Gird your gourds! Spooky season is upon us. And what better way to celebrate than with your fave fall treats?
Here are 45 of our favorite pumpkin-packed, chocolaty, and downright delicious recipes to please any creepy-crawly crowd.
1. Loaded Halloween cream cheese brownies
Talk about decadent 🤤 . These ooey-gooey brownies are flavored with coffee, slathered with festive orange cream cheese, and studded with the best sweet treats.
2. Pumpkin pie hummus
Pumpkin pie… HUMMUS? Yup! Dessert hummus is a legit thing. This seasonal vegan dip is a perfect party app. Make it BFFs with some apple slices, pretzels, or cinnamon-sugar pita chips.
3. Pumpkin bar edible mummies with cream cheese frosting
This one goes out to the mummies, the deadies, and all the other parent-geists who need a fun snacktivity for the little ones. The best part? These bars are sweetened with monk fruit instead of sugar. The kids will get enough of the real sweet stuff on Halloween night 😉 .
4. Chocolate chip zucchini bars
Chocolate chip bars are a no-fuss alternative to cookies. Bonus: These bars include zucchini for added moisture and a hint of veggie nutrition. They’re also vegan, sugar-free, low carb, and easy to make.
5. Halloween dessert charcuterie board
Who doesn’t love char-CUTE-erie? This adorable dessert board is the perfect mix of tricks and treats. It includes fresh fruit, chocolate-dipped pretzels, pumpkin dip, and some sweet energy bites (with eyes, of course).
6. Espresso cashew clusters
Need something a little more grown-up for a low-key Halloween get-together? Try these indulgent espresso-flavored chocolate and caramel cashew clusters. A sprinkle of sea salt cuts the sweetness.
7. Candy corn parfait
No matter how you feel about candy corn, we can all agree that this healthy candy corn parfait is just plain cute. Packed with fresh fruit, fiber, and healthy fats, it’s a balanced breakfast for the whole fam.
8. Healthy candy bar blondies
Whether you’re using leftover candy or stealing some from your kiddo’s stash, these blondies are a perfect canvas for your fave treats. Depending on the sweetener you use, they can be made low carb and low sugar, so they’re not a total sugar bomb despite the addition of candy.
9. Easy chocolate pumpkin cupcakes
These cupcakes are vegan and allergen-free, so they’re great for parties. The pumpkin puree keeps them supermoist, and pumpkin adds the perfect pop of color and fall flavor. But be careful — they’re so good they might put a spell on you ✨.
10. Cranberry cream cheese dip
Too early in the holiday season for cranberries? Never. Besides, your guests will be impressed with this sweet-and-savory 10-minute app. Serve it up with apple slices or your favorite crackers.
11. Dairy-free pumpkin pie
This dairy- and soy-free pumpkin pie is a creamy, flavorful take on the original that highlights classic spooky season flavors. Served with whipped coconut cream, this pie will definitely have you in the fall spirit.
12. Dark chocolate pumpkin almond butter cups
If “Everybody Loves Reese’s” were a sitcom, we’d totally watch it. But instead of PB, these homemade dark chocolate cups feature rich almond butter and real pumpkin. They also get studded with pumpkin seeds — totally next level.
13. Homemade pumpkin chai latte
Don’t forget drinks! On a cold Halloween night, this pumpkin chai latte will warm you up all the way down to your spooky skelly.
14. Lightened-up pumpkin spice bread
If you’re looking for something with pumpkin-y flavors that’s not #SugarComa sweet, then here’s your recipe. This bread will fill you with warm, fuzzy feelings without sitting in your stomach like a brick.
15. Vegan whoopie pies
If chocolate cake and Oreos had a baby, it would be the whoopie pie. These rich, pillow-soft chocolate cookies are filled with sweet cream and have 10/10 Halloween possibilities. Candy eyes? Pretzel spider legs? Raspberry jelly blood? Limitless.
16. Low carb keto pumpkin cheesecake
If you’re on keto, you already know that cream cheese is the patron saint of keto desserts. So it’s only natural to use seasonal flavors to make a sugar-free, low carb cheesecake. Plus, it’s big enough (and tasty enough) to feed a crowd! Amen.
17. Monster grape eyeballs
Here’s another one for the kids (that might also be a fun challenge for some adults). These grape pops are a healthy, festive treat with candy eyes and strawberry blood.
Dunno about you, but this is also exactly what our eyes look like the morning after Halloween.
18. “Caramel” dipped superfood apple treats
Love caramel apples but hate the accompanying mess (and all that dang sugar)? We gotchu. These no-mess apple slices are dipped in date “caramel” and rolled in better-for-you (but still supertasty) toppings.
20. “All edge” spicy brownies
Feeling a little tricky? Why not bring a plate of special brownies to your next Halloween shindig? (Er, not that kind. Unless…) Anyway, these special brownies get their kick from a dash of cayenne pepper, adding a little trick to your treat.
20. Sugar-free pumpkin muffins
Celebrating baby’s first Halloween? These simple homemade pumpkin muffins are a tasty treat for all ages and a great finger food for your little goblin.
22. Pumpkin pie spice white chocolate caramel popcorn
There’s no better nosh than popcorn on scary movie night, and this one — with pumpkin spice and white chocolate — couldn’t be more Fright Night-friendly if it were wearing a hockey mask and wielding a machete.
22. Vampire’s kiss Halloween cocktail
This drink has some BITE to it. The adult version, made with sparkling rosé, will have you feeling pretty vampy. You can easily make this kid-friendly too — just use sparkling fruit juice instead. 🧛 🧛
23. Pumpkin pie oatmeal with caramel sauce
Another perfect Halloween morning breakfast, this oatmeal is packed with your favorite fall flavors (pumpkin, warm spices, and caramel). It’s comforting and is a great way to fuel up for a day of Halloween fun.
24. Keto rocky road bars
Rocky road is typically uber-sweet, made with sugary fudge, marshmallows, cookies, and candy. This fresh take uses sugar-free ingredients. You’ll still feel spookified and satisfied without a sugar hangover.
25. Monster mouth bites
*sings* “They made the mouth — they made the monster mouth!” This is a fun and healthy Halloween activity for the youngins’. These simple mouths are made with nothing more than apple slices, marshmallows, and peanut butter.
26. Apple butter cake with brown sugar buttercream
Between pumpkin and candy, apples sometimes get lost in the shuffle. But this rich, moist butter cake gives the seasonal star a chance to shine. Serve with warm apple cider for the ultimate apple experience. 🍎
27. Three-ingredient no-bake Butterfinger bites
You can have your candy and lick the bowl too. These no-bake treats are a healthier alternative to Butterfinger bars. They’re crispy, peanut-buttery, and oh so good.
28. Pumpkin pretzel Halloween brownies
This festive treat is the perfect combo of salty and sweet. It’s also great if you want to skip all the toil and trouble in the kitchen. It’s a simple (but delicious) brownie recipe with a crunchy pretzel surprise.
29. Easy pumpkin Bundt cake
Put that pretty Bundt pan to good use. This showstopping dessert is full of fall flavor. It’s so good you don’t even need frosting (but some powdered sugar never hurts 😉).
30. Candy corn hot chocolate
Need some sugar to wash down all that candy? (No judgment — Halloween only happens once a year!) Then you definitely need this ORANGE hot cocoa in your life. It’s an easy-to-brew potion of white chocolate chips and candy corn.
31. Healthy pumpkin spice waffles
These waffles are a subtly sweet counterpoint to all the in-your-face chocolate and candy flavors of Halloween. Hearty, fluffy, and fun, they’re the perfect breakfast for chilly fall mornings.
32. Skinny pumpkin spice latte
Is it really fall without a PSL? This lightened-up version of the cult favorite will save you big bucks on Starbucks. The espresso will give you the buzz you need to get through a night of trick-or-treating, passing out candy, or patrolling the neighborhood on your broomstick.
33. Chocolate pumpkin pie ice pops
Do you roll your eyes when you scroll past hot cocoa recipes and “sweater weather” posts? We hear ya. Here’s the perfect dessert for your subtropical Halloween. It’s a mash-up of pumpkin pie and fudgy chocolate in an ice pop!
34. Vegan autumn Oreo brownies
Fun fact: Oreos are vegan! Pick up a pack of the ones with orange filling and make these ridiculous easy, over-the-top-moist vegan treats.
35. 5-minute double chocolate pumpkin mug cake
Trying to avoid that mountain of leftover candy? Same. But don’t totally deny yourself or you might wake up in a graveyard of candy wrappers. Make this healthy mug cake instead. It’s the perfect portion of your favorite Halloween flavors!
36. Candy corn fruit board
Peeled apples, mandarin oranges, and pineapples make this the healthiest pick on our list. It’s gluten-free, super easy to make, and — let’s face it — way tastier than candy corn. SIGN. US. UP.
37. Harry Potter golden snitch truffles
Expecto patron-yum! These snitches are the perfect addition to your Harry Potter-themed party. And you don’t have to be a fan of the Boy Who Lived to enjoy them — they’re delish either way.
Pro tip: Don’t eat the wings.
38. Peanut butter pretzel truffles
We’re on a truffle roll RN. This recipe stands out because it blends the best craveable flavors into one delightful truffle. Think crunchy and salty pretzels, creamy peanut butter, and chocolate all rolled into one delicious bite. Mmm.
39. Healthy dark chocolate peanut butter cups
These pretty PB cups are au naturel. They’re sweetened only with a bit of maple syrup, which makes them a perfect healthy alternative to candy. They also have an elegant vibe and will look great on any dessert table.
40. Halloween snack board
These snack boards are too precious for words. You take a bunch of fruits and veggies to form a jack-o’-lantern 🎃 . It’s the best balance of sweet, savory, crunchy, and chewy. Another perk: It takes only a few minutes to put together.
41. Salted caramel Twix brownies
These fudgy brownies are made with real Twix bars. Drizzled salted caramel really puts them over the top. Just hide them from the kids — these treats deserve to be savored.
42. Pumpkin spice smoothie
Pumpkin spice up your life with this delicious, nutritious smoothie. It’s the perfect on-the-go drink you can enjoy all fall long. Plus, it’s great fuel for a night of trick-or-treating.
43. Vegan peanut butter cups with pumpkin
This devilishly simple recipe has only five ingredients. The end result is a low sugar, vegan PB cup with the added sweetness and moistness of pumpkin. Amuck, amuck, amuck! Your peanut butter craving has been satisfied.
44. Traditional Greek pumpkin pie
Think of the best light and crispy baklava you’ve ever had. Now imagine it has pumpkin pie inside. This recipe is a must for your Big Fat Gr(eek!) Halloween Party.
45. RIP Halloween dessert shooters
Oops! We accidentally spilled some whiskey in the pudding. Darn 😉 . Finish off the Halloween season with these sinfully boozy shooters.
These 45 recipes will get you into the spooky spirit. With tons of choices, there’s something for ghouls and goblins alike. And hey, if you want to keep the fall fun going all year long, we’re here for that too. RIP.