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 headed to Pinterest to find the classiest snack and drink ideas. Here, 25 Halloween treats for adults 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. fig bourbon cider smash
Swap the summer frosé for these cocktails full of autumn flavor.
4. Jolly Rancher Candy Apples
The perfect balance of sweet and sour, these are classics for a reason.
5. GIANT CINNAMON ROLL
Move over pumpkin spice, there’s a new favorite this fall.
6. Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Maple Glaze
Only 30 minutes to make? We’re in.
7. DARK AND STORMY IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH
This one even sounds spooky.
8. baked salted caramel apple cider doughnuts
It’s not fall until you have at least two of these.
9. haunted orchard cocktail
Make this one for yourself, or serve as a punch for your guests.
10. Pumpkin Pie
The cinnamon-roll pie crust is what makes this one so unique.
11. 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.)
12. Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail
This cocktail combines three delicious seasonal offerings: pumpkin pureé, dark rum and spices. Ooh, and it only takes five minutes to make.
13. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
Fresh fruit + green tea + apple cider (or prosecco) = amazing results.
14. Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Ganache
No oven necessary.
15. CHOCOLATE BARK HALLOWEEN BROWNIES
These oh-so-Instagrammable brownies are a sure win with both kids and adults.
16. HONEYCRISP & BOURBON SPICED CIDER
The apple stars add the perfect garnish.
17. Candy Corn Surprise Cake
Slice it at the table to really impress your friends and family.
18. Pumpkin Tiramisu
Our new favorite dessert, courtesy of Coterie member Heidi Larsen.
19. BLACK SESAME ICE CREAM
Did we mention it’s gluten-free?
20. Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow
These adorable treats are bite-size, so have ten. We won’t judge.
21. Tahini Buckeyes
A subtle (and non-spooky) nod to eyeball bites.
22. Apple Cider Churros with Cider Beer Caramel
Use the leftover caramel sauce as a dip for apples, drizzle over ice cream, or just eat it by the spoonful.
23. Sea Salt Pumpkin Butter Cups
A fall take on the standard peanut butter cup—these pumpkin puree-filled candies come together with just five ingredients.
24. Candy Corn Cupcakes
Layers of yellow and orange cake batter topped with buttercream frosting make this vanilla cupcake resemble candy corn.
25. Cranberry Apple Crisp
For when making a pie crust seems too big of a task.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough and Pamela Masin