You could always just stick a bowl of candy out for your Halloween party… or you could wow your guests with a selection of homemade Halloween party desserts. We’ve collected five of the best Halloween dessert recipes for parties that only require a few ingredients and are easy to make. And while they don’t take a lot of effort, they look and taste frighteningly delicious.
Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups
This updated version of the classic “dirt cup” is guaranteed to be a popular dessert with kids at your Halloween party, and it’s sure to win over plenty of adults, too. To create this simple Halloween treat for your party, you’ll use the same chocolate pudding and crumbled Oreo base as you would with traditional dirt cups, but you’ll top it with candy pumpkins instead of Gummi Worms. Pipe green icing onto the pudding cup to create pumpkin vines, and prop up half an Oreo with the cream filling in the pudding to create a “full moon” backdrop. You could also swap out the Oreo for a Milano cookie and pipe the letters “R.I.P.” onto it to create a tombstone.
Caramel Apple Floats
Caramel apple floats deliver the same joy as bobbing for apples, but without requiring you to stick your head in a bucket of water. Impress your Halloween party guests by whipping up this easy dessert drink in just a couple minutes. Combine half a cup of apple cider with half a cup of ginger ale, then top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel syrup.
Chocolate-Coated Pretzel Pumpkins
Chocolate-covered pretzels are an ideal treat to set out at Halloween parties because it’s easy for guests to grab a couple (or a handful) without making a mess. For your event, you can give your chocolate-coated pretzels a seasonally-appropriate update by disguising them as pumpkins.
All you’ll need to make this recipe are a bag of pretzels, white melting chocolate, orange food coloring, and green M&Ms. Melt the chocolate following the package instructions, and then carefully add a few drops of food coloring until you get a nice shade of pumpkin orange. Dip your pretzels into the melted chocolate and set them on a sheet of wax paper. Press one green M&M into the top of the chocolate-covered pretzel to be the pumpkin stem, and then let the chocolate cool.
Candy Corn and White Chocolate Blondies
With its buttery flavor and delightfully chewy texture, this Halloween-themed blondies recipe might even win over some candy corn haters. To make these blondies, you’ll need to whip together one stick (half a cup) of melted butter, one egg, one cup of brown sugar, and one tablespoon of vanilla. Next, stir in one cup of flour, followed by a cup of candy corn and a cup of white chocolate chips. All that’s left is to pour the batter into an 8-by-8-inch baking pan (coated with cooking spray) and stick it in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Your blondies should be ready in about 25 minutes.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Sure, we’ve already highlighted a couple of Halloween party recipes that have pumpkin in their name, but we couldn’t write a post about Halloween dessert ideas without including a recipe that uses real pureed pumpkin. Our own pumpkin cheesecake bars deliver the classic taste of pumpkin pie combined with the richness of cream cheese. The best part is that the crust is made from our Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Soft-Baked Biscotti so that you and your guests can double down on the fall flavors.
Is all this talk about dessert making you hungry? Shop our baked goods now and discover the perfect addition to your party, Halloween-themed or otherwise.