17 Frightfully Easy Halloween Treats

Scary Good Holiday Snacks

Witch Finger Pretzel Rods

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What would a Halloween party be without the treats? Whether you're hosting an adult costume party, throwing a bash for kids, or heading to a friend's place to watch scary movies, we've got you covered with these spookily easy and delicious recipes. We've included a number recipes that can be made several days ahead, plus others you can assemble in a flash, so you'll never be stuck for a last-minute Halloween party treat.

  • 01 of 17

    Bloody Truffles

    Bloody Truffles

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    Oozing truffles skewered with tiny candy axes are bloody delicious. These bite-sized treats taste like your favorite coffeehouse cake pops, and make a scary statement on your Halloween dessert table. Watch friends try to figure out how you made them, while you chuckle like an evil genius. You'll never confess how easy they were to assemble using boxed cake mix, prepared frosting, and store-bought icing weapons!

  • 02 of 17

    Candy Corn Halloween Brownies

    Candy Corn Halloween Brownies

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    Need a last-minute dessert to bring to a Halloween party? Bake up these easy, festive Halloween brownies. They start with a brownie mix, so they're super simple to make, and look great on your dessert table. Kids will love helping to decorate them with colorful candy corns, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips to form a Halloween-worthy version of a s'mores brownie.

  • 03 of 17

    Witch Finger Pretzel Rods

    Witch Finger Pretzel Rods

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    Witch finger pretzel rods are a spectacularly spooky Halloween party treat. It takes just four ingredients to make this eerie recipe that is simple enough for kids to lend a hand (or at least a finger). Green frosting makes these severed digits with blackened almond "fingernails" oh-so-ghoulishly fun. Best of all? You can prepare them up to a month ahead, storing in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.

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    Peanut Butter Eyeballs

    Peanut Butter Eyeballs

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    Give your guests a scare—and a special treat—with these sweet and salty "eyeballs." It's easy to form these ghoulish candies by coating peanut butter balls in white chocolate, and topping with candy decorations. Make them up to two weeks ahead, storing in the fridge, for a terrifyingly tasty party snack.

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    Owl Cupcakes

    Owl Cupcakes

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    You don't need a magic wand to transform ordinary cupcakes into Halloween-worthy owls. With homemade or store-bought cupcakes, a can of frosting, some chocolate sandwich cookies, and miniature candies, you can make the cutest owl cupcakes ever. Use white frosting to create a platter of Hedwigs for Harry Potter-loving kids, or tint the frosting different shades with food coloring, for a whole forest of little bird companions.

  • 06 of 17

    Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

    Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

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    Sweet and chewy candy corn popcorn balls are unbelievably easy to whip up for a last-minute Halloween treat. Just melt together marshmallows, popcorn, and candy corn, and form the mixture into balls. Get them ready up to a week ahead, for a munchable you can enjoy during scary movie marathons.

  • 07 of 17

    Candy Spiders

    Candy Spiders

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    Get kids involved in helping you assemble fun, no-bake candy spiders that look creepy, but are made of favorite candy flavors. All you need is some black string licorice, milk chocolate chips, crispy rice cereal, mini marshmallows, and M&Ms to form these easy, tasty "spiders". Chill for 30 minutes on a baking sheet in the fridge for a great grab-and-go Halloween snack that keeps up to two weeks.

  • 08 of 17

    Skull Caramel Apples

    Skull Caramel Apples

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    Make no bones about it. These skull-shaped caramel apples are a kid-pleasing dessert that adults will enjoy, too. Sweet, ripe fall apples are dunked in gooey caramel, then dipped into melted white chocolate, and finally decorated with a creepy skull design. Made them up to a week ahead, storing covered in the fridge.

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    Spiderwebs Candy

    Spiderwebs Candy

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    You don't even need to turn on the oven to make these sweet and salty spiderweb candy treats. All that's needed to create them are a bag of crunchy pretzel sticks, some melted white chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. They set in 10 minutes in the fridge, for a fantastic last-minute Halloween party snack.

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    Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice

    Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mice

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    Adorable chocolate-covered cherry mice are a fun, Instagram-worthy treat for Halloween gatherings and bake sales. Kids will enjoy helping you assemble these cute little critters, with chocolate-dipped maraschino cherries for bodies, sliced almonds as mouse ears, and beady eyes made of red gel icing.

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    Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

    Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

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    Kid-friendly rice cereal marshmallow treats that look like Jack o'lanterns make a great lunchbox snack, or a last-minute energy booster for kids going trick-or-treating. With green gummy stems, and facial features made of melted chocolate chips, these no-bake treats are easy to assemble, and delicious from top to bottom.

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    Skeleton Coffin Candy Bars

    Skeleton Coffin Candy Bars

    Elizabeth LaBau

    You need only three ingredients to make these delightfully spooky Halloween candy bars. Use a candy mold to create the candy skeletons, before laying them to rest in chocolate coffins, atop a dirt bed of Oreo cookie crumbs. Prep them up to several weeks ahead, storing in airtight containers, for the ultimate Halloween party hostess gift or dessert table topper.

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    White Chocolate Ghosts

    White Chocolate Ghosts

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    White chocolate ghosts riding on crunchy pretzel broomsticks are a super-tasty supernatural treat. These three-ingredient no-bake chocolate lollipops are easy enough for kids to make using the microwave (with adult supervision). You can easily multiply the recipe to serve a crowd. Store chocolate ghosts in the fridge up to two weeks.

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    Halloween Graveyard Cake

    Halloween Graveyard Cake

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    Beneath cookie tombstones, pumpkin candies, candy corns, gummy worms, and a layer of chocolate pudding, hides a delectable, fudgy cake. This spooktacular Halloween graveyard cake is the ultimate conversation piece for Halloween parties at home, and can be easily tweaked with your choice of holiday candy toppings. Use a boxed cake mix and instant pudding as easy shortcakes, so you can focus your effort on the frightful decorations.

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    Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

    Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

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    Frankenstein marshmallow pops are a monstrously fun held-held treat for kids. Make them with just three ingredients, and absolutely no baking required. Simply spear marshmallows on lollipop sticks (or use pretzels for extra crunch), and decorate with melted candy coating to look like the scary green movie of Hollywood legend.

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    White Chocolate Skull Fudge Rounds

    White Chocolate Skull Fudge Rounds

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    It's almost scary how easily you can conjure up a batch of skull-shaped fudge rounds. Simply melt the fudge ingredients in the microwave, chill to set, and cut out circles to decorate with spooky candy faces, for a treat that takes 30 minutes to complete.

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    Halloween Candy Fondue

    Halloween Candy Fondue

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    Use up leftover Halloween candy with this clever method for turning fun-sized candy bars into fancy chocolate fondue. Use your crockpot for this fondue recipe that makes a divinely decadent party dip for salty potato chips, fresh strawberries, crunchy breadsticks, or skewered cubes of moist pound cake.