October means Halloween and you can easily add to the spooky fun by making some delicious Halloween snacks. These snacks can be sweet or salty and can take the form of many different cute themes.
Whether you’re catering for a Halloween party or looking to give some special snacks to trick-or-treaters, here are 28 fun Halloween snacks to choose from.
1. Apple Monsters
These snacks are not only cute and monstrous, but they’re also healthy. If you want a sweet snack that is full of fruit instead of full of sugar, you won’t go wrong with these apple monsters.
The lips are made from apple slices filled with nut-free butter and the teeth are simply puffed rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies.
A halved red grape makes the tongues and sliced green grapes are the eyes. Kids are sure to love these weird and quirky monsters.
2. Bat Oreos
Make your own adorable but spooky bat colony with this fun recipe. The wings are made from single Oreo biscuits and the bodies are full cookies dipped into melted chocolate and mounted on a popsicle stick.
With the addition of some eyes these bats are sure to fly off the serving platter.
3. Boo Bites
These cute bite size cookies are easy to make. They’re based on shortbread cookies and only require a few ingredients to make, such as butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and salt.
The Halloween colors come from Halloween-colored nonpareils that are added into the mix before they are baked.
Once cooked, these bites can be presented in Halloween decorated tins or even parceled out into bags for trick-or-treaters when they come knocking.
4. Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies
Candy corn is one of the most popular Halloween candies and this recipe uses them to make some unique cookies!
The cookies themselves are just chocolate chip cookies but before they are baked, simply press three candy corn into the dough ball so that they are cooked as part of the cookie.
5. Candy Corn Cupcakes
This is another Halloween snack recipe that makes use of candy corn.
Much like the candy itself, the cupcakes have three layers of color too so you will need to separate your cupcake batter in two so you can color half orange and half yellow.
The final candy cane layer is marshmallow frosting and you can add some real candy canes to finish the look.
6. Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
Our third candy corn snack takes the popular Rice Krispie treat and makes it more suitable for Halloween. Melt some marshmallows and add some Rice Krispies so that when the mix sets, it will be crispy and gooey.
Make sure to add some candy corn to the top of your mix though while it is still soft and warm.
7. Caramel Apple S’mores
Caramel apples are a popular fall snack and this snack adds marshmallows to make them even more delicious.
The snack is made from layers of toasted marshmallows, apple slices, and squares of chocolate. You can then drizzle your s’more with caramel.
8. Cheesy Spiders
You can serve these cheesy spiders as either snacks on their own or even as a garnish for stew. They use a variety of ingredients that are unique to this list, such as chow mein noodles and rice crunch crackers.
If you’re looking for something unique for Halloween that still fits the theme, these cute spiders will definitely fit the bill.
9. Chocolate Halloween Pretzels
There are several different designs you can make but they all begin with pretzel rods. The rods are then coated in either melted candy melts or colored chocolate and then decorated.
Decorating the rods is a great activity for kids too, so why not make some delicious snacks and spend some time with the kids at the same time?
10. Coffin Cake
Although this cake looks cute when it is left in the pan, you can really elevate your presentation by adding a coffin shaped base.
The cake is pumpkin flavored and is suitable for freezing so you can prepare the cake several days in advance before your Halloween party if you wish.
The cake is topped with cream cheese frosting that can be piped across the top to make layers of bandages.
11. Dracula Dentures
These teeth-shaped snacks are sure to be a hit. They look amazing and taste great, too! They’re made from cookie dough with mini-marshmallows for the teeth and vanilla frosting colored red for the blood and gums.
12. Enchanted Brooms
Your family and friends are sure to be impressed by these freestanding brooms! The wood of the broom is made from a pretzel rod and the bristles are gummy rings and grape fruit rolls.
You can decorate the serving platter with some decorating sugar to give the broom a dusty setting.
13. Eyeball Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a great snack for any type of party but this recipe takes this standard appetizer and adds a Halloween twist. As is the case with any deviled eggs, you will need to boil them, cut them in half, and then remove the yolks.
The yolks become the base of your new filling and will be replaced later. For the veiny eyeball look, simply dip a toothpick into some red food coloring and decorate your eggs.
Put your filling back in and add a candy eye for the finishing touch.
14. Frankenstein Pretzels
The base of these adorable Frankenstein monster’s are two layers of square pretzels with a layer of peanut butter in the middle.
Once arranged the squares are then dipped into melted white chocolate that has been colored green. Chocolate jimmy sprinkles make the hair and you can use mini pretzels to make the neck bolts on either side of the treats.
Add some eyes and melted chocolate for the mouth and your Frankenstein monsters are ready to go.
15. Ghost Cookies
Cute and delicious, this is one of the easiest recipes in this article to make. The base of the cookies are Milano cookies, but you could use your favorite cookie recipe to make your own.
The cookies are then coated in melted white chocolate or almond bark and mini chocolate chips make the face.
16. Ghost Pizza Bagels
Everyone loves pizzas and these ghost pizza bagels are snack-sized, making them perfect for Halloween parties. The pizza base is half a bagel and this is topped with marinara sauce.
For the ghosts, cut slices of mozzarella cheese into ghost shapes and place them on top.
17. Halloween Dirt Cake
This dessert tastes great and you can have a lot of fun when decorating it to make it look like a spooky Halloween graveyard.
The cake itself is made from instant chocolate pudding mix, cream cheese, and cool whip that is then topped with crushed Oreo cookies for the dirt.
The gravestones are nutter butter cookies dipped in white chocolate and you can use candy corn and other candy as decoration also.
19. Halloween Temari Sushi
Make a platter of cute sushi balls that are bound to wow your guests with this recipe.
There are several different designs listed in the instructions so you can easily skip any with fish if you wish or even substitute the fish for something else.
The decorating can take some time and is a little fiddly due to the size of the balls and the decorations, but the end result is definitely worth the effort!
19. Halloween Spider Bark
Bark is an easy snack to make and one that is just as easy to alter depending on the theme. Unlike most barks, this is best served in one piece so that your guests can see the spider web design in all its glory.
The bark is made from a layer of cookies or pretzels at the bottom, followed by layers of semisweet chocolate and white chocolate.
Once the chocolate has set, you can pipe out the spider web design and make some spiders from malt balls.
20. Monster Wraps
With these wraps, you can make a snack that is both Halloween-themed and caters to your own tastes.
You can use whatever filling you want inside the spinach wraps and then decorate the folded wraps with cheese slices or nori for the hair and mouth. Pickles make the bolts, eyebrows, and nose, and olive slices are the eyes.
21. Mummy Brie
These adorable mummy-shaped snacks are made from puff pastry and Brie. They have a delicious sweet inside made from pecans, cinnamon, and Brie.
By adding strips of puff pastry to the top of your pastry parcel, you can make the mummy’s bandages.
22. Mummy Meatballs
Like the Mummy Brie, this recipe also uses pastry to make the wraps of a mummy for a delicious savory Halloween snack.
The recipe includes all the information you need to make your own meatballs from scratch but you could also use frozen meatballs if you’re running short on time.
Once the pastry-wrapped meatballs are cooked, you can use two dots of mustard to make the eyes.
23. Pumpkin Cheesecake Ghosts
Not only are these cheesecakes made with pumpkin puree, but they also have adorable ghosts on top to double the Halloween spirit.
The bases of the cheesecake are made from crumbled chocolate wafer cookies and you can also use mini-chocolate chips for the eyes and noses of your ghosts.
24. Pumpkin Pie Dip
A dip is always a good option for any dinner party or family night-in and this pumpkin pie dip will bring some Halloween flavor to your dip.
It’s the perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of snacks such as apple fries, gingersnaps, and graham crackers.
It’s made from heavy cream, canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and instant vanilla pudding mix making it quick and easy to make.
25. Pumpkin Spice Blondies
This is another Halloween recipe that uses pumpkin as its main flavor. If you like your blondies to be fudgy, dense, and Halloween flavored, this is the recipe for you.
They only take around 10 minutes to prep and 40 minutes in the oven to cook and make use of both pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie sauce to ensure you get that rich pumpkin flavor.
26. Saucy Spider with Hairy Leg Sticks
This is one of the more prep and cooking time intensive recipes included in this article but the end result is worth the extra time. Even guests that are scared of spiders will love to dip a spider leg into the body of this spider!
The body and legs of the spider are made from pizza dough and once the body has baked, simply hollow it out and fill with a warm marinara sauce. This recipe is basically a cheese-less pizza but more spooky and fun.
27. Trick-or-Treater Sugar Cookies
No matter the season or event, you can never go wrong with sugar cookies. They’re one of the easiest cookies to make and they’re easy to shape and decorate however you want.
These unique sugar cookies are made to look like a group of trick-or-treaters dressed as ghosts and will be the perfect addition to any Halloween party or as gifts for trick-or-treaters that knock on your door on October 31.
You can decorate them however you wish and have fun coloring their shoes.
28. Witch Hat Cookies
These no-bake cookies only need five ingredients to look this cute. The cookie is actually a buttery cracker so these cookies are great for anyone who loves the mix of salt with sweeter chocolate.
Coat the crackers in melted chocolate and once this has set, use some colored icing as the band on the hat and set a chocolate kiss on top. You can choose whatever colors you like to make these hats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about Halloween snacks.
What Are the Most Popular Halloween Snacks?
According to recent research, some of the most popular candy snacks during Halloween include M&M’s, Snickers, Candy Corn, Reese’s Cups, and Skittles.
If you can include these candies in your Halloween snacks they are bound to be popular with your family, friends, and guests.
What Flavors Are Associated with Halloween?
Many of the treats given out at Halloween are made from chocolate, so any chocolate snacks are sure to be popular.
Jack o’ lanterns are one of the most popular Halloween decorations and they’re easy to make at home, so pumpkin is another popular flavor.
What Themes Are Associated with Halloween?
One of the easiest ways to make Halloween snacks is to make snacks that incorporate Halloween themes and motifs. Try to include ghosts, pumpkins, witches, or spiders in your snacks.
For example, making cookies in the shape of ghosts and covering them in white frosting is an easy Halloween snack.
In this article, we listed 28 fun Halloween snacks.
We included a mix of savory and sweet snacks so whether you’re catering for a Halloween party, a family dinner, or are looking for homemade treats to give trick-or-treaters, there is bound to be something on this list for you.
We hope you enjoy the recipes and happy Halloween!
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