11 Halloween Recipes That Are More Treat Than Trick

Cyd Converse

We live in what can best be described as the ultimate Halloween neighborhood. The decorations and trick or treating are unmatched!

While we go through thousands of pieces of Halloween candy for trick or treaters, I also make something festive and homemade, too.

With the streets clogged with kids in every Halloween costume imaginable, I run house to house sharing treats with our neighbors.

These Halloween recipes are the perfect festive addition to your celebration - and they're guaranteed to be far more treat than trick!

1. Candy Apples Recipe

A true classic (that I could eat any time of the day or night), candy apples are synonymous with Halloween! I love to take the family apple picking at a local orchard, and with all the variations that you can possibly enjoy, candy apples are without a doubt incredibly popular. Fun to make together and bag up for a class party or take-home treat, candy apples are an absolute must for October!

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark Recipe

Chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels makes perhaps one of the best flavor combinations of all time. The pairing of sweet and salty has always been a favorite of mine though. Our chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark recipe is truly a cinch to make, plus it will use up all those little packets of Reese's Pieces that make their way home on Halloween. Make it now. Thank me later.

3. Candy Corn Trash Recipe

Love it or hate it, as there doesn’t seem to be much in-between, candy corn = Halloween. You may be familiar with other “trash” recipes that are, in fact, anything but! Meant as a mixture of different items, “trash” recipes, like our candy corn trash recipe, are a delight for those who love a sweet and savory combo. It tastes great next to some fresh, hot, buttery popcorn - yum!

4. Butterfinger Cupcakes Recipe

If my kids offer me a sampling of their prized Halloween candy stash, one of the first things I’ll go to grab is the bright yellow and blue wrapper of a Butterfinger! Our delicious Butterfinger cupcakes are a true treat pairing the beloved candy bar with thickly iced cupcakes that will leave you wanting a second...and a third. Bonus, the colors will perfectly coordinate with your Halloween party décor!

5. Homemade Twix Cookie Pops Recipe

What’s Halloween known for, if not candy?! Here’s another homemade Halloween candy-themed treat that will bring your party to a whole new level. Everyone loves the chocolate and caramel flavor of Twix, and now you can replicate it with our homemade Twix cookie pops recipe! Stick these sweets into a pumpkin for the cutest presentation at your table and watch them disappear.

6. Spider Cookies Recipe

Most of us don’t like spiders, but who could say no to a spider made of peanut butter cups? Our cute and festive spider cookies recipe is gluten-free to boot, so it can be enjoyed by people who have dietary restrictions. Plus, these might just be the cutest spiders you've ever seen, made with mini Reese's cups on top of soft, chewy peanut butter cookies.

7. Giant M&M Cookies Recipe

Giant M&M's cookies are one of those classic bakery treats that everyone loves! Soft, buttery cookies studded with colorful M&M's are never not going to be a huge crowd pleaser. These giant sized cookies are really simple to make, plus they make a great way to use up leftover M&M's from the Halloween candy stash. You could even use peanut M&M's or Reese's Pieces!

8. Pumpkin Snickers Cupcakes Recipe

This recipe for our pumpkin Snickers cupcakes is surprisingly easy to make, especially considering how tasty they are! The delightful combination of seasonal pumpkin and timeless Snickers bars makes for a unique cupcake treat perfect for Halloween. We're talking yummy pumpkin cupcakes, topped with thick peanut nougat frosting with chunks of Snickers to finish them off.

9. Take 5 Pops Recipe

Another festive, seasonal candy lollipop combo that is going to wow your guests or trick or treaters, this recipe for our popular Take 5 pops boast a sweet and salty mix that will delight any age. I personally love the salty pretzel and caramel blend that’s so popular right now for good reason. They're also deceptively simple to make and the kids love helping!

10. Meringue Ghost Cookies Recipe

Rounding out the list of our favorite seasonal treats for spooky season is possibly one of the cutest recipes possible - our meringue ghost cookies recipes! These airy cookies make an adorable treat for young kids who might be too creeped out to appreciate bloodshot deviled egg eyeballs. These googly-eyed ghouls will bring a smile to any face and are simple to make and enjoy.

11. Witch Hat Cupcakes Recipe

Simple to make but utterly adorable, these witch hat cupcakes make a perfectly spooky addition to your Halloween celebration! Chocolate cupcakes are topped with Fudge Stripe cookies and a dollop of chocolate frosting to form sweet little witch hats. Easy to make and even easier to devour.

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