Halloween Recipes: 13 Treats and Desserts

Ideas for a Wickedly Tasty Halloween!

September 25, 2019
Recipe for Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie
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Halloween is a time for sweets and treats! Enjoy our best Halloween-themed recipes for treats and desserts. From classic pumpkin pie to caramel-covered apples, we’ve got many of the fall classics that the young (and young at heart) love.

Halloween Treats

These tasty treats are perfect for Halloween parties or for snacking on during a scary movie marathon!

Halloween Fudge 

Kids from miles around appear at our neighbor’s house on Halloween, looking for this treat that they’ve come to expect. 

There are recipes that bake candy corn into the fudge, but this is the real, unadulterated fudge. Add candy corn on top for a festive touch.


Peanut Brittle

Simple, yet delicious, this peanut brittle is a tasty classic. For variety, mix in a cup of almonds with the peanuts!

Peanut brittle. Photo by Janet Hudson/Wikimedia Commons.
Photo by Janet Hudson/Wikimedia Commons

Halloween Pretzel Treat

Kids of all ages just love these mini chocolate pretzels treats. For Halloween, we’ve put candy corn on top, but you could change the topping for any occasion—from candy hearts to holiday-colored M&Ms. 


Toffee Popcorn 

Do you love popcorn? Experiment with this sinfully delicious toffee popcorn recipe! It’s extremely easy to make and a great snack for the whole family. Click on the image below to see video instructions!

Be sure to also try these Caramel Popcorn Balls!


Crunchy Pumpkin Seeds

These crunchy, salty pumpkin seeds are super simple to make—and hard to not eat in just one sitting!

pumpkin seeds. Photo by Denise Torres/Shutterstock
Photo by Denise Torres/Shutterstock

Caramel-Covered Apples

A caramel apple a day keeps the Halloween monsters away!

Caramel apples

Halloween Desserts

When you want to go beyond simple treats, try some of these delicious desserts. They’re easy to make and will be the star of any Halloween gathering!

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars 

These luscious, spiced pumpkin bars are difficult to not eat all in one sitting!

browned-butter-frosted-pumpkin-bars.jpg Photo by MShev/Shutterstock
Photo by MShev/Shutterstock

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Soft and fragrant, these are wonderful “as is” or with the cream cheese filling (as pictured). Make them slightly smaller if you plan to fill them.

Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie

This recipe won a blue ribbon at the Goshen (Connecticut) Fair—thus the name. The pumpkin pie is nice and firm, not too custardy. It’s a basic pie recipe, but the crust turns out very well. After all, appearance and taste count most at the fair!

Pumpkin pie. Photo by Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock
Photo by Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

A easy-to-make twist on the classic pumpkin pie that can be made well in advance of any occasion.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate AND peanute butter? Yes, please.

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner
Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This bread pudding tastes like a pumpkin pie, but with a more cake-like texture. Scary-good!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Photo by Istetiana/Shutterstock.
Photo by Istetiana/Shutterstock

Pumpkin Walnut Cake

This melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin walnut cake has the hint of spice that belongs with pumpkin and a distinct nuttiness thanks to crunchy walnuts. Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Pumpkin Walnut Cake. Photo by MShev/Shutterstock
Photo by MShev/Shutterstock

Still hungry for seasonal recipes? Check out our collections of favorite fall recipes and delicious pumpkin recipes!

Also check out our ideas for an easy Halloween Dinner.

More Halloween Fun

Tell us which recipes and ideas look tempting to you! We wish you all a Happy Halloween.

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