13 Quirky Treats For a Spooky Halloween Party

Why Do We Really Celebrate Halloween?

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A while ago, I wrote a post about why, how, and when humans celebrate Halloween and take the time to cook and bake all sorts of quirky treats meant to symbolise the meaning of the scariest holiday of the year.

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What shocked me the most in my research for that article was the insane amount of cash globally spent on this holiday, even if it is a relatively new tradition in many parts of the planet.

Take my country of origin, for instance. Romania had never heard of Halloween before 1990. In less than ten years, it became one of the biggest holidays after Christmas and Easter.

Although not the wealthiest in the world (not the poorest, either), Romanians would throw raging parties, rent expensive locations and fill them with lush decorations, serve celebrity chefs foods and drinks and buy funky designer costumes for one night only. They do spend a crazy amount of cash for a holiday that was never even celebrated in Romania because this was not a country’s tradition. And our traditions do go back over 8000 years – not many can say this!

But who can resist the shiny glitter of what others have? A tad too snobbish for my taste, but they are my people, I must accept them as they are (although I do wish they would read more about the fascinating history of this amazing country of ours!)

Of course, the champions at spending are the Americans, with total expenses overtaking Valentine’s Day. Western European countries are following the trend and see increasing amounts spent on Halloween year after year.

Since we love any reason to celebrate anything, especially after so much hardship lately, why not do it in style then?

Hopefully, after all the time spent decorating the house and surroundings efficiently enough to scare the treats or tricksters (after all, everybody counts on it and it is the reason why they venture out at night!), you have some time and resources left to get baking.

I was looking for the quirkiest Halloween treats to make this autumn, and I found a few fabulous ones to put together and inspire everybody’s baking. I will make time and make a few, especially since some won’t even require baking, just time for preparing and assembling.

Whether you host a Halloween party or go to one, these ideas will inspire you and pleasantly surprise either your guests or your hosts if you show up at their spider web-covered door with a box of quirky and luscious homemade treats!

Have a spooky and delectable Halloween!

Quirky Halloween Treats

  1. Poison Apple Cookies
poison apple cookies quirky treats

What is better than tempting your Halloween party guests’ taste buds than with a few seriously scary-looking but delicious buttercream sugar cookies? Don’t they look fabulous on a dark background? Just imagine how amazingly spooky they will look on your Halloween tablescape!

Recipe provided by buttercreamparties.com.

2. Spooky Eyeball Red Velvet Cake Balls

spooky red velvet eyeballs Halloween treats

Great for dessert, bake sales, and class parties, the spooky eyeballs not only look impressive–they taste great too! Kids, especially, would love the gross-out factor, and these red velvet cake “eyeballs” surely tick the box!

Recipe provided by shugarysweets.com.

3. Eye of Newt Halloween Wands

Halloween wands

Are you feeling crafty? Super cute and easy to make, Eye of Newt Halloween Wands are perfect for parties. Kids love them, and they make a great gift too!

Recipe provided by whoneedsacape.com.

4. Hocus Pocus Cupcakes 

Hocus pocus cupcakes Halloween quirky treats

The delectably spooky cupcakes are delightfully fun for all you witches out there obsessed with Winifred (Winnie), Sarah, and Mary and their exploits on Halloween night. They will surely put a spell on you!

Recipe provided by houseofnasheats.com.

5. Spider Brownie Bites

spider brownie bites

Arachnophobic much? Treat your fear with these adorable little guys – the hit of the Halloween table! All you need is two-bite brownies, some chocolate frosting and a few decorations.

Recipe provided by tastesofhomemade.com.

6. Swampy Frog Egg Pudding

swampy frog egg pudding

Halloween festivities aren’t complete without a ghoulish recipe. Would you ever guess this Swampy Frog Egg Pudding is a modern spin on a classic dessert gone to the dark side? Gluten-free, dairy-free and fright-filled. Boo!

Recipe provided by boulderlocavore.com.

7. Monster Halloween Marshmallow Pops

marshmallow pop

Monster Halloween Marshmallow Pops are easy treats that anyone can make. They require only five ingredients and come together in just a few minutes. Suitable for people following a gluten-free diet. I will definitely make some!

Recipe provided by recipesfromapantry.com.

8. Cocoa Krispy Owls

Krispy owls

Fun to make, fun to eat, Cocoa Krispy Owls are marshmallow treats made with cereal, cookies, M&M’s and candy corn. It’s time to get those kids in the kitchen, and make some clever and really quirky Halloween treats!

Recipe provided by anaffairfromtheheart.com.

9. Witch’s Brew Halloween Bark 

witch bark

This festive candy bark is made with different colours of candy melts, candy eyeballs, gummy worms and frogs, candy corn and jelly slugs for a “ghoulish” combination of sweets! A spooky treat for Halloween movies night!

Recipe provided by marathonsandmotivation.com.

10. Colourful No-Churn Halloween Ice Cream

Halloween no-churn ice cream

Heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and white cake mix plus food dyes is all you need to make spooky-looking ice cream. A fun and easy frozen Halloween treat!

Recipe provided by xoxobella.com.

11. Meringue Ghosts

meringue ghosts quirky treats

Crisp on the outside and marshmallowy on the inside, the Meringue Ghosts will perform a quick disappearing act from your Halloween table – straight into your guests’ tummies! Deliciousness with only two ingredients!

Recipe provided by somethingsweetsomethingsavoury.com.

12. Frankenstein Kiwis

Frankenstein kiwies healthy Halloween treats

A healthy cute and still spooky treat is always welcome to balance all that sugar debauchery at Halloween! Big or small, we all deserve it!

Recipe provided by twohealthykitchens.com.

13. Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

salted caramel truffles exquisite and quirky Halloween treats

The cherry on the cake (or should I say the cross on the grave?) and an absolute favourite among the other quirky treats you should prepare for the spookiest party of the year – indulgent salted caramel in silky chocolate ganache. Such an exquisite truffle would surely tick anyone’s fancy and make your Halloween party a guaranteed success!

Recipe provided by andreajanssen.com.

Hopefully, these amazingly quirky Halloween treats will inspire you to get busy in the kitchen before the big party. Have fun making, spooking your guests and eating them!

The World Is An Oyster

Working as a journalist during university was pretty exciting. But landing a cruise ship job barely a year in my new graduate career was something else! Overnight, I moved from an already exhilarating job to an even better one. One that would allow me to wake up every morning in a different country. What more can a twenty-something wish for? The fact that I was fluent in a few languages helped. It made it easier to obtain the position I was seeking at the Shore Excursions department. Apart from dispatching tours in the morning and selling tickets in the evening, I would spend nearly every day on different trips. I did this a few years, spending half a year onboard and about two months at home. I enjoyed it immensely. I met fascinating people from all over the Globe and collected memories to last me a lifetime. Not to mention that I received a salary for seeing all those magnificent places the Earth has to offer! In an ideal world, everybody should live as they want. For me, that would translate into travel, then travel some more and keep travelling!

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50 Responses

  1. Nora says:

    Oh! Those are so cute! I’m going to start with the meringue ghosts, and then keep trying my way through! Thank you!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this fun post! I love all of the ideas for Halloween and I look forward to trying them out.

  3. Christina says:

    Great looking treats for Halloween. Can’t wait to try some recipes.

  4. Joanna says:

    My daughter is throwing her first Halloween party and these ideas will come in mighty handy. She’s an avid cupcake baker so I’m sure she’ll run for those first. All the recipes are a bomb! Can’t wait to make a few myself!

  5. Drooling over every creative recipe that you share. Love imagination and creativity. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Julie says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday on this planet and I LOVE this roundup of such fun and creative ways to eat and celebrate. That rock candy was my fav!

  7. Emily Flint says:

    Each time I scrolled to a new recipe I thought “oooh, I need to make those!” What a fun round-up of Halloween treats!!!

  8. This is a great round up of Halloween treats. Fun to make and so good to eat.

  9. Lee Good says:

    WHOA! so many great spooky halloween treats here. I especially love no 2 and no 7. I wish I had know these back when my kids were young and I actually use to love baking treats for them. We live in Australia and most people only celebrate Halloween with their young children. Not many adults are into it. Not like USA or now as I have learnt Romania. I think Aussies in general are a bit cynical and might see it as a huge money making venture for the big companies but then again we do love a party. Back in the day we held halloween parties for the kids, and would have loved these great food suggestions.

    • If I were to represent Romania alone, I would have enough cynicism to compete with Australia, believe me!:)))) Of course, it is just capitalist consumerism and corporational greed, masked in fun things for kids to do and parents to pay! The things we do for the love of a party:)))

  10. Sarah says:

    What a fun mix of Halloween treats. Halloween is a fantastic little holiday so making a bunch of treats like this sounds like a great way to celebrate. Though spiders completely creep me out, I have to admit, those spider brownie bites are neat.

    • Haha, I am with you on that one! In addition to about 5 recipes from this list, I am making homemade chocolate spiders as a cake decoration: it will either cure arachnophobia in some people (including myself) or will spook them for good:)))

  11. Betty says:

    I basically remember trick or treating was so much fun. Thanks for sharing this.

  12. Komal Singh says:

    These are such cute and creative treats! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Komal Singh says:

    These treats are so much fun! And for someone like me, who’s not as creative, these look easy to do!

  14. These are all so fun, perfect for Halloween!

  15. Lisa says:

    The spider brownie bites are my favorites! Awesome post!

  16. Tyanne says:

    This post just really gets me in the spirit! Everything looks so pretty!

  17. Nadia says:

    Awesome ideas. I love the spider brownie bites, we need to try them.

  18. Christine says:

    Oh, I love these. They are so bright and kids will love them. Thanks for so many ideas in one place.

  19. Lauren says:

    I think its fascinating that Halloween wasn’t celebrated in Romania until the

    All these treats look spooktacular

  20. Marcellina says:

    Fantastic roundup! Such fun recipes and I love reading about Halloween in Romania.

  21. Natalie says:

    Great collection. Thank you for sharing this. Everything looks fun and perfect for a Halloween party.

  22. Sarah says:

    What a great collection of halloween snacks! The hardest part is deciding what to make first, the kids will love these 🙂

  23. Kristina says:

    I can’t wait to make those little kiwis and ghost cupcakes! I’ll be bringing them to a kid’s Halloween party and I do think they will be a hit!

  24. Serena says:

    Oh my gosh, so many cute ones to pick from!

  25. Luke Ratford says:

    Fantastic Halloween treat ideas, we will have so much fun making these with the kids 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!

  26. Freya says:

    I love all these little fun treats! Now, which one will I choose!

  27. Maureen says:

    This is a super variety of ideas. I love those Hocus Pocus cupcakes!

  28. What an adorable collection of Halloween themed foods! I adore those frankenstein kiwi!!

  29. Love all these fun halloween ideas! I can’t wait to try some!

  30. Love this collection of Halloween treats! My kids and I will have a blast making these fun recipes this year. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Katherine says:

    What amazing ideas! I’m never quiet creative with food, but these are awesome! I’ll have to try some out! Thanks for sharing

  32. Linda says:

    I thought I’d seen them all, but there are some truly clever and adorable treats here I’ve never seen! Absolutely loving the kiwi frankensteins — always looking for healthy treats for school and parties.

  33. AISilva says:

    So interesting to hear about other country’s and their traditions and holidays. Sounds like a fun time on Romania for Halloween. Great post about quirky halloween treats!

  34. Leah says:

    Thank you so much for including my poison apple cookies! I looove Halloween and I’m so excited to check out these other beautiful and spooky treats!

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