I love Halloween! It’s actually my oldest’s birthday, so we always like to do all the fun Halloween activities. This year I really wanted to make some fun treats with my kids and have a Halloween movie night! There are literally so many cute ideas I had such a hard time deciding which ones to choose. I tried to pick ones that were easy enough for my kids to do on their own with a little guidance. Here are the 7 easy Halloween treat ideas that we chose and how they turned out! You can also watch us make them all HERE!
We gathered up all of the Halloween goodies and set aside some time to create.
I let my kids do most of the work so it honestly took a lot longer than I planned, but we all had so much fun doing it!
1. Reese’s Spiders
These are my favorite! Not only are they adorable, but Reese’s pumpkins are one of my favorite Halloween candies. These little guys were actually slightly more challenging than I originally thought they would be, but don’t worry I have some tips!
- Reese’s Pumpkins
- Pretzels Twists
- Melted Milk Chocolate
- Candy Eyes
- Break the curved sections of the pretzel twists to create legs. You’ll need 8 per spider.
- Melt your milk chocolate. Put a small amount of chocolate (you don’t need a a lot) in a microwave safe bowl and melt it on timed defrost for 30 seconds. Stir, then put it back in on timed defrost for 15 seconds at a time until melted.
- Using a toothpick or Q-tip, dip into the chocolate then dab it on the sides of the Reese’s pumpkin. This will act as glue for your legs and eyes.
- Attach 4 curved pretzel pieces on each side of the pumpkin and the candy eyes on the top.
How cute is this idea, right? My biggest tip for these is to make sure you hold the leg pieces on for a few seconds to let the chocolate set a little. This will help the chocolate adhere to the pretzel pieces so they don’t fall apart. Another tip I have is to use a Q-tip if you are making these with kids! I used it to add the chocolate to the Reese’s pumpkin, then let my kids put the pretzel pieces and candy eyes on by themselves. Otherwise they just made a huge mess!
2. Rice Crispy Pops
These rice crispy pops were by far one of the easiest treats we made. The kids loved making them!
- Rice Crispy Treats (I used premade ones)
- Paper Straws
- Melted White Chocolate
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Use a meat thermometer or something similar to create a hole in the middle of the rice crispy treat, then place the straw in the hole.
- Melt your white chocolate. Put a good amount of chocolate in a microwave safe cup (I used a cup so the chocolate was deep enough to dip the rice crispy treat in) and melt it on timed defrost for 30 seconds. Stir, then put it back in on timed defrost for 15 seconds at a time until melted.
- Dip your rice crispy treats into the chocolate, then add some Halloween sprinkles.
- After you have your sprinkles on, place the rice crispy on wax paper. The wax paper will prevent the chocolate from sticking.
I should have actually dipped these in a little further, but I didn’t feel like melting more chocolate. (I had made a lot of treats by this time, so you know.) You can dip them in as far as you want. You could even use different colored chocolate, get creative! Next time I make these I will definitely dip them in at least half way. The thing I absolutely love about this treat is the fact that you can adapt them to any holiday or event. They are so easy and so cute!
3. Cobweb 5 Layer Dip
This one turned out so good! I was a little nervous because the only dish I had was slightly smaller than I would have liked, but I think it actually worked out pretty well. This is one of those recipes that you can really make however you want. I’ll share with you how we made ours.
- 2 Cans of Refried Beans
- 16oz. Sour Cream
- 1 Package Taco Seasoning
- 1 Jar Salsa
- 1 Can Rotel
- Fiesta Cheese
- Black Olives
- A Fake Spider
- Tortilla Chips
- Spread a layer of refried beans on the bottom of your dish.
- Mix the sour cream with a package of taco seasoning, then spread on top of the beans.
- Mix the salsa with the Rotel and spread on top of the sour cream.
- Add a layer of fiesta cheese on top of the salsa mixture.
- Cut up lettuce and place in a ring around the outside of the dish, leaving the cheese exposed in the middle.
- Add some black olives on top of the lettuce.
- Put a small amount of sour cream in a baggie with a very small piping tip, then create a spider web on top of the cheese.
- Last, place a fake spider on your spider web and refrigerate.
This was so so yummy, and like I said before you can really make this however you want. Such a fun party dish!
4. Halloween Popcorn
This is such a simple thing to make! I will say, this is not how I originally wanted to do this one but when in doubt make something up. Which is exactly what I did. If you watch my video HERE, you can see where I went wrong! At first I wanted to use my white chocolate and food dye to create orange and black chocolate to drizzle on the popcorn. Unfortunately that didn’t work and I’m still not 100% sure why. If you know, let me know! Maybe it has something to do with the temperature difference? Either way, don’t do that or do but just make sure you look up how to do it first! Since that idea failed miserably, I decided to use just regular Hersey chocolate.
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Pop your popcorn according to the directions on the bag, then pour into your serving bowl.
- Melt chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on timed defrost for 30 seconds. Stir, then put it back in on timed defrost for 15 seconds at a time until melted.
- Use a whisk to drizzle the melted chocolate all over the top of the popcorn.
- Sprinkle the Halloween sprinkles all over the chocolate.
You can’t go wrong with popcorn and chocolate! You could even add in some Halloween candy such as candy corn if you’d like.
5. Halloween Cupcakes
These cupcakes turned out so cute! The kids had so much fun using their imagination to decorate them. This was actually just a Funfetti cupcake box that we got from our neighbors who booed us for Halloween! It came at the perfect time to add to our Halloween treats.
- Funfetti Cupcake Box + Ingredients
- White Icing
- Food Coloring
- Halloween Sprinkles, Candy Eyes, Candy Corn, Etc.
- Make the cupcakes according to the directions on the box. Wait until completely cooled to ice.
- Add food coloring of choice to the white icing.
- Ice cupcakes and decorate however you’d like!
My only tip for these would be to use two cupcake liners while baking, that way you can keep your liners vibrant. The first liner will bake to the cupcake and the second liner will bake to the first liner, but still keep the design. I had to add a second one after the fact and it didn’t fit very well, so I used extra frosting on the sides to make it look okay. Using just one liner made the design hard to see, especially since these were chocolate cupcakes. I hope that makes sense!
6. Pretzel Spider Webs
- Stick Pretzels
- Melted White Chocolate
- Melted Milk Chocolate
- Melt your white chocolate in a microwaveable bowl on timed defrost for 30 seconds. Stir, then put it back in on timed defrost for 15 seconds at a time until melted.
- Place your pretzels on a sheet of wax paper (this will prevent the chocolate from sticking) in the shape of an asterisks.
- Use a baggy and a piping tip to pipe on the chocolate in the shape of a web.
- Repeat for the milk chocolate.
These little spider webs are super cute, but they are very delicate. Be careful when you are taking them off of the wax paper. I would definetley make sure you make your lines thick, but not too thick because you still want it to look like a web. Just be warned that they are delicate! I actually broke a lot of mine, so next time I’ll be making my lines thicker.
7. Halloween Punch
You can’t have a Halloween party night without a fun drink, right!? This one is so good! Plus the mix of orange and black sugar on the rim makes it so cute!
- 1 Bottle Fruit Punch
- 1 Bottle Ginger Ale
- 1 Can Orange Juice Concentrate
- Orange & Black Sugar
- Rum (optional)
- Pour fruit punch, ginger ale, orange juice, and rum (optional) into a large punch bowl.
- Stir until well combined.
- Add ice cubes to keep cool.
- In seperate bowl mix your orange and black sugar.
- Dip the rim of your glasses into water and then into the sugar mixture.
We just made our punch without the rum so our kids could enjoy it, then added the rum to our own glasses according to our taste preferences! Super easy and fun drink!
The kids and I had so much fun making all of these treats! If you’d like to see how we made everything and how I decorated our table for our Halloween movie night, make sure you watch my video here!
We actually enjoyed this so much, we will probably make this a yearly tradition! Next time I do think I will be making less sweets though. This was a lot to eat at one time, but it was fun all the same!
I hope that you enjoyed these 7 easy Halloween treat ideas. If you make any of them, please share and tag me!
If you want more Halloween fun, you can check out my other blog posts HERE!