7 Big-Batch Treats to Bring to a Halloween Party

7 Big-Batch Treats to Bring to a Halloween Party

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Kelli Foster
Oct 20, 2017
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When I'm on dessert duty for any party, I look for simple, seasonal recipes that are made to feed a crowd (or can be easily scaled up to do so), and will be a hit with the whole crew. For Halloween, you can't go wrong with big-batch crowd-pleasers like candy corn Rice Krispies treats, a festive sweet and savory party mix, or spooky frosted brownies.

1. Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

It's pretty much a proven fact that gooey, marshmallow-laden Rice Krispies treats are a guaranteed hit. This version goes one delicious step further by stirring in some candy corn. Talk about a serious win!

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2. Halloween Party Mix

It's a good thing this snack mix makes well over 10 cups, because guests are going to gobble this stuff up by the handful. No one is immune to the charms of a good party mix — especially one that includes mini peanut butter cups and candy corn! There's a little bit of sweet, a little bit of savory, and something for everyone.

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3. Halloween Popcorn Balls

Sticky, chewy popcorn balls are for kids and kids at heart. They come together with just a few ingredients, and it's easy to make a batch as big or as small as you like.

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4. Halloween Brownies with Frankenstein Frosting

When bringing dessert to any party, brownies are always a good idea. Plus, who can resist a little extra chocolate on Halloween? This festive batch of frosted brownies is sure to be a hit with any crowd. Start with a batch of homemade chewy brownies or save a little time (more for decorating!) by opting for one of our favorite boxes of brownie mix.

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5. Two-Bite Nutella Chocolate Cookies

These are one of my favorite things to bring to Halloween parties. They're quick to pull together, and each batch makes about four-dozen cookies that are soft and chewy and just a touch crispy around the edges. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to let the icing dry before packing them up.

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6. Candy Crunch Dip

If you need a crowd-pleasing treat that comes together in minutes, with no baking or cooking required, look no further than this sweet dip. The recipes calls for chopped toffee bits, but I think it would be great with mini peanut butter cups, M&Ms, or even crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.

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7. Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add pumpkin purée, plenty of warm spices, and a generous amount of chocolate chips, and you've got a seasonal spin on beloved oatmeal cookies that's perfect for Halloween.

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