25 Quick and Easy Halloween Treats to Make with the Kids

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These delicious desserts are perfect for the whole family to enjoy — and to help making
Scary Pudding Cups

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Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to find creepy treats to make with your family. Who doesn’t love a sweet treat on Halloween? These adorably spooky confections are sure to keep the kids coming back for more.

Get the whole family involved in making these easy, fast recipes. Your children will have a blast transforming cupcakes and cookies into their favorite freaky characters. A lot of these recipes use frozen or pre-made ingredients, so they're an efficient way to cook if you don’t have the time to make treats from scratch. You can even set up a kid’s decorating table at your next Halloween bash and let them create these cute DIY snacks. The kids will love sitting down and fashioning their own mummies and ghosts, which they can take home. 

 

Scary Pudding Cups

Scary Pudding Cups

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Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to find creepy treats to make with your family. Who doesn’t love a sweet treat on Halloween? These adorably spooky confections are sure to keep the kids coming back for more.

Get the whole family involved in making these easy, fast recipes. Your children will have a blast transforming cupcakes and cookies into their favorite freaky characters. A lot of these recipes use frozen or pre-made ingredients, so they're an efficient way to cook if you don’t have the time to make treats from scratch. You can even set up a kid’s decorating table at your next Halloween bash and let them create these cute DIY snacks. The kids will love sitting down and fashioning their own mummies and ghosts, which they can take home. 

 

Candied Cupcakes

Candied Cupcakes

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We like to sneak every bit of candy we can into this sweet holiday. Using your candy for an even tastier cupcake will have your kids bouncing with trick-or-treating energy.

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Chocolate Crescent Witch Hats

These witch hats are beyond adorable and fun for you to create with your kids. You can even decorate each witch hat with different sprinkles.

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Crescent Mummy Dogs for Halloween

How adorable are these mummy hot dogs? Easily wrapping these hot dogs in crescent rolls creates an adorable mummy. Use dabs of mustard to make eyes.

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Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake

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This classic dirt cake recipe is even more fun on Halloween. Get candied spiders and zombies to decorate a dirt cup graveyard filled with chocolate goodness.

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Frankenstein Monkey Bread

Serve this monkey bread to your kids as a breakfast treat already decorated or have them create their own Frankenstein faces. It’s a sweet snack that’s sure to get everyone ready for Halloween night.

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Ghost Sugar Cookie Cutouts

If you’re tired of handing out typical Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters, then try handing out some ghostly cookies. Or set up a station at your Halloween party so that your children and their friends can decorate their own ghost cookies.

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Halloween Cake

Halloween Cake

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Making colorful skull-shaped pieces for this Halloween cake is a fun family activity for the days leading up to Halloween. Have your kids and their friends create all different types of skulls with colorful sprinkles. 

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Halloween Candy Fudge Brownies

Halloween Candy Fudge Brownies

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Every year some Halloween candy goes uneaten and ends up in the trash. This cool spin on chocolate brownies is a great way to avoid being wasteful.

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Halloween Candy Chocolate Truffles

Candy corn gives this recipe its unique twist on chocolate truffles. These tiny, little treats are great to serve up at a Halloween or fall party. You could even dip them into white chocolate and have your kids make ghosts out of the truffles.

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Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a warm chocolate chip cookie on a cold October night? These ghostly treats are decorated as a sweet Halloween treat for you and your family to enjoy.

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Halloween Pumpkin Treats

If your kids hate eating vegetables, then this is a great way to sneak vegetables into their snacks. It packs a nutritious snack into a cute pumpkin that your kids can stuff with different colorful vegetables.

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Halloween Sloppy Joes

Halloween Sloppy Joes

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This dish is great to serve to your family on Halloween night. Before you let them fill up on candy, everyone can enjoy a full meal that’s still in the spirit of the holiday.

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Homemade Pop Rocks

Homemade Pop Rocks

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Pop Rocks make for great magic beans or as part of a witch’s potion for some Halloween fun. You kids will love the zap that comes when they bite down on this tasty treat.

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Jack-O’-Lantern Pumpkin Pancakes

These pancakes incorporate pumpkin, chocolate chips, and cinnamon to make a fun Halloween breakfast. Let your kids make the faces on these pancakes to make them look just like a carved pumpkin.

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Meatball Mummy Crescent Bites

This is a great savory snack to feed your kids right before they go out trick-or-treating. Use frozen meatballs or make your own meatballs to create this protein-filled snack your kids will enjoy.

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Mummy Cookies

Quickly whip up these cookies with already made cookie dough, and your kids will have a blast decorating them. The candy eyes poke out to make these spooky treats even cuter.

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Pumpkin and Scream Cheese Cupcakes

Pumpkin and Scream Cheese Cupcakes

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The pumpkin is one of the most important components of any Halloween night. Get your kids to help you decorate these delicious cupcakes for any fall party.

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Red Velvet Gore Cakes

Red Velvet Gore Cakes

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These individual red velvet cakes are a sweet, bloody treat to serve at any Halloween party. The kids will love the red velvet and so will the adults.

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Scary Pudding Cups

Scary Pudding Cups

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These simple, delicious pudding cups are likely to put a smile on your little ghost or goblin. They combine pudding, Oreo cookies, and fun spooky faces to make this one delicious Halloween treat.

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Severed Fingers Cookies

Severed Fingers Cookies

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Really looking for that freak out factor? Look no further than these creepy finger cookies. They’ll definitely be a hit at any Halloween party, and your children will love chasing their friends around with them. 

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Spider Web Cinnamon Rolls

These spider web rolls are so simple to make and taste so delicious with warm cinnamon flavors. Have your kids top them off with gumdrops to create crawling candy spiders.

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Spooky Smoothie

Spooky Smoothie

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This smoothie could be a spinach-filled, nutritious snack or a spooky plasma drink made for goblins. It’s an easy way to trick your kids into drinking something healthy using honey and banana.

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Trick or Spooky Treat

Trick or Spooky Treat

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Pretzels dipped in chocolate with a marshmallow smashed in between sounds like an awesome Halloween s’more. This treat is easy for your children to build after their long night of trick-or-treating.

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Trick-or-Treat Rice Krispie Treat

Trick-or-Treat Rice Krispie Treat

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This homemade snack can be decorated with orange and black frosting to give it a Halloween spin. Use candied Halloween characters to give this classic treat a creepy feel.

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Worm Cupcakes

Worm Cupcakes

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Candy worms on your cupcakes are a freaky surprise for your kids. Have fun decorating these chocolate cupcakes with creepy crawlers with your kids.  

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