Looking for some spooky and fun treats to make for Halloween? You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve compiled this scary list of Halloween Desserts for you and you little ones to make for All Hallows’ Eve.
From Halloween cakes and cupcakes, to brownies, cookies and so much more, you’ll find a ton of fun Halloween Desserts for your Halloween party.
Go through all of these great Halloween Dessert recipes, you’re going to have a lot of fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
Caramel apples and popcorn balls stand out as quintessential favorites that have been gracing Halloween parties and trick-or-treat bags for generations. These treats are deeply rooted in the holiday’s history and echo the seasonal harvest. Caramel apples bring together the autumnal goodness of freshly picked apples. Popcorn balls, often colored orange or drizzled with candy coatings, embody the communal spirit of Halloween gatherings. While candy corn, a confection that dates back to the 1880s, remains an emblematic Halloween candy that many either love or hate, but is universally recognized as part of the holiday.
Many desserts can be made a day or two in advance. Items like cookies and brownies often taste even better the next day! However, desserts with fresh fruit or dairy-based fillings are best made closer to serving time.
Choose recipes that are easy to handle and not too messy. Mini cupcakes, cake pops, and cookies are all great choices. You can also involve the kids in the making process. Let them add sprinkles, or assemble their own spooky faces on cookies!
Consider adding a splash of spirits like rum or whiskey to give your desserts an adult twist. Boozy cupcakes or alcohol-infused chocolate truffles can make your Halloween party a hit with grown-ups!
Our Favorite Halloween Desserts
1. Halloween Candy Brownies
We’re starting this list of Halloween Dessert recipes with perfect Halloween Candy Brownies. They’re everyone’s favorite brownie loaded full of an assortment of candies. Plus, you can decorate them to make them festive!
2. Mini Candy Corn Cheesecakes
Candy corn is the candy most associated with Halloween, so it’s appropriate that we have a candy corn dessert on this list.
These mini cheesecakes, which have an Oreo crust, are layered to look just like candy corn.
3. Easy Monster Cookies
Everyone is going to love these fun Monster Cookies. They’re made with white cake mix and a variety of food colorings, and are finished off with candy eyeballs!
4. Poison Caramel Apples
Let your inner witch come out in the kitchen with these Poison Caramel Apples. As spooky as they look, they taste just like caramel apples!
5. Easy Halloween Cupcakes
You and your family are going to have so much fun making these Halloween Cupcakes. They have a chocolate base, and can be decorated as ghosts, monsters, or whatever other fun ideas you think up!
6. Halloween Monster Donuts
Just look at these fun Halloween Monster Donuts. All you need is fake teeth, candy eyeballs, and a variety of sprinkles to make these happen. How fun!
7. Red Velvet Halloween Cupcakes
These Red Velvet Halloween cupcakes may look scary, but they taste delicious! The cupcakes are made entirely from scratch, which makes them extra special.
8. Dirt Cake
This Dirt Cake is the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween party. It’s a homemade chocolate cake with an Oreo “dirt” topping, and plenty of gummy worms wiggling around.
9. Mummy Cookie Bites
More cute than spooky, these Mummy Cookie Bites only require 4 ingredients to make. Oreo truffle bites are coated in white chocolate, then decorated with candy eyeballs.
10. Death By Chocolate Mousse Graveyard Pots
Death By Chocolate Mousse Graveyard Pots are a super decadent Halloween dessert. Rich chocolate mousse is topped with crumbled Oreos and other goodies.
11. Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Everyone love Rice Crispy Treats, and these are the most fun ever! They can be decorated a variety of ways, like ghosts, black cats, zombies and more!
12. Witch Cauldron Brownie Bites
Witch Cauldron Brownie Bites are totally fun and totally delicious. The brownies are made from scratch for a great homemade dessert.
13. Spooky Halloween Marble Cake
With a red and black marbled crumb and drippy red “blood”, this Halloween cake is about as spooky as food can get!
14. Halloween Cake Pops
These Halloween Cake Pops look just like Jack O Lanterns, and have a great chocolate cake flavor. They’re sure to be a big hit at your Halloween party!
15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are spooky, adorable and delicious! They’re the perfect combination for a fun Halloween threat that everyone enjoys. These cookies are made of chewy peanut butter cookie dough and chocolate truffles. Your kids will love these Spider Cookies for sure!
16. Mummy Cookies
These Mummy Cookies are actually soft pumpkin cookies, which are absolutely mouth watering. Making the cookies look like spooky mummies is very easy, you just need a few tools and that’s it. They’re healthy and perfect for a Halloween party.
17. Halloween Banana Popsicles
These ghost and mummy shaped frozen Banana Popsicles are a perfect treat for the little ones! The frozen bananas are covered in vanilla yogurt, which make this a very easy, delicious and healthy Halloween treat. Kids and adults both are going to enjoy them!
18. Candy Corn Bark
Candy Corn Bark is quick, cute and absolutely yummy. A beautiful blend with only 4 ingredients that makes this candy creamy, crunchy, sweet and salty and with a white and dark chocolate bark is always a Halloween hit.
19. Witch’s Brew Brownies
If you want a real treat this Halloween, these sinful spooky brownies will do the trick. Just simply decorate your brownies with festive Halloween toppings and leftover candies and you are done. Kids and adults both will love them!
20. Spooky Halloween Ice Cream Sandwich
These Spooky Halloween Ice Cream Sandwiches are lovable, easy and perfect for Halloween. All you need is your favorite ice cream, chocolate chip cookies and sprinkles. Just assemble them and your super tasty Halloween treat is ready for you to relish!
21. Spiderweb Chocolate Tart
This awesome Halloween Chocolate Tart is really very easy to make. There’s no baking involved, and the cute spiders are quite simple to make. You’re guaranteed to receive a great reaction from your guests as soon as they slice into it!
22. Chocolate Spiderweb Cheesecake
Chocolate Spiderweb Cheesecake is a super delicious recipe. It’s made with a chocolate biscuit base, a creamy chocolate no bake filling and the top is spread with a dark and white chocolate ganache spiderweb pattern. Great Halloween dessert!
23. Halloween Swirled Cheesecake Bars
These Halloween Swirled Cheesecake Bars are super fun and delicious treats for Halloween season. The recipe is very easy. You can follow some simple steps and your bars will be ready in no time, just decorate with some sweet whipped cream ghosts. These are cute Cheesecake bars you and your family will love!
24. Halloween Dirt Cake Recipe
This Halloween Dirt Cake is a perfect addition to the spooky season. Layers of oreo cookies and pudding topped with tombstone cookies, gummy worms and pumpkin candies makes it delicious and super fun!
25. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Make your Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 5 ingredients. This recipe is very easy to make. These are the perfect bites for something sweet to satisfy a chocolate craving. Sprinkle Halloween goodies over these butter cups and you will have the best treat for Halloween!
26. Loaded Halloween Cream Cheese Brownies
This Loaded Halloween Cream Cheese Brownie recipe is so easy to make. It’s fudgy and dense, perfect to accompany the sweet, tangy cream cheese. The chocolate chips add texture and the sandwich cookies add crunch. This is a super delicious Halloween treat option for you!
27. Spooky Halloween Candy Bark
Here’s a quick, easy and fabulous festive treat. Spooky Halloween Candy Bark is colorful, sweet and infinitely customizable! You can make this Halloween treat with googly monster eyes, M&Ms, pretzels and more. It’ll be a hit at your Halloween party.
28. Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
This Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake is bursting with flavors due to the spice mix used to flavor the cake. It’s a great combination that you should try this Halloween season. I’m sure your family and friends will love this super awesome Halloween treat!
29. Halloween Dessert Pizza
Halloween Dessert Pizza is simple and perfect for Halloween parties. It’s made with a brownie crust, topped with creamy thick Nutella sauce and sprinkled with your favorite candy after trick or treating. Your family will enjoy it for sure!
30. Halloween Cupcake Treat Board
This kid friendly, decorate your own, Halloween Cupcake board is fun and enjoyable. It’s an easy way to let everyone make their own creation. These Cupcakes are standard vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Just perfect for a fun Halloween party!
So there you go, thirty fun and festive Halloween dessert ideas. Which one are you going to try this year?
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