Easy Halloween-Themed Treat Recipes

Need alternatives to trick-or-treat candy? These fun Halloween-themed recipes are sure to be hits with the whole family!

Green Apple Monsters

Spooky green apple monsters for Halloween party

What you’ll need:

  • Green apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Strawberries
  • Googly eyes (non-edible) or fondant (edible)

Recipe from Wide Open Eats

Banana Ghosts & Tangerine Pumpkins

Healthy Halloween treats, banana ghosts and orange pumpkins, on a plate with holiday decor

What you’ll need:

  • Bananas
  • Chocolate chips
  • Tangerines
  • Celery sticks

Recipe from Keep Recipes

Mummy Dogs

sausage baked in pastry "mummy" food for Halloween party or children's party

Servings: 6


1 (8-ounce) tube of crescent roll dough

6 hot dogs

Yellow mustard, for decorating


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roll out the crescent roll dough. Cut the dough into 4 rectangles, pressing the perforations together to seal. Using a paring knife, cut the dough into long, thin strips.
  3. Wrap the dough strips around the hot dogs, leaving a small open space for eyes near the top ends. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake the hot dogs for 11–14 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  5. Add 2 dots of yellow mustard to each hot dog for eyes, then serve.
  6. Enjoy!


This is Guacamonsters, Halloween special veg and healthy food in a bowl. It is yummy.

What you’ll need:

  • For guacamole: avocados, lime juice, garlic, sea salt
  • For garnish (your choice): blue corn chips, shredded carrots, olives, string cheese, black beans, bell pepper

Recipe from Fork and Beans

Peanut Butter Mummies

Makes 12 cookies


12 ounces white candy melts
12 peanut butter sandwich cookies
12–24 candy eyes


  1. Melt the candy melts in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30-second increments at 50% power. Stir until smooth.
  2. Dunk the peanut butter cookies in melted candy, coating both sides. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and use a spoon to ensure the cookies are entirely covered.
  3. Place 1 or 2 candy eyes on each cookie.
  4. Using a fork, drizzle melted candy from side to side over each cookie to create a bandaged look.
  5. Let set completely before serving.
  6. Enjoy!

Ghoul and Ghost Dippers

Servings: 8


14 ounces pizza dough
Kosher salt, to taste
Marinara sauce, for dipping


  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F (275°C).
  2. Roll out the pizza dough until very thin. Using cookie cutters or a paring knife, cut out spooky shapes.
  3. Transfer the shapes to a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 6–10 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
  5. Enjoy!

Vampire Smiles

Servings: 4


1 apple
12 mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


  1. Slice the apple into eight wedges, creating pieces about the size of lips.
  2. Cut 3 mini marshmallows in half crosswise and 1 in half diagonally.
  3. Spread peanut butter on one side of an apple slice, then stick the cut marshmallows to the peanut butter to create a spooky smile. Spread peanut butter on another slice of apple and place on top of marshmallows to create a mouth.
  4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to create 3 more vampire smiles.
  5. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cookie Spiders

Servings: 12


3 pieces black shoestring licorice

12 chocolate sandwich cookies

1 tablespoon chocolate frosting or melted chocolate

24 mini chocolate candies


  1. Cut the black shoestring licorice into 60 small pieces, about 1½ inches long.
  2. Stick 4 pieces of black licorice into the cream filling on one side of a cookie, then stick 4 more pieces into the other side. Repeat with the remaining cookies and licorice.
  3. Using the frosting as an adhesive, stick the mini chocolate candies onto the cookies to create eyes.
  4. Enjoy!

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