The eternal Halloween dilemma: You want to throw a fabulous party, but you don’t want to get so kitschy and kiddie that you’re serving your guests fake fingers. That’s why we went on a mission to find the classiest treat ideas. Here, 36 Halloween snacks for adults that we love. Get more ideas on our Halloween inspiration board.
1. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies
Cuter (and more impressive) than any boring apple pie recipe.
2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
Don’t forget the cinnamon streusel on top.
3. Jolly Rancher Candy Apples
The perfect balance of sweet and sour, these are classics for a reason.
4. Giant Cinnamon Roll
Move over pumpkin spice, there’s a new favorite this fall.
5. Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Maple Glaze
Only 30 minutes to make? We’re in.
6. Baked Salted Caramel Apple Cider Doughnuts
It’s not fall until you have at least two of these.
7. Pumpkin Pie
The cinnamon-roll pie crust is what makes this one so unique.
8. The World’s Biggest Peanut Butter Cup
Let’s face it: Not all Halloween treats are created equal. (And peanut butter + chocolate is greater than everything.)
9. The Best Damn Pumpkin Soup
Anyone who says soup isn't a snack hasn't tried this one. Hint: All you have to do is fill a hulled-out pumpkin with stock and seasonings, then roast. Mini pumpkin bowls, anyone?
10. Chocolate Bark Halloween Brownies
These oh-so-Instagrammable brownies are a sure win with both kids and adults alike.
11. Candy Corn Surprise Cake
Slice it at the table to really impress your friends and family.
12. Pumpkin Tiramisu
Our new favorite dessert, courtesy of Coterie member Heidi Larsen.
13. Black Sesame Ice Cream
Did we mention it’s gluten-free?
14. Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow
These adorable treats are bite-size, so have ten. We won’t judge.
15. Tahini Buckeyes
A subtle (and non-spooky) nod to eyeball bites.
16. Apple Cider Churros with Cider Beer Caramel
Use the leftover caramel sauce as a dip for apples, drizzle it over ice cream or just eat it by the spoonful.
17. Sea Salt Pumpkin Butter Cups
A fall take on the standard peanut butter cup, these pumpkin purée-filled candies come together with just five ingredients.
18. Candy Corn Cupcakes
Layers of yellow and orange cake batter topped with buttercream frosting make these vanilla cupcakes resemble their namesake.
19. Cranberry Apple Crisp
Tackle this recipe whenever pie crust feels like a tall order.
20. Apple Pie Biscuits
Whether you have these for breakfast, dessert or an appetizer, they'll only take you 45 minutes to make.
21. Brown-Sugar Pear Puff Pastries
It only *looks* like one of those treats from a fancy bakery that you could never pull off on your own.
22. Cranberry-Brie Pie Crust Bites
Store-bought pie crust and cranberry sauce make these hors d'oeuvres a total cinch.
23. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust
In a word, irresistible. And they've got a foolproof ratio of pie to whipped cream to boot.
24. Goat Cheese, Apple and Honey Tarts
Since the cheese is tangy and salty, sweet apples like Braeburns or Galas balance this recipe best.
25. Apple-Cider Doughnut Holes
Want to see a bunch of children turn into monsters? Put a bowl of these down on the kids' table.
26. Hard Apple Cider Floats
Aren't you glad you're one of the grown-ups?
27. Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup
A hearty bowl of this will keep you warm through December.
28. Mini Caramel Apples
Bring the fall festival home this year with these sweet treats that only take four ingredients and 50 minutes.
29. Creamy Pumpkin Eton Mess
Pumpkin pie haters, beware. You're about to be converted by this pumpkin cream-meringue hybrid.
30. Pumpkin Brioche
A few slices make for a scary-delicious fall spin on French toast. Just sayin'.
31. Pumpkin Spice Pecan Rolls
Pumpkin purée-spiked dough meets buttery, spiced pecan filling. The three-ingredient icing is technically optional...but you'll be missing out big time.
32. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies
Like ginger snaps, pumpkin pie and cheesecake had a delicious, creamy baby.
33. Biscuit Dough Pumpkin Hand Pies
Brunch is served. Did we mention these pies pair beautifully with a venti PSL? With extra whip, of course.
34. Savory Pumpkin Dip
This one's got it all, from cheddar cheese to toasted pecans to crispy bacon. Better yet, it'll only take you five minutes to prepare.
35. Pumpkin Sage Biscuits
Thanks to almond milk and non-dairy butter, these babies are totally vegan.
36. Ghost Pizza
OK, so we said no cheesy recipes. But we'll never pass on melted mozzarella. Plus, how can you resist that cute little tomato face?
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough and Pamela Masin