18 Spooky Snacks and Party Foods for Halloween

Spiderwebs candy

​The Spruce

Make your Halloween party extra spooky—and delicious—with bloody truffles, candy corn popcorn balls, and so much more.

  • 01 of 18

    Pretzel Pumpkins

    Pretzel Pumpkins Candy Recipe

     The Spruce

    Pretzel pumpkins have only three ingredients, can be made in 10 minutes, and will soon be your new favorite Halloween candy. Dip mini pretzel twists in orange coating, top them off with a small green candy, and you've got yourself one tasty pumpkin patch.

  • 02 of 18

    White Chocolate Ghosts

    White chocolate ghost recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    These delicious ghouls are riding on crunchy pretzel broomsticks for an extra-spooky Halloween treat. If you can't find large pretzel rods, use lollipop sticks or wooden craft sticks as a non-edible alternative.

  • 03 of 18

    3-D Stuffed Pumpkin Truffles

    3-d stuffed pumpkin truffles
    Elizabeth LaBau

    Stuffed pumpkin truffles are glossy chocolate confections filled with a rich, fluffy chocolate truffle mixture, topped with a few Halloween candies, and a pinch of sprinkles.

  • 04 of 18

    Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

    Candy corn popcorn balls recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Sweet and gooey popcorn balls are the perfect Halloween treat! You won’t believe how easy it is to make them using melted marshmallows, popcorn, and candy corn.

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  • 05 of 18

    Pumpkin Cupcakes

    Pumpkin Cupcakes

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    The moist pumpkin cupcakes are spiced with a blend of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. They get extra texture from chopped walnuts or pecans.

  • 06 of 18

    Witch Finger Pretzel Rods

    Witch Finger Prezel Rods
    The Spruce

    Witch finger pretzel rods are one spectacularly spooky sweet-and-salty snack. It takes just 15 minutes and four ingredients to make these ghoulish candies.

  • 07 of 18

    Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

    chocolate pumpkin cake
    Diana Rattray

    Cocoa and cinnamon pair with pumpkin to make a moist and rich chocolate pumpkin cake. Frost this flavorful bundt cake with an orange-tinted vanilla icing or simply dust with powdered sugar.

  • 08 of 18

    Monster Clusters

    Cluster candy recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

    A simple four-ingredient recipe for monster clusters, this treat is made from potato sticks dipped in chocolate and topped with colored candy "eyes."

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  • 09 of 18

    Halloween Brownies

    halloween brownies
    Stephanie Gallagher

    Need a last-minute dessert for a Halloween party? Use boxed brownie mix and your favorite Halloween candies to whip up these festive treats in no time. Try using mini marshmallows, candy corn, and chocolate chips, but any candies will do.

  • 10 of 18

    Pumpkin Spice Truffles

    pumpkin spice truffles
    Elizabeth LaBau

    These pumpkin-shaped truffles are bursting with flavor from pumpkin puree, cream cheese, cinnamon graham crackers, and plenty of spices. The cream cheese flavor gives the adorable little balls a bit of a pumpkin cheesecake flavor.

  • 11 of 18

    3-Ingredient Magic Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

    3-Ingredient Magic Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars
    Elizabeth LaBau

    Just three ingredients: candy corn, peanut butter, and chocolate are combined to produce bite-sized candy bars with the crackly texture and bold peanut butter taste of a Butterfingers. It's downright magical and it's a great way to use up leftover candy corn after Halloween.

  • 12 of 18

    Meatball Monster Sliders

    Meatball Monster Sandwiches Recipe

     The Spruce

    Meatball monster sliders are great for a kid's party or Halloween night dinner. Topped with olives, the meatballs are simmered in spaghetti sauce and look just like eyeballs peeking out from their toasted rolls.

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  • 13 of 18

    Cajun Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

    cajun spiced pumpkin seeds
    Diana Rattray

    Toss a salad with these Cajun spiced pumpkin seeds, sprinkle them over a chicken entree, or serve as a spicy-savory snack at a Halloween party.

  • 14 of 18

    Easy Toffee Apples

    Toffee Apples
    The Spruce

    Crunchy, sticky toffee apples get a bloody red makeover that's perfect for Halloween.

  • 15 of 18

    Owl Cupcakes

    Owl cupcakes recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

    It's a hoot to create these cute little owls. Just frost the cupcake, turn it upside down, and use halves of chocolate sandwich cookies, decorator frosting, and an M&M to make the face.

  • 16 of 18

    Candy Spider Webs

    Spiderwebs candy

    ​The Spruce

    Everyone will love the balance of salty, crunchy pretzels and smooth, sweet white chocolate in these spiderweb candies. If you don’t want to draw the spider in the middle of the web, you can place a raisin or chocolate chip in the center to represent the tiny bugger.

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  • 17 of 18

    Bloody Truffles

    Bloody truffles recipe

    ​The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck 

    These gruesome truffles are bloody delicious! These cake truffles are skewered with edible royal icing weapons and painted with food coloring to create scary yet sweet party candy.

  • 18 of 18

    Mummy Dogs

    Hot dog mummies for halloween

    The Spruce

    Kids can pitch in to wrap these three-ingredient mummy dogs up with the pre-made crescent dough. Dip in bloody ketchup (or mustard).