The spooky season is upon us! You’ll probably agree it’s a great time to mix up some fun in the kitchen for (or with) your kiddos. Enter some go-to Halloween treats every October, like Pumpkin Rice Krispies treats, Halloween pretzel rods, and more! These kid-approved Halloween snacks are festive, simple to make (all are no-bake!), and delicious. These easy Halloween treats are great for enjoying after school and serve as perfect Halloween desserts for bringing to a last-minute kids’ Halloween party.
Maybe you’re searching for quick Halloween dessert ideas that are easy enough to make for an entire crowd of goblins and ghouls — or perhaps you’re searching for adorable Halloween snacks to surprise your kiddos. We hope these recipes are a hit for you and your kids.
1. Nutter Butter Mummies & Ghosts
These Nutter Butter white chocolate-covered mummies and ghosts are a true crowd-pleaser! We’ve made them for a Halloween kids’ party and received so many compliments. They are super cute and incredibly simple to make. Please keep in mind that Nutter Butters do contain peanuts, so ensure your guests do not have a peanut allergy before making them.
A simple and sweet Halloween treat that is perfect for every age to enjoy! This one is a crowd-pleaser, so be ready for the compliments!
*Nutter Butters contain peanuts, so ensure your guests do not have a peanut allergy before serving.
1 pack Nutter Butter cookies
10oz. white chocolate melts
Place a sheet of parchment paper under a cooling rack.
Melt your white chocolate melts in 30-second increments in the microwave or according to package directions, stopping to stir as needed. Do this until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
For the ghosts, dip the Nutter Butters halfway into the melted chocolate one at a time, and place them on the cooling rack. For the mummies, fully dip the Nutter Butters into the melted white chocolate and place on the rack.
Place the candy eyes where you prefer on the icing of each Nutter Butter to create mummies and ghosts. Make sure to do this before the chocolate fully dries and hardens.
For the mummies: fill a ziplock bag with some melted white chocolate. Cut a hole in one corner of the bag to squeeze and drizzle out the white chocolate over the Nutter Butter to create a mummy look.
For the ghosts: use the black icing to make a mouth below the candy eyes. If you don’t have a small icing tube, use a ziplock bag for this too.
Let them sit in a cool, dry place for 15 minutes until they harden, and enjoy!
To avoid the cookies getting stale, after they have dried, store them in an airtight container and keep them in a cool, dry place (or your refrigerator). Enjoy them up to a week, or freeze for later!
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2. Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats
You can’t go wrong with this classic snack, but make it fall-oriented. Better yet: pumpkin! These Pumpkin Rice Krispies treats are an excellent option for school Halloween parties (double-check to ensure your ingredients are safe for allergies), get-togethers with family and friends, and even fall birthday parties. You can wrap them individually to be gifted as favors. This recipe makes about 12 treats.
This is a classic snack that you can’t go wrong with, but make it fall-oriented. Better yet: pumpkin! These Pumpkin Rice Krispies treats are a great option for school Halloween parties (double-check to ensure your ingredients are safe for allergies), get-togethers with family and friends, and even fall birthday parties. You can wrap them individually to be gifted as favors. This recipe makes about 12 treats.
10 oz. bag of marshmallows
5 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
4 tbsps. of butter, plus a bit extra for greasing hands
orange food coloring
pretzel rods, mini peanut butter cups, or Tootsie Rolls (your choice — these are for the stems)
Melt butter in a large, microwavable safe bowl.
Add in marshmallows. Microwave in one-minute increments until melted.
Mix in orange food coloring until you reach your favorite shade of pumpkin.
Add Rice Krispies into the mixture and stir until mixed well.
With lightly greased hands, break apart and shape the Rice Krispies mixture into 2-inch balls.
Place a pretzel rod, Tootsie Roll, mini peanut butter cup, or other “stem” of your choice on top of each pumpkin treat.
Let set for about an hour and enjoy!
Optional: Add some green frosting or icing to make a “leaf” on the stem.
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These can also be made on the stovetop if you prefer. Using the microwave is a bit more toddler-friendly. My 2-year-old loves helping in the kitchen and can easily join me on her learning tower to pour and mix ingredients, press microwave buttons, etc. Whichever route you choose, these Halloween treats are sure to be devoured.
3. Pretzel Spiderwebs
A fun and tasty way to make spiderwebs this Halloween! These Halloween Spiderweb Pretzel treats perfectly combine salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy. We love how they’re so simple to make (requiring only three ingredients) that the kids can even join in making them! It’s a perfect Halloween treat to bring to a teacher, neighborhood party, and more.
These spooky-cute pretzel spider webs feature crunchy pretzel sticks, drizzled chocolate, and festive sprinkles. They’re sure to be a popular dessert with your kids this Halloween!
bag of pretzel sticks
10oz. white chocolate melts
10oz. milk chocolate melts
festive Halloween sprinkles
Begin by melting your chocolate melts in a microwaveable bowl (one bowl for the white chocolate and another bowl for the milk chocolate). Follow the melting directions according to the package or in 30-second increments (do not overheat). Stir until smooth.
While heating the chocolate, lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and place 8 pretzel sticks to create a circular shape. The ends of each pretzel stick should be touching in the center and pointing outwards.
Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, transfer it to a ziplock bag. (If you choose to do milk chocolate and white chocolate, place them in separate ziplock bags.) Cut a small hole at the corner end of the bag and pipe a circle in the center of the pretzels where they meet. Starting at the center and working outwards, pipe another circle and another. You should be able to do several rings depending on how far apart you want each to be. Stop just before reaching the tips of the pretzel sticks, so they stick out a little from the outermost ring. This should achieve a spiderweb look and will help bind the pretzels together.
Grab a toothpick and run it through the chocolate rings starting from the center of the web outward. Do this all around the circle to help create more of a spiderweb appearance.
Decorate the spiderwebs however you’d like! Use your festive Halloween sprinkles and have fun.
Allow your pretzel spiderwebs to dry for 30 minutes or until completely set. Then, carefully peel them from the parchment paper and serve.
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4. Halloween Pretzel Rods
With so many Halloween treats made purely of sugar, it’s always nice to have a recipe that combines the perfect amount of salty and sweet. These pretzel rods do just that. They require only three ingredients and allow for a lot of creativity. This recipe makes about 25 pretzels.
With so many Halloween treats being made purely of sugar, it’s always nice to have a recipe on hand that combines the perfect amount of salty and sweet. These pretzel rods do just that. They require only three ingredients and allow for a lot of creativity.
12 oz. package of thick pretzel rods
10 oz. bags of melting wafers/candy melts of your color of choice
toppings of your choice: sprinkles, candy eyes, black icing, almond slices, etc.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt your candy wafers in 30-second increments in the microwave, stopping to stir as needed. We recommend using tall, microwavable mugs for easier dipping or medium-seized bowls for melting the wafers. Do this until all wafers are melted and smooth.
Dip pretzels in melted wafers one at a time, covering as much or as little of the pretzel as you’d like. Leaving about ⅓ of the pretzel uncovered is great for no-mess handling.
Top the melt-covered portion of pretzels with sprinkles and candy eyes. You can do this by rolling the pretzels in a sprinkle-filled plate or by tossing/shaking/placing sprinkles on the pretzels. Get creative here! You can add an almond slice to make it look like a fingernail, or use some black icing to create a Frankenstein. If you’re making these with your kiddos, encourage them to decorate their Halloween treats however they see fit.
Lay your completed pretzels on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Let them sit for 10-15 minutes to set before enjoying.
Store in a cool, dry place (or your refrigerator) for up to a week, or freeze for later.
While sprinkles are all you need to take regular, melt-covered pretzels up a notch for the holiday, you can also experiment with fun toppings such as candy corn, Halloween-colored M&Ms, and other candies of choice.
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5. Yogurt Melt Ghosts
This Halloween treat recipe is the simplest one to make! It only requires two ingredients, and we love how it can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, even our tiniest ones (as long as they are eating solids). Instead of using white chocolate for the ghosts, we switched it out with yogurt for a healthier alternative. It’s a perfect Halloween treat for kids!
The perfect healthy Halloween treat that even our little ones can enjoy! These yogurt melt ghosts are creamy, sweet, and so simple to make. If you have a baby that is eating solids, this is the Halloween dessert we recommend making for them!
yogurt, preferably white in color (yogurt pouches make it even easier to squeeze into ghost shapes)
small package of milk chocolate melts
Optional: candy eyes
Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
Open a pouch or tube of yogurt and squeeze the yogurt out into several circles onto the wax paper.
Use a spoon to spread and create ghost shapes with the yogurt.
Warm up the chocolate melts according to the package directions or in 30-second increments. Stir until smooth.
Transfer the chocolate into a ziplock bag and cut a hole at the corner end of the bag. Then, pipe the eyes and mouth on each ghost. (You can use candy eyes if you prefer for the eyes.)
Transfer the baking tray into the freezer and let them freeze for at least 2 hours or until the yogurt ghost melts are frozen solid.
Serve and enjoy immediately (the yogurt melts fast!)
Do not use candy eyes for children under the age of one year old. These small candies could cause choking.
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The most spooktacular time of the year is quickly creeping up on us, and you’ll want to keep these easy, adorable recipes in your back pocket. Halloween treats don’t have to be uber-fancy or complicated to be crowd-pleasers; these recipes prove it!
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