save a little time with your favorite boxed mix.

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2. Halloween Sprinkle Marshmallows

Here is all the proof you need that Halloween treats don't have to be complicated or time-consuming. Start with some melted white chocolate tinted with orange food coloring, coat a slew of fluffy marshmallows, and then roll them in a bowl of festive sprinkles. This is a great one to also get the kids involved.

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3. Smoky Candied Popcorn

This lightly spiced, smoky caramel corn is surprisingly quick and easy to pull together. It's just the right balance of sweet and spicy, and it will stay good in an airtight container for up to three days.

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4. Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

When you need dessert in a flash, no-bake Rice Krispies treats always deliver. Start with a basic recipe for these gooey marshmallow squares, then it's as simple as stirring in candy corn for a festive Halloween twist.

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5. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft and tender with a blanket of cinnamon-sugar, snickerdoodles are always a good idea, especially when they get a pumpkin spice twist. Count on these cookies to come together fast and be gobbled up at lightning speed.

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