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18 Frightfully Fun Halloween Dessert Ideas

These fun & easy Halloween dessert ideas are perfect for celebrating All Hallows’ Eve! From spooky cakes to festive bars, here are 18 deliciously ghoulish and kid-friendly recipes that are as tasty as they are fun to eat.

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Nightmare Before Christmas cake decorated with a Spiral Hill yellow sugar paste topper, buttercream pumpkins, and graveyard cookies.

Nightmare Before Christmas Cake


This colorful Halloween cake is 100% made from scratch. A tender chocolate cake is decorated with buttercream dyed in various colors, then topped with Milano cookies dipped in chocolate with RIP written on them. If you’re looking for an impressive Halloween cake to celebrate with, this cake is definitely a contender!

Several candy apples on a white cutting board. Plain Granny Smith apples and an orange fringed placemat in the background.

Homemade Candy Apples Recipe

These candied apples may be simple, but aren’t they totally gorgeous? Just look at that color! Made with crisp Granny Smith apples and a thin layer of homemade sugar candy, these old-fashioned treats are perfect for Halloween.

Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos


All you need are Oreo cookies, colored candy melts, and sprinkles to make these fun and easy treats that takes less than 20 minutes to make.

the cookies stacked by a glass of milk.

Sugar Halloween Cookies


Bright orange sugar cookies covered in colorful Halloween themed frosting? Yes please! These chewy sugar cookies can be made in under an hour and are so fun to decorate.

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats Recipe is sweet and festive!

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

This festive rice krispie treats combine a classic childhood dessert with an iconic Halloween candy for ooey gooey perfection!

close up shot of halloween monster cookie- tye dye orange, purple and green with M&Ms and candy eyes

Halloween Monster Cookies


These colorful monster cookies are compulsively eatable! Soft and chewy sugar cookies in Halloween colors, then topped with M&Ms and candy eyeballs. What’s not to love?

Six Melted Jack O' Lantern Brownies on a Black Surface Covered in Fake Spider Webs

Melted Jack O’ Lantern Brownies


Fudge brownies topped with an edible Halloween jack o’ lantern made from marshmallow coated in orange chocolate. Try your hand at different faces and enjoy these chocolatey Halloween brownies as part of a festive dessert platter.

A plate of gorgeous decorated halloween sugar cookies with candy corns, pumpkins, Frankensteins, and tombstones

Halloween Sugar Cookies


No Halloween dessert list would be complete without a simple recipe for homemade sugar cookies. Soft cookies cut out in Halloween shapes and decorated with a sweet vanilla buttercream icing; the best cookie recipe to ring in the Spooky Season!

These fun halloween tombstone cupcakes are made with chocolate cupcakes and rice krispie treats that are made to look like tombstones!

Tombstone Cupcakes


These gorgeous Halloween cupcakes are fun, flavorful and so easy to make. No one will be able to resist these. No one.

halloween cookies on serving plate

Halloween Cookies | BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies


What’s better than soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies? Well on Halloween, it’s chocolate chip cookies dipped in white chocolate and decorated with candy eyeballs! These easy cookies are adorable and ideal for little hands to decorate.

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Gluten Free Monster Cookie Dough Dip Recipe – No Flour or Eggs

This edible cookie dough recipe is loaded with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips and M&Ms for an easy Halloween treat! And it’s gluten free too! Serve it with apple slices and your other favorite dip-ables.

Chocolate Sprinkle Halloween Cookies with an Oreos cookie baked inside

Chocolate Sprinkle Halloween Cookies


Take a chocolate cookie, stuff an Oreo inside, then cover it with colorful Halloween sprinkles. Sound amazing? It totally is! Use your favorite Oreo cookie flavor to create some of the best chocolate Halloween cookies ever. They’re super easy to make too.

Image of Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts

These white chocolate coated strawberry ghosts are super cute and incredibly easy to make. A spooky treat to lay out at your next Halloween gathering, with the added benefits of fresh fruit!

Pumpkin mug cake with vanilla ice cream and chocolate chips, spoon taking a scoop out

Easy Pumpkin Mug Cake


Say you’re staying in on Halloween and just want a super quick, super easy pumpkin dessert. Is that you? Then this moist and fluffy pumpkin mug cake is what you’re looking for. Ready in minutes and just begging to be topped with vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn Balls

Caramel popcorn that comes on a stick for easy eating! This fun, snack-able and easy Halloween treat is dipped in chocolate and decorated with festive orange sprinkles. A great recipe to make with kids of all ages!

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Vampire Bat Cake


Red Velvet cake, chocolate ganache and chocolate bats come together in this ultra simple recipe for a bloody delicious party cake! Let your imagination take flight and get creative with decorations.

Enjoy more easy holiday recipes all season long! Check out our recipe index for hundreds of festive food and drink ideas.

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