Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year, the kids get to dress up as scary monsters, whilst the adults get to kick back and have a party.
If you’re having a party, of course you want some desserts that go with the theme, but not everyone has the time or machinery to make those outrageous halloween desserts you see on social media.
Fear not, we’ve put together a list of 27 simple Halloween desserts (see also our favorite individual desserts) that will make the spookiest night of the year even more spectacular. So if you’re looking for creepy, but tasty desserts, you’re in the right place.
Ghosts are a staple of Halloween, so obviously you’ll need to incorporate these spooky creatures into your desserts somehow, so what’s better than turning them into adorable and tasty cookies?
You can’t get an easier food recipe, it only includes 3 ingredients that can be made in minutes! All you’ll need is some Milano cookies, melted white almond bark and some mini-chocolate chips.
They’re so easy that the kids can get involved and help, or even make them themselves (with adult supervision, of course).
Simply dip the Milano cookie into the melted white almond bark and add the mini chocolate chips to make up the ghost’s eyes and mouth, and that’s it!
2. Bat Oreos
This is another recipe that the whole family can get involved with. Oreos (see also ’35 Oreo Desserts You Can Make At Home‘) are delicious as they are, but dipping them in chocolate makes them doubly good.
All you’ll need for this recipe is Oreo cookies, chocolate candy melts, edible eyes and mini chocolate chips and you’ve got an awesome, fast to make dessert.
Who doesn’t like brownies? And with a Halloween twist they’re even better! They require very few ingredients and are perfect for your Halloween party or even just as a festive office treat!
A Milano cookie makes up the ‘tombstone’ and then they’re placed on top of the brownie to mimic a grave, spooky and delicious, it can’t get better than that!
Perfect for the peanut butter lovers, peanut butter spider cookies are a great dessert that combines sweet and spooky. It is really quite simple, regular peanut butter cookies are baked and an indent is made whilst the cookies are still warm.
They are then topped with chocolate candies, candy eyeballs and spider legs are then drawn on with melted chocolate. They’ll be a real hit at your Halloween party!
If you’re serving a lot of people, then you’ll need a few big desserts so everybody can have a taste.
This Halloween cookie cake is the perfect contender, it has so many different flavors that there’s bound to be something on this dessert that all your guests love.
From orange-tinted vanilla frosting to Reese’s Peanut Pieces and Rolos, this cookie cake is heaven for a chocolate lover!
Nothing says Halloween like a caramel apple, right? Well they just got spookier, these black caramel apples look like poisoned apples or something even more sinister, so eat… if you dare.
You’ll be surprised to know that these creepy looking apples are actually quite simple to make, the apples are washed and dried and then a stick is inserted into them.
The caramel is then made on the stove and black food coloring is added to the mixture.
The apples then get dipped into the caramel and left to dry on parchment paper, and the best thing about these candied apples is that they can be made the day before, giving you plenty of time!
Rice Krispie treats are a fan favorite all year round, and these treats just got even creepier in time for Halloween! Rice Krispie treats are known for their simplicity but also their tastiness, and these are the exact same.
The Rice Krispies are dyed green by adding green food coloring to the melted marshmallows and butter before the cereal is added and then once they are cooled, black frosting is applied to mimic the hair.
More frosting is applied to add Frankenstein’s other features and you can even add some mini marshmallows to mimic his bolts, how cute!
Looking for a no-bake recipe? Well here you go. It’s a take on haystack cookies and Halloween candy pumpkins and combines the flavors of both.
They only call for 5 ingredients which makes this one of the easiest recipes you can make without baking and they’re full of flavor too, all you’ll need is butterscotch, flaked coconut, candy pumpkin, crunchy chow mein noodles and peanut butter.
Creamy, salty and coconut-y, these haystack cookies will be the most flavorsome ones you’ve ever had.
This Halloween treat features one of the most distinct Halloween trademarks- The Jack-o’-lantern. No Halloween dessert recipe list would be complete without a treat featuring one, so here you are.
These cookie sandwiches are shaped just like Jack-o’-lanterns, but also have an amazing flavor profile. It boasts rich milk chocolate in between two spiced brown sugar cookies and to top it off, it’s lightly dusted with cinnamon sugar.
A perfect dessert for Halloween, and even Thanksgiving (see also ‘27 Of The Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes‘).
These mini cheesecakes are perfect for those who love The Nightmare Before Christmas.
They’re made with a traditional graham cracker crust (see also ‘ Graham Cracker Crust Pies ‘), with a creamy cheesecake layer sitting just above it, the skeleton’s face is then piped on to the cheesecakes using a dark chocolate ganache.
They can be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and if you’ve got some left over, why not freeze them? They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months!
Are you wanting a cool, tasty Halloween dessert, but just don’t have the time or resources? Then these Halloween monster donuts are perfect for you.
All you’ll need is some glazed donuts, plastic (or gummy, if you want them to be edible) vampire teeth, some icing or chocolate and M&M chocolates.
They can be made in minutes and they’re perfect for a Halloween party, or even just to give the kids on the morning of Halloween to get them into the spirit.
It’s a super creative way of turning a fan favorite glazed donut into a spooky Halloween treat.
Brownies and cupcakes, it’s a match made in heaven. The recipe calls for brownie mix, white cake mix, orange food coloring and some sprinkles for decoration.
The brownie batter is the first layer and then the white cake mix that has been colored orange is spooned on top.
They’re then baked in cupcake liners and classic buttercream frosting is piped on top, then Halloween-themed sprinkles are added, turning this cupcake into a festive masterpiece.
Combining the fan favorite flavors of cupcakes and brownies is genius, and your guests will be in love with them.
This dessert is perfect candy for your Halloween party, pieces are snapped off the melted chocolate giving your guests a perfect treat of their favorite candy.
The chocolate chips are melted and then poured into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and then you can have fun placing all your favorite candy into the melted chocolate, don’t forget to keep it Halloween themed by adding candy corn or ghost candies!
This will be mighty popular amongst the kids, and even the adults! To make this chocolate chips are melted with cream as are the peanut butter chips, they’re then layered in an iron cast skillet and peanut butter is swirled together with the chocolate mixture.
Marshmallow peeps are then arranged on top and then it’s baked. You’ll then use graham crackers to dip into the s’mores mixture, this recipe is really easy to make but it’s so chocolatey and indulgent, the family will love it.
15. Mummy Cookies
These sugar cookies are the perfect treat for parties, lunchboxes or even just as an afternoon treat. They’re quick and easy to make and only use 6 basic ingredients that you may have sitting in your pantry right now.
It may look like it, but trust us, no piping skills are needed to achieve the mummy look!
Delicious, buttery and spectacularly spooky, these tombstone cookies will impress your guests. It’s a standard sugar cookie with delicious royal icing, and edible markers are used for the writing.
The best thing about this is that you can get creative with the writing, you could even maybe spook some of your guests by writing their names!
Calling all wizard fanatics out there, this one’s for you! It’s also another no-bake recipe so it’s great for if you’re in a rush and need a quick, but creative dessert.
These treats use basic ingredients that include store-bought round crackers, chocolate kisses and melted chocolate to achieve a spell-binding result.
You can even use different colors of food coloring and make each one a different color, so that your guests can pick and choose their witch hat.
These cookies are absolutely spectacular and will blow your guests away when they see them. It’s made with a pumpkin cookie dough that’s cut into thirds, one third is combined with charcoal powder which makes the dough black.
Both of the doughs are rolled into rectangle shapes and are placed on top of one another, it’s then rolled into a log and orange and black sprinkles are then put all over the top of the log.
The dessert is then refrigerated and then cut into cookies and you’ll see the swirl pattern start to unfold in front of you.
Looking for a fun treat for all the family? Halloween whoopie pies are a delicious treat that’s seriously got the Halloween treatment. These festive cookies are made from cake mix and then filled with cake icing that’s been colored orange.
Black glitter sprinkles are then added around the edge. They’re a super easy and tasty treat that can be made ahead of time or minutes before they’re needed!
20. Monster Cookies
These monster cookies are the perfect dessert for Halloween, or just any time of year really. Don’t worry, no artistic skills are needed for these cookies at all or even any baking skill as these cookies require no baking.
They’re simply Oreo cookies dunked in melted chocolate that has been colored and you can decorate them however you want. Use any colors you want and just have fun with it, it’s a great activity to do with the family as they can all get involved.
These desserts will soon become a fan favorite, and you’ll find yourself making them every year!
An instant pudding mix is combined with milk and whipped topping to make a creamy mousse, which is then piped between layers of crushed Oreo cookies.
The crushed Oreo cookies mimic soil in your ‘graveyard’, and you can even add gummy worms or candy eyes in the soil to make it even more spooky! Trust us, your guests will love them!
Your guests will go crazy for this Halloween-themed delicious red velvet cake, it looks so professionally made but it’s actually super easy to decorate!
A classic red velvet cake is made and decorated with chocolate buttercream and covered with ‘spider webs’ which have been made from melted marshmallows to creative stringy strands.
A spider sits above the cake, which has been made from a mixture of red candy coating, light corn syrup and sprinkles. It’s a really impressive dessert that combines deliciousness and a hint of professionalism.
Perhaps the creepiest dessert on this list, your monster eyeball cookie pops will have your guests truly spooked!
All you’ll need are your favorite chocolate chip cookies and a ton of edible eyeballs to make this thousand-eyed abomination. It’s finished in minutes but your guests will appreciate how spooky these actually are.
Want a true taste of fall? Look no further than these delicious maple cinnamon cookies. The recipe combines flavors of maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar, making these cookies a true taste of the fall season.
They can be baked in around a half hour and can be easily decorated in line with any holiday to make them much more festive.
Cookies and sprinkles, what more could you ask for? These cookies are loaded, and we mean LOADED, with sprinkles.
The sugar cookie dough is rolled into an array of festive black and orange sprinkles and then baked to allow the cookies to flatten and they come out absolutely amazing.
The smell alone is enough reason to bake these cookies, but they are so versatile and can be made in line with any holiday by incorporating different colored sprinkles or candies.
These adorable bats are the perfect dessert to make ahead of time for your Halloween party, they look so good, but they’re also so delicious.
Oreo cookies are crushed into crumbs and then combined with cream cheese to form the crumbs together, it’s then shaped into a ball and once it’s set, it’s dipped into chocolate.
When the melted chocolate covers the Oreo ball, Oreo halves are pushed into the side to create bat wings, then edible eyes and chocolate chips are added to create a face and ears and then they can be put in the fridge to set.
Now you’ve got the perfect Halloween treats to serve up at your party.
A spooky eye popping dessert that will be a huge hit at your next Halloween party, these tasty treats will be staring right back at you when you take a bite of them.
To make them, peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract, marshmallows and powdered sugar are combined into one and rolled into balls, they’re then set in the refrigerator and dipped into melted white chocolate.
Once they’re set red icing gel is piped on and veins are created with a toothpick, and they’re then topped with a giant candy eye, making it a frightening but delicious dessert.
Frequently Asked Questions
I Want to Decorate These Sweet Treats in Halloween Colors, What Are The Traditional Colors of Halloween?
Traditional colors of halloween are usually orange, black or purple. But you can add in any other colors of your choice, why not add in red, yellow or brown to represent the colors of Fall too?
Can These Desserts Be Made Any Time Throughout the Year?
Of course they can! Feel free to change up the recipes to match any other holidays or events throughout the year by using different colors or different staples of those holidays.
Here you are, 27 easy to make Halloween desserts! Any of these desserts are sure to impress your guests and the added bonus is they’re so easy to make.
They can even be incorporated into baking time with the kids, to get your family in the holiday spirit and there’s no worries about it being difficult as they’re all quick and easy to make, with some including no baking time at all.
Just have fun with it and decorate them however fits your Halloween style, have fun and Happy Halloween!