56 Halloween Snacks That'll Get Any Grown-Up in the Spirit
The eternal Halloween dilemma: You want to throw a fabulous party to celebrate, but you don’t want to get so kitschy and kiddie that you’re serving your guests fake fingers. So, we went on a mission to find the classiest treat ideas for spooky season. Here, 56 Halloween snacks for adults that all your party guests will love. (BTW, you can get even more ideas on our Halloween inspiration board.)
3. Jolly Rancher Candy Apples
The perfect balance of sweet and sour, these are classics for a reason. Drizzle them with white chocolate for extra flair.
6. Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Maple Glaze
Only 30 minutes before your guests arrive? Challenge accepted.
8. Pumpkin Pie
The cinnamon roll pie crust is what sets this beauty apart from the rest.
17. Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow
These adorable treats are bite-size, so go ahead and have ten...or 20. We won’t judge.
19. Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup
A hearty bowl of this nutrient-packed root vegetable soup will keep you warm through December. Serve them in shot glasses as an easy app.
22. Candy Corn Cupcakes
Layers of yellow and orange cake batter topped with buttercream frosting make these vanilla cupcakes resemble their namesake.
27. Brown Sugar Pear Puff Pastries
It only *looks* like one of those treats from a fancy bakery that you could never pull off on your own.
29. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust
In a word, irresistible. And they've got a foolproof ratio of pie to whipped cream to boot.
34. Mini Caramel Apples
Bring the fall festival home this year with these sweet treats that only take four ingredients and 50 minutes to prepare.
36. Ritz Crackers with Whipped Honey Ricotta and Bacon
Cheese and crackers, but make it fashion. Bonus points for candying the bacon in brown sugar and maple syrup.
37. Pumpkin Spice Pecan Rolls
Pumpkin purée-spiked dough meets buttery, spiced pecan filling. The three-ingredient icing is technically optional...but we can't imagine why you'd skip it.
40. Pumpkin Brioche
A few slices make for a scary delicious fall spin on French toast. Just sayin'.
44. ‘Frycuterie’ Board
If you have no choice but to invite the kids to your Halloween soirée, this mélange of crinkle-cut fries, curly fries, sweet potato fries and frozen tots should keep them occupied.
47. Coffee and Brown Sugar Granita with Whipped Cream
This visually fancy dessert is mind-blowingly simple to whip up. You only need five ingredients and a freezer to pull it off.
54. Candy Land ‘Jarcuterie’
Nope, we'll never be over jarcuterie, the single-serve charcuterie "boards" that took over Pinterest last year. Here, we trade meat and cheese for fun-size candy bars, yogurt-covered pretzels, lollipops and gummies.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough and Pamela Masin
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56. Milk Chocolate Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Cookies
Could these spiced brown sugar cookies be any cuter? We think not.