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21 Halloween Snacks That Are Honestly Better Than Trick Or Treating

Halloween weekend is right around the corner.

Halloween might look a little different this year, but October 31st is still the perfect excuse to treat yourself. 🎃

Whether you're entertaining little kids or you just want an excuse to make something festive, these Halloween-themed sweets, treats, and snacks are perfect for you.

1. Matcha Monster Waffles

Homemade matcha monster waffles decorated with KitKat bars, marshmallows, and chocolate chips.
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Grab your favorite waffle mix and add some green matcha powder to make them spookily festive.

Recipe: Matcha Monster Waffles

2. Reese's Cups Spider Cookies

A close-up of a spider cookie with candy eyes.
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If you want to save time and effort — no judgement! — just opt for your favorite boxed cookie mix. Top them with miniature Reese’s cups, chocolate frosting, and candy eyes.

Recipe: Reese's Cups Spider Cookies

3. Clementine Pumpkins

Three clementine pumpkins

If you're looking for an easy candy-less sweet treat, just pop green apple slices into peeled clementines. Instant pumpkins.

Recipe: Clementine Pumpkins

4. Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

A serving dish filled with chocolate cheesecake graveyard dip.
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Morbid yet delicious, this dessert dip is made with a mixture of cream cheese, crushed Oreos, butter and cocoa powder. Grab a package of Milano cookies or Graham crackers for the tombstones and decorate with candy corn.

Recipe: Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

5. Graveyard Pudding Cups

A handful of pudding and Oreo crumble graveyard cups with gummy worms and cookies on top.
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These are the same idea as the Oreo cheesecake party dip except they're individually sized and even more simple, filled with chocolate pudding and cookie crumbs.

Recipe: Graveyard Pudding Cups

6. Pumpkin Bars

This recipe makes enough to feed the whole family — or you can slice and freeze some away for future snacking.

Recipe: Pumpkin Bars

7. Jack-o-Lantern Floats

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Make these cute ice cream floats for the kids and then treat yourself to the adult version, spiked with vodka.

Recipe: Jack-o-Lantern Floats

8. Ghost Pretzels

A handful of white-chocolate dipped pretzels with candy eyes.
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These adorably spooky white chocolate covered pretzels come together in no time. They're an ideal, low-maintenance Halloween snack to make with kids.

Recipe: Ghost Pretzels

9. Witch Hat Cupcakes

A plate of witch hat cookies.
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As adorable as they are delicious, these cupcakes will cast a spell over you so that you can't stop at just one.

Recipe: Witch Hat Cupcakes

10. Halloween Deviled Eggs

Two Halloween deviled eggs with pepper wings and horns.
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These classic deviled eggs get a festive twist thanks to red peppers, which you can cut into the shape of horns and wings. Best of all, this recipe can be made a full day in advance and stored in the fridge. Just don't fill the eggs until you're ready to serve.

Recipe: Halloween Deviled Eggs

11. Spider Deviled Eggs

Two deviled eggs topped with sliced olives in the shape of spider.
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Or for another take on the classic party app, use black olives to make creepy little spiders, then arrange them on top of the prepared deviled eggs.

Recipe: Spider Deviled Eggs

12. Mummy English Muffin Pizzas

A close-up of a hand holding a mummy pizza with olives for eyes.
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Four ingredients are all you need to make this individually-sized mummy pizzas. Grab some English muffins or mini bagels, tomato sauce, olives, and string cheese.

Recipe: Mummy English Muffin Pizzas

13. Haunted Halloween Pancakes

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Canned pumpkin purée give these pancakes an orange appearance and a seasonal fall flavor while black food coloring gives maple syrup a spooky twist.

Recipe: Haunted Halloween Pancakes

14. Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Quesadillas

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If you can carve a pumpkin, you can certainly carve a tortilla. Fill that cut-out tortilla with cheese and pop it into the oven until golden brown and melted.

Recipe: Jack-o-lantern Cheese Quesadillas

15. Oreo Truffle Monsters

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These Oreo truffles call for just three ingredients: Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and chocolate wafer cookies. Decorate them in anything from melted chocolate or vanilla frosting to sprinkles.

Recipe: Oreo Truffle Monsters

16. Mummy Dogs

Two mummy dogs, hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough with candy eyes, on a plate.
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If you like pigs in a blanket, you'll love this festive treat made with hot dogs, and store bought crescent roll dough. A dot of ketchup or mustard will keep the candy eyes in place.

Recipe: Mummy Dogs

17. Vampire Donuts

A plate of vampire donuts

If you happen to have vampire teeth lying around, use them to easily upgrade store-bought donuts.

Recipe: Vampire Donuts

18. Halloween Rice Krispies Treats

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You don't need any baking skills to make these easy ghost treats. Just start with a box of Rice Krispies treats, stick them onto popsicle sticks and dip them into melted white chocolate.

Recipe: Halloween Rice Krispy Treats

19. Halloween Witch Chips and Guacamole

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Guacamole works for every single holiday, if you ask me.

Recipe: Halloween Witch Chips and Guacamole

20. Halloween Marshmallow Pops

A set of Halloween marshmallow pops
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Marshmallows, melting chocolate, and some festive sprinkles are all there is to this adorable dessert.

Recipe: Halloween Marshmallow Pops

21. Char-boo-terie Board

A char-boo-terie board filled with Halloween treats

This clever spread uses snack staples — string cheese, berries, pretzels, cheese puffs — to create the ultimate Halloween party platter.

Recipe: Char-boo-terie Board