Easy Halloween Desserts

See that word EASY? Couldn’t be more accurate for these simple desserts and poppable treats that I love to make this time of the year. Each one of these tasty Halloween desserts are basic recipes with just an added twist to make them a little more spooky, a little more fall, and a little more fun! My kids helped me make each recipe and we always have the best time doing it.

Do my “spider’s” eyes have a little bit of smudged chocolate on them? Yes.

Do my Rice Krispies Pumpkins have mismatched stems? You betcha.

Do my kids have the very best time doing it and have fun making these memories with me? 100%.

So here’s a round-up of my very favorite, kid-friendly, simple Halloween dessert recipes that will be sure to bring a smile to your families faces this coming week. Happy Baking!

Spider Peanut Butter Blossoms

To make, use your favorite Peanut Butter Blossom recipe and follow as recipes instructs. My very favorite version is from Beyond the Butter. They come out perfection every.single.time! After you bake your cookies and immediately place the Hershey kiss lightly into the cookie, the chocolate will start to slowly melt from the heat. This is when you will stick 2 candy eyes on the chocolate and let your cookie now cool completely. You need the chocolate to be slightly melted when you place on the candy eyes on the Hershey kiss to keep the eyes attached. Once they cool, use a chocolate or black cookie icing (can be found at any grocer or online) to make 8 legs on the cookie and DONE!

Halloween Oreo Witches Hats

*Recipe and directions linked*

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Just like the Spider Peanut Butter Blossoms, you’ll make these Rice Krispies treats almost exactly like your favorite recipe calls for (I just use the recipe that is on the Rice Krispies box). After you’ve melted your butter and marshmallows, you’ll simply drop a few drops of orange food coloring into your mix and stir. Continue adding a couple drops at a time until you’ve reached your desired color. Then pour over your cereal, mix well, and form into even sized balls. Push down a Rolo, half of a Tootsie Roll, or a pretzel for a stem into the tops and put a small flick of green icing for the leaf. Want to go even further with these? Use a serrated knife to make vertical lines running down the sides of each pumpkin to make some realistic grooves. Use a black cookie icing to make a jack-o-lantern face on the front. The possibilities are endless!

Halloween Brownie Cupcakes

*Recipe and directions linked*

Halloween Puppy Chow Mix

*Recipe and directions linked*

We have a little over one week to enjoy all the Halloween fun. Put up those paper bats, those witches hats, and spread a little spooky cheer with some festive desserts! In no time at all it will all be over so let’s have fun with it while we can!

If you need a little Halloween decor ideas, pop over to my Halloween Home Tour where I share the simplest ways to make a little fun around your home!

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