Quick and Easy Halloween Treats

Create scary-good Halloween treats in minutes by using prepared products.

  • Quick and Easy Halloween Treats
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Easiest Halloween Ever

    When time is ticking and guests will soon ring the bell, look to these treats for ideas that will wow your friends and family yet are oh-so easy to do!

  • Mini Cupcake Pumpkins
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    Mini Cupcake Pumpkin

    Arrange 2 dozen store-bought mini cupcakes in the shape of a pumpkin, using 2 for the stem. Frost the body of the pumpkin with orange-tinted canned white frosting, leaving the eyes, nose and mouth unfrosted. Use green-tinted canned frosting for the stem. Add shimmering sprinkles to the stem, eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Candy Corn Trifles
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    Candy Corn Trifles

    These eye-catching desserts, served in elegant martini glasses, are perfect for serving to the adults at your Halloween party.  Layer store-bought angel food cake, prepared vanilla pudding tinted orange with food coloring, and lemon gelatin.

  • Pumpkin Patch House
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    Pumpkin Patch House

    Give the traditional Christmas gingerbread house a Halloween spin by crafting a pumpkin patch house! You'll need ready-made chocolate-covered peanut butter wafer bars and chocolate graham crackers for the house, assorted candies for decorations, and lots of canned chocolate frosting to hold it all together.

  • Vampire Teeth
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Vampire Teeth

    These creepy-looking marshmallow vampire teeth are a cinch to prepare and provide a nice pop of color to your Halloween party spread. 

  • Scary Spiders
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    Scary Spiders

    Place one chocolate-covered marshmallow sandwich cookie upside down. Top with black decorating icing. Cut 2 black licorice twists in half lengthwise and then in half crosswise to make 8 thin legs. Press one end of each leg into the black icing. Top with a second cookie. Affix 2 jellybean eyes with black icing.

  • Tombstone Cookies
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    Tombstone Cookies

    Arrange a variety of cookies on wax paper (we used half-dipped fudge grahams, vanilla sandwich fingers, and black and white Milan-style sandwich cookies) and pipe the letters RIP in orange, green or black decorating icing using a #3 or #4 round tip.

  • Wizard Hats
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    Wizard Hats

    Place 6 (2-oz.) squares melting chocolate in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave on high 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip sugar cones in the melted chocolate, tilting the measuring glass to coat. Place, pointy end up, on top of large chocolate-covered marshmallow moon pies. Pipe icing around the area where the cone and moon pies meet. Press nonpareils and other candies into icing to create a hatband.

  • Baby Ghosts
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    Baby Ghosts

    Microwave 12 ounces of white chocolate in a microwave-save bowl on high 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until smooth. For each ghost, dip three-quarters of a peanut-shaped peanut butter cookie in the melted chocolate. Top with 2 mini chocolate chips for eyes. Place prepared ghosts on wax paper and refrigerate to set.

  • Vampire Teeth
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Witches' Fingers

    Pair these frightening fingers with the marshmallow Vampire Teeth for a truly scream-worthy dish.  To make the Witches' Fingers, cut 10 cream-filled chocolate wafer sticks in half, then affix a sliced almond to one end of each with white frosting.

  • Graveyard House
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    Graveyard House

    This spooky Halloween house uses many of the same ingredients as the Pumpkin Patch House, but with a ghastly graveyard in the front yard. 

  • Gingerbread Mummies
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    Gingerbread Mummies

    For these yummy Gingerbread Mummies, arrange gingerbread men on wax paper and place 2 semi-sweet chocolate chips where eyes should be. With a large leaf piping tip, pipe ribbons of white decorating icing back and forth over the cookie, completely covering it to resemble gauze, but letting the chocolate chip eyes peek out.

  • Witches' Hats
    Photo: Ralph Anderson

    Witches' Hats

    Bring out your inner witch to make these two-cute cookies that kids are sure to love. Bonus? They're super easy.

  • Chocolate Dipped Spoons
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    Chocolate-Dipped Spoons

    Stir a little sweetness into mugs of steaming drinks like cocoa or coffee.

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