60 Sweet + Savory Halloween Treats to *WOW* Your Inner Kidult
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60 Sweet + Savory Halloween Treats to *WOW* Your Inner Kidult

When it comes to the holidays, Halloween is the official kick-off of the season, and for good reason. Between the spooky cocktails and the awesome group costumes, there are a million ways to make this one great time to party and enjoy your friends and family. But any truly amazing shindig needs something first: appetizers, treats and desserts that everyone can enjoy! Whether you’re making some sweets or are into the savory kind of scary snack, here are 60 Halloween treats that will delight the *real* kids and the inner children in all of us.

Savory

1. Freaky Healthy Halloween Salad: No one will mind if you’re that person who brings a salad to the party. The little heads of cauliflower kind of look like brains and the syringe dressing is the perfect themed accessory. (via Boulder Locavore)

2. Spooky Spider Cheese Ball: Kids and adults alike will love these mini cheese balls covered in black olives. Use crackers and veggies for dipping and stock up on lots of cool straws for legs. (via Handmade Mood)

3. Tangerine Pumpkins: Peel a few tangerines and place a small piece of celery in the middle to make these tangerine pumpkins. Bonus: These can definitely double as the perfect snack for school. (via Bren Did)

4. Pumpkin Spice Granola: Start Halloween off right with a really healthy and delicious breakfast, or hand out little pumpkins full of granola as a sweet alternative to trick or treaters. The savory granola works well with the pumpkin spice elements of this snack. (via Breakfast Drama Queen)

5. Monster Mouths: This fun and easy monster mouth recipe is a great way to enjoy and celebrate Halloween and monster-themed parties. Don’t worry, they won’t bite back. (via Today’s Frugal Mom)

6. Green-Eyed Monster Deviled Eggs: Lose the mayonnaise filling and top these with healthy avocado instead. Then use little strips of red pepper to really get that bloodshot look. (via The Suburban Soapbox)

7. Pumpkin Pie Kettle Corn: Halloween is the best time to pull out the scary movies and have a cozy night in. Enjoy this super addictive and festive popcorn. (via Sugar and Cloth)

8. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: ‘Tis the season to go gaga over the big orange squash. If you need a healthy distraction from pumpkin pie and PSL, try roasting the seeds for an addictive savory snack. (via Inspiration Kitchen)

9. Chocolate Pretzel Batwiches: The only thing better than a chocolate-covered pretzel is one shaped like a bat. It’s the perfect almost-too-scary sweet and savory treat. (via Amy’s Healthy Baking)

10. Easy Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips: Allergy-friendly, kid-approved and delicious, these easy snacks will also make your house smell amazing. Make extras, then you can pack the leftovers in your lunch all month long. (via Kid Cultivation)

11. Mummy Apples: These are fun enough just as they are, or you could whip up a tasty Greek yogurt or caramel dip to make an extra special treat. Whether serving to kids or adults, nobody can resist these. (via Two Healthy Kitchens)

12. Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks: We have one word for you: YUM! They’re also super easy to make, whether you want a late-afternoon snack or classroom goodies for your kiddo. (via Little Inspiration)

13. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls: These nutritious treats will definitely satisfy your pumpkin pie cravings. Plus, they’ll keep you full until lunch. (via FitSugar)

14. Halloween Baked Potato Skin Pizzas: Two of the best foods — potato skins and pizza — mingle to make this delish snack. Make ’em for All Hallows’ Eve and then adapt them for football Sundays. (via Alida’s Kitchen)

15. Monster Quesadillas: You won’t have a sad desk lunch (or snack!) with these cheesy treats. The little ones in your life will simply LOVE them, but who doesn’t love a fun and delicious monster anyway? (via Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons)

16. Apple Crumble Shooters: Oats, apples and ice cream? We’re not sure these mini apple pies could get any more delicious — but they sure are tasty for breakfast! (via The Almond Eater)

17. Carrot Rice Jack-O’-Lanterns: Looking for a savory Halloween-themed snack? These rice balls colored naturally with carrot juice are a great alternative. (via Apron Strings)

18. Mini Caramel Apples: Can’t eat an entire caramel apple? These mini apples are perfect for kids and are super fun to make together as a family. (via Allyson Baker Design)

19. Pumpkin Pie Dip: Cheesecake filling and canned pumpkin are the main ingredients for this seasonal snack. Serve it up with graham crackers, or some cinnamon sugar pita chips. (via Cooking Classy)

20. Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus: We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love hummus. This dip can be served with crackers or veggies for a healthy party snack. (via The Healthy Family and Home)

21. Monster Sandwiches: Just cut sliced bread and cheese into circular shapes and assemble these monster-themed sandwiches — perfect little snacks for a kid’s party or school lunch. Of course, you MIGHT also make all of your coworkers jealous with your Halloween not-sad desk lunch. (via Em + The City)

22. Candy Corn Fruit Parfait: For a sweet treat that’s still healthy, skip the candy corn and cut up some colorful fruit in its place. Make these early, and make them often! (via Suburbia Unwrapped)

23. Mummy Hot Dogs: Give your pigs in a blanket a spooktacular twist with a mummified hot dog appetizer. A spider web of mustard and ketchup makes for one festive dip. (via Snapguide Team on Snapguide)

24. Halloween Veggie Platter: If you’re REALLY crunched for time, grab some veggies from the grocery store (or even a pre-made platter) and arrange them to double as a spooky display. (via Mommy on the Money)

25. Apple Kabobs: Buy a package of pre-sliced apples, then dip them in chocolate and caramel for an easy alternative to a favorite Halloween pastime. Serve them on sticks for an extra-special look. (via Home Made Interest)

Sweet

26. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Blondies: The best thing about blondies, aside from them being blondies? You can cut them into any size. Make adorable bite-sized versions for your Halloween party. (via The Healthy Maven)

27. Cyclops Cupcakes: Make these in mini muffin pans to enjoy a cute and sweet dessert. These treats are much quicker than they look, and everyone at your par-tay will be *super* impressed to boot. (via Brit + Co)

28. Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream: Halloween treats for breakfast? We’ve all been there, and there is no judgment on this end. Now you can add healthy ice cream to your candy-studded diet. (via Chocolate Covered Katie)

29. Pumpkin Pie Cookies: Who needs the whole pie when you can have a cookie version that will make you the office favorite? Make a double batch, and freeze leftovers to serve up again and again and again. (via Food52)

30. Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes: Donut holes are the king of all mini treats. They also make for a great grab-and-go breakfast during the month of October… or any other time. (via Blissful Basil)

31. Spooky Halloween Cake Pops: Halloween can be a tough time for those with food intolerances. Thankfully, these little monsters are gluten-free and low in sugar. (via Feeding My Addiction)

32. White Chocolate Drenched Sweet Potato & Raisin Bites: Sweet potatoes are often forgotten around Halloween in exchange for their orange cousin, the pumpkin. Believe it or not, they are delicious with raisins and white chocolate. (via Runnin’ Sri Lankan)

33. Vegan Ghost Peeps: This plant-based and gluten-free version of a seasonal favorite is even better in your hot chocolate. Who says Peeps are just a springtime indulgence anyway? (via Fork and Beans)

34. Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes With Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting: It’s a myth that healthy isn’t delicious, and it’s *scary* good how yummy these dairy-free and grain-free cupcakes are. The chocolate spiderweb is an added bonus. (via Texan Erin)

35. Eye of Newt Pretzels: Do this one over the sink or set up a station outside to avoid finding sprinkles all over your house for the next month. Package them in individual cellophane bags and share with friends. (via Lady Behind the Curtain)

36. Gingerbread Skeletons: Transform ordinary gingerbread men into spooky skeletons with simple piping and small candy features. The end result is more appealing than all those fun-sized Snickers. (via Right at Home)

37. Witch Hat Cookies: Take two of the best snacks (Oreos and Hershey’s kisses) and put them together to make something that’s wickedly delicious. A layer of orange icing is the delicious glue holding everything together here. (via Princess Pinky Girl)

38. Monster Cookies: Make this a two-day project and bake the chocolate chip cookies together, or just grab a box from the bakery. Either way, the final assembly is something even the tiniest sous chef can handle. (via Buttercream Bakehouse)

39. Pumpkin Patties: A fork leaves the perfect indentations for a pumpkin, and the pretzel stem makes for easy grabbing. Leave the orange-flavored candy uncovered for one day before storing in an airtight container for up to a week. (via Mom on Time Out)

40. Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs: This treat is the ultimate combination of salty and sweet thanks to the pretzels, white chocolate and bright colored sprinkles. Form your webs on small pieces of wax paper or tin foil for easy removal. (via Five Heart Home)

41. Monster Cookies: These gooey, cake-like cookies are made with boxed cake mix and a package of cream cheese. Press candy eyes all over cookies while they’re still warm. Consume immediately, because they won’t last long. (via Lil Luna)

42. Oreo Spiders: Set up all the supplies and let the kids do all the work. Pretzel legs and candy eyes make these spiders terrifying to look at but fun to eat. (via Mom.Me)

43. Candy Corn Meringue Swirls: You can’t have Halloween without candy corn, but maybe this time, mix things up with these way healthier meringues. They’re *almost* too pretty to eat, we know. Almost. (via The Simple Sweet Life)

44. Monster Candy Bark: If you find yourself with extra candy, melt it all down for this no-rules candy bark. Chill in the refrigerator until hard and break into bite-sized pieces. (via Fork and Beans)

45. Monster Marshmallow Cupcakes: The lesson here is that no matter what you make, finding a way to add candy eyes is always a good idea. Marshmallows and buttercream frosting never hurt either. (via Smart School House)

46. Spooky Banana Pops: These spooky ghouls are easy to make and even easier to say yes to when your little goblins are begging for a snack. We’re pretty sure even your big goblins (aka your bae) will enjoy this one too. (via Plaid and Paleo)

47. Candy Corn Marshmallows: Dip jumbo marshmallows in orange candy melts and let cool on parchment paper before going back for a double-dip in a bowl of yellow. Leave them as-is or add eyes to make an army of marshmallow men. (via Knead to Cook)

48. Mini Donut Spiders: You’ll need to pre-cut the pretzels before you get started, and then have your friends do the rest of the work. Attach the candy eyes with a dab of melted chocolate and enjoy with a monstrous glass of milk. (via It’s Always Autumn)

49. Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles: This is one recipe your tiny baking assistant can help with from start to finish, since there’s no hot oven to worry about. Add the red eyes with a food-safe marker or a Q-tip dipped in food coloring. (via Creme de la Crumb)

50. Spider Attack Cookies: Soft peanut butter cookies are topped with a hazelnut Ferrero Rocher candy and eight chocolate legs. Add the eyes to the candy while the cookies are still in the oven, let cool and get ready for cookie-candy heaven. (via OMG Chocolate Desserts)

51. Frankenstein Family Treats: Bake a batch of your go-to cookie (shortbread, sugar or gingerbread) and lay out an array of melted chocolates and candy. Have a contest to see who can come up with the best Frankenstein. Winner gets another cookie! (via Better Homes and Gardens)

52. Candy Corn Rice Crispies: Don’t even pretend… We know that you want to get your hands on these chunky candy corn goodies. They’re *much* prettier and tastier than the original version, anyway. (via Yummy Healthy Easy)

53. Paleo Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: You can indulge in these Paleo whoopie pies from now until Halloween. Your picky eater friends will even thank you for serving these at your October 31 bash. (via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)

54. Skinny Salted Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding: Serve this vegan and gluten-free dessert at all of your dinner parties this season. It’s a great treat on All Hallow’s Eve and beyond. (via The Almond Eater)

55. Pumpkin Seed Puppy Chow: A party isn’t a party without puppy chow. Make yours seasonal with pumpkin pie spice. Don’t forget to package up extras for those Trick or Treaters! (via Brit + Co)

56. Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Truffle Spiders: These truffles have — get ready for it — five whole ingredients. We’re a little scared of how easy and how yummy these are. (via Get Off Your Tush and Cook)

57. No-Bake Pumpkin Ice Cream Tart With Speculoos Crust: You’ll only need one grocery store trip — even a Trader Joe’s trip at that — for this no-bake pumpkin treat. Shhhh… We promise not to tell if you simply can’t share. (via Brit + Co)

58. Sugar Skull Cake Balls: These cake balls are next level. Make a night out of prepping for your Halloween party by DIYing these with your besties. (via Brit + Co)

59. Monster Party Bark: Melt a few chocolate bars with some pretzels, candy eyes and coconut flakes for a salty-sweet snack that will be ready in only three minutes. It’s the perfect combination to bring to any festivities this year. (via Handmade Charlotte)

60. Strawberry Ghosts: Dip some strawberries in white chocolate, then give them chocolate chip eyes and a mouth for these cute and tasty snacks. They might make the perfect treat for an October date night, won’t they? (via Miss Candiquik)

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