Homemade Treats for Halloween – Yummy & Scary!
Do you make your own candy or other treats for Halloween? Some years it can be a lot easier just to buy some in, but if you’ve got time there are so many different treats you can make to fill you Halloween candy bowl or even as snacks and finger food for any Halloween party you’re hosting.
You can actually make snacks, candy and other treats based around different themes like spiders, bats, ghosts and more or you can use a combination of ideas to really impress guests and/or trick and treaters.
One of my favorite ways of making Halloween treats is simply to use some of the myriads of spooky chocolate molds, but that’s probably because I’m a chocoholic! Cupcakes are also a sweet treat that my family like me to make for Halloween, but funnily enough they usually get eaten before any trick or treaters make the rounds!
Let’s have a look at some of the delicious Halloween treat recipes I’ve found and a few cool ideas (severed fingers anyone?) that I’ve shared here…….
On this page I’ve included links to lots of yummy recipes along with things like candy molds to help you create some delicious Halloween recipes.
There’s also some great pictures to help give you some cool ideas for bring the yum factor and the eww factor together!
Ghostly Treats – Perfect for Halloween! – Make Your Own Delicious Snacks
Using molds you can make your own Halloween candy or chocolate to whatever shape you like. These ghost candy molds would be great made with white chocolate.
After making these with white chocolate my dd likes to use some dark chocolate to make little eyes on them.
Simply melt the dark chocolate and place in a zip lock plastic bag, cut a small hole in one corner so that you have your own piping bag (make sure it’s not too big or the ‘eyes’ will look weird!), next simply squeeze a dot out for each eye – it really adds to the look of the chocolates.
For more ghostly ideas for a spooky Halloween treat check out these links.
- Ghost Toasts
Super easy these phantoms make a great finger food idea for any Halloween gathering.
- Banana Ghosts
Delicious and healthy and let’s not forget it’s also a ghost! Can you get much better with Halloween food than this??!!
- Ghoulish Ghost Cakes
These gruesome goodies may send shivers down your spine, but they’ll delight your taste buds!
- Ghost Sticks
Pretzels are always a great idea for a party snack food and when you add chocolate to them – yum! Turning them into ghosts give you a Halloween slam dunk when it comes to food that your party guests will enjoy.
Mummy Treats – Treats Worth Busting Out of Bandages For!
Using these candy molds you can create some really delicious Halloween candies or chocolates.
These are another type of mold that looks best made with white chocolate, yum doesn’t it make you wish you could celebrate Halloween every day of the year?!!
There are lots more ways to add a mummy treat to Halloween and here’s one of them –
- Mummy Cookie Pops
These are essentially cookies on a stick, but they also look so cute that anyone who sees them will totally fall in love with them.
Bony Treats – Skulls That Are Good Enough to Eat!
Bones and skeletons are found in graveyards which makes them staples for Halloween. Again using candy molds are a nice and easy way of creating some fantastic Halloween candy and these skull candy molds are some of the more popular ones sold.
Candy skulls are also great to serve up for pirate parties.
White chocolate is generally the one to use, but if you drop a little red food coloring into the melted chocolate you can get some hot pink skulls which look cool for a punk princess style of party as well as for a child’s funky Halloween treat.
There are other ways of creating delicious bone treats and here are some of them from salty to sweet.
- Salty Bones
These are ideal finger foods for a Halloween party or if you were making a Halloween dinner then these would be ideal to serve up to guests as they were waiting for the first course to arrive.
- Meringue Cookie Bones
Meringues are delicious and when they’re shaped like bones they are perfect for Halloween or even a pirates birthday party!
- Pirate Skull Cookies
These cookies taste delicious and also look the part for a cool Halloween party or even for a pirates themed party.
Halloween Finger Food – Literally
Here are a couple of Halloween treats which could literally be used in the term finger food! Monster fingers or witches fingers the choice is yours –
- Monster Fingers
Delicious cheesy snacks that look just like scary fingers – do you dare to eat someone’s fingers?
- Witch Finger Cookies
Yummy cookies shaped like a witch’s fingers, the witch from Hanzel and Gretal might have been planning on fattening them up to eat, but now you can snack on her fingers instead!
Severed Finger Food Accessory
“Would you like some dip on your fingers ma’am?”
This Severed Finger Food accessory will have your guests flipping out! Simply prepare a vegetable platter with dip and arrange the five severed fingers on the tray – oohhh it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!!
Edible Eyeball Treats – Food That Really is Watching You!
I’m not sure when eyeballs became part of Halloween, but they can look really yuk …….. and yet taste so delicious! Another way to carry on the ‘eyeball theme’ if you’re holding a party is by making eyeball ice cubes to serve in drinks. If you’re just providing things for trick and treaters then make sure to pop a few toy eyeballs in your candy bowl to give them a little fright as well!
Moving on – here’s some cool recipe links for you –
- Peanut Butter Eyeballs
Peanut Butter Eyeballs are a holiday variation of a popular candy called Buckeyes.
- Eyeball Krispie Treats
Delicious krispies made into eyeballs, what could be better for a Halloween treat?
- Eyeball Cupcakes
These cupcakes literally keep their eye on you as you devour them – spooky and perfect for Halloween.
Corn & Candy Corn – Great Halloween Food
Candy Corn was created in the 1880s and has been a staple of Halloween for as long as I can remember. This confection got it’s name because it mimics the look of North American corn. A very delicious Halloween treat.
Popcorn can also be a great treat at Halloween (or any time – I love my corn!) so here are some candy corn and pop corn inspired Halloween treats for you to enjoy.
- Candy Corn Balls
A sprinkling of candy corn makes these popcorn balls an extra-special treat. While boiling the syrup is a job for adults only, shaping the balls is a fun activity for little hands.
- Halloween Popcorn Treats
From Giada at Home are these delicious Halloween popcorn treats…
- Hot ‘n’ Sweet Kettle Corn
Rachel Ray’s delicious kettle corn treat is great for Halloween.
Pumpkin Inspired Edible Goodies
Pumpkins are a real Halloween tradition from pumpkin as an ingredient to carving out Jack O’ Lanterns. You can make lots of pumpkin inspired treats like pumpkin shaped cakes – big or small. You can even use the cupcake pans to make healthy (or unhealthy!) muffins in the shape of pumpkins. Of course you can’t go past pumpkin shaped candy…..it is supposed to be a Halloween treat after all!
When using candy molds for chocolate pumpkins I use white chocolate with a little orange food dye to make my pumpkin candy look fantastic.
Sweet Halloween Delights – Halloween Never Looked so Delicious!
Don’t all of these delectable foods make you wish it was Halloween every day? I’d love to try the Brownie Coffin, but I wouldn’t say no to any of the other snacks either.
Bat Halloween Treats – Black & Mysterious But Always Delicious!
Bats are spooky creatures of the night that seen almost synonymous with Halloween so bat inspired treats seems very appropriate and these options are sure to be a bit hit.
- Bat Chips
With a cookie cutter and a little elbow grease, you can turn plain tortillas into creatures of the night.
- Halloween Bat Treats
From bat kisses to bat droppings and a few recipes inbetween…
For some of the above recipes you’ll need a bat cookie cutter. This are also fun to use to make your children bat shaped sandwiches for their lunch on Halloween to get them thinking of the evening of fun to come.
Spider Halloween Delights – Creepy, but Yummy!
Did you know that more people are scared of spiders than are scared of dying? Is it any wonder then that spiders should be popular at Halloween. With these spider treats you can give a boo! when you give a treat!
- Crawly Spider Cakes
I used snack cakes and Pocky to make crawly spider cakes for Halloween.
- Oreo Spiders
Spiders and oreos, what more could you want on Halloween?
- Spider Cupcakes
Are you looking for instructions to make some great looking spider cupcakes? I have some great spider cupcake recipes for you to choose from.
I must profess to loving plain chocolate spiders and with this mold I can make them any day of the year, not just Halloween. In fact my daughter even requested them for her birthday! I simply melt chocolate and mix with sweetened condensed milk before pouring into the molds…….sometimes I’ve just melted the chocolate and poured it into the molds without mixing it with anything else, but the condensed milk adds a lovely sweetness to it.
Zombie Treats for You – The Undead Actually Taste Pretty Good Here!
Zombies may eat brains themselves, but when it comes to snacks for party goers I think zombie themed cupcakes and cookies are a much better idea!
- Zombie Cupcakes
Zombie cupcakes are a perfectly ghoulish treat to serve up at Halloween and here you will get some great ideas on creating your very own zombie cupcakes
- Zombie Feet Cookies
These cookies are absolutely awesome – very zombie-ish, including the festering skin of a zombie, perfect Halloween treat.
If you want to continue with the Zombie theme throughout your party or with other recipes you can take on zombie food by thinking of brains. This is especially cool if you’re having some of your children’s friends staying for dinner because meatballs take on a whole new dimension.
Make up meatball mixture as usually and then add some noodles (hokien work really well), make the mixture into balls (bumpy shaped balls work well with lots of noodle in each one) and then cook as normal either in a fry pan (skillet) or in the oven.
Serve the meatballs in a blood sauce tomato sauce and they’ll be eaten up in record speed!
For pudding you can serve up brains jelly by making your jelly in one of these brain ice cube molds.
Then again you can always make some brains cupcakes for the occasion check out this link for Martha Stewart’s take on Brains Cupcakes –
Cupcakes Make A Great Treat – Spooky & Sweet – Halloween Cupcakes!
Cupcakes are great any day of the week and you can make special cupcakes for Halloween or just dress up your usual cupcakes with some of these cupcake decorations. From cupcake wrappers to cake picks there are lots of cool ways of dressing up your cupcakes for a spooky feel.
Wilton Halloween Baking Cupcake Decorating KitWilton Witch Cupcake Combo Pack, # 415-7087Wilton Skeleton Cupcake Combo Pack, # 415-7081Wilton Halloween Skeleton Cupcake WrapsHalloween Black Laser Cut Cupcake WrappersHalloween Cupcake Paper Baking Cups – 100 CountDecoPac Bats DecoPic Cupcake Picks (12 Count)Cupcake/Cake Halloween Sign PicksHalloween Witch’s Hat Cupcake Toppers – 12 ctJack O Lantern Halloween Cupcake Toppers – 12 ctMeri Meri Something Wicked Cupcake KitDecoPac Halloween Icons Cupcake Picks (12 Count)
There are some really delicious Halloween cupcake ideas here for you to enjoy.
Are you going to serve a Halloween cupcake or two this year? There are some great ways of making and/or decorating your Halloween cupcakes which I’ve tried to pull together here…