Throwing your first Halloween party this year? Or maybe you throw a Halloween party every year and guests have learned to expect the very best from your gatherings. Whether this is your first or thirtieth party, no one wants to serve Halloween treats or appetizers that don’t match the glamour and aesthetics. But you got this! These Halloween treat ideas will give you everything you need to make your party the best it can be.
Easy Halloween Treats
1. Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Halloween Munch
The first thing on our list puts new meaning into the word “easy.” Sometimes we don’t have the time to make these elaborate Halloween treats you see in magazines or online. If you’re in a pinch, all you need is this recipe that creates a hearty sweet and salty mix in cupcake liners.
2. Halloween Candy Bark
There are lots of different ways to make bark, especially for the holidays. None stand out quite like Halloween bark that’s a sugary mix of white chocolate, sprinkles, and nonpareils. As far as easy Halloween treats go, this is one of the fastest recipes to whip up and the end result also yields enough to keep everyone happy.
3. Banana Mummies
You’ve heard of chocolate-covered strawberries, but what ever happened to the chocolate-covered banana? Drizzle some white chocolate over bananas on lollipop sticks to get Halloween treats that just about anyone can indulge in. The added bonus of this snack is that you can drape the chocolate over the banana to look like mummies.
4. Candy Corn Jello Shots
Jello shots are one of those easy Halloween treats that may take a little while to make, but the end product is more than worth it. With a little vanilla vodka mixed with orange and yellow Jell-O, you’ll have an adult-ready snack that the grown-ups can enjoy while the kids are out trick-or-treating.
Who doesn’t want to make an adorable recipe with an equally adorable name? These takes on biscotti actually don’t require you to do a lot of work. You’ll need some biscotti cookies dipped in white and milk chocolate. This is another creation you can get together in a pinch.
6. Caramel Apples
There isn’t really anything that tops caramel apples during the fall, particularly at Halloween. They’re easy to make and you can dip them in an assortment of confection to make them your own or double the dose of sugar. If you’re not a fan of caramel, though, you can make candy apples. Using some black food coloring will make things look extra creepy.
7. Classic Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are something you can make even if your baking skills are a little rusty. They’re easy to make, there are basic cookie cutters available in stores, and you can decorate them however you like. If you don’t have the time to decorate them in a fancy way then all you need to do is squirt some orange or black frosting on there to keep things on par with your party.
8. Halloween Popcorn Pumpkin
Speaking of orange Halloween treats, these little pumpkins are a terrific way to get snacks on the table in just 20 minutes. All you need is a bit of food coloring, popcorn, candy corn, and a few extra ingredients to bring these pumpkins to your mouth. Get some licorice for the stems and everything’s good to go.
9. Monster Cake
This cake is a homerun no matter who your guests are. Adults will think it’s cute and kids won’t be terrified when they lay their eyes on it. What’s so great about cake is that you can just plop it into the oven and get the rest of the party together as you wait for it to bake. So, not only does it help you but it’ll make your guests happy too.
10. Halloween Eyeballs
If you’re looking for healthy Halloween treats that just about anyone can enjoy then you needn’t look any further than Babybel cheese made into eyeballs. The only things you need to make the pupils are olive slices and some red food coloring for the veins. They’re super simple to make and this recipe is basically designed for those who aren’t the best bakers and chefs.
11. Witches’ Hats
These uncomplicated cookies are Halloween treats you can make on the fly. You only need four ingredients and about an hour of your time. Just dab some decorating gel on cookies and stick a Hershey’s kiss on top to perfectly recreate a witch’s hat. The time can alter depending on how many you plan to make.
12. Spider Oreo Pops
Maybe our fears of spiders would disappear if they looked half as dapper as these pops do. These cute spiders are made from Oreo cookies and melted chocolate. A bit of black licorice acts as the legs and you’ve got yourself the prettiest partygoer that ever was. Just look at their little googly eyes!
13. Ghostly Cupcake Cones
Okay, so you probably don’t want to eat an ice cream cone in the middle of fall, but now you don’t need to. Swap out the ice cream with some marshmallows and peanut butter for a mouthful of something sweet without the bitter cold. Really, who doesn’t want ice cream cones topped with frosting at any point in the year?
14. Pumpkin Patch Brownies
The hunt for the Great Pumpkin is on! Here is another recipe for Halloween treats that double as a classic snack. Get together your traditional brownie mix (or make it from scratch), stick it in the oven, and stick some pumpkin candies on top. You can also use green food coloring for the vines on the ground or keep things simple with the candies.
15. Tombstone Cupcakes
You can never go wrong with cupcakes. We ate them as children, we love them as adults, and that makes them the perfect delight for a party of any kind. Cupcakes don’t need to be boring, though. If you’re looking to lavishly decorate them then you can make the tops of your cupcakes a blank canvas for a tombstone setting.
16. Teeth And Mouth Snack
End the hunt for healthy Halloween snacks that can entertain adults and children alike. Make a mouth out of apple slices and marshmallows for your party to keep things healthy and festive. They may not talk back to you, but they’ll definitely be a conversation piece.
17. Pumpkin Hand Pies
You know, pies aren’t just for Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. Everyone can appreciate a good pie. What more do you need to encourage you to make mini pies for your Halloween party? They only take a little over an hour to make and have a creamy mix of vanilla and cream cheese that everyone will drool over.
18. Meringue Bones
In a Halloween party surrounded by cupcakes, pies, cookies, and dips, you may have asked yourself where the bones are. Bones are a pretty on-point decoration for Halloween and yet few people ever seem to make them as a snack. Well, look no further than this recipe to create your very own easy-to-do meringue bones.
19. Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Doughnuts
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve never been to a party that served doughnuts as a snack before. Sure, you see them at boring work meetings or if you’re meeting up with a few friends, but never really at parties. Why not stand out from the rest this year and make your very own chocolate pumpkin doughnuts? Not only will the taste match your party, but the spooky spider design will too.
20. Halloween Pretzel Treats
As we all know, getting a party together takes a lot of effort and time. It’s not uncommon for snacks to fall on the back burner while you get everything else ready. Enter the easy pretzel treats recipe that allows you to make something delicious quickly. Not to mention, this recipe can yield quite a few servings so you know guests will be munching on these for some time.
Putting together a Halloween party – especially if it’s your first one – can no doubt be daunting. Just try and take a few deep breaths and realize you got this! Halloween treats aren’t tough to make. With the hundreds of recipes out there, there’s something out there for everyone – no matter what your baking level is. A few of these recipes will surely have guests coming back for seconds and make you the perfect Halloween host.