28 Easy Halloween Treats for the Spookiest Party Ever

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These Halloween treats may take less time to prepare than your Halloween candy—no, really! These spooky sweets, including Halloween cookies and easy Halloween cupcakes, all take less time than it takes to run to the nearest candy store.

Creepy Cobweb Bark

Party guests will come crawling back for bite after bite of this clever chocolate bark recipe. Not only because of the sweet taste, but also because they'll have to look twice to make sure the spiders aren't real. They look remarkably life-like, with a black raspberry gummy candy body and black licorice legs!

Nine-Eyed Creature Cupcakes

The eyes have it! Start with a batch of store-bought cupcakes (or make your own from a cake mix) and these more-silly-than-scary easy Halloween sweet treats come together lightning-quick. Blue, green, purple, or pink frosting would all be fun for these monsters!

Mummy Pizzas

On your table far faster than delivery (and way more festive, too!), these pint-sized pizzas get mummified with layers of string cheese. To make these snacks more of a meal, stack on slices of pepperoni between the sauce and the cheese.

Spooktacular Halloween Milk Shakes

Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wicked Witch inspired these easy Halloween sweet treats. 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.

Halloween Dessert Nachos

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.

Werewolf Cupcakes

Little ones will roar in delight when you ask for their help decorating these fun Halloween cupcakes. Stick to a dark color palette, including chocolate frosting and black gumdrops, to give cupcakes wolf-like vibes. Add bite by way of spiky white frosting teeth.

Wicked-Easy Trail Mix

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've got yourself a semi-healthy holiday option. 

Editor's Tip: For a Halloween party display, layer black and white cupcake liners, 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.

Haunted Owl Pretzel

Everyone will hoot with delight at this owl's haunting appearance. They’re delicious, so easy, and they make perfect easy Halloween treats for kids. Dip large soft pretzels in melted white candy coating. Layer sandwich cookies, white candies, and chocolate chips for wide-open eyes. Use leftover candy coating to attach bits of black licorice for eyebrows. Dust with black sugar, add a black jelly bean nose, and place on black licorice feet. 

Marshmallow Pops

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! 

Mummy Dogs

These four-ingredient savory Halloween snacks take just 20 minutes from start to finish. Make a lot—these mummies will disappear fast! Try capers for small eyes or round slices of olives for wide-eyed peepers.

Halloween Candy Bark

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!

Moldy Popcorn Balls

Argh! These cute, easy Halloween treats look like they've been decaying in a deep, dark cavern, but they're a real treasure. Dress up favorite popcorn balls with a dose of green food coloring for a colorful gem your little pirates will search for.

Graveyard Dip

Cute and easy Halloween snacks can transform into something truly special when you focus on the presentation. Crooked pretzel walls define a mysterious graveyard, while tombstone-shape dippers hint at what's beneath the surface. But there's no mystery about how much you'll love this delicious dip with its buried layers of hummus, honeyed onion, and garlic-seasoned yogurt.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

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.

Mad Scientist Mix

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.

Pretzel Skeletons

Eek—there's a skeleton on that plate! He's made with pretzel sticks and cheese spread, and he's sure to tickle a child's funny bone. When you have a ton of Halloween candy on hand, savory snacks like these will be welcomed with open arms.

Bat Cookies

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.

Graveyard Gravel Fudge

Shape "stones" from an easy shortcut fudge, and roll them in cocoa powder dust. This easy Halloween treat recipe look frighteningly like the real thing. Just don't get them mixed up with the rocks in your garden! (These are way tastier.)

Jack-O'-Lantern Sandwiches

Remember that fun and easy Halloween treats don’t always need to be sweet. Open-face bologna-and-cheese sandwiches are simpler to carve than a pumpkin. Use small cookie cutters to cut jack-o'-lantern features into cheese slices. Remove crusts from bread slices, and trim bologna slices to fit the bread. Layer the cheese face on top, and complete the pumpkin with a bread-crust stem and basil leaf.

Mice Cookies

You won't have to set a trap for these Halloween cookie mice. Hungry kids will get rid of them no time! Chocolate candies, sliced almonds, and chow mein noodles help bring the cute critters to life.

White-as-a-Ghost Pops

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!

Wicked Witch's Popcorn Hat

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.

Cocoa Cat Cookies

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.

Dragon Dessert

Crushed-up cookies, frozen whipped topping, and jelly beans guarantee these Halloween treats for kids will be a hit with the adults, too. More into cute than creepy easy Halloween treats? Try gummy bears instead of worms!

Sandwich Spooks

Conjure some welcome spirits for Halloween snacks. Start with a basic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then dress it up in a ghost costume shape using a cookie cutter. Press two raisin eyes into bread, using peanut butter to attach if necessary. Use a small cookie cutter for snack-size treats, or a large cutter for a haunted lunch centerpiece. Boo-tiful!

Bet-Your-Life Marshmallow Dice

With a roll of the dice, these treats are always a winner. Start with our recipe for Homemade Marshmallows or cut store-bought marshmallows into large cubes for this super-easy Halloween treat idea. Make the dots on each side using cake-decorating markers. Stack the dice in favor of fun!

Monster Mouths

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!

Handy Pretzels

Hand over these easy Halloween treats to guests as an creepy-yet-cute party buffet offering. Dip large pretzel sticks into melted white candy coating and sliced almond nails. For a playful Halloween display, offer up the fingers in a jar covered with an old shirt cuff.

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