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Ideas for Halloween Baking

If we are all being honest with ourselves, we know that Halloween is that time of the year where everything is less about the actual holiday and more about the most important component: the candy and the sugar! There are plenty of sweet candies and savory popcorn balls, but when it really comes down to it we all want the most important thing: we want to know when we are getting desserts!

Below is the spookiest list you can find with all of your favorite Halloween desserts and ghoulish sweets that you may never have thought of before. Enjoy all of the creepiest Halloween treats without the tricks to go with it!

1. Pumpkin flavored cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Ideas for Halloween Baking

If you want to be a little more traditional with your Halloween desserts then this is the one that you and the whole family will want to reach for time and time again. This simple, fall-flavored dessert is also incredibly cute and delicious. Turn the fall-flavored treat into a Halloween inspired delicacy by adding a candied pumpkin on top of the icing!

2. Monster cookies - perfect to go with the Monster Mash dance party

These adorable little monster cookies are a perfect gluten-free treat that make you smile when you pick them up. Theses cookies have a perfect ghoulish smile made out of Halloween colored sprinkles (black, orange, purple, yellow, red) and eyes made out of edible googly eyes. They may be monster cookies, but they certainly are not too spooky to eat and since the recipe is gluten-free everyone can have a cookie to celebrate the spooky night!

3. Forget bloody Mary, try a bloody cupcakes, glass shards included!

These (fake) bloody cupcakes are made out of red velvet cake batter with cream cheese icing. You will then take red food coloring and drop on top in order to give the effect of blood dripping on the cupcake. You will create the illusion of glass shards by bringing sugar to a boil and allowing it to cool which hardens it.

Once hardened, take it and shatter it so it looks like broken glass shards! Once everyone gets over their initial shock of thinking you cut yourself with broken glass, they will love the effort you put in for this gruesome treat. You will be giving everyone a trick and a treat with these bloody cupcakes!

4. Monster rice krispie treats

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If you have big Halloween plans and not a lot of time to spend in the kitchen getting ready, consider making these monster rice krispie treats! These are so cute and will have you in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes or less! Start by making a typical rice krispie treat and cut them into squares or rectangles. You will then get some white chocolate baking morsels and melt them down.

Once melted, add a few drops of your favorite Halloween-inspired food coloring colors such as green, purple, orange, or black. Then, take your rice krispie and dip it into the melted, colored chocolate. Add some Halloween sprinkles and edible googly eyes and you have yourself a three-ingredient monster that everyone will dig into!

5. Say "boo" with peanut butter ghost cups!

These are creepy little treats that are as tasty and cute as they are creepy! To make these ghost cups, you will first get your favorite brownie mix and mix it up. Then you will pour the brownie batter into mini muffin tins and are directed on the box.

Once baked, you will make a peanut butter, cream cheese frosting and put it into a frosting piping bag. It will be nice and fluffy when you make it, and will be piped on top of the miniature brownie cups. Add miniature chocolate chips to the icing to create the ghost face! You will have everyone saying BOO at how adorable these little ghosts are and they will taste even better! A perfect combination of salty and sweet.

6. Peanut bars with candy corn on top

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Everyone knows that candy corn is an absolute staple to have in the house whenever Halloween season comes around. Peanut bars are an ooey-gooey, crunchy mess thanks to the peanuts and marshmallows being all melted and stirred together. Adding candy corn on top makes it even better!

To make these peanut bars, you will:

  • Mix together a cup and a half of peanuts and a half of a cup of candy corn.

  • Once well mixed together, pour it onto the bottom of a baking pan until it is evenly distributed.

  • Next, you will melt together peanut butter morsels and butter over medium heat making sure to stir them well so that it does not burn.

  • Once melted together, add in some condensed milk.

  • You will then pour your mini marshmallows into a large bowls and pour your melted peanut butter on top to coat them.

  • Take that mixture and spread it evenly on top of the peanuts and candy corn that are on the baking sheet.

  • Press it all down firmly into the baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours before cutting!

This is an amazing easy recipe that is sweet, salty, savory, chewy, crunchy, and everything in between. You and the family will love eating these while you cuddle up and watch your favorite Halloween movies together.

7. Caramel apples

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Apples are just about the perfect thing to eat all fall long and if your family enjoy picking apples, then you are bound to have too many in the kitchen. Instead of slicing them up or biting into them like normal, turn them into a fancy treat that will also give you an awesome sugar rush.

Make them by melting caramel morsels, then get candy sticks and stick them into a washed apple of your choice. Holding the apple by the stick, dip the apples into the melted caramel! You can then add to the apple and make it look fancier by drizzling melted chocolate or melted white chocolate on top. It is a perfect treat for a day at home or a Halloween party! Why go bobbing for apples when you can get the good stuff right off the bat?

8. Jello-shots that will make you squirm

We will end this haunted howling list with a treat that is made specifically for adults. Squirmy jello-shots will make all the adults of the house let out their inner child and really let loose this Halloween. Grab your favorite jello-mix and spike it with vodka. Pour the mix into shot glasses and add a gummy worm. Let them chill in the refrigerator for about four hours and enjoy this wiggly, wormy treat to really get the party started.


Each one of the grim, spooky, hauntingly adorable treats listed above are perfect to make for Halloween or any time that you want to give everyone in your house a spookingly good time! Each one is easy to make and will drive everyone wild at how unique and tasty they are. Trick or treaters are sure to remember your house as a neighbourhood favorite year after year.

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