26 Easy Halloween Treats That Come Together Fast
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
Spooktacular Halloween Milk Shakes
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.
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.
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.
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!
Zombie Brain Cupcakes
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.
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
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.
Halloween Monster 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.)
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.
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.
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.
Leftover Candy Cookie Bars
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 ghost cookie cutter ($4, Etsy) 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!
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!
Boo! These adorable Halloween treats are stuffed with a mini marshmallow and topped with melted vanilla candy coating. Finish your ghosts with mini chocolate chip "eyes".