Attention: Halloween season is no longer limited to October. We’re giving you permission to get into the spirit as early as you like. The best thing to accompany you as you’re putting up your decorations, getting your costume ready, and carving pumpkins? Snacks, of course! Whether you’re the type to buy candy corn and Reese's pumpkins in August, or are looking for less sweet seasonal snack options, there’s a recipe here for you. Check out our 44 Halloween snacks for ideas—they’re spooktacular!
Is Halloween your favorite because of all the CANDY? We totally get it. If you’re looking for more ways to get Halloween treats into your life, try our Reese's stuffed Rice Krispies treats, our Halloween candy bark, our candy corn cobs, or our trash bark. They’ve got edible cookie dough, marshmallows, white chocolate, and more, all in addition to some of your favorite candies. If you have more of a love-hate relationship with all that store-bought candy, we’ve got you too. Try making your own sweet snacks at home, like our caramel popcorn, our sour patch grapes, our caramel apples, or our witch finger cookies. They’ll hit your sweet tooth without going overboard.
More into Halloween for its spooky fall vibes? Try one of our many pumpkin, sweet potato, or apple-inspired snacks instead of candy. Looking for something crunchy? Check out our roasted pumpkin seeds, our apple chips, or our sweet potato tots. Want something photo-worthy to share with friends? Try our pumpkin deviled eggs, our cheesy witch brooms, or our ghost pizza bagels. More into chips and dip? Try our graveyard chicken enchilada dip, our pumpkin hummus, or our spider web black bean dip. Take inspiration from these recipes to make all your favorite snacks a little more ghoulish. When in doubt, remember: You can put a ghost, Jack-0’-lantern, or spider web on pretty much anything!
Pumpkins are pretty amazing. One of their best (and often overlooked) attributes is their seeds! They're great prepared super simply, roasted with salt and melted butter, but the variations are completely endless. We love ranch seasoning, taco seasoning, or cinnamon sugar for an added pop of flavor.
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Trying to put down that bag of candy? This magical recipe is for you. It transforms green grapes into a sweet-and-sour snack that tastes suspiciously like Sour Patch Kids.
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Spooky season is here, and we’re celebrating in style with these scary delicious witch finger cookies. A witch finger cookie is exactly what it sounds like, a shortbread cookie shaped into a severed finger and adorned with an almond nail and a bit of blood-red jam.
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Making from-scratch caramel corn couldn't be easier, but don't be hesitated to rush it—baking at a low temperature for about an hour is key to caramel corn with that irresistible crunch.
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Not into candy, but still want something crunchy and sweet? These candied pecans are for you! This particular recipe will be your #1: SUPER spiced, crunchy, sweet, and salty.
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Refashioning a string cheese as a witch broom is so much easier than it sounds: Simply halve it, add a pretzel stick, and tie with a fresh chive or scallion. 😍
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Pumpkin and chocolate, together at last. Warning: Because they're mini, you might find yourself popping them by the handful. 😈
The scariest thing about these pizza bagels is how fast we're going to eat them. 😉 We definitely recommend using a cookie cutter for the ghosts—try other shapes too if you got 'em!
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We used store-bought ingredients to make things a little easier for you, but feel free to swap for homemade if you like—all you need is some chocolate chip cookie dough (or pre-made cookies if you want!), vanilla frosting, red food coloring, mini marshmallows, and almonds. They're a fun anytime snack this holiday season.
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Turns out, homemade tater tots are surprisingly easy, and these crispy sweet potato ones are a fun twist on the classic. Relying on Parmesan and cornstarch to hold them together, they also happen to be gluten-free! Bonus: They kind of look like little orange brains, perfect for Halloween.
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Apple nachos are one of our favorite snacks for fall. You simply layer slices of apples on a platter, top with whatever Halloween candy you love—we dedicated an entire recipe just to Reese's apple nachos for all you PB lovers—and then drizzle with caramel sauce and melted white chocolate.
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It takes fewer than 10 ingredients to throw this simple graveyard together—you might have some of them at home already! Feel free to use all store-bought ingredients to make it easier, or make your own enchilada sauce, homemade chicken, and taco seasoning.
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Trick and treat your family and friends with this play on corn on the cob that's actually made with candy corn. 😉
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We're obsessed with distilling our favorite recipes into something we can scoop up with any number of amazing dippers. This pumpkin pie-inspired dip is the perfect example of all the flavor you love, in an easy, potluck-friendly form. We like it with gingersnaps, but really, go wild!
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Not only are caramel apples easy to make (we use store-bought caramels, though you could make your own!), they're also super-fun to personalize with nuts, chocolate, or whatever you'd like (like crushed Halloween candy?). Follow our easy step-by-step instructions here and you'll be biting into a gooey tart treat in no time.
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These are the cutest monster treats for Halloween. Help kids assemble them, and let them go wild with the decorating. We bet they'll come up with some super-scary takes.
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You've got sweet potato chips, and then you've got these cinnamon sugar sweet potato chips. Both are great, but only the latter will satisfy your craving for that shatteringly crispy-crunchy bite of caramelized sugar, much like the coveted top layer of crème brûlée. 😍
This s'mores-inspired dip is the perfect snack to throw together last minute. Graham crackers make for perfect dippers, but sliced apple, pretzels, or potato chips would certainly do the trick. You can even make it ahead of time—to reheat, return to a 450° oven until melty, 3 to 5 minutes.
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Halloween is all about dressing up like what you’re not, kind of like these tempeh "wings". Quicker to make and easier to eat than Buffalo chicken wings, this plant-based version swaps chicken for snackable triangles of tempeh to mimic the crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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These will help you not devour an entire bag of Halloween candy in one sitting—they're too cute to eat all at once!
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