Thinking of what to serve this year for Halloween? If you’re looking for treats, look no further, I’ve rounded up some spooky Halloween dessert ideas you can try. From chocolates to cookies, even to a ghostly cake, there’s a treat that’s too good to eat. Don’t worry, there are no tricks here.
21 Spooky Halloween Dessert Ideas
Halloween is here! Yay! It’s one of my favorite occasions. I may have grown up but I have to say, I still have a wicked sweet tooth and I’m craving Halloween desserts. The typical candies are great, but don’t you want something more to spook your family and guests out? So if you need some creepy Halloween dessert ideas to try this year, this list will give you lots. From Halloween treats to Halloween cupcake ideas, these sweets will definitely satisfy any craving.
1. Rice Krispie Treat Witch Hats
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Shape some rice krispies to make this really cool witch hat. See how here. It’s super easy and fun to do with the kids.
2. Easy Halloween Spider Buttercream Cake
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Cakes aren’t just for birthdays, they can also be for Halloween. Just bake the cake, get your whipping bag and make those spiders crawl! Get the Halloween cake recipe here.
3. Halloween Whoopie Pies
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Make whoopie pies spooky by adding some eyeballs. It’s not a major jump from the original recipe but oh so spooky. See how here.
4. 4-Ingredient Mini Bat Treats
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I’m not sure if it’s spooky or cute but I’m surely making this for Halloween. My two favorite treats combined into one. See how you can assemble it here.
5. Mummy Pumpkin Pie Cookies
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Pumpkin pie cookies for Halloween? Yes please! You’ll love this even more since they look like mummies. Get the recipe here.
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6. Vampire Bat Marshmallow Pops
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I’m sure the kids will love popping this yummy Halloween treats. I’m sure it will only take you a minute to make one. Get it here.
7. Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pie
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Shape them with a creepy face or shape them smiling. However you do it, I’m sure it’s going to be delicious. Get the Halloween recipe here.
8. Almond Meringue Ghost Cookies
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Make something light and airy. This will be so much fun to eat. Check it out here.
9. White Chocolate Mummy Pretzels
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You’ll just need three items to make this deliciously creepy Halloween dessert. Know what they are? Get them here.
10. Easy Ghost Cake
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A Halloween cake that will stare at you all night long. Up until you decide to eat it that is. See how you can make it here.
11. Walking Dead Desserts
Add your favorite TV series to the mix of your Halloween treats by making this Walking Dead inspired dessert. It’s an all-time favorite for almost everyone.
12. Ghost Chocolate Cream Pie Bites
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Make an army of ghosts this Halloween with some whipped cream. Don’t forget the eyes and mouth! Get the rest of the recipe here.
13. Brain Cake
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You don’t have to be a zombie to eat brains, sometimes, you can just be a cannibal. See how you can make this Halloween cake here.
14. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eyeballs
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Eyeballs have never been this delicious. Everyone’s eyes will pop out to the sight of these yummy treats. Get the recipe here.
15. Creepy Jello Cups
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Need a quick and easy Halloween recipe? Try these jello cups with a touch of spookiness. Check it out here.
16. Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Would you eat cookies with spiders? I’m guessing not but if their chocolate chip spiders, I’m sure you’ll change your mind. Recipe here.
17. Cake Ball Brains
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Make gray matter that oozes with sweet cherry blood. You’ll feel like a zombie after your first bite. Brains!!! See how here.
18. Strawberry Ghosts
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Spooky but still healthy in a way right? It’s a fruit! See how you can make it here.
19. Witch’s Brew Trifle
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Don’t be deceived with how this trifle looks like but this sure is delicious. Check it out here.
20. Spooky Black Caramel Apples
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Simple Halloween treat that’s creepy with its simplicity. Can you picture this being the apple that cursed Snow White? See it here.
21. Witch’s Finger Cookies
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Here’s a great way to turn the table with Hansel and Gretel’s story. You’ll be eating the witch instead. Recipe here.
Need more Halloween treats? Try these 5 Halloween treat and snack ideas from Nicole Renee:
Whatever you choose, I’m sure your Halloween treat will be a hit. Not just for the kids but for the kids at heart. Spooky doesn’t always have to be gory, they can be sweet and yummy like everything on this list.
So which Halloween dessert are you trying? Let me know below in the comments!