17 Easy Halloween Treats to Make This Year
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 for everyone.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 definitely work. You can also coat them with small candies like Nerds.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Melt down those fun-sized candy bars and make this creamy sauce the star of a Halloween-themed ice cream bar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.