80+ Halloween Treats to Make at Home: Perfect for Parties & Gifting

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Trick or treat yo’self to some ‘spook’tacular foods this Halloween!

If you need help planning a Halloween party this year (or are just looking for some thoughtful spook-inspired gifts for friends that fit into spooky baskets), never fear!

We’ve got you covered on ALL fronts, with delectable Halloween cakes, cupcakes, cookies, drinks, and more.

Get ready to pin all of these scrumptious recipes, because everything looks like a work of art (in addition to being amazingly tasty).

Print out a bunch of Halloween food puns, pumpkin puns and ‘boo’zey themed puns and jokes to complement your Halloween spread, and you’ll be everyone’s favorite party planner for years to come!

For vegans and folks who need gluten-free options: Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the article for some plant-based, healthy Halloween treats!

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Halloween Cake Ideas

Go big or go home, right? We’re kicking off this Halloween treat guide with some ‘boo’tiful cakes that you can make yourself! Fair warning, though – you’re bound to be salivating over all of these scrumptious cake ideas and will most likely be inspired to have a cake party in your kitchen after seeing all of these photos!

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an expert cake baker, we have something for everyone in this list. Enjoy!

Beetlejuice-Inspired Drip Cake

This cake inspired by Beetlejuice is a work of wonder!

If you’re looking to impress your guests for a Halloween party, this is the cake to make. This decadent creation is full of sugar and “yum” in every bite, and the drip effect is the ultimate final touch to give it that perfect Halloween-y effect! Chances are, it’ll turn out so beautiful, your guests may be scared to take that first slice.

Click here for the recipe from Popcorner Reviews.

Skeleton Hand Halloween Cake

This creepy skeleton hand cake is sure to be a real head-turner this Halloween. It’s the perfect cake to serve at a Halloween get together, and it’s so elaborate that you might start getting custom cake orders from friends once they see this work of art in person. It might even be your proudest creation to date!

Click here for the recipe from Amy Treasure.

Skeleton hand cake
Photo via Amy Treasure

Halloween Bundt Cake

For a more festive take on a Halloween cake, try making this bundt cake with colorful sprinkles.

It’s a simple yet beautiful twist on a traditional bundt cake, but with sweet icing and Halloween vibes. It’s the perfect cake to serve up after you’re all tuckered out from the trick-or-treaters!

Click here for the recipe from Moore or Less Cooking.

Queen Amidala Cake

Inspired by one of the many royal gowns of Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, this magnificent cake is both geeky and Halloween-y (with its devil-esque color scheme).

Everything from the gold embellishment to the iconic yellow jewels (strikingly similar to the ones on her dress) is entirely edible. If you’re throwing a Halloween party and know that you’ll have some Star Wars geeks coming over, this cake is a must bake!

Click here for the recipe from Popcorner Reviews.

Disneyland Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you’re a big fan of the pumpkin cheesecake from Disneyland, this is your chance to recreate the official recipe from the comfort of your own home!

This pumpkin cheesecake is rich and creamy, filled with delicacy in every bite. It’s the easiest way to fulfill your inner Disney sweet tooth while still getting the same iconic recipe – just at home!

Click here for the recipe and video tutorial from Babes in Disneyland.

Croquembouche, anyone? For more Halloween cake inspiration, check out this Instagram account here from Brian Makes Cakes. His cake making skills are so stellar, he was also featured in Season 6 of Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championships!

Halloween Cupcakes

You can’t have Halloween without spookified cupcakes! From mummies to worms, spiderwebs to tentacles, this cupcake list covers almost every Halloween creature and theme you can think of. These are also the perfect gift ideas for those you just want to gift a nice (and ghoulish) surprise.

Halloween Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Looking for that last minute Halloween dessert? These vanilla bean cupcakes are made from scratch with the perfect decoration: MUMMY faces! Take a simple dessert and make it spooky with this easy recipe in less than half an hour.

Click here for the recipe from Shugary Sweets.

Vanilla bean cupcakes
Photo via Shugary Sweets

If you’re looking for spookier, darker cupcakes, try these black velvet cupcakes. The spiderwebs and spiders (both edible) add some wonderful creative flair. Click here for the recipe from Celebration Generation.

Dark Chocolate Chili Cupcakes

We dare you to try these! They’re a unique take on your average dark chocolate cupcake, flavored with a hint of chili powder and cayenne pepper (don’t worry, it’s mild). Decorate them with whipped spicy chocolate ganache frosting, some sprinkles, and you’ve finished a creation to be proud of! Don’t be surprised if everyone asks you for this tasty recipe after your Halloween festivities.

Click here for the recipe, via Bake or Bust.

Chocolate chili cupcakes
Photo via Bake or Bust

Creature from the Deep Tentacle Cupcakes

These creepy crawly Creature from the Deep cupcakes are on a whole different level of creativity! You’ll also get a surprise when you bite into the middle (ganache-filled chocolate!). And yes, those tentacles are perfectly edible!

Click here for the recipe from Tikkido.

Tentacle cupcakes
Photo via Tikkido

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Who needs pumpkin bread when you’ve got pumpkin cupcakes?!

These easy pumpkin cupcakes are perfect for Halloween – just top them off with a few green sprinkles to act as stems, and you’re all set! They’re also soft, moist, and jam-packed with delightful pumpkin flavors.

Click here for the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.

Frankenstein Cupcakes

These ghoulish green delights will go down well at any Halloween party. Plus, these are modeled after the infamous poop emoji, making them that much more unique and creative. The kids will think these are so delectably cool!

Click here for the recipe from The Inspiration Edit.

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with Bones

These spooky Halloween chocolate cupcakes are made from white chocolate bones and topped with funfetti… who can resist them? In total, they whip together in just 40 minutes and require minimal cleanup, so they’re an ideal party treat to make.

Click here for the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.

Gory Brains Halloween Cupcakes

These spooky, gory Halloween cupcakes are a winner for celebrating the spookiest night of the year. They’re sure to be a hit with zombies, too!

You’ll be creating “gory brains” with this cupcake recipe, complete with walnuts, food coloring, and strawberry jam as the inside mushy bits. If anyone is a fan of horror films, you’ll definitely want to whip these up!

Click here for the recipe from A Mummy Too.

Gory Halloween cupcakes
Photo via A Mummy Too

Oreo Spider Cupcakes

These Oreo spider cupcakes are simple to make, with a pumpkin cupcake base and cream cheese frosting. You can even use grain-free, gluten-free, whole grain, and all-purpose flour options. These are an adorable way to serve up dessert to anyone, and they actually make spiders look cute for once!

Click here for the recipe from Texan Erin.

Oreo spider cupcake
Photo via Texan Erin

Skeleton Pretzel Cupcakes

These skeleton pretzel cupcakes are a decadent chocolate delight in every bite (even the skeleton bodies are made of white chocolate-covered pretzels)! These are extremely fun for the kids to have a hand in making, especially with the dirt decorating toward the end.

Click here for the recipe, via Oma Darling.

Skeleton cupcakes
Photo via Oma Darling

Pumpkin Spice Dirt Cupcakes

These pumpkin spice dirt cupcakes are an innovative twist to traditional Halloween dirt treats! They’re filled with chocolate pudding in the worm holes, sour gummy worms, and topped off with crushed Oreos. It’s a budget-friendly, quick recipe that the kids will be happy to get their hands dirty when helping out!

Click here for the recipe, via Latina Mom Meals.

Halloween Cupcakes

These innovative ideas for decorating bat, spider, and pumpkin cupcakes are bone-ticklingly cute! All of these designs require minimal basic ingredients (such as Tootsie Rolls) and can be changed up based on your imagination and creativity.

Click here for the recipe, via Mama’s Geeky.

Halloween cupcake designs
Photo via Mama’s Geeky

Bug Cupcakes

Looking for a creative way to bring creepy crawlies to the table (the edible versions, not the real ones)? Try these bug cupcakes, which use simple ingredients for each insect (spider, butterfly, worms, ant, and dragonfly). These are the only insects which won’t bug you!

Click here for the recipe from Imaginative Homeschool.

Halloween Cookie Ideas

All of these Halloween cookies are a batch made in heaven. Most of these require minimal cleanup and take less than half an hour to make, so they’re perfect for those with busy schedules.

One caveat – try not to eat them all before your guests arrive!

Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

These Halloween peanut butter cookie cups start with a three ingredient, flourless cookie. Just add your favorite candy and it makes for an incredibly spooky treat that is also extremely Insta-worthy!

Click here for the recipe from Shugary Sweets.

PB cookie cups
Photo via Shugary Sweets

For a different take on Halloween peanut butter spider cookies, these are as delicious as they are spooky! Enjoy a peanut butter and oat cookie that’s packed with chocolate chips (and a topping of edible spiders and flies) as a creepy, crawly treat.

Click here for the recipe from A Mummy Too.

Halloween peanut butter spider cookies
Photo via A Mummy Too

Bloody Axe Mascarpone Cookies

These bloody axe mascarpone cookies are a real delight – both to look at and eat up! They’re bite-sized, so you can eat as many as you want without worrying about your waistline. Plus, who doesn’t adore edible art?

Click here for the recipe from My Chefs Apron.

Axe mascarpone cookies
Photo via My Chefs Apron

Halloween Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

If you’re looking for a perfect sugar cookie recipe this Halloween, then we’ve got you’ve covered! These delicious but easy Halloween sour cream sugar cookies (with delicious cream cheese frosting) are light and fluffy. They’re also perfect for cutting into fun shapes with cookie cutters!

Click here for the recipe from Saving Talents.

Halloween sugar cookies
Photo via Saving Talents

Or, if you’re a beginner baker and just want to make simple Halloween cookies from scratch, check out these. Click here for the recipe and video tutorial from Trendy Mami.

Halloween cookies
Photo via Trendy Mami

Halloween Monster Oreo Cookies

These Halloween monster cookies are a real scream – and they might even resemble a familiar monster from Monster’s Inc. They’re quite simple to make, and using Oreo cookies as your base, you’ve got most of your work done for you!

Click here for the recipe from Edible Crafts.

Eyeball sprinkle cookie
Photo via Edible Crafts

To try a Jack Skellington version of these cookies, click here for the recipe from Edible Crafts.

Jack Skellington Oreos
Photo via Edible Crafts

No-Bake Mummy Cookies

These spooky no-bake mummy cookies are easy Halloween treats that anyone can make. They’re whipped up with only three ingredients in just a few minutes, and the eyeballs bring them to life! This surprisingly simple treat looks (and tastes) even better than anything store-bought.

Click here for the recipe from Recipes from a Pantry.

Halloween M&M Cookies

M&Ms and cookies – the true dream combo, right? Did you know that M&Ms even have a special Halloween “Ghoul’s Mix” that are ideal for this recipe?

These delicious chocolate cookies will almost remind you of brownies, and they only take about half an hour in total to prep and make.

Click here for the recipe from Spaceships & Laser Beams.

Halloween Dark Chocolate Cookies

Dark chocolate cookies are the perfect Halloween party treat. Soft, loaded with bittersweet chocolate oomph and candy surprises, these cookies are not only fun and festive, but also wholesome. They’ll be guaranteed to be eaten up in minutes!

Click here for the recipe from Natalie’s Health.

No-Bake Bat Cookies

These no-bake Halloween bat cookies are an easy Halloween treat to make with just four ingredients. The kids will love helping out to make these (although we can’t guarantee that you’ll then have any left to serve your guests).

Click here for the recipe from Suburban Simplicity.

Frankenstein Halloween Sugar Cookies

Your whole family will love making these Frankenstein Halloween sugar cookies. They’re fun to make, bite-sized, and the cutest snacks for kids (and slightly healthier than other confections!).

Click here for the recipe from The Flying Couponer.

High-Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

These pumpkin oatmeal cookies are a healthy and sweet snack, packed with plenty of protein and nutrients. They’re chewy, loaded with chocolate chips, and also flavored with a pinch of cinnamon that gives them more zing. The pumpkin puree and maple syrup add natural sweetness to this unique recipe!

Click here for the recipe from All Nutritious.

Pumpkin oatmeal cookies
Photo via All Nutritious

Oreo Spider Cookies

These Oreo spider cookies are incredibly simple, yet will brighten up any Halloween spread with kooky delight! With only 3-4 ingredients, these guys are as cute as they come. Plus, they’re a touch of sweet n’ sour flavors to entice your taste buds.

Click here for the recipe from The Gingerbread House.

Easy Halloween Treats

Okay, so we’ve given you ideas on Halloween cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Now for the real fun – super easy Halloween treats! You’ll find an array of yummies on this list that range on the Spook-ometer, but are all ranked high on the Taste-ometer. Prepare your taste buds as we take you on a wild ride through more of Halloween treat heaven!

Strawberry and Chocolate Fudge Mice

This Halloween treat is delicious, easy to make, and super cute! They can also be served on a higher “scare” level if you cut them in half first. They’re strawberry and chocolate fudge, great finger foods for any Halloween party… and eerily realistic!

Click here for the recipe from Simple Living Recipes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiderweb Crackers

These chocolate peanut butter spiderweb crackers are the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter –but coated on Ritz crackers, so they’re not ultra sweet and hard on your teeth. They’re the perfect size for popping into your mouth as appetizers!

Click here for the recipe from Handmade in the Heartland.

Low-Carb Strawberry Margarita Gummy Worms

These low-carb strawberry margarita gummy worms are a ‘wiggly’ great Halloween treat. They’re fun to make, and there are both adult and kid-friendly versions of this recipe. Plus, they’re eerie enough to display lovingly on any platter for a Halloween party!

Click here for the recipe from Peace, Love, and Low Carb.

Mummy French Macarons with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

These mummy macarons with maple cinnamon frosting are simply to die for!

Once you get the hang of the process, macaron making is actually quite simple and yields amazing snacks for any Halloween party. They’re easy Halloween treats that are bound to delight all guests of any age!

Click here for the recipe from Man, That Looks Good!

Candy Frankensteins

These candy Frankensteins are simply adorable, looking like something straight out of a Cartoon Network show. Use Kit-Kats as the base, then top them off with some decorating and mini Reese’s peanut butter cups as their “hair,” and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat!

Click here for the recipe from Handmade in the Heartland.

Candy Corn Cotton Candy

For a unique Halloween take on a quintessential sweet treat, try this candy corn cotton candy. Package it in a cone-shaped gift bag to really give the feel of candy corn! The kids will love how cute this lightweight treat turns out.

Click here for the recipe from Tikkido.

Cotton candy corn
Photo via Tikkido

For more candy corn goodness, try your hand at these cute candy corn pretzels. If you get all the dipping with each layer of melting chocolate just right, they’ll turn out better than anything store-bought! Click here for the recipe from Oma Darling.

Candy corn pretzels
Photo via Oma Darling

Or, how about these adorable Halloween popcorn candy corn hands? Click here for the recipe via Yummy Healthy Easy.

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

This pumpkin spice chex mix is the perfect sweet and salty snack to give friends and family this Halloween. It will last at least a week in a sealed container or bag, so they can be packaged in advance and keep you organized during one of the most popular occasions of the year.

Click here for the recipe from Bite-Sized Kitchen.

Zombie Pumpkin Patch Cookie Pizza

Cookie pizzas (also famously nicknamed pizookies) are the perfect dessert for any Halloween festivity. This one is a quadruple dose of sugar, as you’ll be making a full-on zombie pumpkin patch – but it’s certainly a cute creation that both kids and adults will love!

Click here for the recipe from The Moody Blonde.

Halloween Ghost Vanilla Donuts

Halloween ghost vanilla donuts are a perfectly easy Halloween party treat. These sweet vanilla-flavored donuts are made with all wholesome ingredients. And OoOoOoOoh, who can resist their darling faces? These guys will definitely get some PR on the ‘Gram!

Click here for the recipe from Natalie’s Health.

Chocolate-Covered Mummy Apple Slices

These chocolate-covered mummy apple slices are yummy and fun to make with simple ingredients.

They’re almost effortless to make, and everyone is sure to love these mummies on a stick! Plus, you can get away with these being a “healthier” treat than most… doesn’t an apple a day keep the doctor away?

Click here for the recipe from Pastry & Beyond.

Chocolate-covered apple slices
Photo via Pastry & Beyond

Chocolate-Covered Witch Finger Sticks

Planning a Halloween get together or just looking for a spooky Halloween snack for the kids? Check out these creepy witch finger pretzel sticks, which are covered in decadent chocolate.

You’ll love making them just as much as you love eating them! They look eerily realistic, so just be sure to reassure your guests that they are, in fact, edible.

Click here for the recipe from Man, That Looks Good!

For a parmesan shortbread version of these witch fingers, click here for a recipe from Foodology Geek. These also look hauntingly realistic!

Parmesan shortbread
Photo via Foodology Geek

Mini Monster Cakes

These fun and easy mini “Mummy & friends” Halloween treats are perfect for a party or just a fun decorating activity for kids. They’re made from Entenmann’s mini cakes and adorned with cream candy melts and candy eyeballs – a simple recipe that anyone can have fun following!

Click here for the recipe from The Mom Friend.

Mini monster cakes
Photo via The Mom Friend

Spooky Halloween Ice Cream

Want to make a Halloween sweet treat that uses minimal ingredients, looks spooky, and requires little cleanup? This Halloween ice cream is incredible, and you just need to mix everything, freeze it in a Halloween mold, then take out and enjoy the following day. Who wouldn’t want to eat these all up, even on a cold Halloween night?

Click here for the recipe from Crafted with Bliss.

Halloween Mummy Dogs

These Halloween mummy dogs aren’t so scary – they’re irresistibily adorable, though!

And what a perfect way to turn ordinary hot dogs into something kid-friendly and spook-tacular. All you need to whip up this delicacy is puff pastry, wieners, egg wash, mayo, and black seeds (for the eyes!) – a simple recipe that anyone will have fun with.

Click here for the recipe from Man, That Looks Good!

Spooky S’mores

These s’mores are the perfect party favor for your Halloween party! You can pack them ahead of time, making your life so much easier so you’re not fretting when looking for gift ideas. You only need six materials for this super simple project, and no baking is required!

Click here for the recipe from A Bride on a Budget.

Halloween Chocolate Bark

Need a Halloween showstopper? Put this Halloween chocolate bark in the middle of your party table, and watch everyone “Oooooh!” over its beautiful presentation AND delicious taste! All you need are pretzels, melting white chocolate, and Halloween sprinkles – easy peasy!

Click here for the recipe from Sonshine Kitchen.

For a darker take on Halloween bark, try this recipe. Click here for the recipe from Drugstore Divas.

Halloween chocolate bark
Photo via Drugstore Divas

To make candy corn bark, click here to try this recipe from Edible Crafts.

Candy corn bark
Photo via Edible Crafts

Here’s another festive version of Halloween bark, using M&Ms, sprinkles, pretzels, AND white chocolate. Click here for the recipe from Loving Homeschool.

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and fun to decorate! Turn these classic treats into spooky and silly faces that are perfect for any Halloween party.

Click here for the recipe from Emilyfabulous.

Frankenstein Rice Krispies
Photo via Emilyfabulous

Halloween Snack Mix

This Halloween snack mix is an easy recipe that is always a hit. Package it with a “You’ve Been Booed” printable and other gift tags (included below) for gifting this snack mix!

Click here for the recipe from Easy Budget Recipes.

Here’s another recipe for a Halloween monster mash party mix – a bit creepier than the one above! Click here for the recipe from The Forked Spoon.

Spooky Graham Crackers

Chocolate-covered graham crackers are delicious Halloween treats that are simple to make, with melted chocolate, candy eyes, and sprinkles.

While they actually aren’t all that spooky (they’re more cute, if anything), they’re the perfect snacks to serve before a Halloween party or as a thoughtful gift to anyone. Who knew that graham crackers could be so useful?

Click here for the recipe from The Monday Box.

Halloween graham crackers
Photo via The Monday Box

Halloween Cake Pops

These are no-bake Halloween cake pops that are so simple and delightful to make for any gift or party.

These cake pops take the form of a mummy, and when you bite into them, they’re filled with pops of color (orange, green, purple, or any other Halloween scheme you choose, thanks to food coloring). They’re an adorable way to round out a big Halloween feast!

Click here for the recipe from Lemons + Zest.

Halloween cake pops
Photo via Lemons + Zest

For a different version of cake pops (with some friendly ghosts), check out these below. Click here for the recipe from The Anthony Kitchen.

Halloween Marshmallow Pops

In contrast to the cake pops above, how about making some Halloween marshmallows pops? They’re smothered in melted chocolate and decorated with spooky faces of pumpkins, ghosts, and Frankenstein. They’re absolutely guaranteed to add some fun to your party table!

Click here for the recipe from Mama Loves to Cook.

Pretzel Spiders

These pretzel spiders aren’t scary like their real-life counterparts! Instead, they’re made from date peanut butter oat energy balls and pretzels – quite the energizing, healthy boost you need for Halloween.

Click here for the recipe from Everyday Delicious.

Double Chocolate Mummy Truffles

Double Chocolate Mummy Truffles are a fun and festive treat that will be the hit of your Halloween party! Kids can help make these as well, and the finished products are so adorable, you may not even want to devour them.

Click here for the recipe from The Sweet Addict (@sweetaddictbakery on Instagram).

Spooky Coffin Homemade Pop Tarts

Whip up these easy-to-make, spooky coffin pop tarts in a jiffy with refrigerated pie crust and some (bloody!) strawberry jelly. Everyone will love the classic taste of Pop Tarts… just in a much more creepy form.

Click here for the recipe from Unique Gifter.

Coffin pop tarts
Photo via Unique Gifter

‘Coco’ Krispies Treats

For ‘Coco‘ Krispies Treats (based off the Pixar film, Coco), check out these colorful creations with their own twist. They’re Halloween Rice Krispies treats that are also perfect for Día de los Muertos celebrations, and the kids will have a blast decorating their own faces on each one.

Click here for the recipe from Pura Vida Moms.

Rice Krispies treats
Photo via Pura Vida Moms

For more Rice Krispie goodness, try these no-bake candy corn treats! They’re perfect for Halloween parties, bake sales, and can be made days in advance, too.

Click here for the recipe from Diary of a Debutante.

For other Halloween Rice Krispies noms, check out these cute ghost-themed treats. Click here for the recipe from Sula and Spice.

Ghost rice krispies
Photo via Sula and Spice

Goosebumps Popcorn

For a kid-friendly Halloween treat that is eye-poppingly clever, try this ghoulish popcorn inspired by the Goosebumps franchise. The total prep time is a whopping five minutes, but the finished product is something to scream for! This also makes for a creative gift to pop in a few gift bags and give away as Halloween treats.

Click here for the recipe from Two Kids and a Coupon.

Oogie Boogie’s Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board

This charcuterie board is unlike anything you’ve EVER seen before!

With a Cricut machine and an assortment of snacks that would probably give Mom a heart attack, you can create this beautiful Halloween candy charcuterie board as well. We can’t get enough of how much this looks like a piece of art – will you dare to even dig in and steal some of Oogie’s noms?

Click here for the tutorial from Popcorner Reviews.

Here’s another another example of a beautiful presentation of a Halloween treat platter that will leave everyone gaping (and drooling) in awe. Click here for the recipe from Amy Treasure.

Halloween treat platter
Photo via Amy Treasure

For an idea on what Halloween snacks to buy for a party platter, click here for some tips from Delicious Table.

Build a fun tray with your favorite chips, crackers, candy, and pretzels for your Halloween party (no baking required), as shown below:

Halloween snack tray
Photo via Delicious Table

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a Halloween cheese board. Click here for the tutorial from Man, That Looks Good!

Halloween Graveyard Pudding Cups

These Halloween graveyard pudding cups are creative additions to any Halloween spread. Just whip together chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, icing, stick a Milano cookie in as a headstone, and voila – you’ve got yourself a tasty treat as well as a work of art!

Click here for the recipe from Tasty Oven.

Halloween graveyard pudding cup
Photo via Tasty Oven

Disneyland Cream-Filled Pumpkin Muffins

These delicious muffins are unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, and they’re the perfect desserts or snacks to serve at any Halloween party.

Based off the official recipe used at Disneyland, these pumpkin muffins are moist, heavenly, and oh so creamy (the cream cheese frosting also acts as the filling). If you’re a self-proclaimed pumpkin king, you’ll definitely want to bake these for your guests!

Click here for the recipe and video tutorial.

Hocus Pocus Brownies

These fudge brownies are eye-poppingly delicious!

If you’ve ever dreamed of your food staring back at you, this recipe will surely delight (the kiddies will think these are SO cool). Inspired by Hocus Pocus, these are delicious Halloween brownies with the cutest twist that make them ideal for gifts and for any festive parties.

Click here for the recipe, via Popcorner Reviews.

Vegans, rejoice: Scroll down to the vegan section for a vegan recipe of these brownies!

For three different ideas on decorating Halloween brownies (“Cousin It,” ghost, or spooky Halloween), check out these adorable photos below. Click here for the recipe, via The Anthony Kitchen.

If you’re looking for a scarier version of brownies, try your hand at these “graveyard smash” ones, complete with bones and personalized headstones. Click here for the recipe, via Tasty Oven.

Graveyard brownies
Photo via Tasty Oven

These Halloween swirl brownies are rich and fudgey chocolate, layered with cream cheese, featuring a spooky Halloween green swirl! Click here for the recipe, via Bitz n’ Giggles.

Also, these easy Nutella spider brownies are a double dose of sugary sweetness. They’re the perfect last-minute dessert recipe that combines everyone’s fave things: brownies and Oreos!

Click here for the recipe, via A Taste of Madness.

If you’re looking for Reese’s peanut butter cup brownies, you’ve met your match! This delicious recipe also uses Reese’s Pieces to decorate some haunting faces.

Click here for the recipe from Parsley and Icing.

If you’re dying to make some ghostly brownies with marshmallows, these will do! Click here for the recipe from Reese Alvarado (a 10-year old baker and entrepreneur!).

Ghost brownies
Photo via Reese Alvarado

And lastly with our brownie roundup, these are delicious, spooky brownies fashioned into mummies! Click here for the recipe from Love, Em.

Mummy brownies
Photo via Love, Em

Poison Candy Apples

These stunning poison candy apples are surprisingly quick to make, and they’re a hauntingly spooky addition to your Halloween treat spread. Any Snow White fans will appreciate these even more!

Click here for the recipe from Fresh Coast Eats.

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Pistachio Bites

Want to wow loved ones with something spooky without a lot of fuss? With just a couple of minutes and a handful of ingredients, you’ll have wonderfully chocolatey, melt in your mouth, no-bake treats that are as easy to share as they are to make!

Click here for the recipe from Veeg.

Pistachio bites
Photo via Veeg

Clementine Pumpkins

Who knew that clementines could double as the cutest pumpkin treats? They’re also the healthiest snack on this entire list, since they’re just made of clementines and celery sticks! The kids may even be tricked into gobbling these up.

Click here for the recipe from Tasty Galaxy.

Clementine pumpkins
Photo via Tasty Galaxy

Witch Broomsticks

These witch broomsticks are such a fun and delicious Halloween snack. They can be made in just five minutes, and you only need two ingredients – pretzels and cheese.

Click here for the recipe from Tasty Galaxy.

Witch broomsticks
Photo via Tasty Galaxy

Disneyland Pumpkin Twists

These delicious pumpkin twists are the official recipe used in Disneyland, and are great for those who just want a light snack that isn’t super sweet.

The best part? You don’t even have to be a master chef to make these puff pastries – they’re quite simple! They’re also perfect at home as a snack or when served with a cup of Joe.

Click here for the recipe and video tutorial from Babes in Disneyland.

Halloween Drink Ideas

You can’t have Halloween treats without spooky drinks! All of these recipes are certified kid-friendly (but you can always add a splash of ‘boo’ze in them for yourself, if you so please), so you can serve all of these at the family table. And as always, the presentation of these drinks are simply stellar!

Halloween Punch with Eyeballs

This Halloween punch is deliciously fruity, doesn’t have any added sweetener or artificial ingredients, and can be made with or without alcohol. It’s perfect for any kind of Halloween party, especially with the eyeballs thrown in (don’t worry, they’re just lychees and blueberries!).

Click here for the recipe from Food Doodles.

Eyeball punch
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Halloween Hot Chocolate

This Halloween hot chocolate recipe is only made with four ingredients, and it’s full of potassium! The green food coloring gives it a slimey vibe that kids will absolutely love. Serve this with any of the items listed above, and you’re bound to have very happy guests!

Click here for the recipe from The Country Chic Cottage.

Sweeney Todd “Bloody” Strawberry Shake

This “bloody” strawberry shake is inspired by Sweeney Todd and quite simple to make – and even the little knife decoration is edible!

These Halloween shakes are especially ideal for kids who are fascinated with blood, gore, and so much more. One sip of these, and you’ll never be able to go back to having regular strawberry shakes again!

Click here for the recipe from Popcorner Reviews.

Black Cherry Mocktail

This black cherry mocktail is the perfect blend of spooky and refreshing– plus, it’s Whole 30 approved! It only takes 5-10 minutes to whip together, and a little mint at the end gives it that extra zing. Plus, the kids can drink it as well!

Click here for the recipe from Luv Ashland.

Black cherry mocktail
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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Need to get rid of leftover pumpkin puree? Add it to the blender and make this delicious pumpkin smoothie, packed with beta carotene, protein, fiber, and iron.

Click here for the recipe from Amy Gorin.

Pumpkin puree smoothie
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Power Green Smoothie

This Halloween-esque power green smoothie is packed with nutrients that will boost your energy as you chow down on all your yummy treats.

Using ingredients such as leafy greens (i.e. kale, spinach), avocado, cinnamon, and almond coconut milk, this power-packed smoothie may look terrorizing at first, but it’s actually delicious. Plus, it’s low-carb, which leaves more room for plenty of the other treats listed on this page!

Click here for the recipe, via Luv Ashland.

power green smoothie
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Vegan, Gluten-Free, and/or Keto Halloween Dishes

For all those out there looking for healthy Halloween alternatives for their plant-based diet, we’ve rounded up a few of our fave vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, Whole 30, and/or keto dishes for your delight. These are the perfect recipes for those who also don’t want to overdo it on the Halloween candy this year, but still want in on festive and fun treats.

Low-Carb, Keto Halloween Pizza

For avid followers of the Keto diet who are looking for ways to decrease carb intake, this healthy pizza recipe is for you. Check out those olive spiders!

This pizza simply contains pesto, tomato sauce, cheese, and olives, yet still tastes delicious and looks adorably Halloween-y (moreso than any regular pizza, in fact!). If you want even less carbs, try it without tomato sauce (it’ll still taste delightful).

Click here for the recipe from Luv Ashland.

Keto Halloween pizza
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For a Halloween vegetarian (not vegan) spooky-themed graveyard pizza, try this recipe. It features a flavorful ranch cream cheese-covered crust, topped with colorful veggies and “tombstone” crackers.

Click here for the recipe, via Bitz n’ Giggles.

Gluten-Free Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake

This gluten-free vegan Halloween ghost cake is made with a chocolate sponge, luxurious chocolate buttercream, and poached pears that double as ghost cake toppers! It’s also free of refined sugar, making this a “must” for a healthy Halloween party dessert option.

Click here for the recipe, via Rhian’s Recipes.

Halloween Keto Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a healthy alternative to the sweet confections of Halloween, and these turn out absolutely delightful!

By using some chives for the pumpkin stems and sprinkling some paprika on top, you turn ordinary deviled eggs into a spicy Halloween appetizer of joy.

Click here for the recipe from Luv Ashland.

Keto Halloween deviled eggs
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Vegan Hocus Pocus Brownies

These super easy and fun, all-natural Hocus Pocus spellbook brownies are sure to be everyone’s favorite Halloween dessert! With completely vegan ingredients, these Halloween brownies are even fit for a Sanderson sister.

Click here for the recipe from The Banana Diaries.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Ghost Cupcakes

These cute and spooky gluten-free ghost cupcakes are perfect for Halloween! These super easy cupcakes are also vegan, allergy-free, and perfect for kids.

They’re made with a simple black chocolate cupcake base and dairy-free vanilla buttercream frosting. Whether you need a unique Halloween party treat or a simple non-candy dessert, these are a must!

Click here for the recipe from Strength and Sunshine.

For another vegan take on cupcakes, check out this recipe that uses chocolate cupcakes. Click here for the mummy cupcake recipe from Vegan Huggs.

Vegan mummy cupcakes
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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These are peanut butter and chocolate heaven for all Reese’s fans. These Halloween treats can be for everyone, even those on a diabetic, keto, low-carb, or gluten-free diet – and they taste just as amazing as the originals!

Click here for the recipe from The Short Order Cook.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Fat Bombs

For those looking to curb their sweet cravings, these keto pumpkin spice fat bombs (an original recipe from Luv Ashland) are perfect!

A “fat bomb” is referred to by keto dieters as a high-energy snack, dessert, or treat. These are Halloween-themed enough to be great snacks at any party (or just be for your own delight in your attempts to stay away from all the sugary sins of Halloween candy).

Click here for the recipe from Luv Ashland.

Keto pumpkin spice fat bombs
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Gluten-Free Vegan Mummy Rice Krispies Treats

These Mummy Rice Krispies Treats are the cutest– and they’re gluten free and vegan!

Using a few substitutions, a classic treat is instantly made healthier (and spook-ified) with this recipe. They’re perfect for giving in a Halloween gift snack pack as well!

Click here for the recipe from Pink Fortitude.

mummy rice krispie treats
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Gluten-Free No-Cook Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Made with delicious chia, oatmeal, pumpkin, and chocolate, pumpkin pie energy bites are a snack that everyone can feel good about munching. Since they’re naturally gluten and dairy-free, they make the perfect no-cook treat to share at that next party!

Click here for the recipe from Veeg.

Pumpkin pie bites
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Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

This homemade “Little Debbie” pumpkin delights recipe is a copycat version of the seasonal treat that you know and love!

It’s a healthier gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free recipe for soft pumpkin spiced cookies, stuffed with pumpkin butter filling! It’s a dessert that tastes like pumpkin pie, but you don’t have to wait for its limited-edition arrival!

Click here for the recipe from Strength and Sunshine.

Vegan Pumpkin Hummus

This vegan pumpkin hummus is full of flavor, sweet, and fragrant. It’s also a quick, prep-ahead appetizer or snack for Halloween gatherings, and can be delightfully served with veggies (to counter all those sweets you’ll be eating).

Click here for the recipe from Rhian’s Recipes.

We hope you enjoyed our list of Halloween treats to make at home!

From spooky and adorable last-minute ideas to decadent, lavish cakes, we hope you enjoyed our roundup of sweet and savoury Halloween treats! If you have any other recipe suggestions for Halloween festivities, drop a comment below – we love hearing about new noms. ‘Bone’ appetit!

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