36 Scary-Delicious Halloween Treats

updated Oct 10, 2023
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It doesn’t matter whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart: We all deserve something sweet and festive to celebrate Halloween. It’s always a fun time of year to get in the kitchen and play with your food to whip up something special.

Go ahead and get the kids involved, too! There are tons of ways they can help, from stirring the cookie dough to dunking the Frankenstein fingers to mixing the Monster Munch to decorating the Halloween chocolate bark.

These 36 spooky Halloween treats don’t skimp on the fun-factor. From Halloween snack mix to pumpkin desserts to candy bar treats, this list of sweet and savory recipes will make sure there’s something for everyone.

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Ghost Cookies
These spooky cookies are a festive Halloween baking project.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
They’re everything you love about a classic chewy-yet-crisp chocolate chip cookie, amped up with a generous amount of pumpkin and warm spices.
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Frankenstein Fingers Halloween Pretzels
Pretzel rods meet white chocolate crunch in a delightful monster mash-up of sweet and salty flavors.
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Witches Hat Halloween Cookies
Don't discount the magic of melting chocolate to make a last-minute treat out of cookies and chocolate candy.
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Soft and Easy (Lofthouse-Style) Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Soft and easy Lofthouse-style pumpkin cookies come together with just five ingredients, and are finished with cream cheese frosting.
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Monster Munch
Monster Munch gets its name from the witches' fingers, broken brooms, and edible eye balls.
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Wholesome Halloween Granola
Whole oats, nuts, and seeds are mixed with a double dose of pumpkin and baked until crunchy for a festive breakfast you can really feel good about.
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Graveyard Cake
Here's how you can make your own party-sized pudding graveyard this Halloween.
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Halloween Pumpkin Cookies
The most fun part about these cookies is making each pumpkin face totally your own.
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Halloween Bark
Chocolate bark transcends all holidays but it is at its most ghoulish for Halloween. Here's how one ingredient can make better bark for Halloween!
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Popcorn Mummy Hand
A classic blast from the past, updated for the kids of today.
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The Best Homemade Candy Corn
This year, forget the bagged stuff and try your hand at making it from scratch.
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Halloween Snack Board
This snack board works as an appetizer or an easy dinner for a Halloween celebration at home.
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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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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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Ghost Pizza
Make these cute ghost pizzas as an after school or pre-trick-or-treat nibble your kids will love.
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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 definitely work. You can also coat them with small candies like Nerds.
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Pumpkin Patch Brownies
These chewy chocolate brownies are topped with toasted coconut "hay" and candy pumpkins for a fun and festive fall treat.
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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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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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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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Candy Crunch Dip
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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Witches' Brooms
Witches' Brooms are an adorable treat to make with your kids and bring to your next Halloween party.
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Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats
There's something about Rice Krispies Treats that already make them seem fit for the Halloween season.
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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Mixing in some pumpkin puree gives the cookies a bit more moisture and also a great color.
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Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe
The “trick” to the best Halloween Deviled Eggs is that they all use the same filling recipe, so you can save your energy for decorating.
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Molten Midnight Brownies

This easy recipe for deep, dark chocolate brownies is perfect for Halloween.

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Dracula Teeth Snack
This nostalgic treat from our childhoods is back for our kids — and we've learned a smart trick to master it.
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Pumpkin Cookies
These soft and cakey cookies are made with pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, and a spiced sugar coating.
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Frozen 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Bites
You only need 3 ingredients for these frozen treats: chocolate-covered pretzels, pumpkin purée, and peanut butter!
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How To Make a Halloween Haunted House
Practice your cookie house building with our easy cut-out cookie dough and make a spooky centerpiece for Halloween.
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Black Bottom Cupcakes
A chocolate chip-studded cream cheese filling is what puts these rich chocolate cupcakes over the top.
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Turtle Candy
This adorable dessert consists of pecans toasted to perfection, creamy and chewy caramels, and semi-sweet chocolate all topped with flaky salt.
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Dirt Pudding
This simple, no-bake dessert is the easiest Halloween treat you'll make all season.
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Mummy Hot Dogs
This beloved Halloween treat requires just two ingredients (three if you count the eyes!). Don't underestimate the power of mummy dogs to delight kids and adults alike!
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