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.
This cupcake scarecrow could also function as a decoration — until your guests start eating it.
Adding a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon to the cookie dough adds a kick to the recipe.
What you'll need: Bat cookie cutter ($7, .com)
Decorate this haunted cookie mansion with candy corn and Golden Graham cereal.
You can customize these sugar cookies to look however you want!
To make your cheese balls look like bats, use olives for eyes and tortilla chips for wings.
You only need white chocolate, milk chocolate, and M&Ms to decorate these Halloween treats.
This yummy punch is made from lemon-lime seltzer and lime sherbet. Easy!
If you're looking to really shock your guests at your party, this realistic-looking eyeball should do the trick.
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.
You can turn store-bought brownie pops into this dessert with white meringue, confectioners' sugar, red icing color, and M&Ms.
Bundt cakes can take the shape of pumpkins with this carrot cake recipe.
Pressed on time? Look no further than these store-bought doughnuts outfitted with candy corn, M&Ms, and more.
Not only will this cake (topped with buttercream frosting!) taste delicious, but the orange cotton candy tail is just too cute to pass up.
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.
Your kids will love adding the black licorice neck knobs and chocolate sprinkle hair to these treats.
Stir up some trouble with this mini-cauldron lava cake. Oozing with green frosting, these desserts are guaranteed to scare — and satisfy.
Colorful buttercream and edible fondant creatures turn a basic chocolate cake into something spooky and special.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What you'll need: Craft twigs ($9 for 100; .com)
Peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas — what could be better? Rolling all those flavors together into a slithery sweet snake for Halloween, that's what.
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.
What you'll need: Jelly Belly Gourmet Candy Corn ($8, .com)
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.
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.
Cookie lovers beware! These bones will rattle your tastebuds with a creamy combination of white and dark chocolate.
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.
These adorably spooky banana mummies will be the hit of any Halloween party treat table.
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.