23 Spooky Halloween Baking Ideas

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Creepy Treats, Spooky Sweets, and Fun Halloween Dessert Recipes

Are you dying to get Halloween right? Need to see some smiles on your boys’ and ghouls’ faces? Look no further! This collection of fun, creepy, and spooky Halloween recipes will do the trick and provide the treats you need for Halloween parties and gatherings. Grab your cauldron and start making some magic!

Dirt Pudding Cups

Dirt Pudding Cups are a fast and easy dessert recipe made from chocolate pudding, Oreo crumbs, and gummy worms. All you need 5 ingredients & 10 minutes, in order to start digging in to this "dirt dessert"!
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Clear plastic cup containing chocolate pudding, Oreo crumbs, and gummy worms, on a wooden cutting board.
Plate of baked Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies with a bite taken out of the front cookie.

Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies

These Slice and Bake Halloween Cookies are easier than they look to make and a crowd pleaser with their surprise designs hidden inside!
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Zombie Brain Brownie Bites

Zombie Brain Brownie Bites are bite-sized brownies, topped with a bright green zombie brain that oozes green chocolate “slime” when you bite into it! 
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Close up of oozing Zombie Brain Brownie Bite on a plate with several more brownie bites in the background.
Raspberry ganache being poured over white chocolate skull on a black plate with raspberries.

Melting Chocolate Skulls

Melting Chocolate Skulls start with white chocolate skulls filled with brownies and raspberries. When you pour warm, blood-red ganache on top, the skulls melt to reveal the goodies inside!
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Witch’s Brew Halloween Punch

This Witch’s Brew Halloween Punch will make all your goblins grin! It’s an easy sparkling lime punch the whole family will love. Add dry ice to the punch bowl for an extra-spooky effect!
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Witch's Brew Halloween Punch shown in a black cauldron with dry ice leaking out of the cauldron.
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Bloody Truffles

If you like creepy candies, these Bloody Truffles perfect for scaring your friends and family! They're soft cake truffles, with an optional cherry filling, decorated with candy weapons and a bit of edible "blood."  
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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is the ultimate drink for cold and spooky nights! This Halloween hot chocolate recipe has a not-too-sweet chocolate flavor and luscious rich and creamy texture.
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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate in a clear skull-shaped mug on a white serving platter.
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Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

These Floating Eyeball Jello Shots are very simple but still one of my favorite Halloween treats! They’re just so…wait for it…eye-catching! (groan)
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Matcha Chocolate Tarts

These Matcha Chocolate Tarts are wonderfully smooth and creamy, with a fragrant white chocolate-matcha layer covered by a rich semi-sweet chocolate ganache.
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3 Matcha Chocolate Tarts on a marble countertop next to a silver fork.
Close-up of Donut Hole Eyeballs.

Donut Hole Eyeballs

Donut Hole Eyeballs are a cute, creepy Halloween dessert recipe that’s perfect for parties, movie nights, or any spooky occasion. Enjoy them on their own, use them as cake or cupcake decorations, or serve them on lollipop sticks to make eyeball pops!
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White Chocolate Skulls with Pink Mousse Brains

These creepy white chocolate skulls are filled with piped pink cheesecake "brains" for a terrifyingly delicious sweet treat that you won't soon forget!
(via momfoodie.com)
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4 white chocolate skulls with pink mousse brains on a black plate.
Close up of Shrunken Heads Apple Tart showing cranberries, walnuts and apple faces.

Shrunken Heads Apple Tart

This ghoulish Shrunken Heads Apple Tart is made with nuts and cranberries. It's tasty and creepy all at once!
(via momfoodie.com)
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Halloween Panna Cotta Eyeballs

This panna cotta dessert is a gluten free Halloween dessert that looks like eyeballs. Serve them to trick or treaters, enjoy them with a festive drink or make them the centerpiece of your Halloween buffet table this year!
(via xoxobella.com)
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Single Halloween Panna Cotta Eyeball on a clear glass plate held by a skeletal hand.
3 Maleficent Cupcakes on a grey surface.

Maleficent Cupcakes

These Maleficent Cupcakes have chocolate horns that are easy to make with a printable template. The Mistress of Evil adds some spooky Disney yum to your Halloween fun!
(via thriftyjinxy.com)
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Hocus Pocus Book Brownies

BoooOOookkKK!!! These Hocus Pocus Book Brownies are the perfect festive Halloween dessert! Don't look them right in the eye, they might put a spell on you!
(via cutsandcrumbles.com)
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Close up of single Hocus Pocus Book Brownie.
2 Easy Black Cat Cupcakes on a purple and black background

Easy Black Cat Cupcakes

These Black Cat Cupcakes are a rich, chocolatey Halloween treat that’s perfect for parties! Kids will have a blast helping you make each cat face using edible decorations!
(via sugarandsoul.co)
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Black Cocoa Mummy Macarons

These mummy macarons have a black cocoa macaron shell, white chocolate ganache filling and candy eye balls. Your guests won't be able to take their eyes off these delicious little mummies!
(via barleyandsage.com)
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A pile of Black Cocoa Mummy Macarons on a marble surface.
Close up of several Spider Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on parchment paper.

Spider Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are decorated to look like little chocolate spiders for the most adorable kid-friendly Halloween treat!
(via barleyandsage.com)
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Ghost Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Need an easy, cute and festive Halloween treat? Try these sweet Ghost Marshmallow Popcorn Balls!
(via littlesunnykitchen.com)
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Close up of Marshmallow Ghost Popcorn Balls on a Halloween plate.
Spooky Spider Chocolate Cheese Ball on a red and black plate surrounded by other dippable food.

Spooky Spider Chocolate Cheese Ball

A Spooky Spider Chocolate Cheese Ball will be the hit of your Halloween party! This spider-shaped cheese ball is made with cream cheese, peanut butter, and lots of chocolate chips.
(via thetwobiteclub.com)
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Jack Skellington Chocolate Covered Oreos

Invite the Pumpkin King to your next Halloween gathering! These adorable Jack Skellington Chocolate Covered Oreos are a perfect Nightmare Before Christmas recipe! Simple to make and fun to eat.
(via threeolivesbranch.com)
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Mini cauldron filled with Jack Skellington oreos.
Three Purple People Eater Popcorn Balls in a small black bowl.

Purple People Eater Popcorn Balls

He was a 🎵 one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater 🎵! Are you humming along? Make these sweet little monsters or you'll never get the song out of your head!
(via threeolivesbranch.com)
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Halloween Strawberries

These spooky Halloween Strawberries are a fun and cute Halloween themed dessert that everyone will love! Who can resist strawberries dipped in chocolate?!
(via mapleandmango.com)
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10 Halloween Strawberries on a black plate with skeletal fingers reaching for them.

Need more fall and Halloween inspiration? Check out my collections of 23 Halloween Cake Designs and Recipes and Pumpkin Dessert Recipes!

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