Easy Halloween Recipes

halloween cupcakes, orange frosting with witch hats on a table with candy corn, spiders, jack-o-lantern

Halloween season is the perfect time to make fun, creative treats for you and your family in your Glenwood kitchen! You can experiment with colors and recipes, and if it doesn’t turn out perfect that just adds to the spooky allure! Whether you are looking for a festive baking recipe or an easy snack for the kids, we have a great selection of choices for you! Keep reading to find out more.

Easy Hassle-Free Snacks For Kids

If you love putting a cute themed snack in your child’s lunchbox, or if your child is zoom schooling and you want to make an extra special snack for them but without much work – we have a great options for you! We found this fun idea from a mom blog- Mama Cheaps– easy ideas for busy moms.

string cheese and tangerine with Ghose face and jack-o-lantern face
From blog website mamacheaps.com

Ghost String Cheese

This is probably the simplest of all our Halloween treats, but ends up looking very festive! If you have mozzarella string cheese, draw a little ghost face with two black oval eyes and mouth. It ends up looking very cute! And, takes all over 1 minute. If you have cheddar cheese strings, draw a happy Jack-O-Lantern face on it! Hassle free spirit in under a few minutes!

Image of Oreo and pretzel spider halloween dessert on a kitching cooling rack
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Oreo Spiders

Make sure you have double stuffed oreos, because you will be using the extra frosting inside to make the eyes of the spider! Simply gather 8 pretzel sticks and a double stuffed oreo- that’s all you need! Use one of the pretzel sticks to scoop out a little of the inside frosting to make two eyes, then just stick four pretzel sticks into each side! Thats it!

Healthy Pumpkins and Ghosts

A healthy, easy alternative option comes from the I Heart Nap Time blog. First, for the pumpkin treats, peal a couple of mini tangerines or clementines. Then, stick a small piece of celery in the center for the steam! Second, for the banana ghosts, simply cut a couple of bananas in half. Then, for the eyes, apply small chocolate chips! Delicious and simple! You can also set up your favorite vegetables to resemble a pumpkin like the image above!

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a candy corn colored cupcake
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Candy Corn Cupcakes

This equally cute and delicious recipe comes from Melissa at The Girl Who Ate Everything Follow her recipe to create a yummy treat that looks very impressive!


  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Garnish: candy corns and orange sprinkles

Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl and then beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Divide batter in half and color one half orange and the other half yellow. Wilton has color gels that are really vivid. You can find them at craft stores.
  4. Fill paper liners with about 1-2 Tablespoons of yellow batter. Then top with 1-2 Tablespoons of orange batter. Bake according to cake mix package directions – about 15-18 minutes. Cool cupcakes and frost with your favorite frosting and garnish with a candy corn and sprinkles. Makes 18 cupcakes.
  5. For the Buttercream frosting: In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well blended. Add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

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