40+ Halloween Treats That Are Dangerously Delicious

Give chocolate doughnuts a festive facelift.

halloween desserts - Trick-or-Treater Sugar Cookies
Steve Giralt

For your next Halloween party, forget about serving plain brownies and putting out bowls of hard candy. If you really want your Halloween party to stand out from the rest, spruce up your Halloween party menu with some delicious Halloween treats that are easy to bake and delicious to eat. With everything from scarecrow cupcakes and haunted gingerbread houses, to bat cheese balls and a lemon lime sherbet punch, these Halloween treats are going to spook the life out of your guests — in a good way.

If you're worried about these Halloween treats being too complicated to make, don't be. They can be as easy as decorating store-bought donuts with black icing. We've also included a Halloween treat for every flavor palette, like our sweet candy corn fudge, our savory eyeball cheesecake (trust us, it tastes better than it sounds), and our spicy chocolate cookies.

So, what are you waiting for? Scroll through for some delicious Halloween treat ideas.

halloween treats - Cupcake Scarecrow
Steve Giralt
Cupcake Scarecrow

This cupcake scarecrow could also function as a decoration — until your guests start eating it.

Get the recipe for Cupcake Scarecrow.

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halloween desserts - spiced chocolate bat cookies
Tara Donne
Spiced Chocolate Bat Cookies

Adding a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon to the cookie dough adds a kick to the recipe.

Get the recipe for Spiced Chocolate Bat Cookies.

What you'll need: Bat cookie cutter ($7, .com)

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halloween treats - Home, Scary Home
Emily Kate Roemer/Studio D; Prop styling by Marina Malchin
Home, Scary Home

Decorate this haunted cookie mansion with candy corn and Golden Graham cereal.

Get the recipe for Home, Scary Home.

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halloween desserts - Trick-or-Treater Sugar Cookies
Steve Giralt
Trick-or-Treater Sugar Cookies

You can customize these sugar cookies to look however you want!

Get the recipe for Trick-or-Treater Sugar Cookies.

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halloween dinner ideas - Spooky Cheese Balls
Steve Giralt
Halloween Cheese Balls

To make your cheese balls look like bats, use olives for eyes and tortilla chips for wings.

Get the recipe for Halloween Cheese Balls.

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halloween finger foods - banana mummies
Antonis Achilleos; Prop styling by Marina Malchin
Banana Mummies

You only need white chocolate, milk chocolate, and M&Ms to decorate these Halloween treats.

Get the recipe for Banana Mummies.

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halloween drinks - Witch's Wicked Punch
Kate Sears
Witch's Wicked Punch

This yummy punch is made from lemon-lime seltzer and lime sherbet. Easy!

Get the recipe for Witch's Wicked Punch.

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halloween desserts - eyeball cheesecake
Mark Ferri
Eyeball Cheesecake

If you're looking to really shock your guests at your party, this realistic-looking eyeball should do the trick.

Get the recipe for Eyeball Cheesecake.

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halloween treats - skeleton cupcakes
Kate Sears
Skeleton Cupcakes

Don't be intimidated by how intricate these skeleton cupcakes look. All you need to do is stick a marshmallow on a lollipop stick for the skeleton's head and loop chocolate-covered pretzels to create the ribs.

Get the recipe for Skeleton Cupcakes.

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halloween treats - brownie pop eyeballs
Iain Bagwell
Brownie Pop Eyeballs

You can turn store-bought brownie pops into this dessert with white meringue, confectioners' sugar, red icing color, and M&Ms.

Get the recipe for Brownie Pop Eyeballs.

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halloween desserts - Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Jonny Valiant/Landcruisers
Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Bundt cakes can take the shape of pumpkins with this carrot cake recipe.

Get the recipe for Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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halloween treats - Black Cat, Bat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts
Steve Giralt
Black Cat, Bat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts

Pressed on time? Look no further than these store-bought doughnuts outfitted with candy corn, M&Ms, and more.

Get the recipe for Black Cat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts.

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halloween treats - Halloween Cat Cake
Steve Giralt
Halloween Cat Cake

Not only will this cake (topped with buttercream frosting!) taste delicious, but the orange cotton candy tail is just too cute to pass up.

Get the recipe for Halloween Cat Cakes.

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halloween desserts - Cookie Skulls and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Steve Giralt
Cookie Skulls and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Don't be intimidated by these designs. They might look difficult, but we promise you can pull them off with some gel food coloring and candy-coated sunflower seeds.

Get the recipe for Cookie Skulls and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cutouts.

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halloween treats - Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes
Steve Giralt
Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes

Your kids will love adding the black licorice neck knobs and chocolate sprinkle hair to these treats.

Get the recipe for Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes.

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Mini-Cauldrons mini cauldrons
Kate Sears

Stir up some trouble with this mini-cauldron lava cake. Oozing with green frosting, these desserts are guaranteed to scare — and satisfy.

Get the recipe for Mini-Cauldrons.

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black chocolate - witch cake
Erika Lapresto
Black Chocolate Witch Cake

Colorful buttercream and edible fondant creatures turn a basic chocolate cake into something spooky and special.

Get the recipe for Black Chocolate Witch Cake.

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halloween treats - Candy Cobwebs Bark
Steve Giralt
Candy Cobwebs Bark

The best trick this season: Making guests run toward spiders instead of away from them. Cut along the lines of this white chocolate-covered pretzel web for picture-perfect portions.

Get the recipe for Candy Cobwebs Bark.

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halloween desserts - Coffin Cake
Steve Giralt
Coffin Cake

Don't let the creepy coffin exterior fool you — this red velvet cake will bring your taste buds to life. Dress up the cake with a black foamboard coffin using this free template.

Get the recipe for Coffin Cake.

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halloween dinner ideas - Bite-Size Eyeballs
Steve Giralt
Bite-Size Eyeballs

These cheesy puff pastries will be gone in the blink of an eye. Luckily, they only take four ingredients to make, so you can whip up more in no time.

Get the recipe for Bite-Size Eyeballs.

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halloween treats - Enchanted Brooms
Kate Sears
Enchanted Brooms

Standing up by themselves in a swirl of decorating sugar, these snacks make a dramatic plate presentation. Who knew pretzel rods, gummy rings, and fruit rolls could create such a clean sweep!

Get the recipe for Enchanted Brooms.

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halloween desserts - Candy-Covered Apples
Jonny Valiant
Candy-Covered Apples

Create a bewitching version of this beloved candy-coated treat by dipping small Red Delicious apples in a bright red syrup flavored with red cinnamon candies.

Get the recipe for Candy-Covered Apples.

What you'll need: Craft twigs ($9 for 100; .com)

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halloween treats - Peanut and Chocolate Banana Snakes
Jonny Valiant
Peanut and Chocolate Banana Snakes

Peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas — what could be better? Rolling all those flavors together into a slithery sweet snake for Halloween, that's what.

Get the recipe for Peanut and Chocolate Banana Snakes.

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halloween snacks - Candy Corn Fudge
Tara Donne
Candy Corn Fudge

These colorful treats may sound super sweet, but a few key ingredients keep them balanced: cream cheese for tanginess, pretzels for a salty kick, and dried cherries for a touch of tartness.

Get the recipe for Candy Corn Fudge.

What you'll need: Jelly Belly Gourmet Candy Corn ($8, .com)

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halloween treats - Bats Flying Across the Moon Cookies
Kate Sears
Bats Flying Across the Moon Cookies

You won't go batty making these spooky treats — they're super simple. Cut out bat and moon shapes from large, soft cookies, glaze, and serve. Use leftover frosting to attach bats to the moons.

Get the recipe for Bats Flying Across the Moon Cookies.

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halloween treats - Clean Sweep Candy Packets
Kate Sears
Clean Sweep Candy Packets

Two paper sandwich bags, the outer one shredded into partial strips, make cunning broom party favors when they're filled with candy and cinched around a stick with raffia cord.

Get the tutorial for Clean Sweep Candy Packets.

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halloween treats Skull Cookies
Jonny Valiant
Skull Cookies

Cookie lovers beware! These bones will rattle your tastebuds with a creamy combination of white and dark chocolate.

Get the recipe for Skull Cookies.

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halloween desserts - Haystack Creatures
Kate Sears
Haystack Creatures

Perched on toasted coconut, these wacky aliens looking for their spaceship are sweet and savory treats made from chow mein noodles coated with melted chocolate.

Get the recipe for Haystack Creatures.

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halloween desserts - Banana Mummy Pops
Antonis Achielleos
Banana Mummy Pops

These adorably spooky banana mummies will be the hit of any Halloween party treat table.

Get the recipe for Banana Mummy Pops.

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halloween treats - Graveyard Cookie Jar
Steve Giralt
Graveyard Cookie Jar

Fill a large glass cookie jar with crumbs from your favorite chocolate cake along with white chocolate bones. Layer in tombstone sugar cookies (we used this tombstone cutter) decorated with gray, black, and purple royal icing. Pipe in tufts of grass using green-tinted buttercream. Push in a cemetery sign made from cardstock and painted wood skewers.

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