19 Spooky Snacks and Party Foods for Halloween

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    3-Ingredient Pretzel Pumpkins

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Pretzel Pumpkins have only 3 ingredients, can be made in 10 minutes, and will soon be your new favorite Halloween candy! Dip mini pretzel twists in orange coating, top them off with a small green candy, and you've got yourself one tasty pumpkin patch. It's simple, but it's so good! 

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    White Chocolate Ghosts

    Elizabeth LaBau

    These delicious White Chocolate Ghosts are riding on crunchy pretzel broomsticks for an extra-spooky Halloween candy treat. If you can't find large pretzel rods, you can use lollipop sticks or wooden craft sticks as a non-edible alternative.

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    3-D Stuffed Pumpkin Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

    These 3-D Stuffed Pumpkin Truffles are glossy chocolate confections filled with a rich, fluffy chocolate truffle mixture, topped with a few Halloween candies and a pinch of sprinkles! 

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    Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

    Elizabeth LeBau

    Sweet and gooey, these Candy Corn Popcorn Balls are the perfect Halloween treat! You won’t believe how easy it is to make popcorn balls using melted marshmallows, popcorn and candy corn.

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    Pumpkin Cupcakes

    Diana Rattray

    The moist Pumpkin Cupcakes are perfectly spiced with a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and they get extra texture from chopped walnuts or pecans.

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    Witch Finger Pretzel Rods

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Witch Finger Pretzel Rods are one spectacularly spooky sweet-and-salty treat! It takes just 15 minutes and 4 ingredients to make these ghoulish candies. 

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    Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

    Diana Rattray

    Cocoa and cinnamon pair with pumpkin to make a moist and rich Chocolate Pumpkin Cake. Frost this flavorful Bundt cake with an orange tinted vanilla icing or dust with powdered sugar.

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  • 08 of 19

    Monster Clusters

    Linda Larsen

    A simple four-ingredient candy recipe for Monster Clusters, made from potato sticks dipped in chocolate and topped with colored candy "eyes."

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  • 09 of 19

    Trick or Treat Brownies

    Stephanie Gallagher

    Need a last-minute dessert for a Halloween party? Use boxed brownie mix and your favorite Halloween candies to whip up these festive treats in no time. We love using mini marshmallows, candy corn, and chocolate chips, but a little experimentation never hurts (especially when there's candy involved).

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    3-Ingredient Magic Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars are an amazing recipe. Just 3 ingredients--candy corn, peanut butter, and chocolate--are combined to produce small candy bars with the crackly texture and bold peanut butter taste of a Butterfingers bar! It's downright magical, and it's a great way to use up leftover candy corn after Halloween.

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    Pumpkin Spice Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

    These Pumpkin Spice Truffles are bursting with flavor from pumpkin puree, cream cheese, cinnamon graham crackers, and plenty of spices. The cream cheese flavor isn't overwhelming, but it does give these pumpkin truffles a bit of a pumpkin cheesecake flavor...a definite plus!

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    Meatball Monster Sliders

    Linda Larsen

    This simple and fun recipe for Meatball Monster Sliders is perfect for Halloween, especially for a kid's party. The meatballs, topped with olives, are simmered in spaghetti sauce and look just like eyeballs peeking out from their toasted rolls. 

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    Cajun Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

    Diana Rattray

    Toss a salad with these Cajun Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, sprinkle over a chicken dish, or serve as a spicy savory snack at a Halloween party!

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    Easy Toffee Apples

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     Crunchy, sticky Toffee Apples are the perfect treat on a chilly autumn or winter's day, which is what makes them so perfect for Halloween parties.

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    Witch Cauldron Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and Witch Cauldron Truffles bubble! These sweetly spooky chocolate truffles are formed into cauldron shapes, dipped in chocolate, then topped with creepy decorations like neon green "slime," eyeballs, bones, and skulls.

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    Owl Cupcakes

    Linda Larsen

    It's easy to create an owl using a cupcake! Just frost the cupcake, turn it upside down, and use halves of chocolate sandwich cookies, some decorator frosting, and an M&M to make the cutest owl face ever.

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    3-Ingredient Candy Spider Webs

    Elizabeth LaBau

    These Spiderweb Candies are an incredibly easy Halloween candy, and everyone will love the great taste of salty, crunchy pretzels and smooth, sweet white chocolate. If you don’t want to draw the spider in the middle of the web, you can place a raisin or chocolate chip in the center to represent the spider.

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    Bloody Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Bloody Truffles are bloody delicious, but also bloody gross! These cake truffles are skewered with edible royal icing weapons and painted with food coloring to create scary--yet sweet--Halloween truffles. 

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    Mummy Dogs

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    Kids can pitch in to wrap these 3-ingredient Mummy Dogs up with pre-made crescent dough. (Though we recommend not using reduced fat dough, as it tends to get too sticky to work with).