19 Make-Ahead Halloween Treats For A Stress-Free Party
Halloween is arguably one of the most fun holidays. There are no gifts to buy, there’s candy cornrecipes galore and you get to be someone you’re not for a night! That means you want to spend most of your time partaking in the party and *not* slaving away in the kitchen. The solutions to this are no-bake Halloween treats and a stockpile of make-ahead recipes that you can either prep early or cook way in advance so that you can relax once guests arrive. While you’re contemplating this year’s costume, get to pinning these 19 make-ahead recipes that will make your Halloween a breeze.
Red velvet cheesecake serves as the bloody base for this massacre. The dripping blood is a frightening mixture of corn syrup, red food coloring and cornstarch… Or is it? Make sure you start the cheesecake a day in advance so it has plenty of time to chill. (via Sugar Dish)
Enlist the help of a few kids and these candy corns will basically make themselves. When stored in an airtight container they’ll keep for several days… If you can keep everyone out of them. (via Pint-Sized Treasures)
Thanks to boxed cake mix, this cake isn’t nearly as difficult to make as it looks. The fun part is getting messy with icing and sprinkles to create your own Halloween masterpiece. (via Love Bakes Good Cakes)
Why would you spend a fortune on gourmet chocolate apples when you can easily make your own? Decorate each one with different toppings and prepare for people to fight over them. (via Hey Modest Marce)
Jello is the ultimate make-ahead treat because it can last for ages in the fridge without changing. Pro tip: Definitely turn these into creepy Jello shots for an adults-only party. (via From Brazil to You)
Halloween kicks off pumpkin pie season, so it’s only fitting that you represent at your party. Serve this cheesecake dip in a hollowed baking pumpkin alongside Biscoff cookies for the ultimate dunking experience. (via A Night Owl)
Even if you’re just having a chill Halloween at home, you have to celebrate a little bit. Turn your mundane dinner into a festive pumpkin by carving a jack-o’-lantern face in an orange bell pepper. (via Everyday Jenny)
It's amazing what you can do with a few marshmallows and googly eye sprinkles. This no-bake recipe is perfect if you're the last-minute friend who doesn't care about putting a lot of energy into prep work. (via Amanda Wilens)
Put a fun twist on pop-tarts with this homemade black sesame recipe. Pop-tarts are a quick and memorable breakfast treat but this mummified version makes them perfect for your Halloween party. (via Takes Two Eggs)
At first glance, a black cake may not look appetizing but it's more delicious than you could ever imagine. Since it's tedious to make, it qualifies as a make-ahead Halloween treat but the end result is *so* worth it. Just look at the cute little ghost frosting! (via Barley and Sage)
It's time to make a charcuterie board for Halloween! You can create a mix of popcorn, carrots, gummy worms, 'ghost' pretzels and more! (via Two Peas and Their Pod)
How cute are these Halloween witch hat cupcakes? We love that they're only made with 5-ingredients!
(via Kathryn's Kitchen Blog)
If you're looking for another option to add to your Halloween snack board, try making these spooky Halloween pretzels. All you need is melted white chocolate, oreos, candy eyes, chocolate candy melts, black licorice and pretzels. If you want, add fall-colored M&Ms to create a nose for your spooky owl creation. (via Half Baked Harvest)
Ever thought about eating orange cream cheese? Well - thanks to this recipe - you won't be able to stop thinking about it once you make these loaded Halloween brownies! (via Averie Cooks)
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Lead image via Two Peas and Their Pod.