How to Make Easy and Delicious Halloween Treats (6 Quick Recipes)


“Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble!” – William Shakespeare

These lines instantly summon your inner devil, and why not, it’s Halloween after all. Everything evil-looking is legit.

Halloween brings out frighteningly adorable trick-or-treaters, ghostly costumes, jack-o’-lanterns, spooky treats for the kids and everything pumpkinny.

While it’s tradition to load up on sugary snacks, it often leaves you with a sugar rush and extra pounds on the waistline. But with a little creativity, you can improvise and create some ghoulish yet healthy Halloween treats for your friends and family.

intro easy and delicious Halloween treats
Easy and delicious treats that you can serve your guests this Halloween

All the aspiring vampires and witches, it’s time to amp up your scary game this fall.

Read on to make these six amazingly easy and delicious Halloween treats and give your guests the right spooks.

Wish you all a magical and happy Halloween!

Method 1: Spooky Oranges

Sugary delights are passé. Welcome your guests with refreshing and tangy cute little orange monsters. Even if you find yourself artistically challenged, you can easily warm up to this Halloween delight.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make spooky oranges halloween treats

  • Oranges
  • Permanent marker

Single-Step Method: Draw scary faces on the oranges

Make spooky faces on each orange to make halloween treat
Make a spooky face on each orange using a Sharpie
  • Use a permanent marker to draw googly eyed and scary faces on each of the oranges. That’s it!
final orange monsters halloween treats
Welcome your guests with refreshing orange monsters

Method 2: Banana Ghosts

Another healthy option for Halloween treats is banana ghosts. Not only will they prevent you from eating unhealthy processed sugar, they’ll also be a welcome treat for those on a diet.

Since bananas have a tendency of turning brown when exposed to air, it is best to just get things ready and make them when your guests arrive.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make banana ghosts halloween treats

  • Peeled bananas
  • Chocolate chips

Single-Step Method: Make faces on banana slices with chocolate chips

Insert chocolate chips on each banana slice to make halloween treats
Insert chocolate chips on each banana slice to make the ghost’s face
  • Slice a handful of bananas in half crosswise to create a flat base so you can stand them up.
  • Insert chocolate chips on each banana slice to make the ghost’s face, as shown in the image above.
  • Stand the bananas up on coasters and serve.
final banana ghosts halloween treats
These banana ghosts will be a welcome treat for your health-conscious guests

Method 3: Ghost Lollypops

Ghostly lollypops are among the cutest Halloween treats that you can give to trick-or-treaters. While the rest of the recipes are meant for healthy munching, this one will indulge your sweet tooth. Also, making these is a great way to involve the kids in the festivities.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make ghost lollypops halloween treats

  • Round lollypops
  • Paper towel
  • Quarter-sized cutouts of paper towels
  • Permanent marker
  • Tiny rubber bands
  • Thin ribbon

Step 1. Wrap a lollypop with paper towels

Wrap each lollypop with paper towel to make halloween treats
Wrap each lollypop with paper towel
  • Place a quarter-sized paper towel in the middle of a full-size paper towel. The quart-sized piece will help hide the color of the lollypop.
  • Place the lollypop in the middle and bundle up the towel around it.
  • Secure the bunch with a rubber band.
  • Repeat the process to make as many lollypop ghosts as you desire.

Step 2. Draw on the eyes and decorate with ribbon

Use a Sharpie to make ghost eyes and ribbon to add a bow to make halloween treats
Use a Sharpie to make ghost eyes and ribbon to add a bow
  • Use a permanent marker to make two dots that serve as eyes. Use just the tip of the Sharpie to make the eyes, as pressing it too hard will make the ink bleed.
  • Wrap a small piece of ribbon over the rubber band to serve as a bow.

Your ghost lollypops are ready to serve.

final ghost lollypops halloween treats
Prepare a batch of ghost lollypops to give away to trick-or-treaters

Method 4: Severed Finger Hot Dogs

If you’ve been racking your brain over what to serve as quick finger food for Halloween, look no more! What can be creepier and grosser than serving severed fingers sitting in a pool of blood? Go ahead and try it out.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make severed finger hot dogs halloween treats

  • Hot dogs (chicken, beef or pork)
  • Hot dog buns
  • Tomato ketchup

Step 1. Cut hot dogs in the shape of severed fingers

Slice off the hot dog to make the nail bed to make halloween treats
Slice off the hot dog to make the nail bed
  • Use a small paring knife to slice off a small chunk of the hot dog near its tip. This will give it a look of a nail bed.
  • Cut off the other round end completely.
  • Make 2 or 3 slits below the nail bed to serve as knuckles.
  • Repeat this with each hot dog.

Step 2. Put some ketchup on the bun and place the hot dog finger in it

Stuff the buns with ketchup and severed fingers to make halloween treats
Stuff the buns with ketchup and severed fingers
  • Make a slit in each bun to stuff it with the hot dog.
  • Slather a good amount of tomato ketchup on the inside of the buns.
  • Place a hot dog in each bun and your bloody finger snacks are good to serve.
final severed fingers halloween treats
Spook your friends with these ghoulish hot dogs

Method 5: Goth Lemonade

If you’re looking for extra Goth this Halloween, that’s exactly what you’ll get with this recipe. It’s simple everyday lemonade with a dark twist – activated charcoal. Apart from turning your lemonade black, the activated charcoal will also detox your body. You’ll need some inner cleansing after hoarding up on unhealthy foods, and this lemonade will do just that.

Note: Use only the edible activated charcoal for this recipe. Also, do not consume this drink if you are on any kind of medication.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make goth lemonade halloween treats

  • Ice cubes
  • Activated charcoal – ½ teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon – 1
  • Chilled water

Step 1. Combine lemon juice, activated charcoal and honey in a serving jar

Combine lemon juice, activated charcoal and honey to make halloween treats
Combine lemon juice, activated charcoal and honey
  • Slice a lemon in half. Use a lemon squeezer to squeeze the juice of both halves into a serving jar.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal. You can also use activated charcoal capsules. Just break open 1 or 2 capsules and dump the contents in the jar.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • Mix everything together.

Step 2. Add ice cubes and chilled water and serve

Add chilled water and ice cubes to make halloween treats
Add chilled water and ice cubes and serve
  • Fill up the serving jar with chilled water and drop in a few ice cubes.
  • Your goth lemonade is ready to serve.
final goth lemonade halloween treats
Serve the twisted lemonade to your friends and family

Method 6: Apple Teeth

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that we saved the best for last. These unsightly grins made with apples and almonds will surely be a hit among teenagers. They also have the goodness of peanut butter that makes these Halloween treats hard to resist.

Apples turn brown pretty fast, so make a fresh batch once your guests arrive.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make apple teeth halloween treats

  • Thin apple slices
  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds (cut in half lengthwise, then in quarters crosswise)

Single-Step Method: Put peanut butter & almonds between 2 apple slices

Slather peanut butter and fix almonds between apple slices to make halloween treats
Slather peanut butter and fix almonds between apple slices
  • Smear a good thick layer of peanut butter on a slice of apple.
  • Place another apple slice over it to make a sandwich.
  • Put a row of almond pieces between the 2 slices, with the white part of the almond facing out.
  • Press the slices together to secure the almond pieces in place.
  • Your apple teeth are ready to serve.
final apple teeth halloween treats
Serve these unsightly grins to the kids

Tips

  • To add sweetness to the apple smiles, you can use marshmallows to make the teeth instead of almonds.
  • You can use stevia or maple syrup instead of honey in the Goth lemonade.

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