35 Quick and Easy Halloween Treats
Easy Halloween treats, appetizers, and desserts are the best way to celebrate this spooky holiday. Create scary-good Halloween treats in minutes by using prepared products—we'll show you how! Start with store-bought cupcakes, bagged candy corn, and even canned pizza crust to create Halloween treats, Halloween cocktails, and Halloween appetizers that are ideal for your Halloween party. From witch hat cookies to graveyard houses, we've got the quick and easy Halloween treat to meet your needs.
Little Monster Cupcakes
Decorate cupcakes for Halloween by creating not-too-scary monster faces on top of the cupcakes using colored frostings and an assortment of candies.
Spooky Candy-Coated Apples
Dipping apples in white candy melts gives them a ghostly apperance perfect for your Halloween party.
How to Decorate Store-Bought Pumpkin Pies for Halloween
How to Make Halloween Cookie Pops
Wafers and vanilla crème cookies dipped into candy melts create these Halloween-inspired cookie pops!
How to Make Bat Cupcakes
Learn how to make scary-good bat cupcakes using chocolate cookie pieces and frosting.
Caramel Peanut Popcorn Snack Mix
There's no trick to this treat. All you need is 30 minutes to make this scary-good mix for a Halloween party or your next movie night.
How to Make Mickey Mouse Dipped Apples
JK Denim shows us how to make Mickey Mouse-inspired chocolate apples just in time for Halloween.
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!
These fun and spooky ghosts are a great treat to bring along to your next Halloween bash. If making up to 1 week ahead, cool the meringue ghosts, and then store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Be sure to handle them very gently, these ghosts are fragile and easily spooked!
Mini Ghost Cupcakes
Decorate mini chocolate cupcakes for the perfect Halloween treats by topping them with whipped topping in the shape of spooky ghosts and chocolate chips for their ghastly expressions. These cupcakes are perfectly portable and great to bring along to a your next Halloween bash!
White Chocolate-Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apples
Nothing sounds more like a Halloween treat than a pumpkin coated candy apple. Drizzle some white chocolate on top and you’ve got a quick and easy sweet treat the whole crowd will love.
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
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.
Frozen pizza dough is the secret to this easy pizza which is topped with slices of mozzarella cheese shaped like ghosts.
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.
These creepy-looking marshmallow vampire teeth are a cinch to prepare and provide a nice pop of color to your Halloween party spread.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting with refrigerated, store-bought cookie dough, these cooky Frankenstein cookies are an easy Halloween baking project to whip up this year. That said, packaged cookie dough is made to spread, so if you’d rather your Frankenstein cookies have rectangular or otherwise shaped faces (as opposed to these round-faced cuties), you can use a classic cut-out cookie dough that will better hold its shape. Follow the same method for coloring the dough, and then simply cut it into the shapes you want (freehand or using rectangular cookie cutters). In the recipe below, we provided a suggested path for decorating your Frankenstein cookies, but definitely feel free to go about designing and decorating these tasty little monsters however you please. If you’d rather, you can bake the green cookies plain and decorate as you please using only icing pens once they have cooled. Keep in mind—it’s OK if they’re a little messy, they are monsters after all.
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.
This spooky Halloween house uses many of the same ingredients as the Pumpkin Patch House, but with a ghastly graveyard in the front yard.
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.
Bring out your inner witch to make these two-cute cookies that kids are sure to love. Bonus? They're super easy.
Stir a little sweetness into mugs of steaming drinks like cocoa or coffee.
Emoji Meringue Ghosts
These expressive little ghosts are made of French meringue--egg whites beaten with sugar until stiff and then baked. It's similar to but not the same as marshmallow (made with egg whites, hot sugar syrup, and gelatin) and harder to shape. Extra-fine sugar creates a slightly smoother meringue.
Prepare for a sweet scare when these adorable Halloween ghost cookies are all iced, decorated, and ready to party. Super easy and kid-friendly to make, these butter cut-out cookies coated with royal icing are the perfect dessert for your Halloween spread. Candy eyeballs add a playful, whimsical touch to these spooky treats, but you could also use black icing to draw eyes on your ghost cookies. Using a classic cut-out butter cookie dough keeps the edges of your ghost cookies shape neat and clean—no worries about the cookies expanding when they bake. Whip up a batch with the kids and let them go to town with the decorating for a fun Halloween kitchen activity.
Witch's Hat Cake
For a spooky spin on your Halloween-inspired sheet cake, look no further than this festive witch's hat cake. We opted for boxed cake mix for simplicity, but if there's a homemade recipe you prefer, that works too. As long as you're ready to get a little crafty and extra witchy, this easy, Halloween dessert will come together in a flash.
Haunted Chocolate Bark
Decorate homemade chocolate bark with gummy worms, Kit Kat bars, candy corn, and more to make these festive treats.
Stuffed Pepper Mummies
An adorable take on jalapeño poppers, these sweet pepper "mummies" are stuffed with a gently spicy mix of Mexican chorizo, cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and cilantro.
Our two-bite treats are scary-simple to make and a ghoulishly good addition to your spread of haunted sweets. When it comes time to wrap the mummies in chocolate, let the kids help out for a fun holiday craft.
Sweet and Savory Tortilla Bats
Making a spooky snack for your Halloween table is as easy as cutting tortillas with a bat-shaped cookie cutter (R&M Flying Bat; amazon.com). We seasoned one panful with cinnamon and sugar and the other with chile salt, but you can go for all sweet or all savory if you prefer. These Halloween snacks can be served as appetizers alongside salsa for a savory bite or Greek yogurt swirled with honey for something sweet that goes beyond candy.
Halloween Spider Cookies
Landing somewhere between adorable and slightly spooky, these Halloween spider cookies are sure to fulfill all your creepy-crawly sweet needs for your upcoming Halloween festivities. Using a classic cut-out butter cookie dough keeps the edges of your spider cookies shape neat and clean—no worries about the cookies expanding when they bake. Decorate these Halloween cut-out cookies with black gel icing, royal icing, candy eyes, orangle and black sprinkles, or whatever fun decorations you have on hand. These cookies make for a playful, spooky food craft that grown-ups and kids alike can enjoy.