15 Halloween trick or treat recipes

Halloween treats are a big part of the scary holiday and no Halloween is complete without trick or treaters.

Halloween treat tub cupcakes
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Halloween treats are a big part of the scary holiday and no Halloween is complete without trick or treaters.

Halloween treats are a big part of the scary holiday and no Halloween is complete without trick or treaters. Why not have your own fun by whipping up some wickedly tasty Halloween treats for your kids and their friends this Halloween?

From toffee apples to spooky cupcakes, take a look at our favourite trick or treat Halloween recipes (opens in new tab) to make ready for when the little monsters come knocking.

Make this Halloween extra special by making your very own Halloween treats. We've got plenty to choose from including easy to make scary gingerbread men, gooey creamy vanilla fudge and ghostly mallow flapjacks.

If that's not enough, we've also got classic rocky road, tangy peppermint slices and treacle toffee - delicious. The kids will love helping you make all these tasty treats and will enjoy giving them out to neighbours and friends at the door.

Got some treats left over? If the kids have been good, why not let them try some of their very own baked goods (you could even have a sneaky few yourself). But no ghost stories before bed or they'll never go to sleep. Happy Halloween!

Ginger pumpkin biscuits

Ginger pumpkin biscuits

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Prepare these delicious biscuits in advance and watch them disappear in no time. You could even cheat and use shop-bought biscuits, we won't tell if you don't!

Get the recipe: Ginger pumpkin biscuits (opens in new tab)

Treacle toffee

Treacle toffee

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Treacle toffee is perfect to give away in small chunks and kids will love the unusual shapes and sweet taste. You could wrap small pieces in cellophane and tie with ribbon to make a little parcel.

Get the recipe: Treacle toffee (opens in new tab)

Toffee apples

Toffee apples

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Toffee apples are a sweet, sticky treat that kids love making as well as eating. This classic recipe can be decorated with hundreds and thousands to create pumpkin faces.

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Halloween cake pops

Halloween cake pops

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Take this classic bake to the next level with a little Halloween makeover and turn it into a sweet treat on a stick! These Halloween cake pops are great party food for children and adults and you can even get the kids to help decorate them.

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Chocolate truffle eyeballs

Chocolate truffle eyeballs

Originally meant to look like snowballs, adapt this recipe to make the yummy look like eyeballs for a real spooky treat.

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Witch's hat biscuits

Witch's hat biscuits

These easy to make witch's hats are made with shop-bought biscuits, ice cream cones and covered in chocolate. Fill each cone with sweets for a special surprise.

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Jelly worms

Jelly worms

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How convincing do these jelly worms look? And the best part is that you only need a handful of ingredients, including a simple pack of jelly mix and some party straws - so easy to make!

Get the recipe: Jelly worms (opens in new tab)

Terrifying Halloween trifles

Terrifying Halloween trifles

Little ones will go crazy for these terrifying Halloween trifles, which are a gruesome on the classic dessert!

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Spider cake pops

Spider cake pops

How cute are these spider cake pops?! You can whip up 16 of these in one batch which makes them ideal for making in bulk. Cover in black sprinkles, decorate with liquorice lace and serve.

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Marshmallow swizzle sticks

Marshmallow swizzle sticks

Marshmallow, chocolate and sweet toppings - with that combination we bet these marshmallow swizzle sticks won't last long.

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Peppermint slice

Peppermint slice

An old favourite, peppermint slices have a cool twist to them and your little devils will love helping you make them.

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Creamy vanilla fudge

Creamy vanilla fudge

A winner with all ages, creamy vanilla fudge is always a hit and cut into cubes it makes an easy treat to give away.

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Halloween ghost biscuits

Halloween ghost biscuits

These adorably spooky biscuits only take around half an hour to make and will definitely be a hit with children and adults alike!

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Annabel Karmel's chocolate spider cakes

Halloween treats: Annabel Karmel's Halloween spiders

Watch your little ones face light up when they tuck into these naughty but oh-so-nice chocolate spider cakes. Hand out on spider web napkins and watch these chocolate treats disappear in minutes.

Get the recipe: Annabel Karmel's chocolate spider cakes (opens in new tab)

Halloween treat tub cupcakes

Halloween treat tub cupcakes

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We love these very appropriate trick or treat tub cupcakes. They’re much easier to make than they may look and make the perfect gift for little trick or treaters.

Get the recipe: Halloween treat tub cupcakes (opens in new tab)

Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.