17 Easy Halloween Treats That Come Together Fast

Halloween Dessert Nachos with apples and candy
Photo: Matthew Clark

These Halloween treats come together in a snap—really! These spooky sweets, including Halloween cookies and easy Halloween cupcakes, are easy, creative, and perfect for parties.

01 of 17

Spooktacular Halloween Milk Shakes

Halloween Milk Shakes
Matthew Clark

Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wicked Witch inspired these easy Halloween drinks. Choose from Frankuccino (peppermint), Frappula (vanilla), or Hallo-Witch (blackberry). The ice-cold Halloween shakes are so good that you'll want to celebrate the holiday all year long.

02 of 17

Halloween Dessert Nachos

Halloween Dessert Nachos with apples and candy
Matthew Clark

Part nutritious, part decadent, completely delicious and over-the-top colorful, this easy Halloween party treat is perfect for sharing. Ask each guest to select his or her favorite candy to pile on top of the apple slice "chips." Don't forget the ooey-gooey peanut butter and jelly drizzles for an extra sweet and salty touch.

03 of 17

Wicked-Easy Trail Mix

Monkey Trail Mix
Adam Albright

Nothing scary about this hauntingly easy treat for school. On their own, cereal, peanuts, yogurt-covered raisins, and banana chips might not scream "Halloween snacks," but combine the mix with candy corn, and you have a semi-healthy holiday option.

Editor's Tip: For a Halloween party display, layer black and white cupcake liners and then machine-stitch through both layers to craft tiny snack baskets. Thread a length of black-and-white-covered wire or pipe cleaner through opposite sides of the baskets for handles.

04 of 17

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow Pops
Blaine Moats

Turn marshmallows into spooky-yet-adorable easy Halloween party treats. Fondant and Halloween candy transform the sweets into monsters, mummies, and more. Get creative with the candy faces and silly expressions!

05 of 17

Zombie Brain Cupcakes

halloween cupcakes with zombie-brain icing
Matthew Clark

A drizzle of melted strawberry jam takes these Halloween cupcakes from spooky to truly scream-worthy! To create the "brains", simply top a baked white cupcake (made from a mix!) with piped pink frosting. As your party guests take a bite, they'll discover an eerie green vanilla filling.

06 of 17

Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Candy Bark
Courtesy of Glory Albin

All you need for this ghoul-ishly good candy bark is melted white chocolate and an assortment of toppings. Help your kids prep and share this easy Halloween treat for school. A full batch of bark is party-ready in 20 minutes or less!

07 of 17

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes
Miki Duisterhof

Grow a little Halloween fun at snack time. A bit of cake decorating magic gives these cupcakes autumnal charm. Mound bright orange frosting onto cupcakes (mini, regular, and jumbo), then gently roll the entire top or just the edge in orange decorating sugar, alternating fine and coarse sugars for the look you prefer. To make indentations that resemble the lines of a pumpkin, press a wooden skewer on top of sugared cupcakes, spacing evenly. Finish these easy-to-make Halloween treats with pretzel-stick stems.

08 of 17

Mad Scientist Mix

Honey-Mustard Snack Mix
Blaine Moats

This experiment always succeeds! Popcorn, nuts, and cereal make ideal test subjects, and a kicky honey-mustard potion ensures this Halloween snack's results are always positive.

09 of 17

Halloween Monster Cookies

Halloween Monster Cookies
Matt Clark

Bake up a plate full of chocolatey monster cookies complete with candy eyes. Customize your batch with peanut butter candies, chocolate chips, or chopped Halloween candy. This easy Halloween dessert makes a spooktacular party favor.

10 of 17

Bat Cookies

Batty Bites
Marty Baldwin

These Halloween cookies are super sweet, both in flavor and looks! With loads of chocolate and sweet garnishes, these winged bats will fly right off the plate. Try small and large cookies for the bodies to make baby and adult bats.

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Mummy Brownies

Scary-Easy Mummy Brownies
Matt Clark

A quick dip in white chocolate transforms chocolate sandwich cookies into mummies! Finish each with chocolate candy "eyes" and place them on hot baked brownies. Simply slice and serve this big-batch Halloween dessert before party time.

12 of 17

White-as-a-Ghost Pops

White-as-a-Ghost Pops
Andy Lyons

Food always tastes better when served on a stick. These cereal ghosts are dipped in melted candy coating. Once you've cut out the ghosts, shape the scraps into more fun, easy Halloween treats such as pumpkins or gravestones!

13 of 17

Wicked Witch's Popcorn Hat

Wicked Witch's Hat
Blaine Moats

Decorate this easy Halloween treat witch-ever way you want. To summon up a creative spirit, go wacky with crazy colors. For something a little more wicked, choose traditional black and orange food coloring pastes. Either way, the popcorn-and-candy snack hints that a wayward crone has passed these parts, casting a colorfully crazy spell on your party.

14 of 17

Cocoa Cat Cookies

Cocoa Cats
Scott Little

Bake and decorate a litter of these witch's cats. The dough is a brew of orange and chocolate flavors. Turn these into fun Halloween treats for kids by letting everyone ice their own uniquely-striped or spotted feline.

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Leftover Candy Cookie Bars

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars
Matt Clark

A layer of chopped candy bars takes this treat over-the-top! For a double-dose of sweet, add candy pieces to the batter and on top. Serve this rich dessert at your next kid-friendly Halloween party and watch your little ghouls gobble them up!

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Monster Mouths

Monster Mouths
Steve Struse

These mouthy monsters have a real bite—a delicious one. Apples and peanut butter form mouths gaping with crooked candy corn teeth for a monstrously fun snack in minutes. Plus, easy-to-make Halloween treats for kids usually aren't healthy at all, but at least this one is on the right track with a dose of real fruit!

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Ghost Truffles

Halloween Oreo Ball Ghosts
Matt Clark

Boo! These adorable Halloween treats are stuffed with a mini marshmallows and topped with melted vanilla candy coating. Finish your ghosts with mini chocolate chip "eyes."

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