Boo! Did we scare you? No? Well, we promise these 81 spooktacular Halloween treats will surely do the trick… or treat! From ghoulish gourds to monstrous mummies, we’ve gathered a haunted collection of recipes from the most wickedly talented bloggers across the globe. Whether you’re a witch in the kitchen or a baking novice, these fiendishly delightful delicacies are perfect for any monster bash or quiet crypt night. So, grab your cauldron and your spell book, and let’s brew up some devilishly delicious treats that will have your guests screaming… for more!
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The Halloween Oreo Cupcakes recipe on The Spiffy Cookie blog deliciously combines ingredients like Halloween Oreos, unsweetened cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, buttermilk, cream cheese, butter, and food coloring to create an eye-catching, festive cupcake that features a rich chocolate batter and a vibrant orange cream cheese frosting, with a surprise Oreo cookie at the bottom of each cupcake for added crunch and a playful twist.
The Zombie Brain cupcakes from SugarHero are a spookily delightful Halloween-themed treat that melds aesthetics with taste. This creative recipe involves bite-sized brownies topped with a vivid, green candy ‘brain’ that oozes green chocolate ‘slime’ when you bite into it, made from a selection of straightforward ingredients such as boxed brownie mix, green candy coating, heavy cream, and strawberry jelly. The clever design and surprisingly sweet flavor hidden within the ‘brain’ render this treat a conversation-starter and a deliciously memorable part of any Halloween festivity.
The Cookies & Scream Spider Cupcakes from Celebration Day Studio are fun, festive treats that are as visually pleasing as they are delicious. Made from a box of white cake mix that’s been enhanced with crushed Halloween Oreos, adorned with smooth, rich, Oreo-infused buttercream, and garnished with Oreo ‘spiders’ with piped buttercream legs and candy eyes, these cupcakes are a whimsical amalgamation of creamy, crunchy textures and sweet flavors, making them certain crowd-pleasers at any Halloween gathering.
The Halloween Ghost Cupcakes from One Sweet Appetite are a delightful and whimsical treat that showcase the spirit of Halloween in a delicious way. Served on a foundation of either homemade or store-bought chocolate cupcakes, these adorable ‘ghosts’ are crafted out of vibrant white vanilla frosting piped spirally to form a ghostly shape, with black frosting or chocolate chips serving as eyes and a mouth, thus marrying simplicity with scrumptiousness in a treat that’s easy to create and oh-so-tasty to devour.
The Dirt Cupcakes with Gummy Worms from Courtney’s Sweets are a playful dessert that let you indulge in your childhood love for ‘edible dirt and worms’. Made from a simple chocolate cake mix that can be either store-bought or homemade, topped with a rich chocolate cream cheese frosting, and crowned with crushed Oreo cookies for the ‘dirt’ and fun gummy worms, this dessert cleverly combines different textures and flavors – the moistness of the cupcakes, the creaminess of the frosting, the crunchiness of the Oreo ‘dirt’, and the chewy gummy worms – making it a unique, tasty treat that’s perfect for Halloween or any occasion.
The Halloween Monster Cupcakes from Eazy Peazy Mealz are a fun and customizable dessert, perfect for adding a touch of spooky delight to any Halloween party. Using a base of chocolate cupcakes, a colorful vanilla buttercream piped with a grass or star icing tip for monster fur, candy eyeballs in various sizes, and OREOs for mouths, these little monsters can be as goofy or scary as you’d like, making them a delicious and creative treat that kids and adults alike will enjoy devouring.
The Marshmallow Spider Web Cupcakes from Baking with Blondie are a clever and enticing dessert that truly embodies the Halloween spirit. Starting with cupcakes made from a white cake recipe tinted purple and black for a spooky appearance, they’re artfully topped with gray buttercream piped to form a swirl, before being enveloped in a web of stretched mini marshmallows, and finally garnished with a cute fondant spider. The combination of various flavors and textures – the soft, moist cupcakes, the smooth, buttery frosting, the stretchy, sweet marshmallow web, and the playful fondant spider – makes these cupcakes not just visually appealing but incredibly delicious too, perfect for a Halloween treat.
The Halloween Red Velvet Cupcakes featured on Jo Cooks offer a delightful, tangy twist on the traditional red velvet cake. The cupcakes are made more complex through the unique combination of cocoa powder, food coloring, and sour cream in the batter, which gives it a “velvety” texture, while the cream cheese frosting adds a delightfully creamy and rich contrast. The added touch of red icing and Halloween-themed decorations turn these cupcakes into a festive treat that is as visually stunning as it is delicious.
The Bloody Halloween Cupcakes from Third Stop on the Right provide a thrilling and fun way to celebrate the Halloween season. These cupcakes consist of a simple vanilla cake base, which can be homemade or made from a premade mix, topped with homemade frosting and decorated with ‘broken glass’ made from sugar syrup and ‘fake blood’ made from a mix of corn syrup and red food coloring. The mix of a sweet, fluffy vanilla cake, rich frosting, and the novelty of the edible ‘broken glass’ and ‘blood’ make them a delicious and visually appealing treat that’s perfect for Halloween parties.
The Low-Carb Black Heart Halloween Cupcakes, featured on the KetoDiet Blog, offer a fun, spooky, and diet-friendly treat for Halloween. The recipe uses black cocoa to create darkly-hued cupcakes, which are then topped with creamy black frosting; the real surprise comes with the unexpected oozing red center within each cupcake. The combination of flavors and the delightful contrast in textures – the fluffy cupcakes, creamy frosting, and oozy center – paired with its low-carb composition make it a uniquely delicious Halloween treat that doesn’t compromise dietary boundaries.
The Vegan Blackberry Chocolate Cupcakes, featured on Addicted to Dates, are a perfect Halloween treat for those following a vegan diet. These cupcakes, made with Dutch-processed cocoa powder and deep-flavored coffee, offer an intense chocolatey taste, which is beautifully offset by their tangy blackberry filling. Not only are these cupcakes eggless and dairy-free, but their combination of moist tenderness, enriched by ingredients like apple puree and olive oil, and the strong contrast of tastes make them an unforgettable dessert.
The Hocus Pocus Fudge Brownie recipe on the Amoretti website is a delicious and unique treat perfect for Halloween parties. These double chocolate brownies have an extra layer of rich flavor from the inclusion of Hazelnut Praline Artisan flavor and a hint of Amoretti® Espresso Coffee Extract. The intertwining flavors of butter, cocoa, hazelnut, and coffee create a fudgy, chocolatey delight, and the addition of candy eyes adds a spooky touch, making it a festive holiday dessert.
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The Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies from Simply Happy Foodie are a deliciously spooky treat, perfect for celebrating the Halloween season. These cookies incorporate dark cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, and orange chocolate candies to create an incredibly rich, triple chocolate experience that is both slightly crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle. The blend of flavors and textures, along with the festive pumpkin orange candies, make these cookies not only visually appealing but also a mouthwatering addition to any Halloween gathering.
The Milk Chocolate Stuffed Jack-O’-Lantern Cookies, found on Half Baked Harvest, put a sweet and festive spin on traditional cookies. These unique treats are made from spiced brown sugar cookies – featuring warming flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg – and are sandwiched with a delightful layer of milk chocolate, making them an indulgent delight. Apart from their delightful Halloween aesthetics, the delicious blend of spices, sweetness of brown sugar, and richness of milk chocolate make them a truly irresistible dessert.
The Creepy Witch Finger Cookies from Simply So Good are a deliciously spooky treat perfect for Halloween festivities. These buttery shortbread cookies have a green tint and are shaped like witches’ fingers, complete with “bloody” red gel and almond fingernails. The rich flavor of the shortbread, combined with the almond and vanilla extracts, elevates their taste, while their eye-catching appearance makes them a memorable addition to any Halloween gathering.
The Gooey Monster Cookies from Lil’ Luna are fun, colorful, and delicious, perfect for celebrating Halloween or indulging in a whimsical treat any day. The recipe uses a cake mix base along with ingredients like butter, egg, cream cheese, and food coloring for creating the vibrant and playful look. The result is a soft, fluffy cookie that is wonderfully sweet with a perfect touch of creaminess from the cream cheese, made even more delightful with the addition of candy eyeballs for a perfect monstrous touch.
The Peanut Butter Spider Cookies shared by Crafty Morning are an adorable and creative Halloween treat that’s perfect for peanut butter lovers. These cookies not only taste delicious, thanks to the peanut butter base, but also feature a fun spider design made from chocolate candies, bringing both visual appeal and an additional sweet burst of chocolate flavor. Overall, the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, along with the festive presentation, makes these cookies a big hit for Halloween parties or seasonal gatherings.
The Graceful Baker shows you how to decorate simple sugar cookies with amazing frosting designs that put a cute spin on these creepy Halloween treats. They aren’t too difficult, though, so with just a little practice, you’ll dazzle your guests!
The Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies from Just a Taste are a festive take on the classic dessert, featuring an interesting twist where the chocolate chips are turned into creepy, crawly edible spiders. The recipe uses a traditional chocolate chip cookie base, but with more brown sugar and less granulated sugar, yielding cookies with extraordinarily soft and chewy centers and slightly crisped edges. The additional step of chilling the dough enhances the texture, while finishing them off with candy eyes gives a spooky yet delightful aesthetic that adds to their appeal and makes them a uniquely fun treat for Halloween.
The Chocolate Pumpkin Cut Out Cookies by Created by Diane bring together the indulgent flavors of chocolate and autumnal pumpkin spice in a festive, Halloween-themed treat. This recipe uses a unique base of butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, melted chocolate chips, cocoa, and pumpkin pie spice, along with basic baking ingredients like flour, baking powder, and salt. The combination of chocolate and pumpkin spice is delightful, giving the cookies a rich, delectable taste that is further enhanced by their cute mummy shapes and decoration, offering a balance of coziness and fun that makes them an irresistible Halloween dessert.
The Halloween Candy Melt Cookies by Lord Byron’s Kitchen are a delicious and playful twist on the classic thumbprint cookie. This recipe uses a not-too-sweet mixture of butter, sugar, egg yolks, flour, and vanilla extract, then livens things up with the addition of colored sanding sugar and candy melts substituted for traditional jam. The result is a treat that’s not only appealing to the eye with its festive Halloween colors but also packed with a pleasing blend of sugary sweetness and a hint of richness from the buttery cookie base.
The Halloween Whoopie Pies featured on Macheesmo are a wonderful blend of soft cookie and fluffy cream filling, with a charmingly festive Halloween twist. The recipe uses a rich chocolate cake batter, enhanced with cocoa powder and black food coloring for a spooky touch, paired with a delicious filling composed of butter, powdered sugar, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla extract. The taste is an indulgent delight, courtesy of the creamy, light and fluffy filling sandwiched between two soft, moist chocolate cakes, and their appearance with red and orange nonpareils adds a delightful crunch and a fantastic, eye-catching Halloween finish.
The 5-Minute Tombstone Cookies for Halloween recipe from Old Salt Farm captures the spirit of Halloween with an easy, quick and minimalistic approach. Using only Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies and chocolate chips, this recipe ingeniously repurposes the oval shape of Milano cookies to resemble tombstones, on which ‘RIP’ is inscribed using a melted chocolate “piping pen”. The result is not only a visually appealing, thematic treat for Halloween, but also a delightful combination of the crisp, buttery texture of Milano cookies and the rich sweetness of the chocolate that makes it a hit among kids and adults alike.
The Mummy Milano Cookies recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is an adorable and scrumptious four-ingredient Halloween treat. Made with Milano cookies, white chocolate chips, vegetable oil, and black pearl sprinkles, these cookies offer a delightful combination of flavors and textures, resulting in an irresistibly fun and festive dessert.
Healthy Halloween Treats
The Silly Apple Bites recipe on Fork and Beans is a fun and allergen-free snack crafted from green apples, sunflower butter, sunflower seeds, and a strawberry ‘tongue’. The simplicity of the ingredients, combined with a delightful blend of creamy, crunchy, sweet and tart flavors, makes it a delicious and entertaining treat to enjoy.
The watermelon Jack-O’-Lantern is… well, exactly what it sounds like! Simply carve up a watermelon and mixup some sliced pineapple, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, fun centerpiece for your Halloween snack table!
The School Approved Frankenstein Halloween Treat from Sparkles to Sprinkles is a creative and heathy snack crafted with green grapes served in clear plastic cups, decorated with permanent marker, and adorned with candy eyes. The grapes offer a fresh, fruity sweetness, while the fun, Frankenstien-inspired design adds a whimsical touch, making these treats not only delicious, but also exciting to both make and consume.
The Apple Mummies recipe from Two Healthy Kitchens presents a quick and engaging Halloween treat made primarily from peeled apples, ingeniously crafted to resemble mummies. The delightfully simple snack, which consists of the natural sweetness and crispness of the apples, can be further enhanced by pairing it with a Healthy Sugared-Vanilla Yogurt Fruit Dip or Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip, making it not only deliciously juicy and sweet but also a fun, visually appealing treat.
The Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins recipe from One Little Project offers a whimsical and healthy twist to Halloween treats, using bananas, clementines, celery, and a minimal addition of chocolate chips. The bananas’ natural creaminess paired with the sweetness of clementines, topped off with a slight crunch from the celery and the rich flavor from the chocolate chips, results in a playfully delicious snack that’s as fun to make as it is to eat.
The Halloween Ghost Pops recipe on Sugar, Spice, and Glitter is a fun and nutritious treat composed of simple ingredients: bananas, chocolate chips, unsweetened shredded coconut, and popsicle sticks. The blend of the bananas’ natural sweetness, the crunch of the coconut, and the rich flavor of the chocolate chips creates a delightful and healthful snack, making it delicious and kid-friendly.
Food Bites posts all kinds of awesome bite-sized creations, and her healthy Halloween treats tray is super cute! Not to mention it’s easy enough even for complete noobs to throw together.
The Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks featured in One Little Project are a creative and simple Halloween treat made from pretzel sticks, string cheese, and chives. These delightful snacks offer a delicious combination of flavors and textures, with the creamy cheese effortlessly complementing the salty crunch of the pretzels, topped off by the subtle touch of fresh chives.
The Healthy Halloween Snacks recipe on Sew White offers an adorable and nutritious alternative to traditional Halloween treats, using satsumas or small oranges which are transformed into pumpkin-lookalikes with the simple addition of drawing faces using marker pens. Besides being an engaging activity for kids, these snacks provide a refreshing taste of natural citrus sweetness, making for a delicious, guilt-free, and portable treat perfect for the Halloween season.
The recipe on Home Cooking Memories teaches how to create perfect pumpkin seeds, a salty and crunchy snack ideal for Halloween. The key to their deliciousness comes from thorough cleaning of the seeds, boiling before roasting for a perfect crunch, and constantly monitoring them while baking to prevent burning.
The Pumpkin Spice Whipped Greek Yogurt on Project Meal Plan is an exciting, protein-packed dessert, blending Greek yogurt sweetened with maple syrup and infused with the flavors of pumpkin spice. This dessert is cherished for its creamy, smooth texture and similarity to pumpkin pie filling, offering a savory and health-focused treat that satisfies both Fall cravings and sweet tooths.
Leftover Candy Treats
The Easy Candy Corn Fudge presented on Mom On Timeout is a visually striking and delightful treat crafted from layers of white chocolate chips, honey, and heavy whipping cream, colored to mimic the iconic look of candy corn. Its deliciousness lies in its rich creaminess perfectly balanced by the wholesome sweetness of honey, not only making it a fantastic indulgence for the tastebuds, but also a fun and festive addition to Halloween delights.
The Spooky Spider Lollipops recipe on Fountain of 30 uses Tootsie Roll Pops, Black Pipe Cleaners, and Wiggle Eyes to create a delightful Halloween treat that resembles spiders. The charm of these treats lies not only in the classic Tootsie Roll Pop’s sweetness, but also in the creative aesthetic, making the treats fun to make and eat, and will undoubtedly be the talk of your Halloween celebrations.
Rice Krispie & Cereal Treats
The White Chocolate Monster Mash Crunch Mix showcased on “I Wash You Dry” is an addictive Halloween treat that blends the fruity flavors of Monster Cereals with melted white chocolate. The allure of this snack lies in its sweet and crunchy texture, combined with festive Halloween sprinkles and marshmallows, making it considerably hard for both kids and adults to resist.
The Halloween Marshmallow Bars from Buns In My Oven combine creamy peanut butter, milk chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and Halloween-themed M&M’s for a festive no-bake treat. The deliciousness of this dessert stems from the mixture of smooth chocolate peanut butter and the fluffy marshmallow texture, topped with colorful candies that amplify the fun, Halloween spirit.
The Raw Meat Rice Krispies Halloween Treats from Everyday Shortcuts surprisingly transform simple ingredients such as Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows, and butter into a spooky, realistic raw meat appearance. The appeal of this treat lies in its creative presentation, combined with the much-loved classic taste of crispy rice and marshmallow that makes it a fun and tasty addition to your Halloween festivities.
The Halloween Rice Krispie Treats from The Speckled Palate creatively transform a beloved classic using crispy rice cereal, butter, marshmallows, vanilla extract, candy melts, and candy eyes into adorable, spooky monsters that are as tasty as they are delightful. This recipe, while not overly sweet, perfectly rides the line between flavorful and festive, with the combination of marshmallow, butter, and a hint of vanilla wrapped in aesthetic candy melts that make these treats irresistible while amplifying the Halloween vibe.
Halloween Chocolate Recipes
The Halloween Peanut Butter Cups by Averie Cooks are no-bake, 5-ingredient treats that boast a delightful combination of white chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and confectioners’ sugar, all dressed up with orange and black food dye for a festive touch. Their deliciousness stems from the smooth, rich taste of peanut butter and white chocolate, making them an irresistible Halloween treat for both kids and adults alike.
The Melting Chocolate Skulls recipe from Sugar Hero offers an eerily realistic and enticing Halloween dessert, incorporating white chocolate skulls filled with brownies, fresh raspberries, and a blood-red ganache. This spooky treat captivates both the eyes and the taste buds with its fascinating melting effect, delectable blend of chocolate flavors, and refreshing burst of raspberry, making it a perfect Halloween showstopper.
The Candy Corn White Chocolate Halloween Bark from This Gal Cooks is a simple yet delightful Halloween treat made with melted white chocolate chips, candy corn, pepitas, and sprinkles. Its deliciousness comes from the smooth and creamy white chocolate combined with colorful and fun candy corn accents, making it an easy and festive snack perfect for your Halloween celebration.
The Chocolate Pumpkin Cake from The Little Epicurean is a decadent delight blending chocolate cake batter with pumpkin puree, all frosted with a pumpkin spice buttercream and topped with a rich chocolate glaze. The incorporation of pumpkin puree into the chocolate cake provides moisture, while the pumpkin spice buttercream and the dark chocolate ganache on top create a sweet balance, resulting in an extremely luscious cake ideal for any Halloween celebration.
The No-Dye Black Cake from Sugarologie offers an Oreo-like taste with its unique black cocoa powder and dark chocolate base, sweetened with brown sugar, and moistened with canola oil and sour cream. Its seamless blend of ingredients creates a rich, fudgy texture and smoky chocolate taste that mimics the popular Oreo flavor, setting it apart from conventional cakes and making it an exceptional treat for any occasion.
The Halloween Bloody Knife Cake from Baking with Blondie sets a chilling tone with sumptuous red velvet cake layers, filled and frosted with almond cream cheese buttercream, decorated with a scary ‘bloody’ knife. The moist red velvet contrasts harmoniously with the creamy, subtly nutty buttercream, creating a memorable flavor experience that’s frighteningly perfect for Halloween.
The Brushstroke Ghost Halloween Cake from Erin Bakes is a whimsical creation that combines a pastel pink-swirled buttercream cake with adorable white chocolate brushstroke ghosts, complete with jelly bean and sprinkle details. The crafty blend of smooth buttercream and the rich flavor of white chocolate not only deliver an appealing aesthetic, but also provide a delightful sweetness that makes this cake a Halloween treat that’s both visually striking and delectably satisfying.
The Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake by Liv for Cake is a delectable dessert inspired by the popular fall beverage, featuring pumpkin spice-flavored cake layers and espresso buttercream frosting. The aromatic pumpkin pie spices complement the rich espresso flavor in the frosting, creating a harmonious and indulgent taste sensation perfect for autumn celebrations.
The Vegan Chocolate Layer Skull Cake from Crumbs and Caramel is a hauntingly enticing treat that flaunts fudgy vegan chocolate cake layers, enveloped in luscious chocolate buttercream and adorned with glossy ganache and solid chocolate skulls. The fusion of deep dark chocolate with the smooth, creamy undertones of the vegan buttercream results in an exquisitely rich flavor and moist texture, making this cake not just visually stunning, but a truly decadent vegan delight.
The Shattered Glass Cake from Chelsweets pairs a beautifully frosted cake with realistic edible glass shards, adding a daringly spooky touch to your Halloween festivities. The cake’s moist layers are complemented by an irresistibly rich vanilla buttercream frosting, while the strawberry jam surprise within creates a delightfully sweet and slightly gory twist that is both visually intriguing and delicious to the core.
The Spice Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from Butternut Bakery is a moist, warmly spiced delight, baked with oil for lasting moisture, and a blend of traditional and unique spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. This cake truly shines with its accompanying star – the brown butter cream cheese frosting, which introduces a nutty and warm flavor profile that perfectly complements the cake’s spices, promising a delectable, indulgent treat that never fails to impress.
The Black Caramel Apples from A Bountiful Kitchen are a unique and delightful twist on a traditional sweet treat, featuring apples coated in luscious caramel that is dyed black, adding a dramatic touch for Halloween celebrations. The apple’s natural tartness brought by Granny Smith apples is a perfect contrast to the sweet, rich caramel, ensuring a balanced flavor profile, while the optional licorice flavoring lends a quirky twist that amplifies the Halloween theme and gives the caramel apples an exciting, unexpected flavor.
The Spookiest Snow White Poison Apple from Make Life Lovely is a festive and eye-catching Halloween decoration or costume prop, crafted using fake apples, black Sharpie, hot glue, and green acrylic or white chalk paint. These sinister apples, adorned with a dripping “poisoned” face, evoke the classic scene from the Snow White movie while adding a delightfully creepy and unique touch to your Halloween celebrations.
The Jack Skellington Caramel Apples from Feast of Starlight are an enchanting Disney-themed treat made with organic Granny Smith apples, coated in homemade brown sugar caramel, and decorated with white and black candy melts to resemble the iconic Pumpkin King character. The tartness of the apples contrasts delightfully with the rich, sweet caramel, while the decorative candy melts not only give it a Halloween flair but also add a satisfying crunchy texture, making this confection a visual feast and a delicious treat.
The Candy Apple Ghosts from Smart School House is a whimsical Halloween-themed treat featuring apples dipped in smooth, vanilla-flavored Candi Quik and adorned with expressive black decorating gel faces. The refreshing crunch of the apple is delightfully contrasted by the sweet, creamy layer of candy, offering a fun yet straightforward-to-create dessert that promises a sweet indulgence, with a touch of playful Halloween fright.
The Spider Webbed Caramel Apples from Purple Chocolat Home is a creative and appealing treat perfect for Halloween, combining apples completely immersed in homemade caramel and finished with artful piped chocolate in a spider-web pattern. The recipe perfectly marries the tartness of the apple, the creamy richness of the caramel, and the luxurious sweetness of the chocolate, creating not just a visually striking but also an indulgently delicious treat.
The Blood Dripping Candy Apples from the blog Edible Crafts are a bold, vibrant Halloween treat, crafting the illusion of ‘blood’ using a combination of red food coloring, apples, and surprise ingredient – white chocolate. The macabre yet delightful aesthetic of these ‘bloody’ apples promise a delightful scare, while the sweet crunch of the apple paired with the smooth, velvety white chocolate offers a surprising and delicious contrast.
The Halloween Cheesecake Jack-o-Lanterns from “It’s a Keeper” are delightful mini cheesecakes that perfectly fit the Halloween theme, characterized by a chocolate graham cracker crust and a creamy, orange-tinged cheesecake filling, decorated with a chocolate ganache jack-o-lantern face. It’s ultimate crowd-pleaser due to the delicious harmony between the crunchy sweet crust and the smooth, lightly tart cream cheese filling, further enhanced by the rich chocolate ganache, making these festive treats hard to resist.
The No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups from MyChinet provide a richly flavored dessert, stacking layers of buttery graham cracker crumbs and a smooth mix of cream cheese, pumpkin purée, whipped topping, and spices. These bite-sized treats exemplify easy indulgence, with the spiced sweetness of the creamy pumpkin cheesecake perfectly complementing the satisfying crunch of the graham cracker layers, all with no baking necessary.
The Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt are small yet flavorful autumnal desserts made with a delightful combination of pumpkin purée, cream cheese, and traditional pumpkin pie spices. These individual treats are elevated by the addition of maple syrup and fresh whipped cream, creating the perfect harmony of taste and texture for a deliciously satisfying fall dessert.
The Halloween Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Lauren’s Latest are adorable mini cheesecakes featuring a festive Oreo base, pumpkin-flavored cheesecake filling, and a skillfully piped chocolate spiderweb on top. The combination of the crunchy Oreo cookies and the smooth, spiced pumpkin cheesecake creates an irresistible treat that is equally visually enticing and palate-pleasing – perfect for festive Halloween gatherings.
The Mini Melting Witch Cheesecakes from Queenslee Appétit are creative Halloween desserts featuring a crust made from black Oreo cookies and a black-dyed creamy chocolate cheesecake filling, topped with a vibrant green white chocolate ganache that mimics the image of a melted witch. Additionally, the mini treats include green-dyed whipped cream and adorable witch hat toppers made from Oreo wafers and Hershey’s kisses. The contrasting textures and flavors – from the crunchy Oreo base, the rich chocolate cheesecake, to the sweet white chocolate green ganache – make these desserts a fun, visually striking, and delicious addition to any Halloween celebration.
The Ghostly Mini Cheesecake Bites from Eats Amazing are charming Halloween treats composed of mini tartlet pastry cases filled with a creamy concoction of whipped cream, cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla extract, topped with chocolate chips for ghostly eyes. These bite-sized cheesecakes are not only delightful to look at, but also offer a smooth, creamy indulgence complemented by the crumbly tartlet cases for a deliciously balanced dessert that can be whipped up in minutes.
The Classic Halloween Graveyard Cheesecake Bites from Orchids & Sweet Tea are a uniquely festive dessert that features a ‘dirt-like’ chocolate graham cracker crust, and a creamy, dark purple cheesecake filling with a captivating black spider web swirl on top. This combination invites a deliciously chocolaty and velvety treat with every bite, making it a visually intriguing, tastefully spooky, and mouthwateringly unforgettable Halloween treat for the whole family.
The Vampire Cheesecake Bites from Kid Friendly Things to Do are a fun Halloween dessert that combines the sweet flavors of vanilla wafers, cream cheese, sugar, and cherry pie filling. These treats transform into little vampire fangs by pouring the blended cherry pie filling into two punctures on each bite-sized cheesecake, enhancing the taste experience with a delightful burst of cherry flavor, while visually adding a quirky, spooktacular element to your Halloween celebration.
The Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles by Host the Toast are delightful autumn treats composed of a flavorful pumpkin cheesecake mixture – including ingredients like canned pumpkin, cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin spice, and sweetened condensed milk – and wrapped in a coating of graham cracker crumbs and melted white chocolate. With their creamy and rich pumpkin-infused filling, a touch of sweetness from the condensed milk, and the contrasting crunchy texture from the graham cracker coating, these truffles bring a harmonious blend of textures and fall flavors to each bite-sized treat, providing a unique, delicious, and visually appealing alternative to traditional Halloween desserts.
Halloween Hot Chocolate
The Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from Our Wabi Sabi Life is a luxurious and unusual hot beverage that combines the comfort of traditional hot chocolate with the unique flavor profile of red velvet; ingredients include milk, whipping cream, granulated white sugar, white chocolate chips, dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, red gel food coloring, and cream cheese. The addition of red gel lends it a deep, alluring red hue, and cream cheese provides a tangy note that cuts through the richness and perfectly complements the cocoa and vanilla, resulting in a decadent, velvety, and aesthetically captivating Halloween treat that’s bound to delight all.
The Melting Witch Hot Chocolate from Southern Halloween Queen is a creative and festive twist on the traditional white hot chocolate, combining whole milk, white chocolate, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract, while incorporating green food coloring for an enchanting look. This playful beverage delights with its smooth and creamy texture, and the addition of green whipped cream and a witch hat cookie adds a touch of whimsy, making it the perfect drink to enjoy while decorating for Halloween or indulging in a cozy, spellbinding evening at home.
The Halloween Hot Chocolate recipe from Midget Momma offers a comforting beverage enhanced by a fun twist: ghost-shaped marshmallows, drawn using edible markers. The basic ingredients are unsweetened cocoa, sugar, water, milk, vanilla, mini marshmallows, and whipped cream, which come together to create a rich, heartwarming drink perfect for chilly nights, while the whimsical marshmallow ghosts inject a dash of Halloween spirit, making this beverage not only delicious but also highly Instagrammable.
The Vampire Hot Chocolate from Big Bear’s Wife is a spooky spin on traditional hot chocolate, featuring whole milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, red food coloring, and homemade whipped cream. The vibrant red hue, created by adding red food coloring, enhances its Halloween appeal, while the silky-smooth texture and perfect balance of white and mini chocolate chips make for an indulgent and festive beverage, perfect for celebrating the season.
The Candy Corn Hot Chocolate recipe from We Are Not Martha reimagines the traditional hot chocolate by exclusively using milk and candy corn. The simplicity of ingredients belies a deeply satisfying and indulgent flavor, as the melted candy corn infuses the milk with its distinctive sweetness, resulting in a delightfully warm beverage that captures the enticing essence of candy corn – a joy for the candy’s fans.
The Halloween Cocoa Bombs from The Novice Chef Blog are an exciting and fun way to enjoy hot chocolate, utilizing candy melts, cocoa powder mix, purple sanding sugar, candy eyes, and mini marshmallows to create a spooky treat. Upon pouring warm milk over these inventive cocoa bombs, they dissolve and release a delightful blend of rich chocolate, vibrant purple sugar, and a burst of mini marshmallows, creating a unique and festive Halloween experience for both kids and adults alike.
The Halloween edition Hot Cocoa Bombs bring a spirited twist to the classic winter beverage, utilizing white chocolate melting wafers, oil-based orange food coloring, a pumpkin mold, Starbucks latte mix, mini marshmallows, and hot milk. Combining the delectable, high-quality Ghirardelli white chocolate with the vibrant orange hue and the surprise of marshmallows and latte mix creates a festive and mouthwatering treat, perfect for celebrating Halloween in cozy style.
The Eyeball Hot Cocoa Bombs recipe from The Seaside Baker delivers a delightful and creepy treat for Halloween, using five different colored candy melts, hot chocolate mix, and mini marshmallows to craft spooky melting eyeballs. The fusion of creamy white chocolate, rich cocoa mix, and the subtle crunch of marshmallows, unfolding from a disintegrating eyeball, brings about a sensational drinking experience that is as delightfully unnerving as it is delicious.
Other Halloween Treats
Kate Shelby’s Meringue Ghosts recipe is a fun and easy way to add a Halloween twist to the classic meringue, made using egg whites, cream of tartar, caster sugar, vanilla essence, and melted dark chocolate. Meticulously whipped and baked until just crispy, then adorned with chocolate eyes and mouth, these ghost-shaped meringues are not only visually appealing but also delightfully light and sweet, offering a perfect balance to the deep, intense flavor of dark chocolate.
The Halloween Popcorn Balls from Confessions of Parenting bring together popcorn, mini marshmallows, butter, purple food coloring, and Halloween-themed sprinkles to form an enticing, festive treat. The combination of fluffy popcorn bound by rich, melted marshmallows and adorned with colourful sprinkles results in a playful, delicious snack that’s not only viscerally satisfying with its distinct crunch, but also a visual delight, perfect for the Halloween season.
The Jack-O-Lantern Hand Pies from So Much Food bring together homemade or store-bought pie crust and fillings like bourbon apple and roasted blackberry to create a fun and kid-friendly Halloween dessert. The combination of a flaky, golden-brown crust with sweet, tangy fruit fillings and a sprinkle of raw sugar for added texture results in adorably spooky hand pies that are as enjoyable to make as they are delicious to eat.
The Graham Cracker Mummies from Craft Create Cook are an easy, yet delightful Halloween treat made using graham crackers, Wilton white candy melts, candy eyes, and black and orange nonpareil sprinkles. Their taste owes to the blend of crunchy graham crackers with sweet, smooth candy melts, while the decorative candy eyes and nonpareils assure a visually playful mummy effect, culminating in a quick, fun, and delicious Halloween snack.
The Devilled Spiders Eggs recipe on Rachel Phipps’s blog brilliantly reimagines the classic devilled eggs with a Halloween twist by incorporating food coloring, herby pesto filling, black olive, nori (roasted seaweed), and roasted red pepper garnishes to create the illusion of spider eggs. The eggs’ exterior is aesthetically striking due to the food coloring process, while the luxurious pesto filling coupled with the savory toppings offers exceptional taste and texture, producing a commendable balance of flavors that makes these eggs a deliciously unique Halloween treat.
The Black Licorice Ice Cream on Ice Cream From Scratch is a treat for licorice lovers, made with key ingredients like soft black licorice candy, egg yolks, granulated sugar, milk, cream, vanilla extract, salt, and optional black food coloring. It’s noteworthy for its silky-smooth texture derived from a rich, French-style ice cream base and its unique licorice flavor which is sure to delight the senses, offering an innovative, gourmet touch to the traditional ice cream experience.
FAQ: Halloween Treats
1. What treats are good for Halloween?
Good Halloween treats are those that are delicious, fun, and have a spooky element to them. Think of treats like monster cookies, pumpkin cupcakes, mummy-wrapped hot dogs, or spiderweb brownies. These treats are delicious and add to the Halloween atmosphere with their creepy, cute designs.
2. What is a traditional Halloween treat?
Traditional Halloween treats often include candied apples, pumpkin pie, popcorn balls, and various types of candy like candy corn. These treats have been associated with Halloween for many years and are still loved by people of all ages.
3. What are good Halloween treats for toddlers?
When it comes to toddlers, it’s important to offer treats that are not only tasty but also safe and easy to eat. Miniature pumpkin muffins, fruit kabobs with yogurt dip, or ghost-shaped banana popsicles are great options. Remember to avoid small, hard, or sticky treats as they can be a choking hazard for little ones.
4. What is the most popular Halloween treat?
Candy is by far the most popular Halloween treat. Some of the most popular candies handed out on Halloween include Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, M&M’s, and Kit Kats.
5. What are 4 traditions of Halloween?
Halloween is steeped in tradition, some of which include:
- Trick-or-treating: Children dress up in costumes and go from house to house, asking for treats with the phrase “trick or treat.”
- Carving pumpkins: Pumpkins are hollowed out and faces or designs are carved into the surface. Often, a candle is placed inside to illuminate the design.
- Costume parties: People of all ages dress up in costumes and attend parties with friends and family.
- Haunted attractions: Many people visit haunted houses or go on haunted hayrides for a good scare.
7. What are the top 10 Halloween treats?
While preferences may vary, some of the top Halloween treats often include:
- Candy Corn
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Kit Kat
- Tootsie Pops
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
Remember to also include some homemade treats like caramel apples, ghost cupcakes, or spider cookies for a more personal touch!