12 Spooky Halloween Treats That'll Have the Kids Howling for More

Liz Alterman | Sep 5, 2014 Food & Party
12 Spooky Halloween Treats That'll Have the Kids Howling for More
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Fall is my favorite time of year to bake -- especially when we're talking about Halloween treats. I mean, come on -- is there anything better than wowing mom's little ghosts and goblins with an adorably spooky homemade Halloween dessert? I think not. And now today's moms have so many resources to find the cutest and tastiest spooky treats. From Pinterest to food blogs, the Internet has given us the gift of the best Halloween treat recipes. 

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What's even sweeter is that a parent doesn't need to be a pastry chef to whip up some of the wickedly delicious Halloween recipes we found. From cake pops and witches' fingers to zombie eyeballs and candy spiders, there's something out there guaranteed to make any mom's whole clan scream. 

Looking for a fun activity for a children's Halloween party that won't leave the house a mess? These treats are so easy, the kids can even get involved without leaving a sticky trail of baking chocolate on the walls. And any recipe is sure to capture the attention of little ones who love a spooky cupcake!

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Click through to find the Halloween treats that will pair nicely with a pillowcase filled with candy. 'Tis the season to stuff our faces full of sugar, right? 

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  • Spider Cake Pops


    Image via PintSizedBaker.com

    How cute and creepy are these cake pops? While spiders are typically ominous, these little guys look awfully happy. Perhaps it's because they know how tasty they are! This recipe requires a bit more work but the wow factor is a definite pay-off!

  • Ghosts in the Graveyard


    Image via Gabe11-14

    These little ghouls in the graveyard will certainly get your family in the mood for Halloween. No one minds seeing a ghost if he's bearing chocolate, right? This recipe is not too difficult and plenty of fun for the whole brood to assemble!

  • Nutter Butter Ghosts


    Image via Bunches and Bits {Karina}/Flickr

    It only takes three ingredients to put together these delicious little ghosts. They'll vanish before you know it!

  • Witches' Finger Cookies


    I must admit, I find these finger cookies so eerily yummy-looking, I can't wait to make them! These too can be a bit more work, but making the bloody fingernails will really get you in the spirit of the holiday!

  • Halloween Whoopie Pies


    Image via Lew Robertson/Corbis

    These devilishly good whoopie pies will have your family screeching for more. Chances are you have most of the ingredients on hand already so you can have them ready in no time!

  • Pumpkin Twinkie Dessert


    Image via Life as a Lofthouse

    Easier and faster than some of your traditional pumpkin desserts, this Twinkie-based confection is a tasty way to kick off the season devoted to sweets. Pass down the tradition of Twinkie love to the next generation. This is a quick and easy recipe your family will treasure.

  • Witches' Hats


    Image via Liz Alterman

    These adorable witches' hats can be assembled in no time and don't require any baking! Mmmmmmm.

  • Krispie Zombie Eyeball



    Image via Vegan Feast Catering/Flickr

    These zombie eyeball treats are easy and super spooky. Cover krispie balls with white icing drizzled with red frosting and pop on a candy eyeball. Creepy and tasty all at the same time!

  • No-Bake Witches


    Image via Liz Alterman

    These gooey little witches will certainly cast a spell over your crew! Candy, coconut and marshmallows combine to create these cute little desserts, perfect for tiny hands. They can be assembled in minutes and are as adorable as they are delicious. 

  • Cauldron Cake Pops


    Image via Pint Sized Baker

    How cute are these cake pop cauldrons? They're almost too perfect to eat! While this recipe might take longer than some others, if you need to bring a treat to a Halloween party this holiday season, this is sure to prove what a scary-talented chef you are.

  • Spider Cupcakes


    Image via somewhere in the world/Flickr

    Can you get past the psychological terror of putting a big, black spider in your mouth? I can, if he's made of chocolate! (He can actually be made from licorice or other dark-colored candy-he's not fussy!) Just place him atop your favorite cupcake and freak out your guests!

  • Witch Cupcakes


    Image via kinwart/Flickr

    You can enjoy these witch cupcakes while listening to the soundtrack from Wicked. How cute are these ice cream cone hats!?! Again, make whichever is your go-to cupcake and top it with some white icing turned green with food coloring and enjoy!


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