11 Best Spooky Halloween Treats To Try This Year

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Planning a day for ghoulish selection of Halloween recipes? You’re in the right place. We’ve got all the best Halloween food ideas you need! 

11 Halloween recipes

Halloween parties turn out to be successful because of three things – the spookiest costumes, decorations, and food! Therefore, to take care of your Halloween food needs, I brought you this exhaustive recipe guide with the best variety.

From pumpkin pie-inspired recipes and scary pops to mummified hot dogs and drinks, the list of Halloween food recipes mentioned below is sure to scare up everyone’s appetite. The best part about them is that none of these recipes is too complicated to make. 

All you need is a bit of planning and know-how; you’ll find how easily they come together. Moreover, some recipes can also be whipped in advance. But make sure to keep them refrigerated at all times. 

So, ring in Halloween on the best note with some sumptuous and spooky Halloween food recipes that are sure to delight your guests. Apart from these recipes, you can also try out some eye-catching Halloween Food craft ideas that can even scare ghosts and ghouls!

Moreover, I also have for you some budget-friendly ideas, Halloween movie night snacks, and DIY party food ideas to find the best options for you.

1. Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Pumpkin Pie Truffles recipe

Let’s start with the most conventional item of the Halloween season- pumpkins! While the jack-o’-lantern has a long history with Halloween, turn the lantern pumpkins into the most delicious truffles this season by trying out the pumpkin pie truffles recipe. 

This pumpkin pie truffle recipe brings with it all the flavors of a traditional pumpkin pie, but the twist comes in its appearance and the change of ingredients. To make this Halloween recipe, all you have to do is get a handful of ingredients together to form the pumpkin pie truffles and then dip them into some white or dark chocolate. These truffles turn out to be absolutely heavenly.

2. Pumpkin Pie Crunch

Pumpkin Pie Crunch Recipe

Don’t want to have the truffles? No worries. You can have all the taste of pumpkin pie in the pumpkin pie crunch Halloween recipe. This extraordinary recipe calls for layers of crumb cake and pumpkin pie filling that are baked together and topped with pecans. 

This Halloween recipe is basically a cross between pumpkin pecan cobbler and pumpkin pie. To make this dish, we start by making the pumpkin pie crunch mixture, adding the cake mix, and baking it after topping it with a layer of pecans. This gorgeous recipe can be served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

3. Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Cheesecake bars always manage to bring a big smile to everyone’s face. But what if I tell you that this recipe comes with the goodness of Pumpkin flavors?

Yes, that’s true! This pumpkin streusel cheesecake bar recipe is quick and easy to make. First, we prepare a graham cracker crust, then the streusel topping and pumpkin filling. Then all you have to do is assemble all these ingredients and bake them. This dish is a pure delight. The cheesecake is infused with all the delicious pumpkin pie flavors. This dessert will leave your guests in awe.

4. Pumpkin Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Pumpkin sopapilla cheesecake bars are another cheesecake recipe, but with a twist. It is a Spanish twist on an American dish. Wondering why? Sopapilla is a type of Spanish fried donut. It can be prepared in a variety of ways and served as desserts or entrees, either sweet or salty.

So, this unique dessert comes with two layers of sopapilla flavored with cinnamon, and in between comes a delicious and creamy layer of cream cheese. This stunning dessert is crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside.

5. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

If you are on the look for that one recipe that can be enjoyed for the whole fall season, then this is the recipe that you have to try. Moreover, this recipe is perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. 

The pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe is a delicious sweet treat. You bite into a moist and tender pumpkin spice cupcake that gets its amazing flavor from the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.

And with it, you also get luscious vanilla-flavored cream cheese frosting. This recipe is a winner all the way. You can also dress it up in a Halloween theme using our Halloween food craft ideas.

6. Pumpkin Pie Mousse

Pumpkin Pie Mousse Recipe

Try another spin on the pumpkin pie with this ultra-luscious pumpkin pie mousse recipe. This melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin pie has the cozy goodness of pumpkin pie spice and puree that is packed into a light and fluffy mousse. 

Making this mousse is a lot of fun as you can dress it up with a variety of toppings and serve it in many kinds of serveware. 

7. Pumpkin Pie Parfaits


Do you love digging into parfaits? This Halloween season, try out this Pumpkin Pie Parfait recipe. Pumpkin parfait treats blend the sweet spiced flavor of pumpkin pie, the smooth, creamy texture of pudding, and the crunch of the toppings you plan to use. This dessert can be made in advance and set on any server of your choice. This Halloween recipe comes together in 10 minutes. Is there anything else you could ask for?

8. Pumpkin Apple Pie

Pumpkin Apple Pie Recipe

One Halloween recipe that brings you the best of both worlds is the Pumpkin Apple Pie recipe. This dish is a single-crust recipe that comes with a flavorful pumpkin and apple filling. The crust gives this pumpkin apple pie a sturdy base. Whereas the pumpkin pie filling provides a smooth and creamy texture. Along with it, you experience the chunky texture of apple filling. 

9. Peach Dump Cake

peach dump cake recipe

Peach dump cake is an easy and cozy recipe perfect for the Halloween season. This recipe combines sunny peaches with cake mix and butter for an incredibly tasty dessert you’ll love! 

For this recipe, we combine canned peaches with warming spices like ground cinnamon and nutmeg. And in the end, we serve this deliciousness with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

10. Hostess Twinkies

If you want to make the best snack cakes ever, hostess twinkies are the perfect recipe for you to try. Here we start by making a delicious vanilla sponge in a twinkie baking pan. Then we move on to make a gorgeous vanilla filling. This filing is piped into the hostess’s twinkies when they are cooled down. This dessert is so amazing that you can make it at any time of the year. However, you can dress them up in spooky ways for Halloween.

11. Marshmallow Toppers

marshmallow toppers

Marshmallows also make for a great topping. You can use them in desserts or plop them into hot milk or hot chocolate. So, while store-bought marshmallows are always an option, you can also make them at home with a few ingredients. Check out the marshmallow toppers recipe here and make your drinks and desserts a lot tastier.

Budget-Friendly DIY Halloween Food Ideas

So, that was a list of Halloween recipes that you must try this season. But they don’t end here. We also have for you many DIY Halloween party food ideas, budget Halloween foods, Halloween movie night snack ideas, and attractive Halloween food crafts to make your Halloween party absolutely magical!

In our DIY Halloween party food ideas, you will find many sweet and savory food items to enjoy during the Halloween week. These food items are transformed into Halloween-inspired characters where you can turn your regular recipes into scary and spooky meals.

You can also check out our budget-friendly Halloween foods article to find out attractive yet inexpensive ways to make a spooktacular Halloween spread. Here you will find ways to turn fruits into Halloween-themed characters and savory recipes that make the perfect party starters.

Furthermore, if you are planning a big movie night set up with your friends, you can check out the 35 Halloween movie night snack recipes to impress your gang. These are not just delicious snacks, but they are super fun to prepare too. Lastly, you can check out 30 Halloween food crafts that can turn into a fun family and party activity! 


So, these were some of the best Halloween recipes curated for you. Try them out and tell me which one you thought was the best in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with your gorgeous Halloween spread. Have a happy Halloween, guys!! 

Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs)

How much time will these Halloween treats take to make?

All the above-mentioned Halloween treats will take anywhwere between 45 minutes to 1 hour to prepare.

Are these Halloween treats easy to make for beginners?

All the above-mentioned Halloween treats are easy to medium difficulty level items. They are easy to make.

Can these recipes be used for other occasions?

You can also use these recipes for thanksgiving or any other occasion.

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