23 Scarily Perfect Halloween Treat Ideas to Serve at Your Next Spooky Party
Aim to trick out your treats on Halloween. After all, there's nothing better than some scary sweet and savory snacks—and our Halloween treat ideas are eerily good and made for sharing. Set out a selection of bite-size appetizers, devilish dips with creepy crudités, and spell-binding desserts and watch them go fast at your Halloween soirée.
Add to the haunting mood of your Halloween décor by creating a spooky spread for your treats. Light a match on flickering candles, hang make-shift cobwebs, lay out black-and-orange linens, and arrange books of spells and potions to get your guests into the supernatural spirit. Then, set out bowls of dip, platters of bat-shaped sandwiches, and trays of tartlets or brownies—and let party-goers revel in your twisted, tasty creations.
Jalapeño Popper Dip
Get the party started with this creamy, spicy hot dip. It's sure to be a hit with all the ghosts, ghouls, and witches at your Halloween party.
Crisp Candy-Corn Treats
Spike the colored layers of these marshmallow crispy treats with orange and lemon zest for a new take on Halloween's signature candy.
Smoky Black-Bean Salsa
Quick, prepare this salsa before the monsters come! This spicy, eerie (but totally edible) bean dip comes together in just 15 minutes.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Fig Hearts
Be still, my beating heart: These savory poppers are as dark as the night sky and so good. Dried figs get stuffed with tangy goat cheese, then wrapped in rich prosciutto for a sophisticated Halloween bite.
Brownies are one of the sweetest treats, but they also have a ghoulish appeal when they're decorated with royal icing cobwebs and decked out as mummies.
Grape-Lemonade Ghost Ice Pops
Give your guests the shivers with these fruity pops. Honeydew melon balls serve as the can't-look-away eyes that stay suspended in frozen grape juice.
Devil's Inferno Cake
A dessert that's also a party centerpiece—that's this truly devilish take on devil's food cake. Those impressive flames on top are edible—and all you need to make them is sugar, water, a candy thermometer, and food coloring.
"I Scream" Graveyard Pie
Take mud pie to the extreme with this tombstone treat, where candy, cookies, and ice cream can rest in peace together.
Add some Halloween spirit to blondies with festively colored candies. With just a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes of prep work, something sweet comes together scarily fast.
Spooky cookie cutters transform these savory sandwiches into Halloween treats. Making your own pimento cheese is surprisingly simple, so whip up a double batch and leave some out for dipping.
The minty treat inside these brownies will make them a Halloween staple. They're easy for kids to decorate, too (which saves you some pre-party prep time!).
Mini Triple-Treat Cupcakes
Take a vampire-worthy bite out of these orange and black cuties. Mini cupcakes become a delightful Halloween concoction when they're packed with candy.
Everyone loves these little spicy devils. Garnish with tantalizing poppy seeds for a bewitching hue and crunch.
Halloween Whoopie Pies
Chocolate whoopie pies are given the Halloween spirit with orange nonpareils. We added applesauce to create a soft and moist batter.
Chewy Caramel Mystery Cookies
A mystery awaits! Chopped up chocolate bars and caramel candy mixed into these cookies will give everyone a pleasant surprise. Break the cookie in half down the middle and watch as an oeey-gooey caramel creates a luscious pull.
Vanilla cupcakes become Halloween desserts with the addition of orange and black jelly beans. Reduced-fat sour cream works as well as the regular version in giving these cupcakes a moist crumb and slightly tangy taste.
Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Talk about hitting the sweet spot! Pumpkin pie spice gives these treats classic fall flavor while still staying true to the orange-and-black color scheme.
Black-Tahini and Eggplant Dip
Dress up baba ghanoush with black tahini for a suitably dark and decadent dip. Serve with Wavy Grissini (otherwise known as breadsticks in the shape of creepy crawling snakes).
Popcorn on the Cob
For a fun harvest twist on the usual popcorn ball, try shaping the mixture into corn on the cob.
Crudites with Miso-Yogurt Dip
Serving raw vegetables alongside an umami-rich dip will always be a hit. Choose produce in vampy shades like dark purples and reds so that even your endive leaves look spooky.
Cast a lasting spell: These crowd-ready pull-apart cupcakes are sinfully delicious. Piping the cobwebs on with melted chocolate is so easy, a ghost could do it!
It's not Halloween without sweet pumpkin treats. Similar to a sheet cake format, these are easy to slice and serve to all the little goblins.
Give your ghosts something sweet to sip on—a pure pumpkin milkshake that's alarmingly delicious. Turn it into an adult shake with a generous splash of bourbon for an oaky, smoky flavor.