Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love the costumes, pumpkin decor, candy, and Halloween parties. But I don’t love spending tons of time preparing food. Who wants to be stuck in a kitchen making food when they can be out enjoying all the fall festivities? I have compiled a top 10 list of simple yet festive Halloween dishes that you can make in no time.
- Graveyard Pudding Cups — This is definitely a favorite of kids and adults alike! The hardest part is writing “RIP” on the gravestones. If that intimidates you, try just decorating the top with candy pumpkins or gummy worms.
- Halloween Witch Hat Cookies — My sister does a witches tea party with her girls every year and she makes these adorable cookies. Best part: no baking required!
- Monster Donuts — I thought this was such a cute and easy idea to spice up your typical glazed donut. Just add candy eyes and vampire teeth!
- Brownie Cupcakes — Okay, so this one does require baking. It is made from two different mixes (brownie mix and white cake mix) so still low effort. I love how it has the festive Halloween colors.
- Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins — Rice Krispie treats are so quick to make and what a great idea to shape them like a pumpkin! Love the simplicity of this treat.
- Severed Fingers in a Bun — This is a Halloween tradition in my family. My mom even adds almond slices for fingernails. A bit gross-looking? Yes, but perfect for Halloween.
- Frozen “Boo”-nana Pops — These cute ghosts are made from bananas dipped in chocolate. Perhaps this is a slightly healthier treat then some you might find around this time of year.
- Gooey Monster Eye Cookies — This is another semi-homemade treat. You use a cake mix as the base and add green food coloring. Perfect for a monster-themed party.
- Mummy Donut Holes — These are a treat you can make in no time. You buy donut holes at the store and dip them in chocolate to look like mummies. This would be great for a class party!
- Caramel Apple Nachos — I’ve done spiderwebs with seven-layer dips but this one is even easier! I love that it is also a lighter alternative to some of the other intensely sugary things around Halloween time.
Hope you enjoy making these recipes for your upcoming Halloween parties! Happy Halloween!