Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

15 Easy Halloween Dessert Recipes

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Hands down, the BEST. Something about the spooks, the costumes, the carved pumpkins, and the abundance of candy bars makes me particularly giddy this time of year. When I first spot the candy corn, witch hats, and face paint on the Target shelves each year, I get butterflies. So nerdy.

A round-up of festive and EASY Halloween recipes on including pumpkin spice puppy chow, rice krispie treats, candy bar blondies, pumpkin pie, and more!

 It’s my first Halloween as a baking blogger. And I’m here to share all my favorite Halloween recipes with the world. However, it is most certainly not my first Halloween feeding the masses at Halloween parties.  From cookies to candy to brownies to blondies, here is a list of a few favorite goodies to bake for the spooky holiday…

 Chocolate Dipped Brownie Bites – dark chocolate brownies with festive sprinkles.

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats – use those pumpkin candies for decoration.

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies – the softest peanut butter cookie ever loaded with autumn colored M&Ms.

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies– butterfingers are my favorite trick-or-treat goodie! Wait ’til you try them in cookies.

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies by

Candy Bar Blondies– for all that leftover Halloween candy.

Candy Bar Blondies

Reese’s Peanut Butter White Chocolate Bark– make it festive with Reese’s Pieces.

Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie– swirly, twirly, chocolatey, & orange.

Want an upgrade to traditional pumpkin pie? Try my Nutella Pumpkin Pie recipe this Fall season!_

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs– the easiest festive treat!

Want an easy Halloween treat? Try these festive candy corn pretzel hugs!

Pretzel M&M Hugs – just in case you don’t like candy corn!

Pretzel M&M Hugs are so simple!

S’mores Puppy Chow– pretty sure this stuff is good any time of year.

1 Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie– in case you’re selfish and want a monster cookie all to yourself…

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pie – because the full-fat version is kinda scary.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Creme Pies – like Little Debbie, but better.

Sally's Baking Addiction Oatmeal Pumpkin Creme Pies-3

3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars – guilt-free chocolate bars for Halloween, anyone?

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes – complete with marshmallow frosting!

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

And 1 more for good luck! Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow. Always amazing!

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow - grab this easy recipe on

Q: What are you baking for Halloween? 

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  1. You always inspire me!! I’m with you….I love baking my way through the holidays!

  2. I love the holidays – mostly for the baking! I want to try those Butterfinger cookies!

  3. What a great round-up, Sally! If I got any of these in my trick-or-treat bag, I’d be one happy gal!

  4. Oooooh! I want the Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie!!! What a fun, festive and pretty collection of recipes.

    As always, you ROCK, Sally! 😀

  5. Ok I want it all. I really want the RKTreats. I love RKTs! And of course your puffy cookies – and then the Butterfinger cookies…oh, yes, I do need the brownies, too! The first four things, are like, must have’s 🙂 Great post and love the collage and the last pic of you!

    What am I making for Hween? Xmas cookies! I’m usually thinking 6 weeks in advance 🙂

  6. I wasn’t much of a Halloween fan until now! You seriously have made me so excited to bake all of these, and I have to get it done in a week! Oh well, I’ll just have to make the rest for Thanksgiving then! 🙂

    • Writing this post – made me hungry and want to remake almost all of them lol! Thanks Chung-ah! If you make some, I’m coming over!

  7. I have that same bag of candy corn mix! I heart the pumpkins. Sugar rush!!
    What fun, festive ideas. The PB pie and pumpkin krispies are love at first sight. I’ve been going nuts with Halloween treats this week, but fear I will run out before Halloween arrives. Whoops! Good thing for this repository of yummy ideas:-)

  8. These are all great! I’m inspired to make something to share with my office gang for Halloween. Your pictures are so good. Drop by my kitchen and leave a cookie recipe for our Holiday Cookie Exchange.

  9. ooh, those brownie bites look amazing – will definitely be trying those soon!

  10. That S’mores Puppy Chow is on my list of recipes to make! I’ve been so obsessed with pumpkin lately that I’ve neglected my love for s’mores. Definitely need to bring it back with that puppy chow.

  11. You’re awesome and I want to be you when I grow up. Those candy corn hugs.. I think they’re one of my favorites, along with that Reese’s bark. Still can’t get over that PB layer in between the white chocolate. Love!

  12. What a fabulous list of halloween-worthy treats! Now, I’m hungry!

  13. Pumpkin pie krispie treats?!! I must have!

  14. Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday but I love the candy and all these recipes look stellar!

  15. Boo!
    I love all of your recipes! I’m going to try to make the hugs this weekend : )

  16. Such a festive round-up of recipes! I’m actually had quite a few of these pinned for awhile now, Halloween is the perfect reason to bake so I think it’s time to cross one off my list! PB Cookies with M&M’s or Chewy butterfinger cookies…hmm

    • both wonderful choices, Meghan! I don’t think I could pick. Maybe the M&M cookies? But hte butterfinger ones are SO easy! Ahh. I love them both.

  17. Great Halloween baking inspiration. You might also like our pumpkin piñata party cake

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