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Look no further for spooky Halloween treats that party guests and kids will love to chow down on this October. These Halloween food ideas are simple, easy, and best of all … delicious! So don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. You can make some very quick and easy snacks for everyone to enjoy this Halloween.
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1. White Chocolate Candy Corn Fudge
Halloween treats like these will look gorgeous on your dessert table, and it’s a good way to reuse that candy corn.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cup pretzel sticks
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 (7 oz.) tub marshmallow fluff
- Break the pretzels and put them in a small bowl with the candy corn.
- Cover the bottom of an 8″x8″ baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a small pan, melt sugar, cream, salt, and butter on medium heat. Stir when mixture begins to boil. Cook for an additional five minutes.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine white chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, and heated mixture (either by hand or with a mixer). Mix until smooth.
- Pour all but a half-cup of pretzels and candy corn into fudge. Pour into the pan and spread out evenly. Top with remaining pretzels and candy corn.
- Let cool and set in the fridge for three to four hours. Cut into squares and enjoy!
2. Spider Cakes
Making these adorable spider cakes is ridiculously easy — even your kids can help make this Halloween snack!
What You’ll Need:
- Ding Dong type cakes (body)
- Bag of black licorice twists (legs)
- 10 sets of googly eye candies
- Chocolate melts
- Skewer or lollipop stick
- Cake stands or platter of your choice
- Unwrap 10 of the Ding Dong type cakes and set aside.
- Cut your black licorice pieces in half. Depending on the type of licorice you find, you may be able to cut them in halves or even fourths to make smaller legs like I did. Set aside.
- Melt one piece of chocolate, and attach a set of googly eyes to each of your Ding Dong type cakes. Set aside.
- Taking your skewer or lollipop stick, poke four holes in each side of the Ding Dong cake and insert a piece of licorice.
- Place finished spiders on cake stands or a platter. So easy, yet so cute!
3. Poison Toffee Apples Halloween Treats
These black candied apples by Simply Delicious belong in a movie like Maleficent. They’re both beautiful and creepy at the same time. Oh, and they taste great too!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- Black gel food coloring
- 6 Granny Smith apples or 12 small apples (Ensure your apples are fresh and haven’t been waxed)
- Parchment paper
- Bamboo skewers
- Pastry brush
- Candy thermometer
- Place a greased parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Insert bamboo skewers into all the apples and set aside.
- Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and black food coloring in a saucepan over medium heat, simmering until the sugar is dissolved.
- Once dissolved, stop stirring and wash down the sides of the pot with a wet brush to prevent the sugar from falling into the caramel and causing it to crystallize.
- Cook the caramel until it’s reached the hard crack stage (150ºC/310ºF on a candy thermometer). To check if you’ve reached the hard crack stage without a candy thermometer, simply drop a little of the boiling sugar mixture into a glass of ice cold water. The sugar should form hard, brittle threads.
- Carefully dip the apples into the caramel mixture. Carefully tip the pan to the side, and swirl the apples into the candy mixture.
- Place on the prepared baking pan, and cool and harden before serving.
4. Open-Faced Deli Sandwiches with Silly Faces
This should be first on your list of Halloween food to make this year — it’s too easy! Use small Halloween cookie cutters to create the faces on slices of cheese, fresh dill for whiskers, and black olives for eyes.
You could leave them open-faced or top with bread for a traditional snack. Of course, swap the deli meat for turkey, ham, chicken, or whatever you like.
5. Marbled Red Eggs
No doubt — these veiny, eyeball-looking eggs will capture people’s attention at your Halloween party. Make them into deviled eggs to impress their taste buds as well.
What You’ll Need:
- Boiled eggs
- Gel food coloring
- Boil eggs to your liking, and rinse under cold water.
- Use two stain-resistant bowls, and add one food color to each — a few drops should do. Cover with enough water, and stir until dissolved.
- Lightly crack the boiled egg (don’t peel), and submerge it into the colored water so there’s one in each bowl.
- Set for at least 30 minutes, then rinse with fresh water.
- Peel the eggs, and prepare as you would for deviled eggs.
6. Monster Rice Krispie Halloween Treats
This is one of the simplest Halloween treats you can make — and your kids are going to love helping you create them! Make Rice Krispies Treats as you would normally, and cut them into rectangles. Add a few drops of your favorite food coloring to melted white chocolate melts, dip the treat, and add googly eyes.
As a time-saver, you could buy pre-made, individually wrapped Rice Krispies Treats and dip them in green frosting. Make sure to check these cereal coupons before you shop! Get the full Halloween treat recipe here.
7. Chocolate Crescent Witch Hats
You only need three ingredients to make these cute pastries: Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, semisweet chocolate chips, and powdered sugar. These would be great for a Halloween dessert table or even as a treat on the morning of. Time to eat you, my pretties!
Get the directions for this Halloween treat here.
8. Hot Dog Mummies
We all know how fast pigs in a blanket go at a party. Imagine the thrill of eating these pastry-wrapped mummy dogs. Your Halloween party guests won’t be able to get enough of them! It’s basically Pillsbury Crescent Rolls wrapped around a hot dog to look like “bandages.” A dot of mustard or ketchup (in some geographic areas, ketchup on a hot dog is a no-no) represents the eyes.
I’ve made these before, and they’re a crowd pleaser. Plus, you’re able to substitute the dog with alternatives. If you do make beef, chicken, or plant-based options, be sure to serve them in separate containers (with different tongs) and label them.
Get the full breakdown of this Halloween food recipe here.
9. Spider Cookies
The best part about this treat idea? You can use any cookie you want (including refrigerated cookie dough if you don’t have time to make cookies from scratch)!
What You’ll Need:
- 16 sugar cookies (DIY or store-bought)
- 16 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- 36 mini candy eyes
- 1 bag Chocolate Candy Melts
- Place your cooled cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Melt the candy melts and transfer to a pastry piping bag or Ziploc bag.
- Pipe the melted chocolate around the perforated top (a circle) of the Reese’s and quickly invert onto the cookie.
- Pipe two small dabs of chocolate on the side of the Reese’s, and place the candy eyes.
- Hand pipe eight “legs” onto the cookie. Let the chocolate harden before serving.
Get more details on these Halloween treats here.
10. Voodoo Doll Cookies
Break out the Christmastime gingerbread cookie cutter, and make these adorably creepy cookie dolls. They were a big hit at the last Halloween party I attended.
What You’ll Need:
- 16 cookies
- Gingerbread man cookie cutters
- Small heart cookie cutters
- Icing pens
- Red fondant
- Various icing tips
Get the directions here.
11. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Mummies
Those eyes, though! Don’t let them creep you out too much — the pumpkin filling that lies beneath the white chocolate coating on these babies is to die (and come back to life) for! The best part is that they’re no-bake, so you can make these ahead.
Get this Halloween treat recipe here.
12. Turn doughnuts into vampires with dollar store fangs and Reese’s Pieces.
Fold over the fangs and insert them into the center hole of the doughnut. Add Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s with a dot of decorating gel to make spooky eyes.
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13. Make peanut butter and jelly spider sandwiches.
Maybe they aren’t your traditional Halloween treats, but they make a sweet addition to a party table!
Use a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass to cut bread into circles. Smear on peanut butter and jelly. Then insert eight pretzel sticks for creepy legs, and use a dab of peanut butter to attach two red M&M’s for the eyes.
To avoid any allergic reactions, use a tent card to label these as peanut butter. So everyone can enjoy the treats, make SunButter and jelly sandwiches and place them on a tray far away from the peanut butter ones.