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THIRTY Halloween Desserts

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Halloween and desserts are two of my favorite things so I am excited to share THIRTY Halloween dessert recipes with you today! They are so fun, spooky, and most importantly: delicious. They are PERFECT for Halloween!

collage of easy Halloween desserts

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I love Halloween. Not gory, scary Halloween, but fun & whimsical Halloween. The decorations at Target and TJ Maxx get me every year. I feel like it’s slightly early, but I can’t help myself.

The parties, the food, the costumes…it’s all so much fun.

Naturally, this means there are lots of Halloween recipes in our house throughout the fall season. But most importantly: there are lots of Halloween dessert recipes flooding the kitchen.

I decided to share some of our favorites with you. You’ll find general Halloween dessert recipes as well as mummy dessert recipes, ghost dessert recipes, zombie dessert recipes, and so many more fun options to choose from!

I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites – there are thirty ideas and I could have kept going.

Ready? Scroll down below for the full list of easy Halloween dessert ideas!

collage of Halloween desserts

FUN & FESTIVE HALLOWEEN DESSERT RECIPES

stack of black & orange halloween cream cheese swirl brownies

Halloween Cream Cheese Brownies by Persnickety Plates: It’s only natural I start with a few of my own, right? These brownies are so moist, sweet, and they look so fun!

colorful halloween chocolate tunnel bundt cake

Halloween Chocolate Tunnel Cake by Persnickety Plates: The only thing better than a tunnel cake is one that is full of Halloween colors! This is one of my favorite recipes.

sliced brownie bottom orange halloween cupcake

Brownie Bottom Halloween Cupcakes by Persnickety Plates: Cupcakes are good, but brownie bottom cupcakes are even better. These are the perfect brownies for a fun Halloween party!

peanut butter cookie topped with butterfinger skull

Peanut Butter Skull Cookies by Persnickety Plates: If you want a more spooky Halloween dessert recipe, these skull cookies are perfect! A little spooky, a little festive, and a lot of sweet flavor.

red velvet rice krispies on a white tray that look like raw meat

Red Velvet “Raw Meat” Rice Krispies by Persnickety Plates: You thought it was raw hamburger meat, didn’t ya?

peanut butter cookie with reese's cup spider on top

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies by Mommy Musings: You can never have enough peanut butter cookies, so why not add some spiders to the top? Kids will especially love these.

stack of halloween colored whoopie pies

Halloween Whoopie Pies by Tara Teaspoon: Whoopie pies are some of the most undervalued desserts, if you ask me. And these look so festive and fun! How can you possibly say no?

plate of candy corn fudge topped with sprinkles

Candy Corn Fudge by Totally the Bomb: This candy corn fudge is pure sweet goodness wrapped in perfection. So sweet, so delicious, and perfect for Halloween.

overhead shot of orange frosted cupcakes with ghosts on top

Ghost Cupcakes by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt: How cute are these cupcakes? They’re as delicious as they look and really add a fun Halloween festive vibe to the table. 

brownie topped with peeps ghost

PEEPS Ghost Brownies by Cincy Shopper: Another fun recipe we really love is these peeps brownies. That cute little ghost on the brownie really adds to it!

chocolate skulls on rice krispy tombs

Skull Tombstone Treats by the Baking Chocolatess: These treats would go perfect at a spooky Halloween party! Skulls and tombstones on a rice krispy? Yes please!

white chocolate skulls with pink "brains" frosting coming out

White Chocolate Skulls by Mom Foodie: These are simple, yet delicious. The white chocolate skulls are filled with “brains” making them even more fun.

friendly, happy orange jack-o-lantern sugar cookies

Jack-o-Lantern Sugar Cookies by Sugar, Spice, and Glitter: Sugar cookies are such a fun option as you can do so many things with them. Like decorate jack-o-lanterns! Perfect for a classroom Halloween party.

colorful frosting dipped rice krispy treats with monster eyeballs

Monster Rice Krispie Treats by Must Have Mom: These monster treats are part spooky and part fun. Full of sweet flavor and the perfect addition to a classroom party!

peanut butter balls dipped in white chocolate and topped with a candy eyeball

Eyeball Buckeyes by Big Bears Wife: It wouldn’t be a Halloween dessert recipe list without at least one eyeball recipe, now would it? These buckeyes are so sweet and yummy, too!

zombie finger cookies

Zombie Finger Treats by Recipes from a Pantry: Now these are the ultimate spooky recipe. Complete a spooky party with these zombie fingers! Perfect if you have any vegan friends joining you, too.

plate full of jell-o in brain shape with gummi worms

Zombie Brain Jello Dessert by Nerdy Mamma: How spooky and cool is this jello dessert? If you’re gearing towards a zombie themed party, this is a MUST!! This is one of my favorite recipes on this list.

Witch hat cupcakes are made by topping cupcakes with sugar cones and adding detail with icing. These Halloween cupcakes will be a hit at a Halloween party.

Witch Hat Cupcakes by Crayons and Cravings: If you have a little witch in training, you need to make these! They won’t last long though, so you might want to double it for good measure.

halloween cake balls topped with sprinkles

Halloween Cake Balls by My Heavenly Recipes: This is a more simple recipe but great for classroom parties or even just at home when you want something easy.

stack of fudge with halloween sprinkles and eyeballs

Monster Fudge by 4 Sons R’ Us: How fun is this monster fudge recipe? It’s perfect for Halloween and so sweet, rich, and delicious.

chocolate dipped oreos that look like bats

Bat Oreos by Love to be in the Kitchen: I love that you can make so many cool treats from oreos. These bat oreos come out so cute and work great at parties! Or even if you want to surprise the kids in their lunchbox. Or keep them to yourself. It’s really up to you!

chocolate macarons shaped like bats

Macaron Bats Recipe by This Silly Girl’s Kitchen: Speaking of cute bat dessert recipes… why not some macarons? So good, so festive, and a must bake for sure!

colorful halloween monster cookies with sprinkles

Monster Cookies by Powered by Mom: Monster. Themed. Cookies. Do we need to say more?

bowl full of green halloween candy bark

Halloween Oreo Bark by Gluesticks: Candy bark is one of life’s greatest pleasures. This recipe in particular is so festive, colorful, and fun! I don’t think you’ll want to share this one, though.

kit kat halloween cake filled with candy

Kit Kat Halloween Cake by Mommy Musings: This takes a bit more work but is also so much fun for Halloween. I could stare at this one all day!

Halloween cake pops are a fun treat to make for a kids party or an easy dessert to enjoy after you trick or treat from door to door. Learn how to make these cute cake pops with this step-by-step tutorial. #easyrecipes #halloween #recipes #dessert #kidfriendlyrecipes

Frankenstein Cake Pops by Ideas for the Home by Kenarry: I couldn’t leave this list without some frankenstein recipes! These cake pops are one part delicious and eighty parts fun and festive. Another great addition to a Halloween party!

frankenstein shaped mini cheesecakes

Frankenstein Mini Cheesecakes by Homemade Interest: If you love frankenstein, these cheesecakes are a must bake. Cheesecake in any form is so sweet and delicious… but decorated for Halloween? One more please! Let me take them all.

cupcakes topped with frankenstein poop emojis

Frankenstein Poop Emoji Cupcakes by Mommyhood Life: I laughed and laughed some more when I first saw this. I knew I had to try them out! And boy was I not disappointed at all. You’re sure to give your guests a giggle with this one!!

chocolate dipped oreo mummy pops

Oreo Mummy Pops by Suburban Simplicity: Oreos that look like mummys anyone? Easy to make and fun to eat!

3-Ingredient Spooky Mummy Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect easy-to-make Halloween treat.

Mummy Rice Krispies Treats by Crayons and Cravings: Speaking of mummys… why not some rice krispie treats? Such a fun way to get in the spirit of Halloween.

brightly colored halloween cookie pizza

Halloween Candy Cookie Pizza by Our Kid Things: Last but not least, a candy cookie pizza. You know you’ve always wanted to try one and Halloween is the perfect time to do so!

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  1. Sarah says

    Do you have a recipe book I could buy with all your Halloween recipes in it?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Working on it! Thanks for the kick in the butt 😉

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