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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.