21 Kid-Friendly Halloween Treats With Freaky Faces
These easy Halloween treats will force you to look them in the eye as you eat them! Make them with your kids, and taste them yourself — if you dare.
Monster Chocolate Cupcakes for Halloween
You can create the look of monster fur with just green frosting and a pastry bag fitted with a grass tip! Candy eyeballs make these Monster Chocolate Cupcakes for Halloween come alive.
With green frosting, sprinkles for hair, and candy eyes, these Frankenstein Cupcakes are very tempting.
Halloween Skeleton Cookies
"I bake these creepy skeleton cookies every year for Halloween, but they work also for Day of the Dead. You can use any cut-out-cookie recipe as the base. I usually cut out two different-shaped figures using my gingerbread men cookie cutters," recipe creator sterubawi05 says.
Poop Emoji Cookies
The poop emoji is surprisingly popular. These chocolate cookies are fun to make and will bring a smile to your kid's face.
Creepy Halloween Skull Cupcakes
Use your favorite cupcake recipe, then follow recipe creator PiePerle's directions for creating these eerie skull faces.
Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
These easy sugar cookies are covered in chocolate truffle spiders. They're frighteningly delicious!
Halloween Fondant Ghost Cupcakes
"I made these little fondant ghosts last year for Halloween as my creepy dessert, and they were so easy and quick to decorate that I will make them every year from now on," recipe creator Barbara says.
Your kids will love shaping and decorating these creepy little creatures. Watch out for those chewy licorice tails that look so realistic.
Here's another take on mice that kids will get a kick out of. You can sit them atop cupcakes or cookies, or serve them on a tray.
Bloody Skeleton S'mores
This recipe is essentially a s'more, just not as you know it. It turns out mini marshmallows make great skeleton bones, and graham crackers can easily be cut into coffins. This is a treat the kids can definitely help with making.
Break Oreo cookies in half to create bite-sized bat wings. These cookie creatures come together with just melted chocolate.
Easy Halloween Mummy Cupcakes
You don't need good piping skills for this recipe. In fact, the messier the better for these easy mummy cupcakes.
Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with Monster Peanut Butter Eyes
These cupcakes get their creepy charm from peanut butter eyes, made from balls of peanut butter-based dough, melted white chocolate, and red food coloring gel.
Hoot Owl Cookies
Cute or scary? You decide. Either way, these chocolate nut cookies are extremely tasty.
"These came out so cute," Barbara says. "Very little effort to decorate, though I used a different cupcake recipe. Just got inspired by the design!"
This recipe with box mix cake is as easy as it gets. Let your kids make their own crazy spiders with licorice and frosting.
Halloween Cyclops Cupcakes
These creative cupcakes come together with sunflower seed horns, fruit leather mouths, silver dragée teeth, and eyes made of marshmallows and blue candies.
Meringue Bones and Ghosts
These gluten-free treats are quick to bake and can be made ahead of time.
Halloween Ghost Cookies
Tulip cookie cutters are the secret to creating these ghost-shaped cookies.
This is a great treat for younger kids to make, though your kitchen may be a scary mess afterward.
Monster Mini Cupcakes
Here's another take on monster cupcakes, featuring orange fur and dried mango horns!