For a Halloween that’s all treats and no tricks, try these scary-good recipes you can make at home for your little ghosts and goblins! Whether you’re in the mood for toothsome cookies, homemade candy bars, or a twist on candy corn, these will keep you dipping back into the bucket for more. Best of all, the whole family can get involved!
Even a novice baker can achieve creepy, realistic eyes like this one! Top each of these mini rhubarb pies from Not Quite Nigella’s Lorranine Elliott with a frozen cherry, then add an “eyelid” made of dough. If you don’t have white edible paint to complete the look, try using small coconut flakes instead.
If nobody in the neighborhood gives out full-sized candy bars, don’t fret—you can easily make your own! This copycat recipe for Milky Way bars from Back for Seconds takes only about 30 minutes, and you might even have all five ingredients in your pantry already. Because it requires microwave heat only, it’s a great one for kids to tackle on their own.
To create this spooky setup, you only need to follow a basic sugar cookie recipe from Woman’s Day. After you’re done baking, a little creative cookie decorating, smashed-up Oreos, gummy worms, and plastic skeleton bones will help you achieve a graveyard-like effect in the bottom of a jar.
Halloween is the perfect time to let things get dangerously delicious! Mom Foodie adds to the season with fun and colorful chocolate bark that’s simple enough for your kids to make. There are no special tools required—just a chopstick and your imagination!
With just a few ingredients, you can make your own candy corn that is softer and more natural than the traditional store-bought variety. This Spruce Eats recipe shared by Slurrp takes a little time to dye and cut each “kernel,” but we think you’ll find the effort well worth it!
These no-bake treats from Kitchen Cents are easy to whip up and decorate. When they’re done, wrap them individually, tie with a ribbon, and you’ll have the perfect Halloween giveaways or party favors. You can even use Cocoa Puffs or Froot Loops if you want to mix up the cereal base.
How fun are these clever cookies from Delish? Use store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough or make your own favorite recipe you can really sink your teeth into. Either way, for people with nut allergies, the slivered almond fangs can be replaced with pumpkin seeds.
Chelsea’s Messy Apron brings you an impressive-looking treat that doesn’t create a monster-sized mess in the kitchen! With these truffles, the presentation is just as important as the taste, so let your little ones apply their creativity by customizing with a variety of toppings, like Oreo bat wings or fuzzy sprinkle hair.