65 Scarily Simple No-Bake Halloween Treat Recipes
Whether you’re partaking in an adults-only soiree with boozy Halloween drinks or you’re hosting a kids’ lunch this October, easy no-bake treats are a *must* for quick entertaining. Pick out your favorite festive cupcake recipe and break out your tried-and-true Halloween snack mixes, because all of your spooky get-togethers are about to get LIT. Grab a glass of blood, err, wine, and read on for 65 of the easiest and most festive no-bake Halloween treats out there.
1. Boo Bark: It’s amazing what a little patience, festive sprinkles, and candies can do for melted chocolate. Use dollops of melted vanilla candy coating and a toothpick to coerce them into adorable friendly ghosts. (via People)
3. Bloody Candy Apple: Turn your apples into a deadly treat by combining corn syrup and red food coloring to make blood. To make it stand out even more, dip your apples in a layer of melted white chocolate before drizzling on your “blood.” (via One Fine Cookie)
5. Candy Corn Cookie Bark: Somehow you always have candy corn left over at the end of Halloween (heck, you may have some left from last year). Put it to good use by making this gift-worthy cookie bark that showcases all of the Halloween colors we know and love. (via Grace and Good Eats)
6. Butterfinger Fudge: This homemade spin on one of Halloween’s staple sweets is one that will make you very proud of yourself. It’s not every day you can say you made candy that’s better than the original. (via A Bajillion Recipes)
7. Candy Corn Krispie Treat Pretzel Pops: These treats aren’t just no-bake; they’re no-cook at all. Take advantage of store-bought Rice Krispies to form your candy corn look-alike, and you won’t even break a sweat. (via Love from the Oven)
8. Homemade Candy Bars: In case your local grocery store is all out of your favorite candy come Halloween, you can always make your own! Try experimenting with homemade Snickers and Twix, to start. (via Brit + Co)
9. Four Ingredient Candy Corn Fudge: White chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and food coloring is all you need to make this tri-colored fudge. Slice in alternating triangles to get that classic candy corn effect. (via Babble)
11. Chocolate Caramel-Covered Banana Goblins: These goofy goblins are just as delicious as they are adorable. Plus, since you’re snacking on potassium-rich bananas, you don’t have to feel bad about the chocolate and caramel. (via Handmade Charlotte)
12. Candy Corn Popcorn: Since we can’t enjoy candy corn year-round, let’s go overboard this whole month. This no-bake snack doubles the fun with candy corn popcorn served in a tricolor waffle cone. (via Brit + Co)
13. Trick or Treat Mummy Nuggets: There’s no easier way to make a cute Halloween treat than by using snacks you already have in your house. These mummy nuggets would be a fun project to keep kids busy while practicing their artistic skills. Just don’t be surprised if you find a lot missing. (via Easy Peasy Pleasy)
15. Halloween Ice Pops: If you’re looking for a healthier Halloween snack or if you tend to have those hot Indian summers that won’t quit, natural fruit pops are the way to go. These have greek yogurt, pineapple, and mango to give a candy corn appearance. (via She Knows)
16. Halloween Chocolate Bars: Did you know you could make candy corn and Oreo-filled brownies without even turning on your oven? The result is thick and fudgy, just what you want for Halloween. (via Homemaking Hacks)
17. No-Bake Halloween Eyeball Cheesecake: This may be what your eyes look like after an all-nighter, but at least this pair is delicious. Cherry pie filling is the key to giving this eyeball cheesecake its tasty bloodshot look. (via Some of This and That)
21. Graveyard Dirt Cups: We might be okay with being buried if it’s in six feet of chocolate cookies and pudding. Decorate your cups with edible bones and tombstones to really make it look like a cemetery. (via Sugar, Spice and Family Life)
23. Ghost Crackers: It definitely doesn’t get much cuter than these. If you can stop playing with the decorations long enough to taste the crackers, the sweet and salty flavor will be simply addicting. (via Cake Wiz)
24. Homemade Almond Joy and Mounds Bars: It seems these candy bars only make an appearance come Halloween. But we’re willing to bet the homemade version will stick around all year. Yeah, they’re that good. (via Marin Mama Cooks)
26. Mummy Truffles: These mummy truffle bites don’t have a trace of “scary,” thanks to the decadent pumpkin cheesecake filling. Once you get past the blaring red eyes, it’s nothing but sweet and creamy dessert goodness. (via Creme de la Crumb)
27. Jack Skellington Donut Pops:The Nightmare Before Christmas is a classic movie that is on repeat around Halloween. Give the star the credit he deserves by making these snackable donut pops adorned with Jack’s loveable skeleton face. (via Finding Zest)
29. Mini Phyllo Bites: Phyllo shells are the gateway to endless dessert possibilities. Repurpose your leftover candy minis to form a new and improved treat that you’ll make year after year. (via Nifty Mom)
31. No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Parfait: What can you do with a couple of Oreos and a can of Fanta? No, this isn’t a joke; those are the two main ingredients to this simple Halloween parfait. Dig in! (via Cook With Manali)
32. Peanut Butter Candy Corn Bark: You can’t go wrong with pretzels and peanut butter. The sweet/salty combo is to die for, and you could easily package it and give back to trick-or-treaters. (via Something Swanky)
33. Candy Dipped Pretzel Rods: Halloween sprinkles and colored candy melts make for a fun autumn day in. Make your own masterpiece on a pretzel rod that is both beautiful AND delicious. (via Love Bakes Good Cakes)
35. 10-Minute No-Bake Halloween Cheesecake: Step one: Buy pre-made cheesecake. Step two: Decorate with Milano cookie headstones, Oreo dirt, and Halloween candy. Step three: Devour. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)
38. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites: Pumpkin and peanut butter are like Halloween’s version of the PB&J. As if that isn’t reason enough, sandwich them between two pretzels for a little bit of crunch and saltiness. (via Fresh April Flours)
42. Reese’s Peanut Butter Shooters: Take your favorite Halloween candy up a notch with some chocolate vodka. Just make sure to pick up a skull-imprinted ice cube tray ahead of time to make it extra creepy. (via Brit + Co)
48. Witch Hat Surprise Cookies: Inside the barrel of this chocolate ice cream cone there’s a bevy of various candies waiting to surprise their trick-or-treater. Kids will love the unexpected treat, and you’ll have fun making them. (via It’s Always Autumn)
50. Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow: Nibbles are essential at any Halloween party, and puppy chow is always a crowd favorite. Give it a fall update with pumpkin spice and candy pumpkins and TRY not to get addicted. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
52. No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake: It’s hard to believe something as indulgent and rich as a cheesecake could be no-bake, but it’s true. Bonus points for the decorative pumpkin marshmallows on top. (via Jane’s Patisserie)
53. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Balls: Are they cake pops? Butter balls? Candy? Cookies?? You be the judge. Whatever you call them, these M&M-infused balls are jaw-droppingly peanut buttery. (via Buzzfeed)
54. No-Bake Sugar Wafer Frankenstein Cookies: How adorable are these mini cookies resembling Frankenstein’s monster? And the best part: All you need to make them are sugar wafers, green candy melt, chocolate sprinkles, and candy eyes. (via Shaken Together)
57. Caramel Apple Nachos: Sure, these are basically just sliced Granny Smith apples drizzled with a few choice sweeteners (namely, white chocolate, chocolate chips, Heath bar bigs, and caramel). But *everything* is better in nacho form, right? (via Life in the Lofthouse)
58. Halloween Monster Marshmallow Melts: These super cute marshmallow treats allow you to get creative. Don’t feel limited to green coloring and two eyes: Throw other colors in there and make them with one eye, three eyes, or eyes everywhere! (via Finding Zest)
59. Mickey Mouse Halloween Cookies: Oreos are a delightful invention. In addition to coming in tons of crazy flavors, they also come in both normal-sized and mini form. And with that distinction comes the ability to create Mickey Mouse-shaped cookies. (via Living Locurto)
61. Oreo Cookie Cups With Marshmallow Cream: Here’s another delicious and Halloween-inspired use for your Oreos. The cookie cups are made not only with America’s favorite cookie, but also powdered sugar, butter, marshmallow cream, vanilla, and, of course, sprinkles. (via Two Sisters Crafting)
62. Halloween Spider Donuts: Okay, so the reason these donuts are no bake is because you have to go out and buy the donuts ahead of time. The *real* magic happens when you add a chocolate donut hole on top and give the creature some chocolate spider legs. (via The Semi Sweet Sisters)
63. No Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls: These gluten-free, vegan pumpkin pie balls are great for your health-conscious friends (not to mention gluten-intolerant trick-or-treaters). With ingredients like pure maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin puree, and almond flour, you really can’t go wrong. (via Gluten Free With LB)
64. Reese’s Peanut Butter Granola Bars: Fair warning: You’re going to be tempted to eat these right away. But it’s imperative to let them chill for at least a few hours. Put them into the fridge to speed up the process. (via Mom on Time Out)
65. Witch Hat Cookies: Last but not least, a quintessential Halloween favorite: Things shaped like witch hats. In this case, chocolate kisses sitting atop chocolate-rimmed Ritz crackers. (via Dizzy Busy and Hungry)
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Additional reporting by Maggie McCraken.
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