Awesome Halloween Treats

Updated on October 5, 2017
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Jaynie has extensive experience with party and event planning, having planned events for groups between 20 and 600 people.

If you’re looking for some neat snack ideas for your little trick-or-treaters, you’ve come to the right article. These are some of my favorite recipes for Halloween. Each year we make them, they are a huge hit with our party guests. I serve them on a long dining table that I have covered with a black lace spider web-design tablecloth, and I use accents, such as skeleton goblets full of dry ice and water, small pumpkins filled with candy, plastic spiders, and silicone severed fingers. I hope you enjoy the recipes with your family this Halloween. Happy haunting!

Scarecrow Cupcakes

Because Halloween is such a huge event at our house, I choose not to make these from scratch. Instead of using my recipe, I simply use our favorite Devil’s Food cake mix and a tub of pre-made vanilla frosting. It is the decorations that make these cupcakes fun and the mom’s all comment on how adorable they are! If you would rather make them from scratch, there is a recipe in the Frightfully Fun Halloween Recipes book put out by Publications International, Ltd.

Decorations should be applied after the cupcakes have been fully cooled and frosted.

You’ll need:

  • Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Black and red decorator gel
  • Chow mein noodles
  • Shredded Wheat cereal
  • Candy corn
  • Mini-M&Ms
  • Gum drops and/ or wafer cookies

How to Decorate:

1. Break up the shredded wheat so that it forms individual, long strands.

2. Break chow mein noodles until the are about ¾ inch pieces.

3. Cut gumdrops in half and flatten with a rolling pin, pulling the bottom edge until it is wider than the top (you are fashioning it into a hat shape).

4. Use your candies and other decorations to form the scarecrow faces as in the pictures shown.

Popcorn Hands

These are the simplest treat you can possibly make, but kids love them.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 box of non-latex, clear plastic kitchen gloves
  • Microwavable popcorn (I use 5-6 bags for about 25 gloves)
  • 1 bag of candy corn
  • Several twist ties or a roll of curling ribbon

Directions:

1. Microwave the popcorn.

2. While it is cooling, place a candy corn, point down, into the fingers and thumb of each glove.

3. Fill the gloves generously with popcorn

4. Seal with the twist tie or curling ribbon.

The picture shown here uses something other than candy corn for the fingernails, but I think candy corn makes them much cuter and is more of a bright, whimsical contrast to the popcorn.

Graveyard Cake

As with the cupcakes, I skip the recipe and just make the cakes from our favorite chocolate cake mix.

What You'll Need:

  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Gummy worms
  • Candy pumpkins
  • Oreo cookies
  • Milano cookies
  • Coconut flakes
  • Green food coloring
  • Black decorator gel

Directions:

1. Make cake according to directions.

2. While it is cooling, separate the Oreos and scrape out the cream.

3. Crush the Oreos by placing in a plastic bag and using a rolling pin.

4. Use black decorator gel to write things on the Milano cookies such as, R.I.P. and Boo.

5. Mix coconut with green food coloring until it looks a bit like grass.

6. Once the cake has completely cooled, top with premade chocolate frosting and decorate with the toppings as shown.

This recipe also recommends using whipped cream (like cool whip) to fashion into ghosts as shown, but I found that unless it was served immediately, the ghosts got pretty melted, so I no longer use that tip.

Caramel Apples and Gummy Worms

This is also quite simple.

What You'll Need:

  • Apples
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Caramels
  • Gummy worms
  • Waxed paper

Directions:

1. Follow the directions on the bag of caramels for making the caramel apples.

2. Drape with gummy worms when caramel is partially set. This will help adhere them to the apple.

3. Allow treats to completely cool on the waxed paper.

4. You may also coat your caramel apple, while the caramel is still warm, with crushed Oreos, to resemble dirt and then top with the gummy worms.

This photo shows a dirt apple with sugared gummy worms, but I prefer to use the non-sugared version because I think they look better.

Bread Stick Bones

Another easy and very yummy recipe! These breadsticks are a delicious, non-sweet treat that my kids and their friends love. We dip them in queso cheese, guacamole or salsa.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tubes of Pillsbury breadsticks (they have about 8 sticks per tube)
  • Variety of dips like those suggested if you choose to dip them
  • Coarse salt

Directions:

1. Spray your cookie sheet with non-stick coating.

2. Pull apart the breadsticks.

3. Use a knife to split both ends about ¾ of an inch.

4. Roll each side of the split end into a ball.

5. Pull the stick to elongate a bit and place on the cookie sheet.

6. Sprinkle each bone with coarse salt.

7. Bake according to directions until golden brown.

Witch's Brew

For this creamy, refreshing drink, you’ll need:

  • 2 c. apple cider
  • 1 ½ to 2 c. vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions:

1. Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

2. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with additional nutmeg.

3. Serve immediately.

Banana Ghosts

What You'll Need:

  • A few bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Saran wrap
  • Waxed paper

Directions:

1. Peel bananas and pull off any loose strings.

2. Cut each banana in half and insert a popsicle stick into the flat end of each half.

3. Wrap with saran wrap and place in freezer for about 3 hours.

4. When firm, remove from freezer.

5. Melt white chocolate candies in small pot over medium heat.

6. Remove wrap from bananas.

7. When candy is melted, use butter knife to spread evenly over entire banana.

8. Press chocolate chips in to make eyes and nose.

9. Place onto waxed paper and return to freezer until ready to serve.

Mozzarella Frankenfingers

If your kids like cheese sticks, they’ll love these simple Frankenfingers.

What You'll Need:

  • A few mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1 green pepper
  • Herbed cream cheese

Directions:

1. Using a paring knife, slice thin knuckles into the cheese sticks.

2. Carve a small notch out of the top of the stick.

3. Apply a small dollop of cream cheese.

4. Cut green pepper into small square to resemble finger nails and press into the cream cheese.

That’s it!

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      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Thanks so much!

      • Listessa profile image

        Listessa 

        7 years ago from Your Sub-conscious

        Mmm, yummy treats! Great hub and another congrats on publishing the millionth hub.

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy them with your family.

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        Amelia Griggs 

        7 years ago

        I absolutely love all your recipes...very cool!

        Thanks!

        Easylearningweb

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Thanks so much dealrocker. Will do! Enjoy your Halloween.

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        dealrocker 

        7 years ago from California

        So coool! Kids will definitely like them. Thanks for the idea! Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Ha ha. Enjoy it and have a wonderful party!

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        lovelylizzy 

        7 years ago from Bahamas

        this looks awesome.FOR MY halloween party we have GOT to try this,choclate,gummy worms,and cheese all in the same thing!one word.

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      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Thanks Thooghun. I appreciate your kind words.

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        James D. Preston 

        7 years ago from Rome, Italy

        Congratulations on both achievements: Being the millionth, and more importantly creating a great, colorful and informative hub! (there is no chance or luck of the draw on that one!).

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Thank you everyone. I finally checked out the hub blog and found out that this is indeed the one millionth hub. Imagine that!

        I hope you all love the recipes. My kids always love helping me make these, which makes the foods all the sweeter! Enjoy!

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        SuperiorInteriors 

        7 years ago from San Diego, California

        Those scarecrow cupcakes are ADORABLE!!! Love! :D

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        POWERS1205 

        7 years ago

        The cake looks delicious! I'll have to try it! I think the kids will love those mozzeralla fingers!

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        Angel Ward 

        7 years ago from Galveston, TX

        ha ha ha..congrats, you just got a leg up I bet!!! perfect timing the hub is great for October and 1 mill!!!! what luck, or what ever... :)

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Thanks guys. I knew hubpages had 1 million hubs now, but didn't know the millionth one was mine. That's pretty cool!

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        Cynthia 

        7 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

        congrats on being the 1 millionth hub! Wow, and candy to celebrate! Yum!

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        Ingenira 

        7 years ago

        Wow, you are the 1 millionth hub !

        And it's an awaesome one. Those treats are so spooky....

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Ah...nevermind. I just checked FB and saw the 1 millionth hub post. That's terrific!

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Fawntia: Did I miss something? I didn't know I did publish the millionth hub. Perhaps I should win a big royalty check. Wouldn't that be great? ( -;

        Thanks so much to you, BKBM and everyone for the great feedback! These are great treats not only because they're delicious, but also because they are sooo easy!!

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        BKBakingMommy 

        7 years ago

        I can't wait to try the string cheese fingers. That's great!

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        Fawntia Fowler 

        7 years ago from Portland

        Congrats on publishing the millionth Hub on HubPages!!

        I love the mozzarella fingers. Scary looking but healthy - a great combination!

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        myawn 

        7 years ago from Florida

        I love the cake it is so cute!!

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Thanks Jill, I appreciate that! Happy Halloween!

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        jillfil0 

        7 years ago from Houston

        Voted! Excellent HUB! I know what my kids and I will be doing in about 2 weeks! Thanks for sharing!

      • Jaynie2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jaynie2000 

        7 years ago

        Marie Alice: I'm so glad. We've made all of these and they're really good. I shared these in particular because they are so easy and if you use premade cake mixes and frostings for a couple of them they're all that much easier. I love easy stuff because otherwise things get too hectic! Honestly, no one knows the difference. Have fun this year!

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        crescentaurora1 

        7 years ago from Alameda, CA

        Looks like fun!

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        MarieAlice 

        7 years ago from Peru

        Delicious and so nice to the sight, I for sure will try some of your treats this halloween!!!

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