Halloween is one of the best holidays for indulging in some really amazing desserts. After all, Halloween is the holiday where treats are the main event! Read on to find some of the most delicious, festive, creative and fun Halloween Desserts to make this year!
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25 Easy, Creative Halloween Desserts

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Halloween is one of the best holidays for indulging in some really amazing desserts. After all, Halloween is the holiday where treats are the main event! Read on to find some of the most delicious, festive, creative and fun Halloween Desserts to make this year!

a collage of different halloween desserts - monster cookies, mummy cake pops, bat cookies, halloween popcorn

Fun and easy to make, these Halloween desserts are absolutely delicious. Kids and adults will love them, because they are all spooky, cute and festive! Most of these are really easy to make too, which makes them perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen for some extra special Halloween fun.

Monster cookies, ghost cupcakes, spell book brownies, mummy cake pops, spiderweb cookies, and swamp monsters are just a few of the creepy creations you’ll find here.

We’ve got something for everyone: decadent treats, vegan-friendly desserts, healthier options that are totally guilt-free, and a couple sweeter drinks to round out the list!

Halloween Cookies and Treats

It wouldn’t be Halloween without cookies, cake, and other sweet treats! This collection of recipes is full of Halloween-themed fun. Perfectly sweet, easy to make, you can enjoy these on Halloween or any other time of the year when you’re feeling especially festive!

purple halloween monster cookies with googley eyes stacked on a black cutting board
Halloween Monster Cookies
Fall is just around the corner, and these Halloween Monster Cookies are the perfect way to add some spooky flavor to your life. They are creepy but adorable, all at the same time. 
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Instant pot popcorn served in a white bowl on a white countertop.
Instant Pot Popcorn
Make your favorite movie-time snack in your pressure cooker! This instant pot popcorn is easy, mess-free, and perfectly crisp. You only need four ingredients and less than 20 minutes to make it.
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spooky graham crackers
Spooky Graham Cracker Treats
Spooky Graham Crackers aren’t truly spooky. All five of the Halloween characters are actually rather cute! These easy Halloween treats are simple to make with just melted chocolate, candy eyes, and sprinkles!
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Easy Halloween Ghost Cupcakes
Easy Halloween Ghost Cupcakes are delicious, chocolate flavored cupcakes with a hint of coffee, topped with chocolate spread and a white chocolate ghost topper. Easy enough for kids to make with a little adult help.
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spell book brownies - halloween desserts
Hocus Pocus Spell Book Brownies
It is just a little Hocus Pocus!!! These Hocus Pocus Spell Book Brownies are the perfect sweet treat for a Halloween party, or to enjoy at home with your favorite Sanderson “sistaaahhhhs”.
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spiderweb cookies
Halloween Spiderweb Cookies
These Halloween Spiderweb Cookies are a delicious and cute Halloween-themed treat that are easy to make and healthy, too! You’d never guess they are whole wheat and sweetened only with maple syrup.
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mummy cake pops - halloween desserts
Mummy Cakesicles
These spooky Halloween cake pops are festive and delicious. A simple white cake is combined with rich vanilla frosting and dipped in white chocolate, then decorated into adorable mummy cakesicles! Perfect for all the little ghouls and goblins.
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swamp monster treats
Chocolate Swamp Monsters
These cute swamp monsters are perfect for Halloween with kids! Easy to make as well – get the kids involved in the kitchen!
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Owl Cookies
Delicious, egg-free, nutty, simple owl cookies are made with almond meal, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Great for Halloween or for fall in general!
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Halloween Pumpkin Desserts

Halloween wouldn’t be halloween without pumpkins!! I absolutely love pumpkin recipes in the fall – it’s an ingredient that can be made sweet or savory depending on the recipe. Here are four of my favorite Halloween Pumpkin Desserts that will delight your friends and family!

healthy rice krispie treats on a white plate
Healthy And Vegan Rice Krispie Treats
Healthy rice krispie treats with all the buttery, gooey goodness, but none of the guilt! These portable cereal-based treats are dairy-free, vegan, and kid-approved.
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gluten free pumpkin bread - pumpkin coffee cake - on a wire rack
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Soft, tender Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread with a streusel topping is going to give you all the amazing flavors of fall in every single taste. Cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree combine to create this unforgettable recipe that everyone will love!
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Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
These layered, low calorie, healthy pumpkin brownies are not only fudgy, chocolately and decadent, but they're actually healthy too! Only 15 minutes of prep time, less than 150 calories per serving, and the perfect fall dessert!
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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Fudge
This vegan pumpkin spice fudge is made with a chocolate base and flavored with a pumpkin spice blend!
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Healthy Halloween Desserts

Having something a little lighter in your Halloween is a good way to mix things up while still showing some spooky spirit! All of these treats are made with whole foods, fresh fruit, and have low to no sugar so you can enjoy them completely guilt-free.

halloween desserts - chocolate covered strawberry ghosts
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts
These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts will be the hit at your Halloween party! They’re cute and spooky all at the same time, and so simple to make. Who doesn’t love a chocolate covered strawberry?!
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Apple Mummies
These adorable Apple Mummies are such an easy, healthy Halloween treat! Your little ghosties will gobble them up! A perfect fruit snack for Halloween parties, spook-tacular fruit trays, or a fun October after-school nibble!
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Halloween Chia Pudding
This Halloween Chia Pudding makes a fun and healthy Halloween food. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free, paleo and vegan!
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Halloween Frozen Yogurt Bark
This Spooky Halloween Yogurt Bark is absolutely delicious, made with just 4 simple healthy ingredients, and will haunt all of your guests!
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halloween desserts - healthy boonanas
Halloween Boonanas
These coconut boonanas are a super cute, healthy Halloween snack or dessert. Made with ripe bananas, coconut yogurt, dessicated coconut and chocolate, they are both delicious and nutritious for you!
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Vegan Halloween Desserts

Since most Halloween Desserts are loaded with butter and eggs, it’s always good to have something on your menu that is vegan-friendly! From bat cookies to egg-free meringues – these vegan treats are so delicious your guests won’t be able to tell they are egg and dairy free!

chocolate bat cookies
Vegan Sugar Cookie Bats
A chocolaty treat that’s spooktacular! Delicious chocolate bats are a fun roll and bake project for little helpers. These gluten free, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free cookies hold their shape and are almost too cute to eat.
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Egg Free Ghost Meringues
Enjoy meringues without having to use the traditional eggs. These vegan meringues are made with aquafaba instead!
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vegan halloween ghost cake
Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake
This Vegan Halloween Ghost Cake is made with a chocolate sponge, luxurious chocolate buttercream and adorable poached pear ghost decorations! Also gluten-free and refined sugar free.
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Vegan Pumpkin Cake
This moist vegan pumpkin cake with homemade vegan cream cheese filling is delicious and easy to make. Top it with a vegan buttercream glaze, add a cute cinnamon stick and raffia ribbon stem for a seasonal cake that looks like a pumpkin!
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halloween lucky charms
Halloween Lucky Charms
These homemade vegan Lucky Charms are made with cat, bat, and pumpkin-shaped aquafaba marshmallows.
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Creative Halloween Drinks

From a smoky witches brew cocktail to a bloody strawberry soda, both of these drinks can be made with alcohol or without – which makes them perfect for both kids and adults!

finished shot of green witches brew cocktail served in a square glass
Witches Brew Cocktail
Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect drink to liven up your party! Ready in less than 10 minutes, with only 3 ingredients, it's delicious and easy to make. Its spooky green coloring, vodka, and dry ice is exactly what you need in your life! 
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Homemade easy strawberry simple syrup for drinks stored in a mason jar.
Strawberry Simple Syrup
Fresh strawberries, sugar and lemon combine to create this homemade strawberry simple syrup. It's a perfect addition to cocktails, mocktails or even just a homemade strawberry soda – great for both kids and adults!
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I hope you found some inspiration from the recipes on this list! If you end up trying any of these Halloween Desserts or any other recipe on my blog, then let me know how it turned out in the comments below! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM, and PINTEREST to see more delicious, healthy, family friendly food!

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Plant Based Desserts ·

Indulge your sweet tooth with some of my delicious, lightened-up treats! From vegan vanilla pudding to gluten-free brownies to microwave peanut butter fudge, there’s something for everyone!

All of these desserts are healthier than their traditional counterparts, and many have gluten free and/or vegan alternatives. But the most important part is that they are all so tasty, so satisfying, and are total crowd pleasers!

Be sure to try other reader favorites like this healthy hot chocolate, our healthy edible vegan cookie dough, and these peanut butter bliss balls!

10 responses to “25 Easy, Creative Halloween Desserts”

  1. Oh my goodness – so many creative, adorable ideas here! The fudge is too darn cute, and the frozen yogurt bark is TOTALLY inspired! Thanks bunches for including our Apple Mummies – we’re honored to be a part of such a terrific list! Hope your Halloween is Spook-tacular! 🙂

  2. So many great ideas! This will be perfect for our festive celebrations in October. The kids are going to be so excited!

  3. Oh wow so much creativity and fun to be had here! I love the swamp monsters as well as the witches brew, both look spot on for Halloween. There is so many to choose from, it will be hard to chose one to start with. Thanks

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