PART OF Halloween

60+ Homemade Halloween Treats & Desserts

A Halloween spread shouldn't be all creepy eats. Delight trick-or-treaters and partygoers alike with these fall-themed cupcakes, popcorn balls and candied apples.

Candy Apples

"These candy apples turned out beautifully. The bright red coating over the crisp apples is just delicious."

-Natalie Z

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

"These are great! I made them with M&Ms, and I used creamy peanut butter instead of chunky."

-Queen Dana

Bacon Maple Ice Cream

"This ice cream will change your life. It is excellent!"

-Kellie Kuhar

Easy Apple Cobbler

"I love the wonderful combination of soft tart apples on the bottom of the cobbler with the sweet crunchy crust on top."


Pumpkin Fudge

"This fudge is unbelievably good. It is easy to make and the result is just outstanding."


Ghost-Busted Piñata Cake

“This cake is both a trick and a treat — a ghostly delight filled with red velvet cake and candy.”

-Zac Young

Creep Puffs

"These are a fun Halloween twist on classic cream puffs."


Hocus Pocus Cottage Cake

"It's an odd combination of cookies and cake, which if made as follows will leave all your ghosts and ghouls spellbound.”


Carrot Cake

"This carrot cake is absolutely amazing. My family and friends tell me that's the best they've ever had."

-sydney lynne

Spooky Pretzel Owls

Win Halloween with these adorable owls made from chocolate-covered pretzels.

Pumpkin Bars

"These pumpkin bars are very good. The cake part is delicate and fluffy, and the pumpkin is refreshingly light."


Black Cat Cookies

"I try to make these every Halloween. I substitute miniature red M&Ms for the Red Hots. The cookies are chocolatey and rich-tasting!"


Easy Halloween Worm Cupcakes

"These Halloween treats are great, and fast to whip up. My husband said the 'dirt' tasted great. I will be making these again!"

-Bride2Be #2

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

"We really enjoyed these at our office Halloween party! One recommendation: Eat them fresh, as they can lose their punch when they sit overnight in the fridge, and they can get too wet."

-Kristine at

Jack-O-Lantern Cake

"I still can't believe this is actually made of cake, AMAZING!!"

-Amanda Gryphon

Pumpkin Pie

"This pumpkin pie is wonderful and very easy to make. It bakes beautifully, there is no cracking or sinking in the middle."

-Chef Buggsy Mate

Mr. Whiskers Coconut Krispie Treats

Frankenweenie is arguably Tim Burton's most underrated film, and in honor of his masterpiece (and my personal favorite) I've shaped this treat in the form of the film's real star—Mr. Whiskers, the fecally prophetic cat with a heart of coal.”


Giant Candy Corn Cookies

"These cute and easy cookies look just like huge pieces of candy corn. They're a great way to decorate for Halloween."


Mini Cheese Ball Bats

Impress your guests by fixing up some of these Halloween-inspired mini cheese balls.

Caramel Apples

"This recipe for caramel apples is excellent. The caramel is so tasty, it's gourmet-like."


Apple Dumplings

"These apple dumplings may be the best desert I've ever had. Everyone loves them."


Halloween Hummus Graveyard

“Fun and healthy snack for your ghosts and goblins. So easy to make and guaranteed to get a great reaction!!!"


Screaming Ghost Donuts

This dough is best eaten hot…and haunted.

Fall Dough Nuts

"My kids and I made these to bring to their fall parties at school, and they were a HUGE hit! They're just adorable."

-Linsey S.

Apple Crisp

"The best topping ever, it goes gorgeously brown and crisp, yet the inside is tender and full of flavor. I can see this becoming a family favorite!"


Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

"The cream cheese filling really makes this dessert. It's very easy and super rich. I used fresh pumpkin because I had it, but I'm sure it's just as great with the canned version."

-I Cook Therefore I Am

Mummy-Shaped Cheese Ball

Mummification has never tasted better.

Caramel Corn

"This caramel corn was a big hit with my picky son and his kindergarten class. It has a nice balance of sweet and salty."


Hot Dog Mummies

Make this spooky take on hot dogs for a savory Halloween treat.

Chewy Chocolaty Brownies

"These came out great! They were very moist and the directions were very easy."


Pumpkin Cake

This beautiful and delicious pumpkin cake will be the perfect addition to your spooky spread.

Frankenstein Snack Cakes

Frankenstein once said, “Satan has his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and detested.” Now it's your turn to break the mold by making Frankenstein a few tasty, matcha-infused pals.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Kahlua Cream Cheese Frosting

"I made these with and without Kahlua, and both were great! I added orange food coloring to the kids' cupcake frosting to make their cupcakes even more festive (and make it easier for me to tell the two apart)."


Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

"These chocolate rice crispy treats are rich and fudgy. They're a great variation of the original."


Popcorn Balls

"These were wonderful. Fast, easy and very yummy! I let the mixture cool before forming the balls, and wrapped it around mini-sized candy bars, so there was a little treat inside each one."

-Grace Maddy's Mom

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

"This pumpkin Bundt cake has the perfect combination of spices and pumpkin. The batter was so yummy I almost didn't want to bake it."

-I Married Shrek

Hooting Halloween Owl Cupcakes

"The kids really liked these cupcakes, but the most fun part was decorating them before their Halloween party! They really got a 'hoot' out of it!"

-Chef #851190

Halloween Poke Cake

"This cake is super moist, as all poke cakes are, and you can use packaged frosting to save time. What a nice treat for Halloween!"

-True Texas

Veggie Skeleton

Use veggies and dip to make a fun and edible skeleton for the kids.

Nutter Butter Acorns

These adorable little acorns are not only delicious, but also easy to assemble. Kids will love making (and eating) these fall treats!

Halloween Party Mix

"This is the best mix! My kids always ask me to make the 'PayDay' mix because this tastes just like the candy bar."

-Vseward (Chef~V)

Poisoned Apples

"These apples are ideal if, like the witch from Snow White, you think that the best way to ensure that act of revenge is carried out properly is to do it yourself."


Jack-O'-Lantern Oranges

"These healthful Halloween treats are cute and yummy! I think thick-skinned oranges work best."


Candy Corn

"This tastes so much better than the stuff you buy in the store. It has such a buttery flavor."


Pumpkin Cookies with Icing

"Wow these were light, fluffy and delicious. Plus the icing really adds to them."


Pumpkin Pudding

"This pudding is easy to make and taste so good. I add chocolate chips which makes it even better."


Crock Pot Apple Butter

"This is my favorite recipe for Apple Butter. It is what everyone wants for Christmas, making shopping a thing of the past."

-Nancy Q.

Bloodshot Eyeballs

"A close friend and I made these together for Halloween while watching scary movies. These were a lot of fun to make and I appreciate the fact that their so simple but end up looking so neat! They turned out great and even tasted better than I thought they would. I would definitely make these again!"


Lollipop Monsters

Trick-or-treaters will be screaming for more of these scary-good treats.

Apple Smiles

"These are adorable...can't wait to try them out on the kids. I would take a red gum drop (or fruit snack maybe) and roll it flat with a rolling pin for the tongue. Very cute!"

-Milkmans Daughter

Sleepy Hollow Peppermint Bark

“Peppermint bark may be a hallmark of the Christmas season, but when transformed into an insidious looking tree, it's clear it's a treat that was truly made for the month of October. Bedazzled with hand-painted peppermint candies and resting peacefully on a flowing bed of white chocolate, this dazzlingly dark dessert is sure deliver the ohhs and ahhs you've worked so hard for.”


Severed Hand Pies

Sloppy Joe filling or BRAAAINS? Whichever you prefer, the zombies in your life won’t be able to resist these savory pies.

Sugar Ghosts

“Sugar Ghosts are a fun and deliciously simple party idea to make with your little goblins for Halloween!”


Candy Corn Marshmallows

“I had some leftover candy corn and orange/yellow candy melts. This was a cute idea a friend told me about.”


Jalapeno Popper Mummies

You'll LIVE for these.


Purple People Eaters just got a lot more wholesome.


Enjoy the many faces of Halloween, bite by bite.

Spooky Spiced Pineapple Whip

Frightfully good ice scream.

Werewolf Paws

Basic sugar cookies transform into these fearsome claws with a little help from the full moon.

Beetlejuice Apple Pie

“Bugs in your food are typically frowned upon, but when they're as adorable and delicious and these hand-crafted critters, it's unlikely you'll get too much judgment."


Candy Corn Layered Pudding

“I needed a way to use up extra candy corn, and this was just the ticket.”


Marzipan Bugs

"Great for halloween, decorating cakes or ghoulish treats."

-The Catt Family

Caramel Nut Brown Recluse Spiders

"This recipe features four simple ingredients and requires just a touch of patience to make something that will give even its creator the heebie jeebies."


Skeleton Slab Pie

When the Demon Barber makes dessert, he does it with deadly flair.

Pumpkin Spice Billy Butcher-Sundae

“Because I know you've been dying to eat up cute, good-boy zombie Billy while watching Hocus Pocus.”